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May 03, 2005

Shock: Soldier Makes Unsubstantiated Claims of Brutality Against US Military, MSM Eats It Up

Well knock me over with a feather and stack me naked in a pile of dirty men.

Always remember: They support our troops. After all, they keep saying so, don't they?

The Mainstream Media

Believe everything we say. We went to better schools than you did! And even if we didn't-- we dress nice!

By the Way, He's Got An Agenda:

Three and a half years later, both his parents are “really proud of me,” Delgado says. Not so much because he went to war—serving a year in Iraq—but because he fought for and won status as a conscientious objector (CO), and is now speaking out against the war, the way his grandfather had spoken out against the wars in Korea and Vietnam, when his father had not.


In other artcles he describes himself as a liberal and notes early reluctance to want to fight, even prior to his negative experiences in the military, and especially at Abu Ghraib. If the example of the Left was followed when it came to allegations made by anyone with a possible agenda or political affiliation, then Delgado’s claims would already have been discredited by the media. (Just think about how many times allegations against Bill Clinton or John Kerry were dismissed out of hand because those making the allegations were either registered Republicans or had any affiliation whatsoever with anyone on the Right.) I do not believe that just because someone has an affiliation or agenda that his or her claims should be ignored, but those facts should obviously be taken into consideration, and I wanted to point out the media’s double standard when it comes to these things.

I'm certain Bob Herbert dilligently noted all this.

I'm certain about a lot of things.

I'm crazy.


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