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March 24, 2006

Don't Question Their Patriotism: Afghan War Hero's Memorial Desecrated With Anti-War Slogans

Here's political beliefs:

(holding my hand about waist level)

Here's common decency, natural empathy, and respect for one's fellow human beings:

(holding my hand up about at my head)

Get it, assholes?

The heartbroken family of a fallen Bay State soldier was devastated yesterday to find his memorial defaced by callous anti-war vandals who scrawled “Oil” and “Christian Crusade” on a sign commemorating his sacrifice. “I was enraged,” said Lou Petithory, whose son Daniel, 32, was killed in Afghanistan Dec. 5, 2001. “My main concern is that my son’s memory was attacked.” It is a memory that Green Beret Sgt. Daniel Petithory’s parents have struggled to preserve amid the politics over the war on terror. They have stopped reading newspaper editorials and watching TV news shows; not because they disagree with debate, but because they believe the truth about their son and his service is lost in the middle of it.

“He had been in the military for 14 years, so he was one of the older guys on his team,” Lou Petithory recalled after scrubbing the vandalism off his son’s memorial. “They made military history. They were 200 Green Berets inserted into Afghanistan, and within two weeks the Taliban was gone.”

“I’m so proud of my son for being part of that,” he said.

Daniel Petithory became one of America’s first combat deaths in the war when an errant B-52 strike hit his position near the Taliban lines north of Kandahar.

A nature trail through his Berkshires hometown of Cheshire has three brown-and-white signs dedicating the trail in his name. Only one sign was defaced, but it wouldn’t have hurt his family any less had it been only one letter.

I don't get it. There are people I strongly disagree with. I find their positions repugnant. But I would not stoop to harming them, harrassing them, or, God forbid, protesting a family member's funeral or desecrating a memorial to a fallen child.

It's just pure sociopathic egotism. These bastards are so filled with self-love they imagine that their every belief must be vindicated by whatever means necessary.

Thanks to Craig.

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