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August 10, 2007

Don't Question His Patriotism: British Writer Praises Murder of Iraqi Translators Working With Coalition, Prays For More Deaths

Wow.

It's a cliche by now, but it bears repeating. As Instapundit piths, "They're not anti-war. They're just on the other side."

And you can damn-well bet that were the expression of such disgusting sympathy for the enemy not so socially and politically toxic in America, we'd have an awful lot more of our "American" anti-warriors routinely offering the same well-wishes to terrorist murderers.

The interpreters did not work for “us”, the British people, but for themselves - they are paid around £16 a day, an excellent wage in Iraq - and for an illegal occupying force. Let’s not cast them as heroes. The true heroes in Iraq are those who have resisted the invasion of their country.

...

“Let’s not overlook a practical military issue here: who will ever work for the British army in a war zone if they know that later they will be tossed aside like a spent cartridge?” asks Adam Lebor.

There is a simple answer to that “practical military issue”: let’s do all we can to keep the British army out of war zones. And in the meantime, let’s do all we can to keep self-centred mercenaries who betrayed their fellow countrymen and women for financial gain out of Britain.

If that means some of them may lose their lives, then the responsibility lies with those who planned and supported this wicked, deceitful and catastrophic war, and not those of us who tried all we could to stop it.

Thanks to CJ.


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