In the Arena

Heroes Trashed

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Well, I suppose it was inevitable that the Weekly Standard would figure out some way to trash the 7 enlisted men from the 82nd Airborne, who wrote the courageous Op-Ed piece about the unreliability of our Iraqi allies in the New York Times last Sunday. At least the piece is written by other Iraq war vets and the tone is respectful…although the neocons continue to try to use Anbar, an all-Sunni province, as an avatar of what will happen in the rest of Iraq, which is utter nonsense.

But where on earth are the Democratic politicians on this? Why haven’t they embraced the grunts from the 82nd the way the Republicans have embraced the “liberal” Brookings scholars? It’s just very frustrating and truly outrageous.