We are pleased that the jurors did the right thing, sending a clear message that while most of American society have been infected by political correctness, the military still has the guts to do what has to be done.
Canada is quite naturally hesitant, since the last thing they need are the scum of America's armed forces.
Of course, he's not getting a parade or standing ovation like the brave men and women he served with, he's merely being transfered to an Oklahoma prison facility to finish his sentence.
The move also upset friends of Blake Lemoine who had been trying to visit him, Alayna Lemoine said.
“They wanted to see him,” Alayna Lemoine said. “Not everybody in Blake’s unit hates him.”
No doubt he's a brilliant conversationalist.
Apart of being bottom-feeders, all of these people have one thing in common: they bought into the garbage being fed from the anti-war left.
Hassan Akbar was told that the war in Iraq would slaughter Muslims by the thousands. It wasn't about WMD or liberating Iraq, no it was part of a Bushian War Cult.
Perhaps this banner will remind people of the type of language that may have helped motivate Akbar to kill his fellow soldiers in cold blood.
Paredes already has his own cheering section. No doubt Pablo's attorney is grinding his teeth over how this undermines any chance at a successful defense.
(Be sure to check out this picture of him in the T-shirt that reads "Like a cabinet member... I resign." Sure he wanted to serve.)
Hinzman is of course trying to relive the glory days of the Vietnam draft, but that dog doesn't hunt any more. The activists who claim the Iraq war was immoral are missing the point: Once Canada makes it national policy to harbor American military fugitives, the response is going to be very ugly. Offering refuge to deserters is a hostile act, not something an ally does.
The fact that Tom Hayden crawled out from whatever rock he's been hiding under only underlines how pathetic this gambit is.
Finally, Lemoine is a typical weasel trying to shirk his duty. We were curious that he drew a longer sentence than the prosecution sought. Happening across the JAG officer the other day, we asked what this might mean. The response: "That prosecutor probably got a stiff talking to from the judge. They mean to make an example out of this guy."
Way to go Blake, you are the poster child for stupidity! Your family must be so proud.
The Posse is certain that in the decades to come, our military veterans will proudly display their medals, tell tales of their heroism and always honor the memories of those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
And when it comes time for the likes of Paredes, Hinzman and Lemoine to explain what they did during the great War Against Terrorism, they'll no doubt claim to be proud of shirking their duty, abandoning their comrades and ruining their lives with criminal convictions.
We think, however, that deep inside they will know better.
When the glare of the public spotlight fades, when the anti-war marchers have moved on their new cause and the web sites have faded into obscurity, they will wonder if it would have been so hard to do the honorable thing and keep their commitment.
We believe that this doubt gnaws at John Kerry, which is why he goes to such lengths to embellish his own service - and stands by the lies he spread 30 years ago.
Perhaps this is why he still hasn't released his military records, though he said 89 days ago that he would.
This is no doubt what Shakespeare meant when he wrote:
Cowards die many times before their deaths,
The valiant never taste of death but once.
UPDATE: Almost on cue, Citizen Smash had a short exchange with Pablo Paredes that is worth reading.