Washington Post Suddenly Cares About Our War Dead

It’s always amusing as Memorial Day weekend rolls around and Liberals in the media suddenly become fans of the U.S. military. Until Tuesday. In this case, the Washington Post editorial board has a message

A Memorial Day message to the candidates

THE COUNTRY’S war dead are a kind of closed society, elevated above us by service and sacrifice — in Shakespeare’s words, “a royal fellowship of death.”

We can talk of their courage and sacrifice and make speeches praising their patriotism, but we really have only an inkling of how men (and an increasing number of women) have faced the horrors of combat — and what motivated or compelled them to fight and risk their lives. What we do know is that we have an obligation to honor selflessness and devotion to duty and to ensure that the memory of the dead will not expire with those who bore their loss.

Does this include those Americans who took the side of the Confederacy? Because Leftists, including numerous people at the Washington Post, and the Editorial Board, have been attempting to not just take down and eliminate the Confederate Flag, but tearing down memorials to the Confederate dead, along with such things as removing names from buildings.

But, this isn’t really about our military dead, it’s about assailing politicians. Well, Donald Trump

In July, in the early stages of his improbable progress toward the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump was asked about his differences with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), whom he had described as a “loser.” The questioner asked if it was appropriate to use such language about “a war hero,” and Mr. Trump replied, “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” The answer was childish and flippant, and wholly characteristic of the steady stream of puerile insults, half-truths, untruths and innuendo that make up much of Mr. Trump’s campaign. Like most of us, Mr. Trump has no experience of what people confront in war, though he has made it widely known that he went to a really tough military school for teenage boys.

They aren’t wrong in the least: it was a terrible, rude, obnoxious comment. But, McCain is not dead. The WPEB is simply using Memorial Day as a means to bash Trump…who deserves it over the comment, but, is now the time? No.

We haven’t heard much about such qualities in this campaign. Memorial Day would be a good time for candidates of every persuasion who are seeking high office in this country, and for the rest of us too, to start giving some thought and attention not to what we are owed that will enhance our own comfort and security but to what we owe those who went before — that fellowship of death. We could honor them at least in some small measure by standing for what is right and honest rather than what is politic.

So, then, according to the WPEB, Hillary Clinton should drop out. She is utterly dishonest, and likes to do the wrong thing. She left our people hanging in Benghazi and broke the law with her server. The point here, though, was to bash Trump.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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4 Responses to “Washington Post Suddenly Cares About Our War Dead”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Washington Post Suddenly Cares About Our War Dead

    It’s always amusing as Memorial Day weekend rolls around and Liberals in the media suddenly become fans of the U.S. military.

    And why does it appear that the only interest conservatives have in “war dead” is making more of them. Conservatives feel they “own” all things military related. Conservatives are the only ones “tough enough” to send other people’s children to die in unnecessary invasions. The mercurial Mr. Trump will be no different, and will likely create his own “W’s Folly”.

    Liberals are trying to keep kids from “dying in defense of a political agenda”.

    The WPEB is simply using Memorial Day as a means to bash Trump…who deserves it over the comment, but, is now the time? No.

    Trump denigrated the military and a war hero. Why isn’t now the time to call him out? He is, after all, now running for president, and the Republicans have inexplicably made them their candidate. If not now, when?

    Trump stupidly (but politically astutely) attacked Obama while the President was in Japan, accusing Obama of apologizing for the US winning WWII. In your mind is it ever OK to criticize Trump?

    But in your opinion, NOW IS the time to celebrate the Confederacy. I may be wrong but didn’t the confederates try to destroy America? Why not celebrate all our enemies then? Nazis, Viet Cong, Japanese, al Qaeda, Confederates. Let’s put up memorials to their bravery.

  2. Jeffery says:

    How does a conservative observe Memorial Day?

    Shouting BENGHAZI!!

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Any evidence to support your silly unpatriotc accusation?

  4. Jl says:

    You know how some top liberals excused Benghazi? Shouting “it was because of a video!”