Monday, September 22, 2008

One in the eye for the chickenhawks

Jeremy Hinzman has won a reprieve for now from his scheduled deportation.

This will come as disappointing news to the gung-ho contingent of Canadian bloggers and slavering journos who want US deserters in Canada hauled back to America for "the treatment." (Nice to see some red-blooded responses to Rosie the Hawk.) Somehow, wanting to avoid being part of this and this and this and, in general, this, is nothing short of contemptible in their eyes.

In their self-righteous rush to condemn, the mockery can go a little awry. "Go ahead and pretend that this is the Sixties, and that the Taliban are the Vietcong." Whoops, wrong country. Never mind, Terry.

Needless to say, of course, none of these keyboard warriors is in any hurry to see action. But they're willing to fight to the last drop of other people's blood for causes they believe in--like driving the Taliban out of Iraq.

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