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Saturday, July 08, 2006

The New York Times Continues Its Tirade Against The US Military....

With a completely bizarre piece that the US military now has to recruit neo-Nazis and white supremacist skinheads to fill the ranks. I only expect to read such drivel from the acid flashback induced editorial policy driven by the 60's inspired limousine liberal, "Pinch" Sultzberger...
A decade after the Pentagon declared a zero-tolerance policy for racist hate groups, recruiting shortfalls caused by the war in Iraq have allowed "large numbers of neo-Nazis and skinhead extremists" to infiltrate the military, according to a watchdog organization.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist and right-wing militia groups, estimated that the numbers could run into the thousands, citing interviews with Defense Department investigators and reports and postings on racist Web sites and magazines.
Of course, the New York Times would rather see the military full of sensitive gay men and fight our wars with sensitivity and well coordinating uniforms.

And of course in a completely bizarre twist, families are worried that their kids will be exposed to these neo-Nazis and skinheads in the military and not the old meme that parents are worried that their kids are going to get killed in Iraq....
Mr. Barfield said Army recruiters struggled last year to meet goals. "They don't want to make a big deal again about neo-Nazis in the military," he said, "because then parents who are already worried about their kids signing up and dying in Iraq are going to be even more reluctant about their kids enlisting if they feel they'll be exposed to gangs and white supremacists."
Soon, you will be able to read the New York Times on supermarket checkout lines if your get tired of UFO stories and the latest racy pictures of some fading movie star in the National Enquirer or Star.


At 7:15 PM, Blogger Spike said...

I find it completely bizarre that you find a problem with the NY Times reporting on this and that you don't express any difficulty over what they're reporting on - the idea of the US government arming and giving military training to members of right wing racist hate organizations. The Times did not invent this story, it is a report publicly issued by a watchdog group, yet you shoot the messenger and not the author of the message.

I also have a problem when you write "Of course, the New York Times would rather see the military full of sensitive gay men and fight our wars with sensitivity and well coordinating uniforms." Please cite an example of this.

Also while you are fond of pointing out articles that you believe to be anti-US military, you don't present a balanced view because you don't mention the positive articles the Times runs - such as the very next day, an article on how soldiers are using government supplied laptops and internet connections, complete with webcams, skype, chat, etc. in the field to stay in touch with their families better than any point in the past.

There are a lot of other topics you write well on and on which you make more sense.

At least some of the other websites that mentioned this story in a negative light actually did some investigation around it, such as this piece from outsidethebeltway.com:



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