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by baldilocks

Almost as if it isn’t an accident

I saw this yes­ter­day. Dean Obei­dal­lah is a radio host and CNN contributor.

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For the record. Cap­tain Pres­son was the recip­i­ent of many dec­o­ra­tions, includ­ing the Sil­ver Star, the Bronze Star, and two Pur­ple Hearts.

I almost feel sorry for Obei­dal­lah. One has to be incred­i­bly stu­pid to step into that gap­ing hole.

Obei­dal­lah apol­o­gized – with some Trump bash­ing thrown in for good mea­sure, of course. But we all know that this guy’s ide­o­log­i­cal fore­bears would have called the man a NAZI even if they did know that he was wear­ing the uni­form of the US mil­i­tary. That’s what actu­ally hap­pened 48 years ago – and even 13 years ago.

John Kerry’s 1971 tes­ti­mony before Con­gress, any­one?

The words of Sen­a­tor Dick Durbin (D-​IL) in 2005, anyone?

I don’t even like to think about all the foul words and draw­ings directed toward GIs dur­ing Oper­a­tion Iraqi Freedom.

It’s just not good pub­lic­ity to den­i­grate the mem­ory of a dead GI on Memo­r­ial Day week­end. At least not this year.

But I sus­pect that the tide will turn again and it won’t be long.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

Almost as if it isn’t an accident

I saw this yesterday. Dean Obeidallah is a radio host and CNN contributor.

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For the record. Captain Presson was the recipient of many decorations, including the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts.

I almost feel sorry for Obeidallah. One has to be incredibly stupid to step into that gaping hole.

Obeidallah apologized – with some Trump bashing thrown in for good measure, of course. But we all know that this guy’s ideological forebears would have called the man a NAZI even if they did know that he was wearing the uniform of the US military. That’s what actually happened 48 years ago – and even 13 years ago.

John Kerry’s 1971 testimony before Congress, anyone?

The words of Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) in 2005, anyone?

I don’t even like to think about all the foul words and drawings directed toward GIs during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It’s just not good publicity to denigrate the memory of a dead GI on Memorial Day weekend. At least not this year.

But I suspect that the tide will turn again and it won’t be long.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar for his new not-GoDaddy host!

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