Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Yep, they support the troops all right

In a little reported on story, CNSNews tells the story (via Sykes Writes)of anti-war protests at the Walter Reed Medical Center, where many wounded troops are being cared for. I was particularly apalled at this part of the story:
"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters."
Kevin Pannell, as the left would say, has "absolute moral authority" on this issue. After all, he himself lost both legs in a grenade attack and has had to deal with protests as a patient. Of course, a normal person should not need Pannell's opinion to see how gortesque and unsupportive of the troops these protests are.

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