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A Journalist Prof for Saddam (ROBERT JENSEN barf alert)
Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2004 | By Mike Adams

Posted on 01/08/2005 3:48:04 PM PST by weegee

Robert Jensen (rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu) is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity. In an article written for The Austin American Statesman, Jensen recently claimed that “The United States has lost the war in Iraq, and that's a good thing.”

While Jensen was careful to say that the loss of American lives is not to be celebrated, he insulted our soldiers deeply by saying that their deaths “haven't protected Americans or brought freedom to Iraqis.” Instead, he brushed off their service to our country as merely part of “a quest to extend the American empire.”

In his article, Jensen proudly states, “I welcome the U.S. defeat.” He also says “it's essential the American empire be defeated and dismantled.” Why? Because, according to Jensen, “In Iraq, the Bush administration invaded not to liberate but to extend and deepen U.S. domination.” He also says that the invasion of Iraq is “about control over the flow of oil and oil profits,” though he concedes that it is not about outright ownership of Iraqi oil.

According to Professor Jensen, “When we admit defeat and pull out - not if, but when - the fate of Iraqis depends in part on whether the United States (1) makes good on legal and moral obligations to pay reparations, and (2) allows international institutions to aid in creating a truly sovereign Iraq.”

According to Jensen, “we shouldn't expect politicians to do either without pressure. An anti-empire movement - the joining of antiwar forces with the movement to reject corporate globalization - must create that pressure.” After reminding us that he is “glad for the U.S. military defeat in Iraq,” Jensen says that we should pursue “the most courageous act of citizenship in the United States today: Pledging to dismantle the American empire.”

When I was first sent a copy of Jensen’s article, I was flabbergasted. I immediately tried to think of ways I could oppose the professor in his efforts to demoralize our troops and defeat our nation in a time of war. But, now, I’ve had a change of heart.

As of today, I hereby announce the establishment of the new Robert Jensen Deportation Fund. Once the fund has enough money to buy Jensen a one-way ticket to Iraq, we can contact Iraqi insurgents to let them know he is on his way to help defeat our troops.

Based upon my reading of Jensen’s work, I can tell that he is a brave revolutionary warrior. There is no sense in keeping him here in the evil American Empire, seething with anger against our troops. We should do everything within our power to help him bravely face those troops in combat. After all, he is the one who says that we should be “courageous” and “dismantle the American empire.” I look forward to seeing him face off against some of the Marines that he has tried to demoralize with his anti-American rhetoric. Good luck, Professor.

Who knows what will happen after Professor Jensen is deported to engage his enemies (the Americans) in combat in Iraq? I don’t want him to die because, as Jensen says, the loss of American lives is not to be celebrated. If our Marines capture him, perhaps they could just dress him in a pink Burqua and send him across enemy lines for a lesson on tolerance and diversity in the Middle East.

It is no laughing matter when we imagine the outrage Jensen’s diatribe must bring to the hearts of the brave men and women who serve in Iraq. They risk their lives to preserve our constitutional rights. Sadly, some will die preserving a coward’s perceived right to commit treason.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; antiamerican; antiamericanism; austin; jensen; liberalprofessor; mikeadams; proterrorist; publicschool; robertjensen; saddamite; taxdollarsatwork; tenuredradicals; texas; timeofwar; traitor; treason; universityoftexas; usefulidiot; ut; wantsamericandefeat; youpayforthis
This is a rebuttal to this article: The United States has lost the war in Iraq, and that's a good thing

While the date is last month, I heard Mr. Jensen trying to defend his position on a rebroadcast of Michael Medved yesterday.

I was in my car AND my computer was down for several days (turns out that the show was on tape anyway) otherwise I would have tried to call in with these other statements from Robert Jensen...

1 posted on 01/08/2005 3:48:04 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee

 

Yep.

 

2 posted on 01/08/2005 3:57:55 PM PST by Fintan (Take your hands out of your pockets and turn on your lovelight...)
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To: Fintan

If he "welcomes the US defeat" then I'm sure he won't mind me saying that I would welcome it if he steps in front of a speeding bus.


3 posted on 01/08/2005 4:07:53 PM PST by Trippin
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To: weegee

"The United States has lost the war in Iraq"

Trying to play like he's Walter Cronkite ..?? That's what Walter said on the radio after the TET offensive WHICH WE WON. It was a turning point in the war because IT GAVE AID AND COMFORT TO OUR ENEMIES and they continued the war - WHERE WE LOST 48,000 MORE American soldiers.

We cannot allow these appeasers to do this to our military again.


4 posted on 01/08/2005 4:11:34 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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To: weegee

Jensen has such a long history of making outrageous statements in the press that he's a bore.

He's so far left, he makes Michael Moore look like a Republican


5 posted on 01/08/2005 4:37:55 PM PST by wildbill
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To: weegee
This "Professor" from Texas is a rancid-mouthed fool. But Ellen Ratner, a "Fox News contributor," said much the same thing a year ago on Cavuto's Show. She said she "hoped" that "enough Americans would die" so that George Bush would be defeated.

Ratner, or simply "the Rat," as we who know her fondly call her, is just as reprehensible as the Professor, but she makes believe that she is a journalist.

Congressman Billybob

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6 posted on 01/08/2005 4:58:36 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.)
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To: weegee

Yeah, I just listened to that replay, and it made my blood boil again. Reading his articles, I just can't believe he's for real. He seems like a caricature of the lefty professor.


7 posted on 01/08/2005 4:59:17 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Socialism failed. Bush won. Wellstone is dead. Get over it, DUmmies!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Michael Moore has also professed that he wants to see America defeated. That no nation help us, and that we beg for forgiveness.

They are in the same camp as Axis Sally and Lord Haw Haw (both of whom were convicted of treason after WWII, England hung the American born William Joyce, aka Lord Haw Haw). Sign up with the Nazis and become their mouthpiece and that's what you deserve.


8 posted on 01/08/2005 5:02:46 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Javelina

Oh my. What a freak.


10 posted on 01/08/2005 6:41:42 PM PST by texasflower (Liberty can change habits. ~ President George W. Bush 10/08/04)
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To: weegee

Jensen is a self avowed communist. He's part of the wacky Austin left. What should be more shocking than his bloviations about Iraq is the fact that he is entrusted with the education of the next generation of reporters.


11 posted on 01/08/2005 7:39:48 PM PST by Timocrat (I Emanate on your Auras and Penumbras Mr Blackmun)
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To: Javelina

His salary is a waste of my tax money.


12 posted on 01/08/2005 7:49:29 PM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Timocrat
I am shocked that he would be allowed to continue teaching. I certainly would not want him to be my son or daughter's professor. My God, just think what he could do to some naive young minds!


The man is a traitor and should be treated as one! This is a time of war! Freedom of speech should stop at the point of aiding and abetting the enemy.
13 posted on 01/08/2005 7:58:00 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw

My thoughts exactly---why in the heck should I have to pay taxes to the Uof Texas when part of them are going to this lslamofascist supporter? I am not kidding either---there has got to be a way that Texans can demand that he be fired for spewing this Anti-American vile.

I have seen him on almost every hate-America talk show, Chris Mathews, Joe Scarborough, and I think he has been on them multiple times. He and this Michael Newdow are becoming the darlings of these shows because they don't hesitate to speak their hateful minds---no PC from them, and the show host gets to nod his head and never challenge them which, in my mind, makes it a tacit agreement on their part.


14 posted on 01/08/2005 8:03:46 PM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: Timocrat

And Howard Zinn teaching journalism at Boston University...

Wasn't Noam Chomsky at MIT with Ted Kazenski and Timothy Leary at Harvard?

So many extremists with absolutely no balance.


15 posted on 01/08/2005 11:11:16 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Goodgirlinred

This same Professor Jensen told one of his UT classes right after 9/11 that America "deserved" the attack...and he felt it was long overdue.

It was quoted in the local paper...outraged letters...demands for his firing, etc....nothing ever happened to the #^%@. He's got bullet-proof tenure, I guess.


16 posted on 01/09/2005 8:00:12 AM PST by CarolTX (Onward through the fog)
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To: CarolTX
My God! I just can't imagine a school allowing him to say such things and still employing him. Now if he had started reading the Bible to his class every day before beginning the day's instruction, he would have been fired within two weeks!

Where are the alumni who support that college financially? If I were a big supporter, I would tell the Administrative Board, or whoever, that either he goes or my money is gone. Period!
17 posted on 01/09/2005 8:11:08 AM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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