Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: The enemy at West Point--Liberals continue their assault on our armed forces
Posted on 12/03/2009 5:48:07 PM PST by jazusamo
Insults against West Point by MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews are part of a pattern of left-wing denigrations against Americans serving in uniform. It's a motif indicative of an anti-military mind-set that is as dangerous as it is rude.
Discussing the West Point audience's response to President Obama's speech about Afghanistan, Mr. Matthews quipped on Tuesday: "I saw a lot of, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there that the president chose to address tonight. And I thought that was interesting: He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his case. I mean that was where Paul Wolfowitz used to write speeches back in the old Bush days. That's where he went to rabble-rouse the 'we're going to democratize the world' campaign back in '02. So I think it was a strange venue."
So, when did our brave military cadets become "the enemy camp"? If Mr. Bush or Mr. Wolfowitz went to West Point to "rabble-rouse," does that make the cadets a rabble? And why would it ever be a "strange venue" for any president to go to the U.S. Military Academy to talk about a war?
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Wrong question. The cadets never did become the enemy, they're amongst the best, brightest and most loyal to American. It is liberals who have aligned themselves against American and are self identifying themselves as enemies of America.
well we all know who is outa there first and it ain’t the young talent at West Point. They are here to stay. The enemy is the enemy of them.
These people hate America and those who defend America.
Yes they are and always have been.
The cadets besides being dog tired were sceptical because
the least of them has a better grasp of military strategy
and world politics this, this usurper.
He didn’t come to address them, he came to make a political
speech to placate his supporters for his supposed about
face on “war”.
A pathetic excuse for a president when what we need is
good solid leadership with an eye on the future threats
to our nation and our posterity.
Dear Mr. Chris Matthews,
Did it ever accur to you that they just don’t like him, you dim witted idiot?
Considering the traitorous anti-American politics of Chris Matthews, Obama, the Democrats and the MSM, the “Honor, Duty Country” traditions of West Point makes it the enemy camp to them.
A U.S. Army cadet reads a book entitled "Kill Bin Laden" as he waits with other cadets for U.S. President Barack Obama to deliver an address on U.S. policy and the war in Afghanistan at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York December 1, 2009.
I wish the enemeies of our cadets at West point all lived in the same place. I would like to intrioduce them to imprted Alqaeda opertaives sent t9o libve aong them with thier IEDs. Then perhaps they migh appreciate our military.
The liberal left is dumber than dirt. I long to see them inserted into the conditions that our soldiers must tolerate to defend freedom in the USA and for others around the world.
Great pic, thanks for posting.
This may be the first time actual granola-munching hippies have tried to take over a country. North Korea should have been so lucky.
It's amazing how they let slip their real feelings from time to time.
"enemy camp," indicating that they know from where much opposition will come.
"rabble-rouse," inferring that the military are rabble and beneath them.
"strange venue," indicating the true lack of understanding these, ahem, people have for our country, our values, our way of life, and the sacrifices our service members have made the world over in the name of freedom.
His comment on West Point was really out of line. I am reminded of "The Caine Mutiny" and tend to think of Barney Greenwald's talk about Captain Queeg he made to the officers of the USS Caine. He speaks of how that while there were going to fancy colleges, working good jobs and generally showboating around, the Captain Queegs were guarding this fat dumb country. For us, the service was not good enough and we knew we could not make any money in the service.
For Mathews, the military is below him and his dignity. I'd like to remind Cris Mathews that he has a lucrative job running his mouth because a bunch of rednecks with a Prussian mentality provided that opportunity.
I’m not military, but can I be counted as rabble, too? Pretty Please?!!!!
All true and so telling.
Good analogy. Matthews has no idea what our people in the military go through just as those young officers had no idea what Queeg had been through.