Monday, May 26, 2008

The Troops Don’t Defend Our Freedoms (Jacob Hornberger)

If the troops aren't defending our freedoms, then what are they doing, and what are they dying for? Jacob Hornberger answers:

How often do we hear the claim that American troops “defend our freedoms”? The claim is made often by U.S. officials and is echoed far and wide across the land by television commentators, newspaper columnists, public-school teachers, and many others. It’s even a common assertion that emanates on Sundays from many church pulpits.

Unfortunately, it just isn’t so. In fact, the situation is the exact opposite – the troops serve as the primary instrument by which both our freedoms and well-being are threatened.

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