1. Dan Cobb says

    Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but this statement in the post is absurd:

    “Corporal Wilfahrt epitomized the courage, dedication and selflessness that gay and straight troops alike have shown in battle since our nation’s founding. Ultimately Corporal Wilfahrt’s story is not about differences or politics, but the values that unite all who wear the proud uniform of our nation—loyalty to each other, love of country, and the willingness to give their lives in its defense.”

    Corporal Wilfahrt may have been brave, but he sure as heck did NOT give his live in defense of his country. The United States is in Iraq and Afghanistan to steal their natural resources –or at least to install friendly dictators (Al-Maliki and Karzai) who will allow US corporations rake huge profits off the natural resources of these two countries. Had Iraq continued under Saddam Hussain and had the Taliban totally taken over Afghanistan, the citizens of the US would not be one iota less free or more threatened. Period.

  2. Jesus says

    It is possible to mourn the dead and still engage in critical dialogue about the wars that took their lives without disrespecting them. In this cultural climate, I sometimes forget that such a thing is possible, but I think it warrants regular repeating for those who seem to constantly forget this fact.

  3. john says

    to all the soldier past, present, future, straight, gay, and lesbian; you deserve our love, honor, and respect; we don’t always have to agree, but never doubt you have our love, honor, and respect. You are the best of the best.

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