'Freedom Fighter' May Be Dead

Maybe liberal Kurt Vonnnegut was merely giving a prescient eulogy for Zarqawi when he said that terrorists are ‘very brave people’ who ‘must feel an amazing high’ when killing civilians. His comments basically reveal the true face of anti-war activists.

Yet another case of the left praising those who hate America. They always seem to go overseas to say these things, I wonder why?

Vonnegut, 83, has been a strong opponent of Mr Bush and the US-led war in Iraq, but until now has stopped short of defending terrorism

But in discussing his views with The Weekend Australian, Vonnegut said it was "sweet and honourable" to die for what you believe in, and rejected the idea that terrorists were motivated by twisted religious beliefs.

"They are dying for their own self-respect," he said. "It's a terrible thing to deprive someone of their self-respect. It's like your culture is nothing, your race is nothing, you're nothing."

Asked if he thought of terrorists as soldiers, Vonnegut, a decorated World War II veteran, said: "I regard them as very brave people, yes."

He equated the actions of suicide bombers with US president Harry Truman's 1945 decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

On the Iraq war, he said: "What George Bush and his gang did not realise was that people fight back."

Vonnegut suggested suicide bombers must feel an "amazing high". He said: "You would know death is going to be painless, so the anticipation - it must be an amazing high." theaustralian

Well, I assume Kurt will want to attend the funeral of Zarqawi, who may have died at the brutal hands of our imperial stormtroopers. Kurt is in good liberal company of course. We hear these kinds of statements all the time from the left, seldom with any disavowal at all. Statements by Michael Moore, the hero of the democratic convention, who was seated next to Jimmy Carter, said much the same thing and most democrats refused to to even question it, much less disavow it.

When taken to their logical conclusion it's really just a hop skip and a jump for many on the left to go from 'strongly opposing Bush' to 'defending terrorism' isn't it?

“The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘The Enemy.’ They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow—and they will win.” - Michael Moore, 4/14/2004

So today, I expect the left, including Cindy Sheehan, to ask for a moment of silence for this very brave freedom fighter who was brutally murdered by the Bush criminal gang in this illegal illigitimate war. Surely the high from his sweet and honourable death will speed him to paradise.

On that note we move to what to do after the memorial services are over, namely, stopping this illegal war for oil. But how? Many of the left's best and brightest are of course ensconced in the liberal ivory towers of academia. University professor John Daly has some educated suggestions:

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Warren Community College English professor, John Daly, said that "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors." Rebecca Beach, a freshman at Warren Community College in Washington, New Jersey, received this unexpected reply to a recent email she sent the faculty at her school announcing the appearance of decorated Iraq war hero, Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, on Thursday, November 17 to discuss America's accomplishments in Iraq. yahoo.com

I assume that 'superiors' probably includes the commander in chief. No word yet on what the Pentagon has decided to do on this issue.

I want to ask those who are experts on this, so that I can be sure because I really do want to know... can I question these individuals on their patriotism or would that be going to far?

Posted by Eric Simonson at November 20, 2005 7:40 PM