Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Medal Of Honor

This is obviously another liberal plot, which this bizarre article takes to task complete with misogyny and delusional biblical references.

According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, every Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving life. Not one has been awarded for inflicting casualties on the enemy. Not one.

Gen. George Patton once famously said, "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his."
What's your opinion? Do you think there have been some tremendous acts of heroism of the "inflicting casualties" type that have been overlooked in these recent years? Would that indicate progress in some way, perhaps representinig a change in the way we view heroism?

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Update; Linky fixed--JG

1 comment:

  1. If a President is involved in it, than there has to be a political motive for awarding the act of heroism. While I am biased by my anti-imperial viewpoint of how the military is used today, not for the defense of the united states but for power projection, then I am sure Obama awarding the medal was to appease the MICC and naitonal security state interests.