The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, March 06, 2006

We pimp our troops. Support. I meant support.

There was this story on TPM, and also a mention of the issue on the Ed Schultz show today-- a new trend in GOP campaigning is to have members of the military, in uniform, as part of the show.

The problem is that, with our civilian government and all, that's against military regulations.

Ohio's Jean Schmidt tried to cite a veteran by way of calling veteran Representative John Murtha a coward. Colorado's Marilyn Musgrave went ahead and planted a few Marines on stage.

Now would be a good time to watch Starship Troopers again (no, I'm not embarrassed to admit that it's one of my favorite movies), with its disturbing satire of a fascist military state and its eager enablers.