The American left hates the Unites States Armed forces but tries to hide it by always repeating the mantra "We support the troops." Well Gloria Steinem let the cat out of the bag this last weekend. This is what she said as reported by the New York Observer:
Steinem raised McCain’s Vietnam imprisonment as she sought to highlight an alleged gender-based media bias against Clinton.
“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.
McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five and a half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”Steinem’s broader argument was that the media and the political world are too admiring of militarism in all its guises.
“I am so grateful that she [Clinton] hasn’t been trained to kill anybody. And she probably didn’t even play war games as a kid. It’s a great relief from Bush in his jump suit and from Kerry saluting.”
To The Observer, Steinem insisted that “from George Washington to Jack Kennedy and PT-109 we have behaved as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people.”
Let's see she smeared McCain, Bush, JFK, Kerry and George Washington.
If Gloria Steinem were just some "nut" her opinion wouldn't matter but her view is prevalent among the American Left. Joy Behar on ABC's The View defended her today on the TV show. Just plug "Steinem and McCain" into "Google News" and see all the links defending Steinem. Most liberals don't want heir sons or daughters to serve in the military and look down on those who do serve. I had a conversation with an attorney over the weekend and he was telling me his his daughter in-law spoke Arabic and I said she should go to work for the CIA and he said she wasn't a Republican and hated Bush. I replied I guess terrorist only blow up Republicans.
Hillary Clinton has wisely distanced herself from Steinem's comments but then Hillary has political smarts. ABC news tonight didn't even cover the story. Where is the Outrage!
(To read the New York Observer article click on the title for a link)