The fact that a Sargent who heads an Army Sniper squadron in Iraq used the Koran for target practice is bad enough. But Post-Abu Ghraib, at least the Army knows how to get out in front of an information crisis. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond apologized very publicly to the assembled Sunni tribal leaders who have been so critical in fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq. This of course brought out the rage of equally boneheaded bloggers like Pamela Geller (an obvious disciple of Ayn Rand and pictured above), who calls her blog Atlas Shrugs. Under the headline “Sent Home, Give Him a Promotion” (The Sargent was relieved of duty), she writes.
What is “serious and troubling” is our reaction to such deeds. CNN is, of course, wringing its hands and I am sure Christiane Imamwhore is weeping uncontrollably but here’s a soldier who knows what the problem is. Certainly the violent doctrine must be stricken from that book. JUSA provide the money quote from CNN (the crescent news network):
Another military official kissed a Quran and presented is as “a humble gift” to the tribal leaders.
He kissed the fookin book?
Reading through her blog is a mind-bending compendium of libertarian nonsense and hate speech (directed towards Arabs, Obama, and anyone with a progressive bone in their body). She’s convinced only John McCain can save our country from what she calls “Obamacide”.