December 8, 2004
Jeremy Hinzman You Are Simply A Coward, Nothing More, Nothing LessTopics: International News
Captain Ed has a post on Jeremy Hinzman that addresses Michelle Malkin's post a deserter who ran to Canada . Hinzman ran to Canada rather than fulfill his obligation to the Army. Jeremy isn't worth the time spent on a post really, and Captain Ed and Michelle Malkin have already covered the matter using more time than Hinzman deserves. I will, however, offer just a few comments regarding this kid who now apparently wants to start a career in politics. I won't glorify the self-rightous SOB by addressing the issues of his immigration status and legal matters involving him and his anti-war attorney. I just want to address Hinzman the kid.
In refering to Hinzman as a kid I'm not minimizing his lack of responsibility to his country or his immature view of the realities facing our world, indeed our civilization. Instead, I am saying that no man can walk away from his buddies going to war and remain a man. He becomes what Hinzman has become, a child looking for a sense of purpose, a sense of identity, things lost in cowardice and in utter disregard for old fashion ideals such as duty, honor, and country. He has lost forever both the sense of comaraderie one has with men one trains with for war, and that which is earned by doing what one does simply out of honor and duty with your fellow warriors. Who in the hell wants to go to war? Did Cpl. Robert P. Warns II of Waukesha, Wisconsin, who died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq, wish for war? Did over a thousand of our other brave men-Marines,soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians care about life less than Hinzman?
Jeremy Hinzman, I almost can't stand writing his name, is a contemptable coward, a disgusting traitor to both his own country and his own self. I don't feel sorry for him, he deserves the cards he has sneaked through the bottom of the deck and dealt himself. Hinzman in politics, I don't think so. Captain Ed is right, as little regard as I have for John Kerry, at least he was smart enough and had the courage to go to war, even though he did sneak out of it when the going got tough and walked away from his comarades-in-arms, joined the anti-war ranks, and then betrayed his country. But at least he showed up! Hinzman ran away.
I can see that kid's face now, looking around for someone to feed him approval, something to stand for, looking around trying to find a place to belong. The anti-war left of our Northern neighbor (term loosely used and in no way implying friend) might think he is special, but I guarantee Jeremy Hinzman knows in his heart he has lost forever any chance he ever had of belonging to something that really mattered - that unit he trained with that packed up their gear, kissed their loved ones and friends good bye, got in the cattle cars, and rode off to war.
There is really nothing left to be addressed. As I've already said, Captain Ed and Michelle have done a fine job of discussing the more sophisticad aspects of this issue. I have little to offer beyond what they have already said. But talking about his politics, his opinion, his legal issues, these things are of little importance in the overall scheme of things. Jeremy Hinzman is a coward, nothing more, nothing less. I pray to God he reads this. I owe it to my Marine brothers who sacrificed their lives for his right to be the coward that he is. From this old Recon Marine to Hinzman, I loath your very name and all that people like you represent!
Posted by Hyscience at December 8, 2004 11:06 AM
WHO SAID this and when? "The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiques are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient that the public knows... We are today not far from a disaster."
Answer: T E Lawrence (of Arabia fame) in The Sunday Times in August, 1920. And every word of it is true today. We were lied to about weapons of mass destruction. We were lied to about the links between Saddam Hussein and September 11, 2001. We were lied to about the insurgents - remember how they were just "dead-enders" and "remnants"? - and we were lied to about the improvements in Iraq when the entire country was steadily falling outside the hands of the occupying powers or of the government of satraps that they have set up in their place. We are, I suspect, being lied to about elections next month.
Jeremy Hinzman will ultimately be judged a patriot along with the others who stood up and said we will defend our nation but we will not go to war for halliburton
Posted by: Tim at January 4, 2005 5:53 AM
Isn't George W. Bush also a coward for using his connections to avoid going to Vietnam? Unless you are willing to risk your own or your child's life, you are not allow to debate the subject of cowardice!
Posted by: Peter Northman at January 11, 2005 5:34 PM
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