14 May 2008

Georgie Patton Would Have Loved This

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George C. Scott plays General Patton Slapping a Malingering Soldier in 1943

The Wall Street Journal explains liberalism’s latest atrocity: first, cowardice is promoted to a medical condition; then it becomes possible to argue that cowards should receive medals for their war-time sufferings.

With an increasing number of troops being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (Completely undocumented journalist’s factoid – JDZ) the modern military is debating an idea Gen. Washington never considered — awarding one of the nation’s top military citations to veterans with psychological wounds, not just physical ones.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered cautious support for such a change on a trip to a military base in Texas this month.

“It’s an interesting idea,” Mr. Gates said in response to a question. “I think it is clearly something that needs to be looked at.”

One Feedback on "Georgie Patton Would Have Loved This"

Scott D

How pathetic. Let’s turn medals for actual performance into nothing more than those ribbons they pass out to grade-schoolers for “participation”.

Have mental problems? Join the Army. Get a medal and excellent benefits.


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