Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Mr. O'Reilly, A History Lesson:

Clark: "They were not condoned by the chain of command."

O'Reilly: "Yes they were!"

Clark: "No they weren't."

O'Reilly: "Lt. Calley, and Medina in Vietnam."

Clark: "They were not condoned by the chain of command, those guys were court-martialed."

O'Reilly: "You know -- listen, with all due respect -- "

Clark: "And let me explain something. You go all the way up the chain of command -- "

O'Reilly: General! You need to look at the Malmedy massacre in World War Two, and the 82nd Airborne who did it!"


Very well, Mr. O'Reilly - Let's take a look.

Just for your edification, historians generally consider the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, who were taken prisoner and shot, to be an American unit. Many historians will go so far as to consider the Waffen-SS Kampfgruppe Peiper as a unit the German armed forces. Perhaps your confusion stems from this:

The Reichsf├╝hrer, with his penchant for medieval lore, envisioned a united european 'crusade', fighting to save old Europe from the 'Godless bolshevik hordes'.


Sounds like someone you're used to bloviating for, doesn't it? It's sooo hard for you fascists to keep youur sides straight, maybe you'd better lay off the WWII references.

Not to mention how accusing American soldiers of war crimes supports terror - unless you do it. Way to support the troops.

Oh, and as far as you "looooooathing" the blogs?

I don't lose a wink of sleep over it.

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