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Douchebag Quote Of The Day (UPDATED)

[updated below]

"When we think of heroism in battle, we used the [sic] think of our boys storming the beaches of Normandy under withering fire, climbing the cliffs of Pointe do Hoc while enemy soldiers fired straight down on them, and tossing grenades into pill boxes to take out gun emplacements.

That kind of heroism has apparently become passe when it comes to awarding the Medal of Honor. We now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.

So the question is this: when are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things so our families can sleep safely at night?

I would suggest our culture has become so feminized that we have become squeamish at the thought of the valor that is expressed in killing enemy soldiers through acts of bravery." -Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, explaining to all of us "feminized" Americans what it you have to do to be a good soldier: Kill motherf**kers.

Seriously. Look at this guy:


Does he really look to be the epitome of masculinity? (not that that matters)

More importantly, this sounds to me like bravery incarnate:
Salvatore Giunta, a 22-year-old Army specialist from Hiawatha, Iowa, was knocked flat by the gunfire; luckily, a well-aimed round failed to penetrate his armored chest plate. As the paratroopers tried to gather their senses and scramble for a shred of cover, Giunta reacted instinctively, running straight into the teeth of the ambush to aid three wounded soldiers, one by one, who had been separated from the others.

Two paratroopers died in the Oct. 25, 2007, attack, and most of the others suffered serious wounds. But the toll would have been far higher if not for the bravery of Giunta, according to members of his unit and Army officials.
For Fischer to suggest that Mr. Giunta running head-first into enemy fire to rescue his comrades-in-arms is anything other than insanely heroic is moronic. Period.

My guess is that, were Bryan Fischer pinned-down by enemy fire -- or worse yet, lying on the ground from gunshot wounds -- and someone like Savatore Giunta pulled his injured body out of harms way, he'd be singing a different tune. He'd be singing the praises of our Medal Of Honor recipients, not trashing them as somehow less "manly".

Gah.

UPDATE:: Blackfive says it much better than I ever could:
[G]iven this guy thinks we ought to put a skirt on Paul Ray Smith (because, you know, all the MOHs given in Iraq and Afghanistan have been feminized), tell me objectively what he did that was that much different than Audie Murphy did? Does Murphy deserve a skirt too?

People like this guy simply burn me up. His claim is centered on the fact that most of those who’ve been awarded the MOH in the two wars were awarded the medal for “saving lives”, not “killing people and breaking things”.

Tell it to the 50 hajis in the common grave SFC Smith put ‘em in, mister.

Tell it to the 20 or so Taliban Robert James Miller sent to see Allah.

He also objects to the MOH given to those who have fallen on hand grenades. Apparently the sacrifice of one’s life to save others doesn’t measure up in his book. And he apparently thinks that’s a fairly recent phenomenon.

Well buy a clue, gomer – ever hear of Marine PFC Richard Anderson? Anderson fell on a grenade on Kwajalein in February of 1943. Yeah, a Marine – in WWII. And we all know they all wore skirts then, don’t we? There have been many, many others given since then for basically the same act.
Indeed.