Friday, February 04, 2005

Apparently some Marine general got loose and spoke a little glibly about assisting jihadis in their continuing quest to test the 72-virgins theory. Here's the story. And the punchline:

"Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot," Mattis said, prompting laughter from some military members in the audience. "It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them.

About the only thing better would be puttin' a pair of panties on the heads of a few reporters."

Okay, so he didn't say the last sentence. But the rest is an actual quote. My reaction to this? America should be glad that its warriors like what they do and perhaps sometimes don't use the most artful language in expressing themselves.

One wonders how the MSM would report this story if the women-hating extremists being discussed were Christians. Of course, most Christians don't slap women around for failure to wear their veils or to submit to genital mutilation. I know, you're probably aware of thousands, but in these parts at least, they keep it under wraps.

Is it just me, or do the MSM only care about jihadi human rights violations when we don't have a conservative Christian as President?