Sunday, March 18, 2012

Say Instead That They Defiantly Embrace It...

...and you'll be closer to the reality:

In the wake of the recent setbacks in Afghanistan, American commanders are working overtime trying to instill sensitivity among U.S. troops toward their Afghan counterparts and their Islamic culture.

But many American servicemembers already wear their feelings on their sleeves -- sometimes literally -- choosing a powerful term to represent the way they believe they’re perceived by the Muslim world: “Infidel.”

There are infidel hats, infidel T-shirts and infidel uniform patches -- an entire genre of morale wear that emerged from the ashes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Clayton Montgomery, owner of a well-known online vendor called Mil-Spec Monkey and designer of some infidel patches, said his most popular item has been his “Pork-Eating Crusader” patch, which includes a translation into Arabic.

“Everybody sort of hates occupying forces anyway, so it’s kind of embracing that,” he told “If you are going to hate us anyway, we might as well pretend to be the great white devil.”

(pic via Bare Naked Islam.)

Here's how it is: if you're going to fight a war in a half-hearted, uncommitted fashion, and give "support" to your troops in a way that includes onerous "Rules of Engagement" that puts them in danger, and treat the corrupt puppet "President" of that benighted country as if he's the equivalent of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, then don't be surprised if the troops find ways to express their dissatisfaction toward you and your policies, and the ungrateful populace they are supposedly there to protect and defend.

h/t Mausers, Medicine and Motorcycles.

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