November 08, 2003

Stupid Conservative Myth #11

Here's another myth from stupid conservatives:

Liberals believe the military, not corrupt politicians, start wars.

I'm really not sure where this one comes from. Which war is it that liberals are blaming on the military? Definitely not Iraq. That was a political thing all the way (and people had better NEVER forget whom is responsible for that mess). Vietnam? From what I've read, the military didn't start that one, but it was the stupid politicians, and I'm not sure who believes otherwise. Korea? Politicians. World War II? Hitler. I mean, I'm going mentally back over the history of recent wars, and I can't think of one that people are saying was started by some gung-ho military over the opposition of the political "branch".

Looks like a straw man to me. If I were a conservative and I had the delusion that liberals think this way, I'd be embarrassed.

Posted by Observer at November 8, 2003 08:33 AM

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I don't know what your last sentence is supposed to mean (looks like a missing word maybe? Can't figure out which) but it might relate to military budgets.

Posted by: Polerand on November 9, 2003 02:11 PM

I blame Polerand for all the wars!

Posted by: Gun on December 1, 2004 03:11 PM