Eason V Mattis

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  1. Annie

    Annie Diamond Member

    Nov 22, 2003
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    Gotta wonder about the ink:


    Michelle has it, links at site:

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on the Pentagon to discipline Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who earlier this week said it is "fun to shoot some people."

    "We do not need generals who treat the grim business of war as a sporting event," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. "These disturbing remarks are indicative of an apparent indifference to the value of human life." Awad urged that "appropriate disciplinary action" be taken against Gen. Mattis.
    God forbid a Marine be permitted to speak his mind.

    Ralph Peters writes a passionate defense of Mattis in this morning's New York Post:

    The language wasn't elegant. But we don't need prissy military leaders. We need generals who talk straight and shoot straight, men who inspire. And I guarantee you that any real Marine or soldier would follow Gen. Mattis.

    Peters nails it, as always.

    Meanwhile, several bloggers are asking why the MSM has devoted so much ink to Mattis' comments while ignoring the alleged slime assertions of CNN bigwig Eason Jordan in Davos.

    Maybe Washington Post/CNN media maven Howard Kurtz can answer that tomorrow.

    Update: Gerard Vanderleun at American Digest, another of my favorite must-reads you should bookmark, explains Eason Jordan and the Unwritten Blacklist.

    And if you're catching up after a busy week on all the EJ/Davos controversy, check LaShawn Barber, Hugh Hewitt, and Captain's Quarters for recaps and updates.

    All eyes are on this blog for video of Jordan's remarks.

    Jack Kelly's column on the media as anti-U.S. military dupes is here.

    And via Powerline, we learn of a new group blog dedicated to Easongate.

    Ex-CNN journalist Rebecca MacKinnon, who was in attendance at the Jordan/Davos panel in question, is doing her own tracking of Easongate and observes:

    So far, most of the activity is on the right-hand side of the political spectrum, with center and left blogs plus non-rightwing MSM largely silent.
    It's pretty clear that the Right is light-years ahead of the Left (or the center) when it comes to blogstorm warfare tactics.


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