Monday, March 30, 2009

Bill Maher opens his mouth again

I used to watch Bill Maher's show Politically Incorrect when I could. It was funny and irreverent, even if I didn't much agree with his political views. He had some good one liners. Than came 9/11, and Maher opined that the 9/11 terrorists were not cowards, they were actually brave. As opposed to the US military. The ratings for the show dropped through the floor, and it was cancelled less than a year later.

Now Maher has taken a shot at the US military again. Cpt Ed at Hot Air reports that Maher questioned the troops stationed in Germany and Japan, saying 'at some point these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves".

Aside from the obvious stupidity of this comment, Maher seems to forget that we spent 50 years in Germany and Japan stopping the spread of Soviet communism. John at This Ain't Hell just posted the other day about his time on the border in West Germany and the upcoming anniversary this October of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

I guess Maher wasn't that excited to see the resulting wave of freedom and democracy wash over Eastern Europe, made possible by the troops who stood on the border.

By the way, Maher's comments after 9/11 were claimed by him to have been taken way out of context. He explains that he was criticizing US military policy, not the military itself. But it wasn't the cowardly part that pissed me off-it was his description of the hijackers as 'brave'. But Maher misses the point. Killing women and children is never brave. Attacking civilians rather than military targets is the epitome of cowardice.

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