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Gary Bauer: it's the media's fault that military recruiting is tanking


Whining Bauer: “But all we see on the news are stories highlighting the inevitable mistakes, blunders and setbacks of war.”

Give me a f*cking break. A couple of weeks ago I pulled out the tiny violin for Gary Bauer and his rant that he’s “concerned about the possibility of real persecution in the United States toward conservative Christians.” Now, wingnut web rag AgapePress reports that Little Gary’s whining that the recent news of plummeting military recruitment figs are the fault of the media. The flop sweat is all over these quotes.

…the mainstream media “can barely hide their glee” that the U.S. military is having trouble filling its ranks. “If you are an 18-year-old American watching the news, you seldom, if ever, hear about a heroic U.S. soldier who rescues a wounded comrade, captures a terrorist thug or saves the lives of civilians — even though those things are happening every day,” Bauer observes.

On the other hand, every young American has seen countless hours of coverage of Abu Ghraib prison guards on their way to jail, and demonstrators calling U.S. soldiers war criminals,” he says.

Bauer points out that U.S. armed forces have liberated the nations of Afghanistan and Iraq — and that as a result, millions of people in those countries have had the first opportunity of their lives to vote for their own leaders.

“But all we see on the news are stories highlighting the inevitable mistakes, blunders and setbacks of war,” he laments, adding that the liberal media views the recruitment difficulties as just “one more piece of evidence” that the war in Iraq is “illegitimate and a failure.”

“The amazing thing isn’t that there is a recruitment shortfall,” Bauer concludes. “The amazing thing is that with such a hostile media culture and the universal disdain of our elites, the American military, as it always has, is getting the job done.”

Desperation. I’d hardly call wingnut NC Rep Walter Jones — who is calling for a timetable for withdrawal because of Chimpy’s failed policies — part of the media OR the elite that Bauer mewls about.

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