Last evening I read a column by Mark Steyn entitled “Some fictional horrors of war,” which is about another hideous plop of sphincter seepage that fell from the pages of the New York Times.
The Times printed a series of articles “about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have committed killings, or been charged with them, after coming home.” This has become “an epidemic,” according to the Times.
Not that the NYT would have actually checked, but it turns out that the crime rate among troops returning home is no higher than the average crime rate among the general population of that age group.
Then, after reading Steyn’s column, I was pointed in the direction of something that bathes the NYT’s military accusations in thick irony.
Though the crime rate among those young people returning from war may be no higher than the national average, you know what does seem to be higher than the national average? The crime rate among journalists, reporters and assorted media talking heads, including New York Times writers.
In “Bylines of brutality,” Iowahawk has a laundry list of incidents caused by murderous, drunk, gun-wielding child molesting members of the media.
It’s got to be Bush’s fault. “If it weren’t for that damn war…”