King of the Insults

Stephen King has responded to “right wing” critics of his comments a few weeks ago that if you can’t read, pretty much your only career option is to join the Army and go to Iraq.

King claimed that his critics misunderstood what he was saying, and he explained what he really meant by calling people who join the Army illiterate… again:

“That a right-wing blog would impugn my patriotism because I said children should learn to read, and could get better jobs by doing so, is beneath contempt. I live in a National Guard town, and I support our troops, but I don’t support either the war or educational policies that limit the options of young men and women to any one career — military or otherwise.”

Nice explanation. “I didn’t say that illiterate people join the Army… there are a few other low-level jobs they can also do…”

Don’t you love the left’s version of “support the troops”?

“I support the troops. I just don’t support their guns and bombs.”

I’m reminded of a local guy I hear on the radio from time to time who is a very vocal opponent of the Iraq war and thinks we have no business being there, but whenever somebody calls who is serving or has served in Iraq, the host thanks them profusely for their service. What?

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