by David Safier
I posted this morning about a Homeland Security warning concerning the possibility of cyber attacks from left wing extremists and violence from right wing extremists. One paragraph in the article says this:
firearms and returning military veterans who have difficulties
assimilating back into their communities could lead to terror groups or
individuals attempting to carry out attacks. The returning war veterans
have skills and experience that are appealing to right-wing groups
looking to carry out an attack, according to the report.
Of course, there's a Republican response, which is, "How dare you call our veterans terrorists!"
I seem to remember when the country saw the evidences of torture at Abu Ghraib in shocking photos, Rumsfeld and others claimed no responsibility. They said it was just a "few bad apples" in the military.
I guess it's OK to call our soldiers actual torturers when they're in uniform but not potential terrorists once they're veterans.