The blogosphere is all abuzz about a video showing a soldier throwing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq. This is more proof that the media, terrorist front groups like the SPCA and the Humane Society, and the liberal blogosphere all hate our troops.
Look, I'm sure this soldier had a perfectly good reason to throw a puppy off a cliff. Similar to how, if President Bush killed kittens with hammers on the White House front lawn, I'm sure he had a perfectly good reason to do so. Maybe it was a terrorist puppy. Gotta catch them young, y'know, and kill'em before they kill you, right? Or maybe the puppy was just pretending to be a puppy, maybe this was actually an al Qaeda soldier in cunning disguise. Why do you want to interfere with our soldiers killing al Qaeda terrorists?!
Now, some folks might say that this is just another symptom of a military in distress, of young men forced to spend 1/4th of their adult life in some fetid sandpit in the most horrendous environment ever created, that of combat, of young men forced to kill or be kill in violation of some fundamental instincts common to most sane people, of a lowering of requirements so that people who otherwise would not qualify to be soldiers such as common criminals are put into uniforms, in short, that this is a symptom of a larger disease. To that, I say nonsense! Even if it proves out that this soldier didn't have a good reason to throw a puppy off a cliff, I'm sure it's just a random bad apple, like those soldiers at Abu Ghraib, and not a symptom of any other deeper ill within the military. And if you think otherwise, you hate our troops and hate America and... and... why, you probably are Osama bin Laden's lover! So there!
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin