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The local leftist radio hosts like it when callers not of their political persuasion call in on the topic of Iraq and Afghanistan vets coming home. They like it because the host always finds a way to somehow manage to steer the conversation to veterans coming home from Vietnam.
Not only do they steer the conversation to that topic, they goad the caller into talking about the vets being spit on and called “Baby Killer”. As soon as the caller does so, they whip out some study done by one of the Berkeley based groups that purports that said namecalling and spitting never happened, discrediting the caller in the eyes of the sycophants in the audience and then hanging up on the caller. This usually followed by the host or a follow-up caller saying “Those lying Reichwingers” or some such crap.
Sadly, there is a true story about a National Guardsman near Camp Murray/Fort Lewis that takes “Baby Killer/spitting” tales to a whole new exterme.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is searching for five people who allegedly attacked a uniformed National Guardsmen walking along 138th Street in Parkland Tuesday afternoon.
The soldier was walking to a convenience store when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and the driver asked if he was in the military and if he had been in any action.
The driver then got out of the vehicle, displayed a gun and shouted insults at the victim. Four other suspects exited the vehicle and knocked the soldier down, punching and kicking him.
“And during the assault the suspects called him a baby killer. At that point they got into the car and drove off and left him on the side of the road,” Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
The suspects were driving a black Chevy Suburban-type SUV.
This report must be remembered by folks who really do support the troops, because those that do so in word will do everything in their power to make it become forgotten.