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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » A Word From the Front

Via Powerline:

Dear Messrs. Keller, Lichtblau & Risen:

Congratulations on disclosing our government’s highly classified anti-terrorist-financing program (June 23). I apologize for not writing sooner. But I am a lieutenant in the United States Army and I spent the last four days patrolling one of the more dangerous areas in Iraq. (Alas, operational security and common sense prevent me from even revealing this unclassified location in a private medium like email.)

Unfortunately, as I supervised my soldiers late one night, I heard a booming explosion several miles away. I learned a few hours later that a powerful roadside bomb killed one soldier and severely injured another from my 130-man company. I deeply hope that we can find and kill or capture the terrorists responsible for that bomb. But, of course, these terrorists do not spring from the soil like Plato’s guardians. No, they require financing to obtain mortars and artillery shells, priming explosives, wiring and circuitry, not to mention for training and payments to locals willing to emplace bombs in exchange for a few months’ salary. As your story states, the program was legal, briefed to Congress, supported in the government and financial industry, and very successful.

Not anymore. You may think you have done a public service, but you have gravely endangered the lives of my soldiers and all other soldiers and innocent Iraqis here. Next time I hear that familiar explosion — or next time I feel it — I will wonder whether we could have stopped that bomb had you not instructed terrorists how to evade our financial surveillance.

And, by the way, having graduated from Harvard Law and practiced with a federal appellate judge and two Washington law firms before becoming an infantry officer, I am well-versed in the espionage laws relevant to this story and others — laws you have plainly violated. I hope that my colleagues at the Department of Justice match the courage of my soldiers here and prosecute you and your newspaper to the fullest extent of the law. By the time we return home, maybe you will be in your rightful place: not at the Pulitzer announcements, but behind bars.

Very truly yours,

Tom Cotton
Baghdad, Iraq

Sadly, LT Cotton’s colleagues at the DoJ have slightly less courage than the average frenchman, so that’s never going to happen.

But let it be known that, from this day forward, every day that brings us the news of a treasonous journaljizzmer’s death will be an Imperial Holiday.

Such are the wages of treason.

Death.

A drink to that.

20 Responses to “A Word From the Front”
  1. bigdicksplace Comment by bigdicksplace UNITED STATES

    That LT deserves a Bronze Star for standing up to those assholes.

  2. sig94 Comment by sig94 UNITED STATES

    Sovereign One, perhaps we can arrange a bounty? Much like pizza for the IDF maybe falafels for the hands and feet of a journalist?

  3. Unregistered Comment by coydog

    I’m surprised that military families aren’t picketing the NYT HQ yet. I’m sure there are a few trees around there that are in need of “decorating”.

  4. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™ UNITED STATES

    Perhaps we can get Bill “Osama’s Favorite Semen Sampler” Keller to embed himself with some of our troops and bring us more information that is “in the public’s interest“? You know, like “How many times can a journaljizming traitor be shot in the back of the head before his bloated melon becomes completely detached from his body?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  5. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    If only BC..if only…..

  6. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur UNITED STATES

    Now THAT’S a great letter!

  7. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur UNITED STATES

    Now THAT’S a great letter!

  8. bigdicksplace Comment by bigdicksplace UNITED STATES

    Slightly off topic, but I think welcome.

    It seems somebody else has decided to run down to Wally World and buy a much needed set of balls.

  9. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™ UNITED STATES

    Another Cross

  10. Unregistered Comment by JonB UNITED STATES

    Unfortunately that e-mail will be ignored and deleted, or, more likely, printed out and circulated for “a good laugh” among the employees at NYT.
    I wish I could paint well enough to depict a painting of a journalist out on the town with his wife and family, eating at a fine restaurant, and raising a toast to his latest “work”, with their glasses full of the blood that his “reporting” caused to flow.
    No one can convince me any way that these parasites have any value to society, or should be left alive for any reason.
    They care only for themselves and doing whatever they can to destroy the lives of others in order to perpetuate even more “news” that they can “report” on.

  11. Unregistered Comment by IB LC Lady Heather GLOR UNITED STATES

    Lock ‘em up NOW!

  12. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    Sovereign One, perhaps we can arrange a bounty? Much like pizza for the IDF maybe falafels for the hands and feet of a journalist?

    Nah.

    I’ll just hope and pray that one day, one wonderful sunny day, one of the terrorist scum whose funding and communications the al-Qaeda Times has done so much to protect mistakes an al-Qaeda Times reporter for a human being and saws his fucking head off.

    If they tape it, it’ll be a welcome bonus.

    ULULULULULULULULULULULU!

  13. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™ UNITED STATES

    Don't Subscribe To The NYTimes

  14. Unregistered Pingback by Inoperable Terran » Strafing run

    […] I somehow doubt the New York Times will run this letter. But that’s their problem - this isn’t Vietnam and we can bypass their @$$ to get the real news. Posted by Ian S. in […]

  15. Unregistered Comment by Uchuck the Tuchuck

    BDP: Fifty cents says the University Senate subcommitte that reviews the dismissal recommendation waffles and Churchill keeps his job.

  16. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    I hope somebody sues the slimes pants off.

  17. Unregistered Pingback by Euphoric Reality :: Pro-military, pro-America, anti-stupidity. UNITED STATES

    […] This heartbreaking letter comes from Powerline via Misha, who had this to say: …let it be known that, from this day forward, every day that brings us the news of a treasonous journaljizzmer’s death will be an Imperial Holiday. […]

  18. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher UNITED STATES

    My dad told me at lunch recently that Keller was my babysitter when i was very small. He grew up in my home town and his parents were friends of my parents.

  19. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Well damn Chris, you had a chance to do Keller in and you blew it!…:lol:

    Hey, if you knew then what you know now, what would’ve have done?

    One of the problems we all know about but rarely if ever see in the news (thank G_D for blogs!) is how all this crap from is adding yet another burden on our, “volunteer” armed forces…

    Cox & Forkum I think gives us a good idea of what that burden is about: Soldier’s Burden

  20. Unregistered Comment by Lisa Gilliam UNITED STATES

    Can San Fran made to succeed from the union.