HBO’s Bill Maher is quickly becoming a walking billboard for the concept that hate is blinding.
In a blog published at the Huffington Post Wednesday, Maher actually implied that he knows more -- from his residence in Southern California -- about what’s going on in Iraq than America’s troops that are risking their lives there (emphasis added throughout):
Since this war began the number of soldiers in Iraq who think Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11 has stunned us all. We continue to be surprised by the number of troops over there who still think we're winning, convinced we're doing good, and that if America pulls out they will follow us home.
Well, Bill, if this is what the troops on the ground are saying, shouldn’t we listen to them? Apparently not:
The military sent to Iraq some of the most educated soldiers in a generation. More have high school degrees than those who served in Vietnam.
But that doesn't mean they know anything.
Can you imagine the gall and the arrogance it takes to be so pompous and full of oneself to actually put in writing that you have a better idea of what’s going on in a country than those that are currently there?
Clearly, this man’s hatred of the administration, and disdain for this war have become so blinding that he has lost any contact with sanity concerning the matter:
It's become obvious that the job of the Bush military is to keep our soldiers on a "need to know" state of alert.
Which is why on Friday the Pentagon announced that soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan would no longer be able to use military computers to access You Tube [sic], My Space [sic] and eleven other popular websites.
Do soldiers deserve the truth? Or does that weaken them as soldiers?
And this, ladies and gentlemen, represents the real level of the blindness: Maher actually believes that the truth about this war -- or anything for that matter -- is on display at YouTube and MySpace.
Makes you wonder what color the sky is in his world, doesn’t it?