The proprietor of that site, one Russ Lindquist, is intellectually frivolous, combining A with Not-A in an intentionally provocative way probably designed to attract attention.
My caption: this is propaganda purposed to humanize US troops as they war against other people. Akmed’s dad died too; so did Mohammed’s dad. These names might not be as cute, to some, as Landon”–regardless, they matter too. Or, if they do not matter then Landon does not matter either.
Patriotism require more than hypocrisy and cultural-chauvinism: the US international policy is bad; no reasonable separation is given between the policy and the troops; you should not support the troops. The slogan “support the troops” is a red-herring, aimed to humanize US troops as they dehumanize others. Do not support the policy; do not support troops.
Mission accomplished, Russ.
I left a comment there (stuck in moderation - there's some intellectual courage on display) pointing out the difference between A and Not-A:
We're not the ones who machine gun school girls because they go to school.
We're not the ones who sheltered the people who intentionally attacked civilians (including children) on 9/11.
We're not the ones who ban music.
We're not the ones who used ancient Buddha statues for artillery practice.
Categorizing that with our approach which, while certainly imperfect, acts under ridiculously restrictive rules of engagement is frivolous. Sadly, this has been the Left's stock in trade for quite some time.
If Mr. Lindquist has evidence that LCPL Carpenter engaged in war crimes, or even accidentally killed children, he's invited to leave a comment (or put up a post) with his evidence. Of course, he has none.
You're tested by how you react at the time. He was tested, and fell back on the typical Reactionary Left frivolity. And so, in the interest of getting Mr. Lundquist the attention he seemingly craves, feel free to put up your own post (even with the same title as this one) linking to his. Drive his Google ranking, because it sees all, forgets nothing.
The answer to execrable speech is more speech. You know what to do.
Postscript: I actually agree with him that we should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, and left a comment to my first post detailing my reasons. The point here is not the policy differences, it's the contemptible and frivolous nature of his comments. The Left at one time would scruple to at least say that while they opposed the war, they supported the troops.