Charles Rangel (D-NY)
"I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq."
Charlie the Scumbag is right about one thing. We aren't out here fighting for educational benefits or a bonus (though I do appreciate them both). But then again, like most rich liberals, he is purely a Marxian economic animal and is incapable of understanding non-economic reward systems. Having no soul, he cannot comprehend things which motivate Soldiers.
In other words, things like 'honor' and 'comradeship' and 'duty' and 'patriotism' and knowing you aren't letting down your buddy. That's not something Democrats can understand. The things the Army offers, he can't wrap his tiny little brain around.
I've deployed three times, two of them to Iraq. I've reenlisted twice, both times in Iraq. Rangel and his crowd don't understand me and can't understand me. I'm not too worked up about it, though. I'll keep doing my job, and if I do it right then he'll never understand. Of course, faced with reality, he'd likely curl up into a ball and die rather than have a moment of discovery. But that's not my worry.