Monday, January 03, 2005

Picking and Choosing Whom to Help

As Jim Geraghty at NRO points out, the irony of a soldier going AWOL because he didn't like the war in Iraq is not helping tsunami victims in need now:

One of the ships helping is the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault vessel carrying U.S. Marines. This is the same ship that [critical phrase deleted] Navy Petty Officer Third Class and darling of the anti-war left, Pablo Paredes, refused to board back in Decemeber because his ship was aiding in the "illegal" war in Irag. This sailor went AWOL back in December and staged a little media party in San Diego back in December. This is a wonderful irony.

Thanks to PowerLine for pointing this out. Also, as Hindrocket suggests, check out the great photos Navy relief efforts in progress.