Saturday, September 20, 2008

You're Not Worthy

Support the troops this and support the troops that.

It is something you have heard constantly since Bush decided to invade Iraq what seems like an eternity ago in 2003.

The Medal of Honor is the highest honor given only to those extremely worthy. But who is exactly worthy?

Cpl. Jason L Dunham or Sgt. Rafael Peralta?

Umm.. Jason Dunham, sounds very country and very American.
Rafael Peralta? Sounds kind of... gee how do I say this, Mexican.

In 2004, Dunham was awarded the Medal of Honor after covering a live grenade with his helmet to protect those around him. Obviously worthy of the honor.

Witnesses say that back in 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta absorbed the blast of a grenade after covering it with his body. He received the Navy Cross.

Apparently, they decided not to give Peralta the Medal of Honor because he was accidentally shot by one of his own men beforehand. Yeah, so? He was still alive when he made the decision to drop on the grenade when he saw the lives of his men around him in danger.

So why doesn't he get the Medal of Honor? Seems pretty damn honorable to me.

We are run by racists and bigots.

Let's change that.

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