Per usual, it is Mark Steyn who speaks the cold, hard Truth we need to hear and acknowledge:
A fifth victim of the Chattanooga jihad boy has died: Petty Officer Randall Smith, US Navy.
I’m afraid the makeshift memorials of flags and other patriotic memorabilia that have sprung up on the edge of the police tape depress the hell out of me. A no doubt sincere veneration for the military apparently can only express itself with a feeble passivity that is a large part of the problem. This isn’t a time for the bumper-sticker bromides of “We salute our heroes/Thank you for your service/We support our troops”. Among the dead are men who waged a bloody and hard-fought battle to retake Fallujah …only to come home and die unarmed in a crappy shopping mall at the hands of a halfwit fanatic….
A Chinese-made teddy bear from Wal-Mart is not an…
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