Friday, February 04, 2005
Where is NOW?: You'd think that the National Organization for Women would be defending Marine Lt. Gen. James Mattis after he said something very un-PC.
"Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot," Mattis said, prompting laughter from some military members in the audience. "It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.
"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
Here we have someone taking an extremely strong stand against the abuse of women, and not a peep from advocates for women's rights.
For the record: I'm sure what he said was true, but he shouldn't have said it.