Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks U.S. soldiers are suckers who are ‘throwing their lives away’

Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks U.S. soldiers are suckers who are ‘throwing their lives away’

For many of us, “throwing your life away” might look like refusing a safe and effective vaccine that keeps your lungs from turning into turbid sacks of wet cement. But Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has other ideas. To her way of thinking, military service really is for losers and suckers.

In an April 9 interview with once-and-future DJT rectal parasite Lou Dobbs, Greene disparaged our military, concluding that joining the U.S. armed forces is pretty much the worst thing you can do with your life.

How much longer will we let these Potemkin patriots claim they love freedom, democracy, and America more than they love off-white pr*sidents who disrespectfully dry-hump flags at Hitler Goof rallies?

Citing the chaos that erupted after Donald Trump’s surrender agreement with the Taliban inevitably led to the group’s rapid takeover of the country, Dobbs openly wondered why anyone would want to join the military these days. And Greene was right there blathering along with him.

Newsweek:

“Can you imagine explaining to a recruit, you’re gonna be just fine, just like those Marines in Kabul,” Dobbs said in reference to the 13 service members who were killed in Afghanistan’s capital airport in August 2021 while the U.S. was withdrawing from the country prior to the Taliban takeover.

“We may not have time to come back and get you. But you know, it’ll work out all right […] We’re going to fight a third world country for two decades and walk out with our tail between our legs,” Dobbs added. “Who in his or her right mind would say ‘sign me up for that, Sarge?’”
In response, Greene said: “Not my son and I know a lot of young people don’t want to have anything to do with that. It’s like throwing your life away.”

Thirteen service members, huh? So how many American lives were wasted in George W. Bush’s vainglorious overseas adventures? I’ll wait.

Greene is also horrified that President Joe Biden has “forced” military personnel to take a safe, effective, and life-saving vaccine against the coronavirus—in addition to the nine vaccines already long-required

“Not to mention how they’ve been forced to take the vaccine, and the ones that didn’t want to take it have been discharged,” said Greene. “Who wants to be treated that way?”

Well, anyone who signs up for the military, really. It’s a distinctly rules-based organization. That’s the impression I got from playing Call of Duty and watching Full Metal Jacket, anyway. Honestly, if taking a vaccine were the worst thing I was forced to do in the U.S. Army, I might have joined long ago. But as an effete Starbucks-slurping liberal, I’m kind of squeamish about blood—unless I’m doing one of my mandatory weekend shifts at George Soros’ secret baby plasma-harvesting facility in Wuhan, that is. But they wipe your memory afterward, so no big deal.

Not everyone appreciated a duly elected congresswoman’s blatant attempts to undermine our nation’s—and other NATO countries’—security in the middle of a raging military crisis.

In a statement, VoteVets, a group of progressive veterans, was unsparing in its criticism.

“For a United States representative to say that military service is ‘throwing your life away,’ is reprehensible. Let me be extraordinarily clear about this: Marjorie Taylor Greene hates this country. She hates the rule of law we have and the entire concept of free and fair elections. She also apparently thinks a higher calling of putting on the uniform to defend that way of life, and our Constitution, is a waste of someone’s life.”

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who’s part of the vanishingly small coterie of Republicans who still care about American democracy, was even more blunt.

Just an absolute idiot. Yet still will be praised by people like ⁦@GOPLeader⁩ because, well, money and speakership Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Joining Military Is ‘Throwing Your Life Away’ https://t.co/0URFaSwodZ

— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) April 13, 2022

For the nontweeters:

“Just an absolute idiot. Yet still will be praised by people like ⁦@GOPLeader because, well, money and speakership

“Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Joining Military Is ‘Throwing Your Life Away’”

Honestly, he’s being kind. 

The episode of Dobbs’ great American surrender podcast featuring Greene can be found here, if you think you can stomach it. 

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