Friday, July 1

Can I just say here how wonderful it is that President Bush has declared all America is a hostage?

That we now have no choice but to stick to the bloody course his lies have set for us?

Gosh, that's swell.

Especially considering that we have managed to make Iraq into the planet's #1 training ground for international terrorists.

Especially considering that we still haven't even won the bloody war in AFGHANISTAN.

That helicopter full of our Best and Brightest -- gods help us: Airborne special forces and Navy SEALs on a rescue mission -- was shot down (which their courage and splendid skills doesn't exactly help them survive, y'know?) by the fucking TALIBAN.

Does anybody remember them?

That war's not over. But we don't have enough people left to fight it. Because we're consumed with Bush's uselessly stupid political adventure in Iraq.

I'm a little angry about this.

Can the War in Iraq be won? Very likely.

Can it be won by the idiots in the current Administration?

I don't see it. I just don't see it.

I'm going now.

Shit, people think my BOOKS are dark. They should talk to some of these poor bastards to have to live through what's going on over there.

And I don't mean just the Americans.


Shevchyk said...

I had no idea what comments you were referring to (I've not followed the news recently), so I spread my gaze across the digital landscape in search of the keywords "America Held Hostage. "

And this is what I came up with.

Anyway - one of the world's most militarily powerful countries is a hostage? There's logic there that my brain just is not parsing.

Shevchyk said...

And in the wake of all that...

It's a bad time to be a journalist in the US.

Or a home-owner.

fishi said...

What annoys me more is, whatever idiocy Bush creates, John Howard will go along with it without question. We're with you all the way! Without doubt, without thought.

Anonymous said...

i love you writting, i was thrilled when you wrote traitor, as i am a huge star wars fan, how would i get in touch with you to talk about your novels?

Cryndalae said...

Thought you might be interested in this... oddly enough very few blog sites have commented on the author's name and the irony of the timing.

samship8 said...

Hey Matthew, I don't know if you remember me from the Welles Park days(ex-P.I.turned restauranteur, we talked about Taoism.) A friend just brought over his new Star Wars novel, to which I replied "My dog used to play with his last year!" And as he directed me towards your blog site, I just wanted to congratulate you. You've got quite a fan base there! I hope you and your significant other (horse trainer, I believe) are doing well. I wish you good health and future success. And I promise to try and read your novel and see if there is indeed some Taoism sprinkled about. Welles Park is a duller place without you guys. Samuel Moon and Max (yellow labrador retriever)

Callendar said...

Link whore.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah right-wing Rumsfeld warmonger chickenhawk evil Bushies Wolwowitz and his neocon cabal for oiloiloiloiloiloil blah blah ignorant stupid bloodthirsty morons, the real axis of evil on a ranch in Crawford and blah blah blah no WMD he lied, Bushitler lied, people died died died tie-dyed peace peace peace down with the Zionists! peace peace Kyoto! they hate us they hate us they hate us and what can we do and root causes and root causes and blowback and Plame and Plame and Chalabi Plame Wilson blah blah blah unilateral multinational Halliburton Enronism crony capitalism and it’s all about oiloiloiloil blah blah blah, cowboyish disregard for allies, for the wishes of the world community who rise up against us, the terrorist threat is overblown and anyway, it’s all our fault because we gave Saddam his weapons to begin with, photo of Rummy and Hussein, but make no mistake, he no longer has those weapons because inspections worked, containment worked, and blah blah blah Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Sudan handle it, Roy, handle it handle it, Caspian pipeline oiloiloiloil blah blah blah show me the stockpiles, anthrax CIA plant Richard Clarke said so and we believe him because and unless unless unless Abu Ghraib Abu Ghraib Abu Ghraib, square-jawed cocksucking military jarhead torturing fucks, bring home our troops! We care about the troops! We support the troops and don’t you question our patriotism our love for this fucking filthy crass consumerist bullying country of redneck dolts and biblethumping bourgeois suburbanites with their SUVs and where are the CAFE standards fight the real terror, eco-terror, Israel, the US, imperialist colonialist racist homophobic hegemonic and blah blah blah blah blah because dissent is patriotism and fighting against your country is really fighting for your country and our dissent keeps the nation strong and we’re brave and heroic and up is down and black is white and oiloiloiloiloiloiloiloil blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt, I know what you mean bud. I would like to say more, but some Joooooooooos in Black Helicopters™ might be hanging around using their Evil Zionist Halliburton Mind Control Device on me. I'd better go add another layer of tinfoil to my hat, you know, to deflect the though control rays. FIGHT THE POWER!
By the way, you might wanna go back on the meds again, because without them, the Jooooooooooos can read your mind.

Cora said...

Uh, Anonymous, have you read the post at all? Because Matt never said anything about Zionists (or Halliburton or Kyoto or half the other stuff you mention) at all?

Ryan said...

He's just a troll, Cora.

Sure sign that Junior High's out for summer.

Shevchyk said...

Or that he's in junior-high for ever.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is the exact attitude that is catching fire all through the heartland! You are winning hearts and minds!

P.S. I dare you to say that to a Special Force's face. One time say it right to his face.

Shevchyk said...

Uh... say *what* anonymous? There haven't been anything against soldiers in this thread. Anywhere.

And note - we have names. You don't. Which makes your comment just a tad bit hypocritical.

Scott Lynch said...

I dare you to say that to a Special Force's face. One time say it right to his face.

Say what right to an SF's face, you fucking twit? Because I can name at least one genuine SF who recently got a signed copy of Matt's Revenge of the Sith novelization on-station in Iraq. I think if he had to bitch-slap anyone, he'd probably rather bitch-slap a cowardly little anonymous dumbass who pretends to speak for him...

Chris said...

Bahaha well said Scott. Shame we can't trade a few of the gems out there on the front lines for these anonymous dimwit's who've taken to haunting Matt's blog. I mean, you don't even like the guy (which is within your rights) but yet you choose to come back here? That is... just... really weird. You big big freaks.

If there was one thing trench warfare was ever good for it was skimming a bit of 'anonymous' lowlife stupid-ass scum off the underpants of society. Go play on the Somme, you pseudo-intelligent half-witted wastes of space.

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Anonymous said...

Here's a question? Are any of you in the military? I highly doubt it, and if you are AND give into this BULLSHIT, you are BLIND! I said it, if you don't like it why don't you move to some other country and see how much they really care. Go coddle them like children and then you can hang your mouth wide open like a fish when they stab you in the back. You think that this is a freaking game! My gosh, OPEN YOUR EYES, for goodness sakes open them! You all may not like what I'm saying, in fact I know you don't, but even though we do care for the troops, and even though we wish they were home, this is a fight that has to be fought! It may hurt us to see this happening, but you pretemd that our men and women of the armed forces didn't ask for what they do. Maybe they didn't ask to go to Iraq, maybe they didn't ask to see some of the things they have, but they CHOSE to take that oath! They chose to defend this country no matter what the cost, and they made the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE to defend YOUR very right to sit on a computer and write whats on your mind. And about the special forces, they knew what they were doing when they chose that line of work, they knew the risks, and they made that choice. Noone put a gun to their heads and told them they were gonna be a SEAL. And in closing, just so you don't think I'm some unpatriotic, unfeeling, moron. I am in the military, in the Navy, and I work on the base where those SEALS were given their memorial service, I saw HUNDREDS of people uniform and civilian, walking to pay their final respects to their fallen comrades, family, and friends. They were there to say that they earned their Tridents(their pins) FOREVER! They did and all you're doing is diminishing that fact. They gave their lives. . . don't diminish the great acts they had in life.

Shevchyk said...

ATTN Anonymous Twat:

No one said Word One about soldiers. So what exactly has your panties in a twist?

Anonymous said...

was there any truth to the rumors of a re-release of heroes and blade when black knife is released, with new covers and possibly new names? "acts of caine: act of war, etc"?

Ryan said...


There's an administration that ignored the advice of senior military officials in how to conduct this war. That did not give its soldiers the proper defenses necessary to sustain this war--like, say, armor for the cars. That has no viable exit strategy, or even a potential truce in sight. An administration putting the soldiers you esteem so highly in great danger through incompetence.

And we are not allowed to point out these glaringly obvious facts?

You want proof of how much the soldiers love Rumsfeld?

Especially read this:

Q: Yes, Mr. Secretary. My question is more logistical. We’ve had troops in Iraq for coming up on three years and we’ve always staged here out of Kuwait. Now why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromise ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles and why don’t we have those resources readily available to us? [Applause]

SEC. RUMSFELD: I missed the first part of your question. And could you repeat it for me?

Thank you and good night.

Anonymous said...

It is apparent that many of you posting don't care about what is really going on, but rather what you can use to score rhetorical points on a blog.

So that I may set you all up for catastrophic failure, please tell me what lies were used to justify the war in Iraq?

I will take pleasure in obliterating your entire system of belief.

chrisb said...

To all the pro-Bush warmonger dickheads:

Go fuck yourselves.

Oh, and by the way, I say that having three family members in the armed services. My little brother's hunting Taliban right now in Afghanistan (he's already done a stint in Baghdad) and might be dead since no one's heard from him after the road bombing earlier this week. So here I am, trying to avoid thinking about it by occupying my mind with just about anything but that and lo and behold: fucking morons stinking up Matt Stover's blog. SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU DICKLESS, CHICKENHEARTED CONSERVATIVE MOTHERFUCKERS. Spew your self-righteous hypocrisy somewhere else--it's not like every news outlet in the country isn't already.
Fucking brainwashed idiots.