nowonmai wrote:Some of you lot are obsessed with him. Can't think why.
Yep. I am and I will give you some reasons for it.
He made our country look bad by becoming the face of America, leading to lord knows how many attacks against people over there. I am not saying we looked great before to the beardies, but Jack's Sodomy Upside Down Cake in Kabul sure did not help anything.
Plus there is a limited group of people that want to turn this guy into a "persecuted hero" and when you let someone else be in charge of a story, it will eventually become their version everyone believes. That is Idema continuing to con from the grave, and success in that will mean more little Jacks popping up in war zones getting folks killed, and giving the Guardian set another "See....look at how brutal the Americans are" story when he represents only himself, and not Americans.
I know nationalism and patriotism are often only applied to either warfare or the olympics as appropriate times to display them, but there are those of who take pride in our national character and want to make sure by using over-kill if needed, that people know Idema does not represent it. I view him and people like him the same way I feel when driving through Detroit.