Like many conservatives, I just couldn’t bring myself to watch the Democratic debate Tuesday night. But it looks like there may have been one small segment that would’ve been tolerable. Each candidate was asked to choose the one enemy they are most proud to have made during their careers and Senator Jim Webb, a Vietnam Veteran, responded with this:
I’d have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to.
So, a left-wing loser with no respect for our military men and women (I’m not going to say his name, he’s already had his 5 minutes of fame) made a comment on twitter that “Webb’s answer to Q about the enemy he’s most proud to have is creepy”. (Apparently Webb’s service in Vietnam eliminates him from being a true liberal by this pos) After a little more back and forth, The Federalist, put this ungrateful and disrespectful liberal down:
Regardless of how you feel about his politics, Jim Webb served valiantly in combat. He did his job. He willingly sacrificed his own safety and comfort in order to protect the men who served with him. He is, by all accounts, a legitimate war hero. Webb deserves the gratitude of a nation, not the scorn of a cloistered Beltway scribe.
By way of comparison, Jim Webb was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars for his conduct in combat during the Vietnam War. He received two Purple Hearts for injuries he sustained while in combat. Ken Vogel writes about campaign finance for Politico.
Jim Webb can “smirk” wherever and whenever he wants for all I care.
Webb was referring to an operation during the Vietnam War that eventually led to Webb being awarded the Navy Cross. After being repeatedly shot at while trying to clear enemy bunkers, Webb deliberately put himself between an enemy grenade and one of his fellow Marines in order to shield that Marine from the grenade blast.
Webb was also awarded the Silver Star for his actions during a separate firefight in Vietnam.
“His determination and bold fighting spirit inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of at least two Marines and undoubtedly thwarting the enemy’s plan to launch a major attack against his unit’s night position,” the citation reads. “By his leadership, extraordinary courage, and unflagging devotion to duty at great personal risk, First Lieutenant Webb upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.”