Peralta was shot several times in the face and body during a house-to-house search in Fallujah on Nov. 15, 2004, during some of the fiercest fighting of the war.Dobbs, OTOH, would be more than happy to champion this... If the Marine were white. If he could, somehow, twist it into his racist screed against Mexicans and other minorities. But it's not. And we'll not hear a word about it.
According to a report by a Marine combat photographer who witnessed the act, Peralta lay wounded on the floor of a house and grabbed a grenade that had been lobbed by an insurgent. He absorbed the blast with his body, dying instantly.
In 2005, Natonski, then-commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, ordered an investigation to determine the source of a bullet fragment recovered from Peralta's body.
"Following multiple and exhaustive reviews, the evidence supports the finding that Peralta was likely hit by 'friendly fire,'" the Marine Corps said Wednesday in a press release. "This finding had no bearing on the decision to award the Navy Cross medal."
Bush cited Peralta's heroism in a Memorial Day speech in 2005, saying the Marine "understood that America faces dangerous enemies, and he knew the sacrifices required to defeat them."
Peralta, who was assigned to Hawaii's 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, moved to San Diego from Tijuana as a teenager. He was 25.
That wouldn't work for his message of hate. Don't talk about exploited people who are working in dangerous conditions in substandard meat-processing plants. But enjoy your steaks at a price far cheaper than they'd be if those "dirty Mexicans" weren't taking those shit-hole jobs. Same goes for the entire agribusiness industry, so much of it is completely dependent on exploiting emigrant labor.
Talk about the occasional criminal. Ignore that the crime rate from illegal immigrants is lower than born citizens. (Let's face it, if you're here to WORK and get be deported at any second, the last thing you want to do is to draw attention to yourself.)
But that's all right Lou, you don't have to worry about it. Now that you and your mouth-breathing idiots are getting what they want, the big agribusiness corporations are moving their production to Mexico:
Western Growers, an association representing farmers in California and Arizona, conducted an informal telephone survey of its members in the spring. Twelve large agribusinesses that acknowledged having operations in Mexico reported a total of 11,000 workers here.That's 11,000 Mexicans not spending their money renting houses from Americans, not buying groceries from Americans, not buying American cars, goods or services. And, despite your rhetoric, not paying taxes (the majority actually do pay taxes, not all, but the majority) including into Social Security which, ironically, they're required to pay in to, but cannot get money back from.
All so you can have a "white" America.