One thing that consistently disgusts me is the blatant racist and intolerant attitudes I constantly see and hear in the media. While some commentators take a moderate view, there are many who pander to xenophobic attitudes and preach hate to middle-aged white people who like to hear that kind of crap. We’re told that Islam is the problem, so it has to be destroyed. We’re told by people like Marco Rubio that we are in a war of civilizations, an existential battle between Islam and the West. In a dimwitted frenzy, these types of people tell us that the Middle East should be nuked off the face of the earth, as if this will solve our problems, rather than, you know, unite the entire world against us.

Nearly every day I feel like I’m listening to a bunch of chicken-hawk cowards who never served in Iraq claim we need to kill every Muslim man, woman, and child. Where are the moderate Muslims, they ask. Why doesn’t the Muslim world fight back against extremism?

Listen up, ass clowns, while I ‘splain something to you.

The good, moderate Muslims are in Iraq and Syria and they are fighting ISIS. Many of them are friends of mine. I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Muslim soldiers as we fought against Islamic extremism in Iraq when I was a Green Beret. These men were members of the Tal Afar SWAT team. Allow me to introduce you to a few of them.