A look at current events from the point of a view of a Conservative Evangelical Christian who stands firmly on the Word of God (that's the Bible for those of you at Berkley) and stands behind the Constitution of the United States of America. So grab yourself a big cup of java, kick back in your chair and enjoy another member of the "vast right wing conspiracy" making his voice heard.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Two weeks ago, as I was starting my sixth month of duty in Iraq , I was forced to return to the USA for surgery for an injury I sustained prior to my deployment. With luck, I'll return to Iraq to finish my tour.
I left Baghdad and a war that has every indication that we are winning, to return to a demoralized country much like the one I returned to in 1971 after my tour in Vietnam . Maybe it's because I'll turn 60 years old in just four months, but...I'm tired.
I'm tired of spineless politicians, both Democrat and Republican who lack the courage, fortitude, and character to see these difficult tasks through.
I'm tired of the hypocrisy of politicians who want to rewrite history when the going gets tough.
I'm tired of the disingenuous clamor from those that claim they 'Support the Troops' by wanting them to 'Cut and Run' before victory is achieved.
I'm tired of a mainstream media that can only focus on car bombs and casualty reports because they are too afraid to leave the safety of their hotels to report on the courage and success our brave men and women are having on the battlefield.
I'm tired that so many Americans think you can rebuild a dictatorship into a democracy over night.
I'm tired that so many ignore the bravery of the Iraqi people to go to the voting booth and freely elect a Constitution and soon a permanent Parliament.
I'm tired of the so called 'Elite Left' that prolongs this war by giving aid and comfort to our enemy, just as they did during the Vietnam War.
I'm tired of antiwar protesters showing up at the funerals of our fallen soldiers. A family who's loved ones gave their life in a just and noble cause, only to be cruelly tormented on the funeral day by cowardly protesters is beyond shameful.
I'm tired that my generation, the Baby Boom -- Vietnam generation, who have such a weak backbone that they can't stomach seeing the difficult tasks through to victory.
I'm tired that some are more concerned about the treatment of captives than they are the slaughter and beheading of our citizens and allies.
I'm tired that when we find mass graves it is seldom reported by the press, but mistreat a prisoner and it is front page news.Mostly,
I'm tired that the people of this great nation didn't learn from history that there is no substitute for Victory.
Lieutenant Colonel , U. S. Army
101st Airborne Division
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
In the "resignation letter" on her blog (which i will not post here because she doesn't deserve any more free press), she said, "Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can't make you be that country unless you want it." Perhaps if she is looking for the country she can love, she should try Venezuela where her socialist dictator buddy Hugo Chavez is firing rubber bullets and water cannons at those that he refuses to give the 1st Amendment rights that she has here in these Great United States of America.
I feel sorry for Cindy Sheehan in the loss of her son, that is a pain i hope i never have to experience myself...but if my child chooses to defend the freedoms of this great country, it is a sacrifice that i would have to make. But what i feel more sorry for is how she has allowed her hatred for President George W. Bush and our great country to drive her into these insane rants.
So, good bye Cindy...so long, farewell, and good riddance. And please, don't let the door hit you in the rear on the way out!