Thursday, November 02, 2006

Fighting For A Cause Greater Than Themselves

By now, I'm sure most Americans have been made aware of the soldiers in Iraq displaying a humorous banner in response to John Kerry's so-called "botched joke."

GIs Drop Smart Bomb on Kerry!


Hat tip: Drudge

These men and women serving in our military are the best in the world! They deserve our utmost respect, praise, and support! The fact that they were clever enough to create such an amusing banner to counter Kerry's ignorant faux pas, speaks volumes about these brave people! They love their country so much that they have voluntarily placed themselves in harms way, in a brutal danger zone for our sakes, and the sake of America! No words can thank them enough!!

But then we have nasty politicians like Kerry...

Kerry's so-called "apology" was cleverly worded so as not to put blame upon himself. Read it again and you will notice this.

"I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform and I personally apologize to any service member, family member or American who was offended," Kerry said in a statement. (bold mine)

Notice, also, that he wasn't man enough to apologize before the T.V. cameras.

What a wimp!

He posted it (grudgingly, I'm sure) on his website.

Loved what Cheney said in the Post article:

"You remember John Kerry, the senator who voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it - the guy that was always lecturing us about nuances," Vice President Dick Cheney said to a Montana GOP rally in remarks prepared for delivery.

Added Cheney, "Of course, now Sen. Kerry says he was just making a joke, and he botched it up. I guess we didn't get the nuance. He was for the joke before he was against it" - a reprise of the flip-flopper stigma Republicans tied to Kerry in 2004.


But in all seriousness, there can be absolutely NO DENYING that Kerry showed contempt for our military back in '72, and he's still doing it today.

Please read my post where I include quite important information directly from Gerald Coffee who was a guest speaker at a seminar I attended back in October of 2004. At the end of his inspiring talk, he included a question and answer period for the audience. One brave attendee had the courage to ask Gerald the question that we all wanted to ask. He wanted to know if the POW's for Truth were correct in their claims against Kerry. He also wanted to know if what Kerry did was a betrayal towards his brothers in arms. Coffee said, "most definitely, yes! And Kerry should be "charged with war crimes" because of what he did."

Coffee was imprisoned in Vietnam for 7 long years. He knows first hand the additional pain, torture, and damage (and deaths!) that Kerry's 1972 testimony caused the POW's there.

The moral of the story in this continuing saga of the Massachusetts Senator is that JOHN KERRY MUST NEVER BE PRESIDENT! I think that this incident will cement that view in many American's minds, too. I hope and pray that the Democrats have already taken his name off the consideration list for 2008!

I often wonder if the liberal left understands the danger we face from these Islamo-fascist terrorists. As I hear them speak against the war in Iraq, I often get the feeling that they think that a doctrine of appeasement (which the U.N. formerly had with Saddam in Iraq) is the correct way to turn away from this darkness. It seems that the rules of "politically correct engagement" is in their ideology as the way to face this kind of enemy.

The October issue of Whistleblower magazine is called The Problem With Islam. In Joseph Farah's piece called "My Prescription For Peace," Farah makes the some excellent points:

"We have seen that cutting deals with the enemy [e.g. North Korea] doesn't work and as the historical lessons of appeasement have shown [e.g. Afghanistan, Iraq], simply pretending that if we just mind our own business this jihadist evil will leave us alone" is definitely not the way to protect our country from future attacks.

Farah includes some fascinating, historical information that shows us that the Islamic terrorists started a war with the West right from the birth of our nation. He goes into several paragraphs of detail, but leads up to the fact that:

"America was struck with its first mega-terror attack by jihadists in the fall of 1793. The Algerians seized 11 U.S. merchant ships and enslaved more than 100 Americans.

When word of the attack reached New York, the stock market crashed. Voyages were canceled in every major port. Seamen were thrown out of work. Ship suppliers went out of business. What Sept. 11 did to the U.S. economy in 2001, the mass shipjacking of 1793 did to the fledging U.S. economy in that year.

Accordingly, it took the U.S. Congress only four months to decide to build a fleet of warships.

But even then, Congress didn't choose war, as Jefferson prescribed. Instead, while building what would become the U.S. Navy, Congress sent diplomats to reason with the Algerians. The U.S. ended up paying close to $1 million and giving the pasha of Algiers a new warship, "The Crescent," to win release of 85 surviving American hostages.

It wasn't until 1801, under the presidency of Jefferson, that the U.S. engaged in what became a four-year was against Tripoli. And it wasn't until 1830, when France occupied Algiers, and later Tunisia and Morocco, that the terrorism on the high seas finally ended.

France didn't leave North Aftrica until 1962 - and that part of the world quickly became a major base of terrorism once again.

What's the moral of the story? Appeasement never works. Jefferson saw it. Sept. 11 was hardly the beginning. The war that we fight today is the longest conflict in human history. It's time to learn from history, not repeat its mistakes."

IMO, if the Democrats take back the House this election year, according to their mindset and ideology, they would most likely repeat the mistakes of the past.

It is for this reason that I say when you go into the voting booth on November 7th, please keep in mind that despite some missteps and mistakes, the current Administration, House, and Senate has made the crucial decisions needed to fight this war against Islamo-fascist jihadist terrorists!

Our brave military soldiers have choosen to serve their country and are fighting against this scourge of terrorism because they genuinely believe in fighting for a cause greater than themselves in order to keep you, me and our beloved nation safe from future attack.

God bless our troops! And may God continue to bless Michael Medved says on his radio show..."the greatest nation on God's green earth!" We have our soldiers to thank, every day, for that title!!

Update at 11:36 a.m. (PT)

Mideast terror leaders to U.S.: Vote Democrat
Withdrawal from Iraq would embolden jihadists to destroy Israel, America

In the words of that formerly infamous character on Saturday Night Live...the "Church Lady"...



Stephen said...


Personally, I think New Zealand is the greatest country on earth, and I've lived in three countries so far. ;)

Still, I concede that America is beautiful and most of the people I have met here in Texas are really nice, upstanding, people.

I don't think the democrats can seriously consider putting Kerry forward for the presidency. They should go with Mrs. Clinton or that other guy whose name escapes me.

I mentioned before that a campaign based on ridiculing and belitting your opponent is a bad campaign choice. I think such an injunction should apply to all politicians. If they stuck to the issues rather than attacking each other's character, the people could make a more informed choice. Politics shouldn't be a popularity contest, though sadly it has become such.

ebsfwan said...

I have to admit I don't get why you vilify John Kerry based on his anti-war comments.

He was pointing out that the war was dehumanising American soldiers to the extent that some soldiers were committing atrocities. Isn't that true?

Christinewjc said...


From what I have read, most of the testimony of John Kerry in 1972 before the Senate Armed Services Committee has been found to be not true. In my book, that is lying. It also shows disrespect for his fellow service members. It resulted in more torture and even deaths in the Vietnam POW camps.

I would think that since Kerry testified under oath, that lying under oath is not only contemptable, but should be punishable by law. The POW's for truth want to get Kerry back on a witness stand in a court of law. They want the record set straight. Can't blame them for that. They want him to answer for his unfounded accusations, all those years ago, and he should be held accountable for lying and disparaging thousands of Vietnam Vets. I personally think that he committed treason against the United States as well. But that's just my opinion.

ebsfwan said...

Have you considered that Kerry might honestly believe these things to be true? I'm sure you could find examples to prove his words. In war atrocities tend to happen.

Is it disrespectful to talk about them? I think not.