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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

War On Terror - A Double Standard

The cries to shut down Guantanamo Bay, leaks about CIA rendition and secret prisons overseas, debates on when to "cut and run" from Iraq, liberal outcry at their belief al-Qaeda was never in Iraq. Liberally biased media enjoys writing about beheadings and the massacre of civilians in Iraq and then blaming Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush. Little is written about progress, the new government or the liberating of over 50 million in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's an election year so the liberals in congress want to debate the "war in Iraq" and not call it a war on terror. The feckless John Murtha and John Kerry, self-proclaimed war heroes don't mind committing troops to the "war" effort until they change their mind for political, self-serving reasons. Who is the U.S. military fighting in the Middle East? Who is this scum that commits suicides while blowing up people shopping in markets and praying in a mosque? What kind of two-legged parasite tortures and chops the head off of contractors? xxx The answer is very simple. They are bottom dweller’s who attack U.S. and coalition troops, torture them, kill them and toss their lifeless bodies in the street. It's difficult to come up with adjectives to describe insurgents, foreign fighters, al-Qaeda but to simply call them for what they are - terrorists.
The bodies of two U.S. soldiers have been found, and a senior Iraqi military official said Tuesday they belong to men who went missing last week after a deadly insurgent attack on a traffic checkpoint.
An uncle for one of the fallen soldiers said, "the U.S. should have paid a ransom for the two soldiers from money seized from Saddam Hussein. "I think the U.S. was too slow to react to this. Because the U.S. did not have a plan in place, my nephew has paid with his life."
Obviously speaking with emotion this gentleman can't believe negotiating or paying ransoms will reduce terrorist violence. This is war with an enemy without a flag or specific country. We don't pay ransoms. 8,000 troops were sent out with air support to find these two young heroes; the uncle is misguided in his comments. I have a 20-year-old son finishing up Military Police school and is currently thinking about airborne training. We have had discussions about Iraq, Afghanistan and the possibilities of serious consequences when traveling to war zones. Up to now my son is unfettered. This may be testosterone speaking, youth or simply true patriotism. simply patriotism. I must respect my son's decision. xxx If my son meets a faith similar to the two soldiers in Iraq my reaction would be despair and horror, to say the least. Blaming others at this point wouldn’t make any sense, young men and women are volunteering for duty in the armed forces, they must understand the possible consequences and we must support their decisions with respect and awe. xxx "We give the good news ... to the Islamic nation that we have carried God's verdict by slaughtering the two captured crusaders," said a statement in the name of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, which groups five insurgent organizations including al Qaeda in Iraq. The use of the word "slaughtered" suggested the insurgents had beheaded the two U.S. soldiers who were abducted after an attack on their checkpoint south of Baghdad Friday.
These killings were "barbaric." Should we be surprised, terrorists are barbarians to say the very least. They have no value for life and demonstrate this with each beheading, with each suicide bomb.
May GOD be with the parents of these fallen soldiers and GOD speed to our brave soldiers wherever they are stationed.
When politicians vote to send troops into harms way, they must have the intestinal fortitude to support our armed forces publicly. The likes of John Murtha and John Kerry are no better than the terrorists our young men and women are fighting. Our forces should not stand down until the mission is successfully accomplished.
Murtha, Kerry and their gutless colleagues should stand up for our troops or shut up and stand down.

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