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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~

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Fatherly Advice, Professional Advice - Watch Your Back Side

I have always supported the Bush Administration, Donald Rumsfeld and of course our troops. I will continue to support the same group but it's disheartening to see certain people still in power in Iraq including within the government.
One is Muqtada al-Sadr who is at the center of violence in Baghdad. al-Sadr's "militias" have not been destroyed and continue to carry out missions, killing hundreds of innocent victims and targeting our troops.
We discover the current chief judge in the Saddam Hussein trials is a former Bathe Party member and judge. A Shiite Muslim with 25 years experience, Abdullah al-Amiri was a member of Saddam's Baath party and served as a judge in a criminal court under the former leader's regime. He heads the five-judge panel that will decide the fate of Saddam, a Sunni Muslim.
al-Amiri told Hussein, "You were not a dictator. People around you made you (look like) a dictator." The judge made his remark in a friendly chat with Saddam during court proceedings, a day after the prosecution said the judge should step down because he is biased toward the defense.
"Thank you," Saddam responded, bowing his head in respect.
My son may eventually deploy to Iraq. He is in a sensitive military occupation, which could place him in Baghdad within definite harms way. How should a parent advise their son or daughter in the military when the government your country defends appears prejudice and sympathetic to the toppled regime in certain areas?
Let us not forget when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq was killed his cell phone was discovered with two speed dials to members of the Iraqi government. We have seen little to nothing about this in the media.
There will always be mistakes in war. However, when issues arise that are correctable, steps should be taken to preserve integrity or troops will begin to see the fight as futile and they'll become less enthusiastic to fight. Our government should work to have these improprieties cleaned up.
Cut and run...............Hell No! However, a recent Pentagon report states Iraq could be engulfed in a civil war within the next three months. The latest Pentagon report said: "The core conflict in Iraq changed into a struggle between Sunni and Shia extremists seeking to control key areas in Baghdad, create or protect sectarian enclaves, divert economic resources and impose their own respective political and religious agendas."
Death squads and terrorists "are locked in mutually reinforcing cycles of sectarian strife," the Pentagon said.
"The Sunni Arab insurgence remains potent and viable, although its visibility has been overshadowed by the increase in sectarian violence."
If the democratically elected Iraqi government isn't cleaned up ceremonies taking over military responsibilities won't make conditions on the ground any better. This has now become an Iraqi problem and the U.S. should remain in a support function still eliminating al-Qaeda in Iraq. The Iraqi's need to take responsibility and stop the civil violence by ensuring its officials are on the right side of Democracy.
Having a chief judge sympathetic to Saddam Hussein is not reassuring. Having cleric run militias must be stopped immediately. If the Iraqi's want the power they need to take on the full responsibility.
Of course in our country we need to contend with the appeasing Liberals. Appeasing tyrannical regimes will get you killed.
On the other hand, when the government you support backs a turn coat "moderate" in Rhode Island instead of a candidate with Conservative principles one must stop, look and listen. Is this about retaining the majority, against your own "prescribed" principles?
In elections around the country incumbent moderates were backed by the RNC and Bush adminstration, strictly against Conservative principles. The time has come to put up or shut up and election year politics against conservatives and the abysmal record of Republicans in Congress leaves one to question politics in Iraq.
If our sons and daughters are put into harms way can we trust the political rhetoric, which stands against our Conservative beliefs and principles?
On the home front can I trust the Republicans and this administration to support Conservative principles? So far it isn't looking good. However, the prospects of Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean running the country is still a great motivator to support what's "right" in our government.
In Iraq we must watch closely; stop, look and listen. Fatherly advice to my son? Always watch your back side, as well as all sides. Don't sell your soul, stick to your principles. You could be sleeping with the enemy.

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Blogger Beach Girl said...

LC, we thank you for the service of your son and the many sons and daughters on the battlefield. It does give one pause when our "children" are standing much taller than some of our elected officials.

What does it say when we find ourselves going to vote to choose the leaders whom we think will cause us less harm? I must support my Republican candidates because they do stand on principle and not rhetoric.

For your son, tell him for me that there is a lady who walks her little white dog on the boardwalk and thanks God for your son and for his defense of me.

9/14/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Thank You, my son will appreciate that.

He had a lady in an airport thank him for his service. However, she followed up with, "I would never allow my son in the service."

Nice, as long as someone else does the heavy lifting.

My son thanked her and walked away.

9/14/2006 02:26:00 PM  

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