Saturday, December 02, 2006

Melting Green Army Guys with Jeb doesn't count, either.

Sen.-Elect Jim Webb served in Vietnam, where he received the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts. His son is currently serving in Iraq. Jim Webb was an early opponent of the war.

Rep. John Murtha, who served in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star with Combat "V", two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry has called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Rep. Silvestre Reyes, the new Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, served in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief and lost the hearing in his right ear from an explosion near his bunker. He voted against authorizing the war in Iraq.


President Bush has already indicated he will ignore any recommendation from the Iraq Study Group to withdraw all American troops by early 2008. In his weekly radio address, he stated:
I recognize that the recent violence in Iraq has been unsettling. Many people in our country are wondering about the way forward. The work ahead will not be easy, yet by helping Prime Minister Maliki strengthen Iraq's democratic institutions and promote national reconciliation, our military leaders and diplomats can help put Iraq on a solid path to liberty and democracy.



Forty-three dead and 91 injured in just one attack today, a week after 215 Iraqis were killed and more than 200 wounded in Sadr city.

Only a man who spent his military career keeping the United States safe from Mexico (when he wasn’t snorting coke and chasing tail in Alabama) would describe that news as “unsettling.” Men like Jim Webb, John Murtha and Silvestre Reyes, who actually experienced battle, might describe it as “horrific.”

January 20, 2009 cannot come fast enough.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Murray said...

Dee, I find that I have neither your street or your email address. It's time for my yearly Brag and Gag Rag and you can get your own coveted issue by merely sending your current address.

Murray

murray@grouseland.com

7:09 PM  
Anonymous cooper said...

(It looks like my comment didn't go through, so this is the second attempt. Sorry for the duplication.)

Happy Holidays, dee. I'm off to the Hathcock Early Christmas Celebration in WS. It gets harder and harder to find a time to get everyone together, so we are meeting before Christmas this year. I'll be on the lookout for your Prius. Susie's stepfather bought a Civic Hybrid a few months ago and he's having a ball with it. It's grayish blue and Bill and Marie are early seventyish, in case you happen to see them buzzing around town. They know me as "Steve", BTW, if you ever were to strike up a conversation with them. I'm glad we got to meet @ Felberpalooza. You seem like a fun person to know. Keep writing your blog and visiting FA!

your pal, cooper

scbumgarne@bellsouth.net

10:43 AM  

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