Monday, October 08, 2007

Phony Soldiers

The Democrats are up in arms over Rush Limbaugh saying two words ("phony soldiers") to a caller who was referring to the likes of Jesse MacBeth, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, and others. These people make up things to say about our troops and try to gain credibility by enhancing their military service, much like the Senator from North Vietnam and Tom Harkin. They are, in fact, phony soldiers attempting to steal the valor of our military.

Now, it is interesting to me who is leading this fight. Notice the names of the folks who voted AGAINST condemnation of (previous article), and then note the names of those on the letter from Senator Reid.

Anybody surprised? Who do YOU think really "supports the troops"?


Hawkeye® said...

Hey Rick,

Good article. I think it's pretty obvious why these dirt-bags came out swinging against Rush... They looked so stupid not standing up for Petraeus against the likes of, that they felt they had to do something about it. You know, something intelligent like: "I know you are, but what am I?"... or, the classic: "Oh yeah? Well, you're TWICE as unpatriotic as we are!"

(:D) Best regards...

camojack said...

The following is a letter from a friend of mine, who is currently in Iraq.

Hello from Baghdad


Sorry it has taken me so long to e-mail. Been busy.

Things are going well here. Gen. Petraeus is correct. The surge is working, no matter what the liberal media says. I know it is. I see the results. Iraqi citizens are turning on Al Qaeda in more and more areas every day. The concerned citizens program is paying off big time. Lots of good news that often does not get reported, of course.

Still though, there is a lot of work to do. I believe that getting AQ out of Iraq will go a long way toward the end state of having the Iraqi government provide security for their own country. After that is accomplished, it is only a matter of time before the sectarian violence diminishes.

You know, the problem now, in my humble opinion is that all the different groups have seen "victory" as their own end state. Everyone wants "peace," but still they have been using "victory" as a means to get to "peace." That is changing. The local Shieks have begun to take steps to establish peace in their own neighborhoods. It is working. I would not be surprised to see many areas of Iraq clean up their own AOs much like the Kurds in the north have done.

Bottom line - local guys are cleaning their own house.

The wild card remains what the Iraqi national government will do. Who knows. We cannot count on our own congress to be a role model, so I don't think there is any reasonable expectation for Jeffersonian Democracy to break out in the Iraqi national gov't.

It won't matter if the locals can just keep peace in their own neighborhoods. Kind of like a "trickle-up" effect.

That's my ramblings for today.

Take care and write back.

Pat'sRick© said...

Exactly on point. The pathetic thing is that they don't seem to realize how they are perceived outside of their base.

Thanks for the letter. If I had my way, this would be posted around the world.

Pat'sRick© said...

I forgot to mention to thank your bud for giving us real news from the front.

Seth said...

Good post, Rick --

I believe the Democrats are hurting themselves in ways they don't even comprehend (don't be too critical of them, though, it's really not their fault they live, collectively, in La-La Land), and have been doing so for some time.

They have abused their majority by using it almost exclusively as a political weapon against the Bush Administration and the GOP, in large part because such tactics provide a distraction from the reality that they have nothing of a pro-active nature to offer the American people, yet want to run the country just the same.

It came as no surprise to me when the usual suspects over there on the left refused to condemn the MoveOn "Betray-Us" ad, though I was a bit surprised when those same folks pounced on the opportunity to make such transparently obvious political hay over intentionally misconstrued remarks made by a private sector radio personality.

And bring it to Congressional level, to boot!

Today's Democrats and their far left masters (the dudes & dudettes who finance their campaigns) don't endorse the concept of any persons whose opinions don't mirror their own being heard. The First Ammendment applies only to those on the left side of our political equation, and they see an attempt to discredit Rush as a worthwhile use of the taxpayers' time.

Pat'sRick© said...

Thanks for the input. The atmosphere in Washington is so rarified that they lose all contact with reality.
Of course, some of them live in the coasts - some even overseas.

camojack said...

No worries. I've posted it in a number of places, with his permission, of course.

It's the kind of news that should be broadcast, but is not...