Here’s some stuff about the Iraqi Theatre in the War on Terror that you won’t see in the MainStreamMedia…..
Outstanding “on-the-ground” embedded blogger coverage of the war on terror in Iraq by Michael Yon: Gates of Fire – August 25
High Re-enlistment Rates In Combat Units (of our ALL VOLUNTEER Armed Forces) – LittleGreenFootballs
If you truly “support the troops” then put your money where your mouth is. I donated $250 earlier this week to Soldiers’ Angels.
But here are the actions of some of the “support the troops, hate the policy” crowd…. Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital – Crosswalk.com (I at least hope there were no rainbow flags in the group!)
THIS is a grieving mother protesting the war? Hmmmm. Looks more like somebody on the set of a motion picture…. (Photo taken at “Camp Casey” in Crawford, TX)
President Speaks on War on Terror (full text at link) – WhiteHouse.gov
Our nation is engaged in a global war on terror that affects the safety and security of every American. In Iraq, Afghanistan and across the world, we face dangerous enemies who want to harm our people, folks who want to destroy our way of life.
There are few things in life more difficult than seeing a loved one go off to war. And here in Idaho, a mom named Tammy Pruett — (applause) — I think she’s here — (laughter) — knows that feeling six times over. (Applause.) Tammy has four sons serving in Iraq right now with the Idaho National Guard — Eric, Evan, Greg and Jeff. Last year, her husband Leon and another son, Eren, returned from Iraq, where they helped train Iraqi firefighters in Mosul. Tammy says this — and I want you to hear this — “I know that if something happens to one of the boys, they would leave this world doing what they believe, what they think is right for our country. And I guess you couldn’t ask for a better way of life than giving it for something that you believe in.” America lives in freedom because of families like the Pruetts.
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org