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Friday, June 10, 2005
Shame on those who keep me free
As a proud American who basks in the glow of freedom every day of my life, except Tuesdays in months that have an odd number of days, I am very much ashamed of some recent behavior by some of those who keep me free. Oh forget that, I am ashamed of those who keep me free. If I am supposed to thank the local guy at the recruiting station for "liberating" Iraq, I can blame him for what others do...
First there is "Major General" Joseph Taluto reportedly saying that not all of our terrorist enemies in Iraq are evil terrorists and even that, "If a good, honest person feels having all these Humvees driving on the road, having us moving people out of the way, having us patrol the streets, having car bombs going off, you can understand how they could [want to fight us]" (Phil Sands, gulfnews.com, June 9).
Former CIA Director John M. Deutch is calling for the U.S. to leave Iraq "as soon as possible," which is before the President says we are done (Alvin Powell, Harvard News Office, June 9).
Former soldier Dagan Walters has blamed his experiences liberating Iraqis for why he allegedly raped a woman (KIROTV.com, June 9). Why didn't this woman thank him for protecting her? Was it because she was a "call girl" and thus not very high in the morals department? Yes.
Two members of the Navy have been arrested and accused of trying to transport illegal drugs into Australia (Jade Bilowol, The Australian, June 9). Australia is a great friend of American freedom and we do not want their kids to become druggies like ours are.
The best way of describing how vile these actions are is to say these actions are as shameful as those of Harry Reid who is now saying if he doesn't get his way on getting some documents, he won't allow a vote on the President's choice to be the ambassador to the United Nations (CNN, June 9). And we all know how bad that is.
If President Bush makes a decision, it must be a good one and it is our job to follow it and support it, unless it is a bad decision, which this one is not.