Skip to comments.Bring 'Em Home! [Right-Wing Peacenik Alert]
Posted on 12/23/2005 9:52:42 PM PST by Fiji Hill
The Iraq War is an unconstitutional, unjustifiable conflict devouring innocent lives and abetting the growth of an increasingly lawless leviathan state. It must be ended -- now.
Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Holley, born in Idaho and raised in Chula Vista, California, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on November 15. A three-time AAU Karate champion and accomplished artist, Holley followed in his father's footsteps by enlisting in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne. "It made me very proud that he actually wanted to be like his dad," recalled Holley's father, John, at the young soldier's December 2 funeral.
Matthew got engaged shortly before leaving for Iraq. In a letter to his parents just days before he was killed, he asked them to send him some crayons so he could teach Iraqi children how to draw. "No one will ever be able to know the extent to which [Matthew's] talents could have gone," observes his mother, Stacey, who also served in the military.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
And it took Herr Grigg until today to actually pretend to give a damn.
That is true, "The New American" is an organ.
I volunteered for the USN in 1967. Males and females have been volunteering for military service during times of war and peace for eons. I would suggest that the vast majority of their parents were not in favor, certainly not during time of war.
But, ask the young folks who volunteered and I'm sure a much different vote emerges. It's natural for parents to try to baby their children but it's also natural for young adults to choose to be adults and willing to accept the consequences. VN may have been a pain in the patoot sometimes but I didn't mind it all that much and have never regretted volunteering since.
I think I like the old, traditional American better.
Us or them, somebody's going to die. Given the choice I prefer them. On to Iran, Syria and North Korea!
They even have to trot out tired old "hero" John Fonda Murtha to try and make their points.
I get sick and tired of hearing the media complain about caskets being carried as cargo. When will someone ask them if it would be better to prop the body up in row 17, seat C for the flight home?
Of course the containers are in the cargo hold, its the only place on the plane they will fit.
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