Skip to comments.Good versus Evil. Get used to it.
Posted on 05/11/2004 4:55:45 PM PDT by Pukin Dog
I just watched the Nick Berg decapitation video. I watched it three times. I downloaded it, and I intend to watch it again and again and again. I am going to watch it until I am sure that I will never again forget the difference between Good and Evil. Now I am going to run my mouth and hope it does some good.
I have been meaning to write a post regarding the Iraqi Prisoner abuse scandal, and its relationship to the earlier LTC West issue, where I was in the extreme minority who felt that West should have been prosecuted and thrown out of the Army. Now, todays video, I feel compelled to address these issues with you good folks. Recently I had the opportunity to talk to a couple of WWII veterans about their war and ours, and the differences in the US from then to now.
I got the sense that people from that earlier generation feel that they saved us and failed us at the same time. They saved us by winning the war, but they failed us in allowing us to forget why they were willing to fight and die for you and me in such numbers. They talked about signing up for the Army the day after Pearl Harbor, how there was no doubt in their minds about what they were doing, no one questioning the rightness of their cause or suggesting that the US deserved what happened to us that day.
On a trip from San Diego to Washington, I stopped at the Air Museum in Tillamook OR. Do yourself a favor and visit the place if you ever are in the area. It is inside a huge Blimp Hanger where Blimps were stored between missions patrolling the Pacific Coast during the early days of WWII. It is next to an airfield where an F-14 that was donated to the museum blew a tire trying to stop on their 500 ft runway. They made it. Inside that museum, there are aircraft and other displays that do a very good job reminding visitors of the sacrifices made by those who came before us.
I felt a bit of shame that at the time I was on my way to Everett WA to learn about the Boeing 777, instead of back in the Navy flying the Tomcat in defense of my country. There are displays of former aviators who lost their lives, their ribbons laid out next to their uniforms, with their pictures on the walls. Men who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that you and I could sit back tonight and argue whether Shack or Kobe can come back against the Spurs, as if that was all we needed to be concerned about tonight.
Today, instead of enjoying my time off, I am filled with rage about what was done to that civilian by those bastard in sheets so brave they could not show their faces while they cut, no they SAWED that young mans head off while he screamed in agony. More so, I am outraged by the performance of the popular media. I am without Fox News in my hotel room tonight, so I have been forced to watch CNN tell me over and over that Taguba said that the Prisoner Scandal was a failure of leadership and cut the tape before Taguba can be shown saying from the Brigadier General on down, in a blatant attempt to spin what the man said to appear to be an indictment of the Bush administration. I have drawn my conclusion: CNN is Evil.
I watched as much of todays hearings as CNN would show where it appeared that they would cut away whenever a positive point was being made. I watched Senator Byrd and the other Democrats poke and poke and poke, looking for anything that would fuel anger against President Bush, in clear disregard of what the witnesses said. Senate Democrats are Evil. I cant help but be reminded that there are people in this country who actively support these Senators. They vote for them over and over again. In my book, Ted Kennedy is a murderer, yet he sits there passing judgment on others as though he was saintly against a President he considers to be beneath him. Teddy Kennedy is Evil personified. I see the Democrats and Media passing judgment on our President and I think of what they might be saying were this May of 1942, instead of 2004. Does anyone doubt that they would be actively working against our men fighting WWII?
These are sick people. SICK. The fact that they hold office means that at least 40% of this country is made up of either sick or stupid people. I did not risk my life for 22 years in the Navy defending these people, but the rest of the nation that keeps them at bay. I hope I was defending those who can disagree with the strategy and actions of our President, yet respect his integrity and honesty. Nothing bothers me more than to link to Free Republic and see a gathering of so-called Conservatives bashing our President because they have some disagreement with his actions. There is never any context or perspective, just attack. We dont consider the enormous responsibilities of his office, when the most important thing some of us have to do each day is let out the cat. Why cant we disagree without disrespect?
The hardest decision I will make today will be where I eat dinner. I wont come online to attack people who are tasked with saving my life from terrorism, no matter how much I may disagree with a tactic or idea. Call me Bush-bot, say I drank the Kool-aid, say whatever, but dont assume that while you sit there with a coke and a smile, that you know what its like to be someone in the Bush Administration responsible for your American ass, before you rush off to participate in some Web poll because you cant stand it if that poll disagrees with you to the point where you dont mind making money the site that produced the poll you so desperately want to lean your way. Even if that site is CNN or MSNBC, whose mission is to take away your independence. WTF are you doing?
Folks it is our turn. If America is to remain true to the nation that those who went before us wanted it to be, we will never forget what those on the other side of the aisle are trying to do to us. I remember not too long ago, under a Democrat president, when I did not know if my squadron was going to be allotted the fuel and maintenance money necessary to keep our pilots skills up to par. Flight hours were cut and cut again, while Bill Clinton was trying to find ways to give more of your money to PBS and the NEA so that they could respectively lie and offend us. There are Democrats in Congress who think we landed on Mars, who cant get a credit card, who have never had a private sector job, who take great pride in taking your money and giving it to some loser who couldnt spell cat if you spotted them the C and the T. That is their constituency. They are EVIL.
I have no doubt that Bush is going to win in November. I know that that opinion is not shared among all of us, but I dont know why not, when it is up to us to make it happen. If Bush does NOT win, it will be our fault, because we will have decided that what is going on right now against us is acceptable. We will have decided that our opponents on the left are just well-meaning people who just disagree with us on the issues, instead of the evil bastards they happen to be. I dont know if every evil person knows themselves to be evil, and I dont care. All I know is that while Americans are roasted, and hung on bridges like overcooked brisket, and soldiers are shot at from places of worship, and a civilians head swinging from the fist of a coward in a mask, CNN, the DNC and liberals all over the world are trying to blame my President for everything wrong in the world, instead of the evil perpetrators committing these actions.
At the same time, we give ratings to Chris Matthews, watch CNNs commercials, listen to Don Imus, stay up for Nightline, and wish Joe Scarborough success as he forgets where he came from, so he can serve his liberal masters and keep his job. This is the last night I stay in a hotel that does not have FoxNews available. I may be crazy, but I dont want to pay to be propagandized. I dont want to hear anymore about how scandalous it is to embarrass an Iraqi terrorist, when these networks wont even show these terrorists killing one of our people. We are at war with the Democrats and the Media, and if we are to save ourselves from their goals, we must hurt them where they will feel it. Just dont watch. Dont listen, and for gods sake DONT POLL. Make the bastards earn their money by become fair and balanced.
Ive got a lot more to say, but my fingers hurt. If I offended you, just wait, because Ill be back with more. If you get a chance, watch the video. It will hurt and disgust you, but it will remind you of what we are up against.
Did just that the other day. Had business to stay in the Crowne [something] hotel in downtown Cedar Rapids for 4 days. But I left early and stayed somewhere else, because the cruds didn't have Fox News.
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