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A letter to my commander
Me ^ | 20 Mar 2006 | Ethan E. Harris

Posted on 03/20/2006 11:18:14 PM PST by usarmymedic

No offense, and this may not be directed to you, but for all those who are crying foul of this current administration, I bring the following:

I still haven't heard one credible criticism of this current administration. Truthfully, of all the stuff that's out there, none of it measures up to valid, tangible truth. If you added it all up and sold it on Ebay, you wouldn't even be able to buy a cup of coffee off the profits.

I've heard all sorts of stuff about Halliburton. That's part of what they do. That's their jobs. They make money on defense. What else would they do? Ooh, Cheney used to be with Halliburton. That's a big conspiracy, right? Way to keep that secret. Somebody recently brought that up to me like it was this big to do. Yeah, that's President Bush being tricky. He would select a VP that used to be with Halliburton and then plan out a war in 8 months. Yeah, that worked well keeping that a secret. What a mastermind! This is the same argument that "anti-war" activists used against Johnson during Vietnam. Halliburton gained a whopping 2.4% profit margin in 2003. 1.4% in 2nd quarter of 2004. Would YOU invest in that? Michael Moore invested in Halliburton (even though he says he never invests in ANYTHING). But we don't hear that on the evening news. Moore has made twice as much off war as Halliburton. He's not complaining about those profits, is he? Is he giving proceeds or even a percentage to children of fallen soldiers? Probably not.

Sexist or Racist? GW Bush has more minorities in office than Clinton and Franken added together. Do a little digging and find out how many minorities Al F. has hired in the last few years. Everybody knows that Bill loved women, so no argument there. Oh, he had a black guy in office. But I think that guy was shot in the back of the head in an airline crash over a third-world country, or something like that. Clinton's attorney could probably verify the veracity of that, but he's not available right now. I think he died of depression in a park around DC somewhere or got run over by a train while sleeping on the tracks. Something weird like that, and totally believable too.

Election fiascoes? Even the NY Times ended up giving in to the numbers. And they are just about the most liberal of all newspapers. Don't know if anyone else is more left on the spectrum. Not one investigative report by any credible news source came up with anything for Gore (and people are still complaining). Not even Clinton won more than 50% of the popular vote. Either time. Bush did though. Twice. Oh, and so did Reagan.

Forewarning of 9/11? The actual Presidential Daily Briefing doesn't even mention airplanes, except that Bin Ladin wanted to use one as a threat to secure the release of an Arab prisoner. All mention about attacks on Federal buildings wouldn't have applied anyway, the Twin Towers aren't Federal. The backstory actually had more to do with an assassination attempt on President Bush in Genoa. Bush didn't worry about his own safety or any threats on Federal buildings. Why should he? The CIA surely wasn't concerned.

Military enlistments? Nothing there. Just see my last research on it. Nothing. Nada. Try harder, Al and Janeane. You're running out of audiences. By the way, did you know you're going broke? That credibility thing is a killer.

No WMD? You've seen the articles. They have been found all over Iraq. This info has also been directly reported to the UN. WMD have been found and it has been reported ad nauseum. I have even more stuff on file that hasn't been reported.

No one heard of Bin Laden before 9/11? Clinton did. OBL attacked a lot of our Marines in 1992. World Trade Center in 1993. He had a role in the ambush in Mogadishu. His masterminding the bombing of the Office of Program Manager of the Saudi Guard in Riyadh. The 1996 attack on the US Air Force in Saudi. Bin Laden declared war on the US five times from 96-98. Two American embassies were attacked within nine minutes of each other in 98. Bin Laden organized that. As a matter of fact, Bin Laden was mentioned over 18,000 times on US news channels from 1997 to 2001, according to research on Lexis-Nexis. Guess who was offered Bin Laden on a silver platter and never did anything about it? It wasn't a Republican.

What else do they have to offer? A bunch of ranting by a bunch of out of work actors? No wonder they're mad. They can't get a good script and they are trying to create a blockbuster of a made for TV movie. Yeah, that's credibility in action. Nothing from Airhead America is true. Nothing. All this negative criticism is worth poo. I can't take it anymore. Doesn't it irritate you that all this rampant garbage is out there? Some B movie actors and out of work comedians pissed off about how conditions are. I feel bad for them that they can't sign a contract to play a fictional character, dissociated from reality in their Hollywood bungalows, and make millions off popcorn and diet coke, but really, that doesn't mean they are the most dependable sources of real life events in the world around us, does it?

The reason I write all this is I JUST got done reading an article about how Charlie Sheen believes that 9/11 is a big conspiracy put on by the Bush administration to get into war.


Yeah, within 8 months and with former Clinton appointees, President Bush organized a massive military strike on two countries for oil. Yeah, that makes a whole lot of sense. Shut down oil production in order to increase it? Look at the economic dynamic. It just doesn't make any sense. The price of gas always goes up during a conflict in the Middle East. We've seen that before. The US never takes control of another countries exports. Never. And what, now we're supposed too? It's the same criticism as Desert Storm and we all know that we never took one ounce of oil then.

It's a rehash of all the same crap and it's never true. But folks keep trying the same old tired arguments and it doesn't wash with reality.

I think I figured out what is at the root of people like Sheen and his dad. As long as it's a Republican in office, they have to complain about something. They have to invent problems with a Michael-Mooreish fringe of truth to make all the nutjobs look like their telling the truth. Maybe there is something going on? Unless they have someone in office that is convicted of perjury, impeached and disbarred, they just aren't happy. Or perhaps they are just upset their guy got it in the shorts and they want some blood. Problem is that none of the arguments float. It's like wiping before you take a dump, it doesn't make any sense.

However, in response to all this, the NY Times respond to valid attacks on America with disdain. Not toward the terrorists, but toward the US. A group of Arab men, trained by Bin Laden, plan to attack the US in 2002. The FBI arrests them. The NY Times, however, create an uproar by using a staged photo of a little boy holding a toy gun aimed at a sign that said "Arabian Foods," demonstrating American racism. Yeah. Those poor terrorists. Let's get those little old ladies in the airport! They are the real problem. Those little old shoes on the bottom of those little old feet carry little old bombs. Let's not profile the 19 ARAB MEN trying to kill us.

From 9/11 to the end of 2002, the Bush administration stopped over 100 attempts of terrorist attacks on US soil. The Clinton administration stopped how many? Not Kobar Towers. Not the Cole. Not the Twin Towers. Arguably twice!

I could really go on for days and days or pages and pages about the above material. This is verifiable. It is documented. It is tangible. It is actionable.

My point is that I am opposed to people like Phil Donahue and his masking of his fealty to the US. He said that the real protesters were those who protested America. Those were the real patriots. What planet does he belong to? You're a patriot if you defy your country? This is a folding in half of Webster in order to make himself feel justified in his defense of being an idiot. Apparently, it's more patriotic to attack American than defend it. That makes a whole lot of sense.

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." Know who said that? A President in office. In 1998.

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." Know who? Gore. 2002.

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." Care to guess? Kennedy. Sep 2002. He says "many years." Where did he get that? Many years? Surely more than one.

"[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein." John Kerry. 2003.

I agree with those above. My evidence is:

16 Sep 2001. OBL [Osama bin Laden] and the Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group members visited Iraq. ABC News!

24 Sep 2002. UNSCOM report to the UN Security Council in January 1999 and earlier UNSCOM reports, we assess that when the UN inspectors left Iraq they were unable to account for: -- up to 360 tonnes of bulk chemical warfare agent, including 1.5 tonnes of VX nerve agent; -- up to 3,000 tonnes of precursor chemicals, including approximately 300 tonnes which, in the Iraqi chemical warfare programme, were unique to the production of VX; -- growth media procured for biological agent production (enough to produce over three times the 8,500 litres of anthrax spores Iraq admits to having manufactured); -- over 30,000 special munitions for delivery of chemical and biological agents.

6 Feb 2003 [George Tenet to Bob Graham:] We have solid reporting of senior level contacts between Iraq and Al Qaida.

6 Apr 2003 ALBU MUHAWISH, Iraq - U.S. soldiers evacuated an Iraqi military compound on Sunday after tests by a mobile laboratory confirmed evidence of sarin nerve gas.

2 Mar 2004 In June 2002, U.S. officials say intelligence had revealed that Zarqawi and members of al-Qaida had set up a weapons lab at Kirma, in northern Iraq.

15 Apr 2004 Iraqi Nuclear Gear Found in Europe. UNITED NATIONS report! The UN gave this report.

26 Apr 2004 Saddam's WMD have been found. (These are national news headlines here)

17 May 2004 BAGHDAD, Iraq — A roadside bomb containing sarin nerve agent recently exploded.

11 Jun 2004 UN inspectors: Saddam shipped out WMD before war and after.

25 Jun 2004 Iraq Survey Chief: More WMD Found.

2 Jul 2004 Chemical munitions found by Polish soldiers

6 Jul 2004 US removes Iraqi nuclear and radiological materials, joint operations conducted with US Dept of Energy and Defense.

8 Aug 2005 "U.S. soldiers stormed into a warehouse in Mosul, Iraq, on August 8, 2005, and were surprised to find 1,500 gallons of chemical agents.

08 Nov 2005 Carl Levin: "I think basically they decided immediately after 9/11 to go after Saddam. They began to--look there was plenty of evidence that Saddam had nuclear weapons, by the way. That is not in dispute. There is plenty of evidence of that." Levin!!! And this just months ago. Levin!

December 2005 "Contrary to how its findings were summarized in the mainstream media, the committee’s report explicitly concluded that al Qaeda did in fact have a cooperative, if informal, relationship with Iraqi agents working under Saddam.

This article lays out evidence of WMD found in Iraq and much more telling information regarding the war against terrorism that would shut the mouths of Grrrrrrofalo and Al Frankenstain. I have really had it from this sick war-mongers. They count the dead and say they support us? Their followers wave their "Bush lied" banners in our faces when we leave post and say they support us? Do I make policy? No.

15 Feb 2006 — ABC News has obtained 12 hours of tape recordings of Saddam Hussein meeting with top aides during the 1990s, tapes apparently recorded in Baghdad's version of the Oval Office. (ABC News strikes again)

The tapes also reveal Iraq's persistent efforts to hide information about weapons of mass destruction programs from U.N. inspectors well into the 1990s. In one pivotal tape-recorded meeting, which occurred in late April or May of 1995, Saddam and his senior aides discuss the fact that U.N. inspectors had uncovered evidence of Iraq's biological weapons program — a program whose existence Iraq had previously denied.

At one point Hussein Kamel, Saddam's son-in-law and the man who was in charge of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction efforts can be heard on the tapes, speaking openly about hiding information from the U.N.

"We did not reveal all that we have," Kamel says in the meeting. "Not the type of weapons, not the volume of the materials we imported, not the volume of the production we told them about, not the volume of use. None of this was correct."

That is my response to all this business created by Sheehan and Moore and all those who denounce this current administration. The record stands and no amount of Air America arguments have been able to topple it. Not one shred of tangible, verifiable evidence. Nothing can stand up against this evidence of WMD. Nothing. No amount of denunciation or recanting can prevail. Chappaquiddick Teddy is asking us all to be morally responsible. John "blows-a-grenade-in-a-rice-heap-and-hits-himself-with-a-piece-of-rice-in-the-rump-and-gets-a-Purple-Heart" Kerry is asking us what? For action on his last stance, his former stance, his prior stance or his current stance or his future stance on Iraq? I get lost sometimes. Help a brother out. I want to honor vets, because I am one.

Mr. Kerry? You there? Hello? I grant that I was still a toddler when you were meeting with the North Vietnamese in Paris and when Senator McCain was still in Hanoi, but I'm still willing to talk.

SGT Harris

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; election; halliburton; kennedy; kerry; moore; protest; sexism; sheehan; sheen; waronterror; wmd
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1 posted on 03/20/2006 11:18:19 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: usarmymedic

Forgive my bluntness, no offense intended. Are you really an Army Medic?

2 posted on 03/20/2006 11:23:30 PM PST by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Squantos; StarCMC; AmericanInfidel0; Laurita; CMS; The Sailor; ...

Great read ping!

3 posted on 03/20/2006 11:23:39 PM PST by Issaquahking
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To: Spruce

Yes. I'm sorry for posting as such. I know my command frowns on us taking political positions, but I couldn't resist at this point. I was brought to this point by peer pressure. By force? By coercion? I give up...I'm busted.

4 posted on 03/20/2006 11:26:22 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: usarmymedic

Great article, Thanks for posting it.

5 posted on 03/20/2006 11:30:36 PM PST by de Buillion (Greater love hath no man than this, that which Shepard Smith hath for himself.)
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To: usarmymedic

May God bless you.

My family and I thank you.

From the deepest depths of our hearts. Thank you.

6 posted on 03/20/2006 11:31:26 PM PST by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: de Buillion

Thank you. Very much. That means a lot. I am worried about coming under fire for such, but oh, well, "c'est la white flag," as the French would say.

7 posted on 03/20/2006 11:32:15 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: Spruce

That is very gracious of you. Forgive me for this, but I truly have given nothing.

8 posted on 03/20/2006 11:33:10 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: Issaquahking

So I'm an idyet...what is "ping"?

9 posted on 03/20/2006 11:34:39 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: usarmymedic

This is absolutely great!

Many thanks!

10 posted on 03/20/2006 11:34:42 PM PST by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: usarmymedic
Thank you for posting.

Thank you for your service to our country. My appreciation for you knows no bounds! God bless and keep you.

11 posted on 03/20/2006 11:35:24 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: JennysCool

Thank you. You are as your namesake. Spread the joy. I have a feeling that most folks think we in the military are disfunkshunal and inept in the realm of current events. Odd, don't ya think? Since we're the guys in the thick of "it"?

12 posted on 03/20/2006 11:37:49 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: usarmymedic

I hope that you don't take any flak for posting this. I thank YOU for your service, and everything that you do for our troops!

13 posted on 03/20/2006 11:38:28 PM PST by de Buillion (Greater love hath no man than this, that which Shepard Smith hath for himself.)
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To: usarmymedic

Greetings from another (former) 91B..Alpha Company 232 Med Bn (AIT SUMMER '93)

14 posted on 03/20/2006 11:42:54 PM PST by a_dem_no_more (I became a conservative on 9/11)
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To: usarmymedic
Hey, sounds like you are a great American to me! Thank you for your service!

ping is just a call to those in the list to come see an article or post.

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15 posted on 03/20/2006 11:43:35 PM PST by Issaquahking
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To: Justanobody

You are not a "nobody". You are why I joined the Army. Thank you for being there and being worth giving my career choice! You do know that's why we do it. Not initially, no. We first join because we want to prove that we are truly men [Of course, I'm only speaking for my gender, no offense]! And then we realize that it goes beyond us and out to our families and friends. We see what an impact it has in our communities. After a long while, we see how it truly impacts international relations, military service that is, and how the detractors are ALWAYS the ones who have something negative to add to the mix of anti-US commentary. After all is said, folks like myself try to resign themselves to supporting people like you and ignore those who deny democracy and freedom. That's not a quip. That is truly how I feel and how I see my ultimate command structure. For the vast part, those above me and those under my command are in it for the long haul and love to give our time (and arguably our lives) for the time we have at home with people like you. I wouldn't trade it for all of Bin Laden's money.

16 posted on 03/20/2006 11:44:28 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: de Buillion

Ah, well. I receive flak for many things, but usually in ranting at the "peace protestors" in front of my installation. Turns out, one time, one of the ladies was a friend of my mom. Ooh. That took some due diligence in seeing a resolution!

17 posted on 03/20/2006 11:46:39 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: a_dem_no_more

HA! I was a 91A, then 91B, then 91W, did the conversion, and now we're going to be 68W. Woohoo. Civilian credentials bite. But I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything. Well, maybe a DIA job. I would trade for that.

18 posted on 03/20/2006 11:48:27 PM PST by usarmymedic
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To: usarmymedic

You're not busted.
No one here is going to tell on you.
God bless you and thank you for your
service to our country.

19 posted on 03/20/2006 11:49:43 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Issaquahking

You are a Great American. Thank you for the insight.

20 posted on 03/20/2006 11:50:10 PM PST by usarmymedic
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