Skip to comments.Soldier's Response to the Coward Caucus in Congress
Posted on 02/17/2007 1:33:38 PM PST by Jemian
My son is currently serving in Iraq, at a post north of Baghdad. He is a gunner with an engineering unit; his main job is watch for bad guys and blast them. The following are comments he made to some friends last night. The episode he discusses was Saturday morning. I thought y'all might be interest in what he had to say about the situation over there. FWIW, his morale is great. You can see he is committed to the mission.
The friggin terrorists tried to hurt our friends today. The attacked some IPs not to far from us, and then when the armor near us responded to the IPs cries for help and came rushing over with some serious firepower, they ran like little girls. My unit saw no action, but we sure heard it. A round flew over us, and so some of the guys who were working with us who dont go out to much took cover. The rest of us just laughed. It was funny. We were behind a hill, and about a kilometer away, so we were pretty safe. A few IPs [Iraqi Police] got hurt, and so prayers go out to those wounded guys. They have to live in this country where thier families could be killed for thier involvement in the Iraqi Police, so I have alot of respect for them.
It really amazes me how the IPs and Iraqi Army persist even though our politicians doubt them back home. I've seen them take terrorists, and detain them. I've seen IA tanks hold the high ground. I dont know why we doubt these guys. They do more of the heavy stuff than we do. They really are stepping up, and though they pay the price (I saw them get hit, they took one KIA, and one more had his guts hanging out) they still fight on. These guys have some serious beliefs in what they can make their country into. I believe in them.
This whole thing going on back home is just not right. We should not run and abandon this country. Saddam needed to be punished. He had ridiculed the world, and had opressed his people. People say that we have brought carnage? We have not done nothing compared to Saddam. He was a killer and did it to his own people. I'm not sorry that we came here, and I'm sure not going to run out on these people. I'm no person to ever do that, and I'll stand by these people here.
One of the translators told me some about the former regime. His brother was killed by Saddam. Every time we talk he says more and more about how much better it is for Iraqis now. The kids smile and wave when they see us pass by. The people here are always nice to us as well. It might be because we carry automatic weapons, but so did Saddam and they sure didnt like him.
When asked for prayer requests a few weeks ago, he responded with "Pray the American people get a clue and vote Republican." I am sure he didn't mean those 17 cowardly traitors. I bet he meant men like Jeff Sessions from Alabama.
Your son deserves a big vote of thanks from all of us.
People like your son shows me the country will be in good hands, should we be able to get Democrats back out of power.
Thanks Jemian & JT. We remember who voted with our troops, and who did not.
God bless your fine - brave son and his mates.
I support your son, his mates and their efforts as well as my Grandson who in US Marine training now.
PING...and maybe others can use their lists.
You must be very proud. It`s obvious that your son comes from a great family. All of those white flagers that voted yea either don`t understand what they did or, don`t care.
That is a good idea for all of us. Let them know the soldier's point of view. We're from Alabama, so Mike Rogers voted for JT; (Yellow Dog) Bud Cramer voted to kill JT. They will be hearing from me.
Thank you for posting this Jemian.
God Bless JT, our military and all their families who miss them. Stay safe and know you are appreciated and loved.
((( Jemian )))
God bless you, your son and all of our brave troops.
___ big pings lists needed ___
Thanks for posting his words, and please let him know of our support for the troops AND their mission.
Thanks to both your wonderful son and to you.
I wish that just some of the Iraqis could know that there are those of us back here who really do care about what happens to them.
Maybe your son will let them know that.
We need to start a letter writing campaign to the Calif Dept. of Corrections parole board. Our nation needs sirhan sirhan paroled immediately.
Okay, thanks! Did he choose his screen or did mom? :0)
My humble prayers for all and my sincere thanks for their service to our country.
LOL! He chose his screen name. He claims that a full 2/3s of my gray hair were caused by him, although I have three kids! He might be right.
We need to hold up our troops in prayer more now than ever before.
I have a strong sense that GOD is going to use the Democrats and RINO's treason for good.
Thank you again for letting us know how your HERO feels.
And a BIG BUMP to this thread!
God bless your family.
We can never repay the sacrifice nor reward the resolve shown by our soldiers.
Thank you JT for serving our great Country. You are in our hearts and prayers as are the IP. I appreciate the sacrifices you guys and your families are making to protect us. May God richly bless your efforts.
Thanks for the post!
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