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From the front and aimed at the rear
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Wow.

Go and read LTC John M. Kanaley's letter addressed to those members of Congress "to those opposed to the war." It's brilliant.

A tidbit or two:
The American soldiers are not concerned about arguments that Saddam Hussein’s payments to terrorists did not contribute to September 11th. They do not want to hear that Hussein’s acquiescence to the presence of the barbarian Zarqawi in Iraq in 2001 was not a threat to our country. They are not going to analyze whether Hussein’s “secular government” would ever conspire with religious fanatics to attack the U.S. More importantly, they do not consider the war in Iraq as a “distraction” from the efforts in Afghanistan. Yet, this is the anti-war mantra heard ever since the Islamo-fascists had the temerity to attack American troops. These are the same people who crashed jetliners into innocent Americans and you want to withdraw because they shoot back. What did you expect? This is war. Unfortunately, we were going to experience losses. Each loss is tragic, but each loss represents the yearning not to allow another innocent American to be attacked on U.S. soil ever again. Their lives were not lost in vain.
More:
You constantly refer to the “failure” and “defeat” of Vietnam to justify your criticism of the current war. It is an unusual thought that you revel in the so-called defeat in Vietnam and optimistically predict the same self-induced conclusion in Iraq. To paraphrase John S. Mill: War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The degraded state of patriotic feeling, which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who cares about nothing more than himself is a selfish figure who has no chance at being free, unless provided by others better than himself.

When you criticize the President and the war effort, you are criticizing every service-member in this war. Please do not patronize the public with the often heard, “I support the troops, but I don’t support the war.” You cannot support the troops without supporting the war because their mission in life right now is to win the war, provide security for our country, and return home safely with honor.
As has been said often here, I don't buy the "I support the troops, but not the war" nonsense and apparently neither do the troops.

Much, much more to it. Go read the whole thing. It's awesome.
 
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More importantly, they do not consider the war in Iraq as a "distraction" from the efforts in Afghanistan. Yet, this is the anti-war mantra heard ever since the Islamo-fascists had the temerity to attack American troops. These are the same people who crashed jetliners into innocent Americans ....
Right - after all, they have brown skin, speak Arabic, and are Islamic. Just like the 9/11 hijackers.

This is so much more of the same Bush propaganda. I remember a few weeks ago this website went on and on about how Bush never said Iraq was responsible for 9/11. Then you turn around and aaprovingly quote some guy who said that the Iraqis we are fighting in "war in Iraq" - and we are, by and large, fighting Iraqis - are the "same people" who mastermined 9/11.

So now are you saying Iraq was behind 9/11? I wish you’d make up your mind.




 
Written By: mkultra
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God, learn to read and pay a little bit of attention to history:
...ever since the Islamo-fascists had the temerity to attack American troops.
Al Queda - USS Cole, Khobar Towers
These are the same people who crashed jetliners into innocent Americans...
Al Queda - WTC.

So now are you saying Iraq was behind 9/11?

Uh, no, and neither is he.

 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/
The LTC said,
You constantly refer to the "failure" and "defeat" of Vietnam to justify your criticism of the current war. It is an unusual thought that you revel in the so-called defeat in Vietnam and optimistically predict the same self-induced conclusion in Iraq.
My opinion is that the left is not only predicting defeat, they want defeat. This is because defeat will validate their opinion about the war as folly, as well as damage their political enemies. Whereas a victory in Iraq, with the Iraqi people enjoying the fruits of Liberty, will show the left as small-minded isolationists who only care about the "little man" if doing so doesn’t involve any inconvenience or sacrifice.

While I’m at it, I’m also skeptical about those who claim that the only desirable condition is "peace".

Why am I skeptical? Because tyrants are ubiquitous and eternal. Therefore, the struggle for Liberty (also known as "war") is ubiquitous and eternal. Sometimes war is hot; sometimes war is cold; and it takes the night off. But it will never really go away, provided that those who desire Liberty will pick up arms against those who desire tyranny.

Therefore, the only way to achieve "peace" is to hand the tyrants the keys to free nations.

My friends, I am not willing to live in a nation with that kind of peace.

—-Tom Nally, New Orleans





 
Written By: Tom Nally
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Thank god we have people like LTC Kanaley on our side. He puts it quite clearly and uses history as a spot light for what is happening now.

As for MK and his ’more Bush Propoganda’... ummm, no, it’s not. It is the lucid writing of a learned man who is doing something you are utterly incapable of. You should at least give him the credit he has earned and deserves.
 
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