Showing posts with label Defeatists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Defeatists. Show all posts

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Party of Defeat

"They were for the war before they were against it."

"Democrats have never found a war they couldn't lose."

The book by David Horowitz and Ben Johnson, "The Party of Defeat" can be purchased here.

Video with David Horowitz.



By Phil Orenstein
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, April 28, 2008

At no other time in our nation’s history, other than the period of the Civil War when Democrats supported secession and slavery and Republicans championed freedom, have we been so politically divided. Political unity in wartime has always been an article of faith as rival political parties during the Cold War era upheld the axiom “politics stops at the water’s edge.” Bipartisan unity prevailed even during the Vietnam War as both parties supported the war effort for over a decade and were in accord on military withdrawal when victory seemed no longer possible. Whether we are for the war or against it, we can all agree that it should not be used as a political football for the advantage of one political party over another.

Yet for the first time, opposition to the War in Iraq has become an obsessive partisan effort to lose the war and discredit our Commander in Chief. Wartime bipartisanship has been thrown under the bus. The Democratic Party leadership has crossed the line from constitutionally protected dissent and opposition to willful sabotage. The antiwar opposition is not just the radical fringe and loony leftists marching in the streets burning effigies of President Bush, but has now morphed into the Democratic Party in toto. This is the thesis of the new book The Party of Defeat, by David Horowitz and Ben Johnson.

In 2002 the vast majority of Democrats voted to authorize the use of military force in Iraq and Senators Kerry, Clinton, Kennedy and many other Congressional Democrats made impassioned speeches warning of the “real and grave threat to our security” that we face from Saddam Hussein if the “deadly arsenal of WMD in his hands” is not disarmed. Al Gore vouched for the “secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” Soon after the Gulf War II began, and the first operation ended with the triumphant march into Baghdad, Democrats joined in bipartisan unity celebrating the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime. However, the pro-war strategy of the Democratic Party soon made a U-turn, as a little known governor, Howard Dean unexpectedly captured the spotlight in the 2004 presidential campaign becoming the Democratic frontrunner as he galvanized the antiwar crowd into a frenzy of Bush hatred and blame America rhetoric.

The Democratic sea change was not prompted by any fact on the ground in Iraq. It was the Dean campaign channeling the mounting rage of antiwar radicals into a political movement of vehement opposition to the War in Iraq and the Patriot Act, which triggered the sudden change in Democratic strategy to oppose the war and brand the President a liar and a traitor. Presidential candidates Kerry and Edwards abruptly changed their positions on the war, and the balance of the Democratic leadership vied with one another to show off their new found antiwar credentials.

The Democratic Party crossed the line from mere opposition to undermining a war in progress. They divided the nation in a time of war and emboldened an enemy by proclaiming from the highest offices of our Capitol that President Bush deceived the American people by sending their sons and daughters to die fighting an unjust, unnecessary war for political gain. The antiwar chorus of the 2004 presidential contenders and Democratic leadership thundered to a climax as they vied for the $ millions offered by MoveOn.org, and George Soros and his vast cabal of radical 527 organizations, which deem that America is the enemy.

Senator Kennedy called the war “a catastrophic failure,” and a deliberate fraud telling the press: "There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically.” Kerry attacked the President declaring that “he misled every one of us.” Gore who lost the presidency in 2000 blasted Bush at a Democratic rally for “betraying the nation” by taking us into a war “that was preordained and planned before 9-11.” Rep. John Murtha accused the Marines of killing innocent Iraqis in cold blood.

The deafening chorus of defeat and surrender has continued unabated up until the present day turning a deaf ear to the news of progress on the ground due to the recent successes of the troop surge and defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Still they continue to declare the war unwinnable, illegal and a failure. Senator Edwards called the War on Terror a “bumper sticker slogan” and candidates Clinton and Obama relentlessly call for a premature withdrawal, oblivious to the glowing reports of victories.

General David Petraeus returned from Iraq April 8th to face a hostile reception on Capitol Hill. He delivered a sterling presentation on the growing cooperation of Sunni tribes, the Iraqi people’s desire for freedom, growth of the Iraqi security forces by 100,000 in the past year, sectarian violence down 70% throughout the country since June, decimation of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and Iraq’s Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki finally confronting the Shia militias in Basra trained, funded, and armed by Iran, which had been waiting to explode into mayhem since the recent precipitous withdrawal of British coalition troops.

The bloodshed in Basra is a preview of greater atrocities to come should U.S. forces stage a premature withdrawal as advocated by the Democrats. Petraeus cautioned against such a move saying that the victories are “fragile and reversible” and AQI would rush in to fill the void of a hasty withdrawal should the Democrats prevail.

General Petraeus reported the heartening news of the Anbar Awakening movement which started in the terror capitals of Fallujah and Ramadi and is now spreading throughout the country. A year ago these cities were the most violent places in Iraq. But today the overwhelming majority of residents and Sunni sheikhs renounced their allegiance to AQI and have “now aligned themselves with the Marines and the American-backed city government” realizing that “America is the lesser of evils,” writes Middle East reporter, Michael Totten in City Journal.

The insurgency arose in Fallujah in 2004 after a violent mob mutilated four Blackwater security contractors. U.S. troops launched an assault but quickly retreated, fearing Iraqis would perceive America as oppressive occupiers and violence would spread. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his band of foreign terrorists, al Qaeda in Iraq triumphantly marched in and were welcomed as liberators from the American “occupiers”. But instead of liberating, they seized power in order to establish the Islamic State of Iraq, and imposed Taliban-style rule more oppressive than anything Fallujans had ever encountered. Three years later, Fallujans had had enough and allied themselves with the hated Americans and eventually every tribal sheikh in Anbar came over to the American side. The Anbar Awakening coincided with the troop surge and General Petraeus’s strategy shift to aggressive counterinsurgency operations. Marines are now embedded in Fallujah’s communities, living, eating, studying and patrolling together with the Fallujan security forces. AQI is on the run, normalcy has been restored to Fallujah, violence is virtually nonexistent, and this successful model is being duplicated throughout much of Iraq.

It is apparent that the war is being won in Iraq by our brave men and women soldiers in the United States Military. But the war on the home front that has divided our nation, sabotaged the war effort and undermined our Commander in Chief and America’s moral, rages on and on. These are the great battles to be fought here on the home front by American patriots who dare to challenge the conventional wisdom that the war in Iraq has been lost. This is our challenge to the Democratic Party – the Party of Defeat.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Come Home to Baghdad--Muslims to Christians

The post below was cross posted by my friend Spree. The BEGINNING of this story is here in Spree's post entitled "Why We Do What We Do" here and my post entitled "Hope, Thanks and Praise-Michael Yon" here.

A reminder from those posts--the incredible picture of a muslim man polishing and mounting the cross atop the church, St. John's Catholic Church (this picture gets my vote for the Pulitzer). THESE ARE THE STORIES WE NEED TO HEAR MORE OF AND THE MSM WILL NEVER PUBLISH--but we here in the blogosphere are delighted to bring them to you.



Cross posted from Wake up America

Michael Yon does it again. He captures in pictures and in words the mood of Baghdad. It isn't the Baghdad under a brutal dictator. It isn't the Baghdad that was suffering last year with violence.

It is a new Baghdad and the Muslims in Baghdad are telling their Christian friends and neighbors that it is time to come home.




(Click image to see the Democrats finally being honest about NOT supporting the troops)

(Today, Muslims mostly filled the front pews of St John’s. Muslims who want their Christian friends and neighbors to come home. The Christians who might see these photos likely will recognize their friends here. The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors, and that the Christians will never come back. And so they came to St John’s today in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, “Come back to Iraq. Come home.” They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. “Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq.”)


Michael Yon:
I can’t remember my last shootout: it’s been months. The nightmare is ending. Al Qaeda is being crushed. The Sunni tribes are awakening all across Iraq and foreswearing violence for negotiation. Many of the Shia are ready to stop the fighting that undermines their ability to forge and manage a new government. This is a complex and still delicate denouement, and the war may not be over yet. But the Muslims are saying it’s time to come home. And the Christians are saying it’s time to come home. They are weary, and there is much work to be done.
Go to Yon's site and see the whole wonderful piece, the pictures tell a story of a country rebuilding and what I have shown you here is but a small fraction of what he has there.

Remember, over 3,000 families have already returned to Baghdad, Iraq and they are encoraging the rest of Iraqi's to do the same.

Moving along here to what is left of al-Qaeda and the Strategy Page shows us that they are more worried about surviving now than they are about those "spectacular" attacks that get blasted across the news to make Americans think they are winning in Iraq:
As the surge offensive continued to tear apart the terrorist infrastructure, the leaders put the organization into survival mode. Planning and carrying out attacks became less important than keeping remaining leaders and key people out of jail, or a grave. This is why the number of terror attacks has plummeted. The remnants of al Qaeda have fled to northern Iraq, around Mosul and areas near the Iranian border. If worse comes to worse, the terrorists know they can flee into Iran, and have a chance of bargaining their way out of an Iranian jail. Within Iraq, however, capture is either a long jail sentence, or execution. Al Qaeda is the most hated organization in the country, and may have to abandon Iraq altogether if the pressure doesn't ease up.

[...]

If al Qaeda cannot go dark and rebuild, they will have to abandon Iraq. That is almost unthinkable, because al Qaeda has, since 2003, declared Iraq to be "the graveyard of the Crusaders." To admit defeat in Iraq would be a tremendous blow to al Qaeda operations elsewhere. The organization is already weakened by the failure to carry out any more operations in the United States since September 11, 2001. Al Qaeda has been shut down in so many other areas as well. But it looks like Iraq may be the last stand, and the last straw.
Note to al-Qaeda in Iraq: Rot in hell you bastards, despite the past 40 attempts, and yesterdays 41st attempt, from the Democrats in our country to hand you a victory in Iraq, you have failed, they have failed and the Iraqi people have won and want no more to do with you.

As news such as this finally gets reported to the American people, support is rising and after 6 months the number of people that believe the war is going "very" or "fairly" well has risen to 44%, according to Politico which quotes the newest Pew figures.
That said, 44 percent of Americans now believe the war is going “very” or “fairly” well, a high point in the past year, according to The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, a nonpartisan group.

At the same time, CBS News polling has found U.S. opposition to Bush’s troop surge softening a bit.
As for the Democrats (Pelosi, Reid and Company) that would like to abandon those Iraqi's shown above and all that are not shown, abandon them when things are going undeniably well, you can go to hell too and take your defeatist friends with you.

[UPDATE] The Democrats finally admit the truth: They DON'T support the troops.

B. Relevant is also spreading the truth about Iraq....check it out.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Defeatism Rhetoric Losing OOMPH!!

Cross-posted by request-Snooper

In a previous post I placed on various blogs, Moonbats Retreating, it seems that the prediction I espoused is coming true. Gee. I just may be psychotic. Oh. Wait. That SHOULD have been psychic. I get those two terms confused at times. Or, it may very well be that I didn't believe the majority of Americans went along with the nut-roots of the Defeatist Socialists that pined and yearned for a defeat in the GWOT. A defeat, they hoped, would sky-rocket them into the political helm for decades to come.

As the scenario unfolds before us, we see that the landslide victories they wet-dreamed over will be going in the other direction. Americans have tired of the ReidCo Rhetoric of Doom and Gloom when the evidence so overwhelmingly drowns out the Woe Is Me Crowds. The Silent Majority has awakened and the Defeatists tremble in fear. They have grown accustomed to us rolling over in the name of Play Nice-Nice. Not any longer.

I see it in the light of the Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto who said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve", in the aftermath which was accomplished at Pearl Harbor. The Silent Majority resolve is a rising Conservative Tsunami...reminiscent of a Reaganesque occurrence.

The Socialist Liberal has awakened a sleeping conservative movement and has filled us with a terrible resolve.

Publius Pundit has a piece of substance from a while back here.

Thomas Sewell has a grand article here at RCP today. It begins with all so "telling" statement.
If victory in Iraq was oversold at the outset, there are now signs that defeat is likewise being oversold today.
Just so. Go read the rest of the article but before you go, here is a teaser.
One of the earliest signs of this was that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that he could not wait for General David Petraeus' September report on conditions in Iraq but tried to get an immediate Congressional mandate to pull the troops out.

Having waited for years, why could he not wait until September for the report by the general who is actually on the ground in Iraq every day? Why was it necessary for politicians in Washington to declare the troop surge a failure from 8,000 miles away?

The most obvious answer is that Senator Reid feared that the surge would turn out not to be a failure -- and the Democrats had bet everything, including their chances in the 2008 elections, on an American defeat in Iraq.
The above statements paint an ugly picture for ReidCo and a picture perfect for Patriots.

Many, MANY, Bloggers have expressed the EXACT SAME SENTIMENTS as expressed in this article.
Just pick one and go for it.

O’Hanlon: "Fight with facts, not innuendo, I say!”
The Democrats Want You…to shut your traps

NY Times Reports and Prints Story from the Right
MoveOn.org Needs to Just Move on
O Ye of Little Faith
There's more than numbers for those who want to understand
10,000+ to Take to Streets to Support U.S. Troops & Their Mission in Iraq
What a joke
Australian Pride or Multi-Culturalism/Diversity Can Take a Flying Leap!

Have fun reading. I did.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

The "600,000 Iraq Death Toll" Debunked.....Again?


New Critique of the Lancet's Civilian Death Claims

In 2004, British medical journal The Lancet released a study in the final days leading up to the US presidential election. Their attempted October Surprise was heavily promoted by international media and the international left (there’s a difference?), and claimed the US was responsible for more than 100,000 civilian deaths in Iraq. Then, in 2006, they published another study with even more wildly inflated claims.

Today Michelle Malkin has posted a new critique of the Lancet’s 2004 study, a statistical analysis by David Kane, Institute Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University—who identifies serious problems in the Lancet’s methodology: Document drop: A new critique of the 2004 Lancet Iraq death toll study.

Much of the math here is mind-numbingly complicated, but Kane’s bottom line is simple: the Lancet authors “cannot reject the null hypothesis that mortality in Iraq is unchanged.” Translation: according to Kane, the confidence interval for the Lancet authors’ main finding is wrong. Had the authors calculated the confidence interval correctly, Kane asserts that they would have failed to identify a statistically significant increase in risk of death in Iraq, let alone the widely-reported 98,000 excess civilian deaths.

An interesting side note: as Kane observes in his paper, the Lancet authors “refuse to provide anyone with the underlying data (or even a precise description of the actual methodology).” The researchers did release some high-level summary data in highly aggregated form (see here), but they released neither the detailed interviewee-level data nor the programming code that would be necessary to replicate their results.

Note: Of course the left will refute any new statistical analysis of the Lancet Study regarding the claimed 600,000 Iraq death toll.

Clarity in analyzing studies is a primary goal of any researcher and should be part of the critical analysis of a given subject overall.

The fact that the Lancet Study has been refuted in the past, due largely to their refusal to provide the data they used for drawing their conclusions should immediately produce "red flags" with regard to unbiased truth and authenticity. Yet today this study is widely accepted as fact.

Critical thinking supported by all.....I say again ALL the...factual data and then made readily available to researchers leads to clarity on any subject.

So draw your own conclusions.

In my opinion, the Lancet Study is seriously flawed in it's attempt to provide a meaningful analysis of the actual data available. As has been stated elsewhere...2 + 2 does NOT equal 5, at least not in any of the math classes I had while studying Electrical Engineering..........


Dean

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Iraq officials to push for U.S. support

I've saved the BEST news for last, though (at least, last at this time). It must really, REALLY piss of pelosi, reid, murtha, clinton, durbin, et. al., that Baghdad is asking us to stay.

The link to the story is here. The entire text is below:

Iraq officials to push for U.S. support
By ANNE FLAHERTY,

Associated Press Writer
2 hours, 35 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Worried Congress' support for
Iraq is deteriorating rapidly, Baghdad dispatched senior officials to Capitol Hill this week to warn members one-on-one that pulling out U.S. troops would have disastrous consequences.

The lobbying push targeted Republicans and Democrats alike, but focused primarily on those considered influential on the war debate. On Thursday, hours before the House voted to limit funds for the war, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh met with more than 30 House Republicans and more than a half-dozen senators, including Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., John Warner, R-Va., and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

"He understands that American patience is waning," said Sen. Norm Coleman, after eating lunch with Saleh, Iraqi Ambassador Samir Shakir al-Sumaidaie and Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

But the lobbying by the Iraqis isn't the only pressure-point being applied in Washington.

Clinton said Friday she considered it "promising" that several Republican House members went to the White House and told President Bush they believe the continuing war is adversely affecting the party.

She said the GOP lawmakers told Bush pointblank that "he has to change course in Iraq." But she also said she didn't think that Bush was ready to reverse course.

"I think we're going to go back and forth on this for a while longer," Clinton said in an interview Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program with Joe Scarborough.

"It is clear that whatever the mission used to be, it is either accomplished or over," she said. "If there are remaining American interests, then let's spell them out."

Baghdad's ability to sell members like Coleman, R-Minn., and Chambliss, R-Ga., on the war effort is critical if the Iraqi government wants U.S. troops to stay. Coleman in recent months has become deeply skeptical of the president's decision to send additional troops to Iraq and says patience on the war in general is limited.

Coleman, Chambliss and Sen. John Sununu (news, bio, voting record), R-N.H., who met separately with Saleh, will be up for re-election next year — facing voters who have grown tired of a war in its fifth year and that has killed more than 3,380 troops. While Republicans have been reluctant to intervene, many say President Bush has until September to tell if the troop buildup in Iraq is working before they demand another approach.

With the clock ticking, Saleh — a Kurdish politician highly regarded by U.S. officials and who speaks impeccable English — said he came to Capitol Hill to convey the "imperative of success" in Iraq.

"Iraq is a central battleground in this historic conflict" against terrorism, he said in a brief interview after meeting with Reid, the Senate majority leader.

His trip came on the heels of a visit by Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the national security adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, along with three other senior advisers, according to the Iraqi embassy. The New York Times first reported al-Rubaie's visit on Tuesday.
The timing of these meetings is no mistake. This month, Congress is expected to send Bush legislation that funds the war in Iraq but requires the Baghdad government meet certain political and security reforms. In question is what consequences the Iraqis should face if they fail. Democrats want U.S. troops to leave, Republicans say they don't want to force redeployments, but some say they would be open to withholding more than $5 billion in foreign aid.

The House voted 221-205 Thursday for a stronger measure that would fund the war only through July, giving Congress the option of cutting off money after that. The bill is unlikely to survive in the Senate, although it indicates the war's unpopularity among members and their frustration with the lack of progress in the Iraqi parliament.

The most recent irritant among U.S. lawmakers was a report that Iraqi officials would break for two months this summer.

"Our armed forces are up to 150,000 troops; we're over $600 billion appropriated for this, lost 3,300 lives, 25,000 wounded fellow citizens. ... And the Iraqi answer? We're taking a summer off. Goin' fishing," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.

Saleh said he expects the vacation to be shortened by at least a month, although nothing had been decided. He added that Iraqis value being independent and do "not take kindly of (U.S. officials) telling us when to recess."

Democrats seemed to consider these meetings with Iraqi officials as beneficial — if only to convey their frustration to Iraqi officials in person.

Reid's spokesman Jim Manley said the senator told Saleh that "U.S. patience, blood and treasure were not unlimited and that the Congress would be taking a more decisive role in the coming weeks and months."

"Salih understood the point, and said he would deliver the message to the Iraqi cabinet," Manley added.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Harry Reid's Message to the Troops-Pictures Worth Their Weight in Gold!






































An invitation for our troops: Letters to Harry Reid
***Updated with lots of emails for Harry***
Active-duty military readers and military bloggers: If you'd like to send a message to the treacherous Harry Reid--who just declared the war in Iraq lost today--e-mail me or leave a trackback. I'll reprint/link them here as they come in. Here is Reid's contact form. He really needs to hear from you. (And perhaps Jon Voight could talk some sense into him.)

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Related must-read: Michael Totten reports from the ground in Kirkuk:

...Most Americans have soured on the war and want out. I was once optimistic myself, but I no longer am. I can’t help but notice, though, that those I’ve spoken to who actually live in Iraq are more confident and less fatalistic...

...Iraq is a big place. It is more or less the size of California. If a car bomb were to go off in San Diego, it wouldn’t disturb people who live in San Francisco. They would watch the aftermath from safety on TV just as I watched scenes of carnage from safety at Mam Rostam’s in Kirkuk. The war was far away…or at least around a couple of corners. Iraq looks scarier from far away than it does up close and in person…even when you’re in the Red Zone. How much danger you’re in depends on where you are in Iraq. The Red Zone is not one shade of crimson. The war, for the most part, is concentrated mostly in very specific areas. On any given day you might see something violent, but you probably won’t. This fact is completely lost in the breathless media coverage of the carnage, the mayhem, and the bang-bang...

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Reader Mark:

As a retired Marine officer, I am shocked at the blatant treasonous statement made by an elected "leader" of this country.

The definition of treason is:

1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.

His words can have a very harmful affect on the troop's morale in the field and clearly will embolden the enemy.

Can anyone imagine if a "leader" gave the signal to the world that the United States is giving up during any engagement in WWII and endorsed a surrender strategy even before a plan was allowed to be executed?

It is not only unpatriotic, and cowardly, but it is treasonous! He may be directing his hatred at the President but clearly his words aid the enemy.

God help this country!

Reader J.G.:

I am an active duty Army National Guard officer serving with the 55th Civil Support Team, Minnesota’s WMD response team. I have not deployed to OIF/OEF yet but spent two tours in Croatia and Bosnia with Operation Joint Forge. Here is my short, concise email to Senator Reid:

USC Title 18, Part I, Chapter 115 § 2381. Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

What more is needed to be said?

Reader Matthew:

I am writing this letter as an individual American expressing his right to speak up, even though I am an enlisted active duty Army soldier.

Your statement that the Iraq "war is lost" is irresponsible and is demoralizing to me, on of those “troops”. Your statement also gives hope to an enemy that cannot win in direct confrontations. That by randomly bombing civilians, spreading fear and chaos, it can cause those without strong will to leave the Iraqi people behind to a fate far worse than Saddam's torture chambers.

I disagree that this war is lost. This xenophobic insurgency will fail with the full support of the United States Federal Government. We are doing our jobs here, day in and day out, and we need you to do the same in Washington D.C.

Mr. Reid, sir, I ask you to show courage, the kind I see every day from my colleagues. Stand up and stand firm with me against terrorism, suicide bombings, and social mayhem by backing me up and providing a united front against such horrors.

Will you support me, a soldier in the Army, and stand up against evil?

SPC Matthew S Gangwer
112th Special Operations
Signal Battalion
SIGDET/SOCCENT
MacDill AFB, Tampa Florida

Reader Steven:

Senator Reid,

I am a US Army Reservist. I was activated in March 2005 and served onFOB Abu Ghraib, Iraq from June 2005 until May 2006. I was First Sergeantfor a Medical Task Force responsible for all detainee health care inIraq. My unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for ouraccomplishments and I received the Bronze Star for my achievements. Icertainly hope you can sense the pride I have in my unit and my service.That pride will soon be stripped from me in defeat.

My father is a Vietnam veteran; a Captain in Saigon. Like me, he was avolunteer and was awarded the Bronze Star. He began his tour when I wastwo weeks old. While I was growing up, I heard over and over again inclasses from grade school well into college how the United States lostthe war in Vietnam. I wondered how he could be so proud in defeat. I seenow that it is happening to me how his pride and accomplishments werestripped from him on a rooftop in soon-to-be Ho Chi Minh City.

The Democrats have wanted Iraq to become a Vietnam for George Bush fromthe start. You, sir, finally have your Vietnam parallel. This war hasbeen pure politics for you and the Democrats. You have now concededdefeat when the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Airmenhave not. And my children will have their parallel as well. They willwonder how I can be so proud in defeat. The only question that remainsis whether my defeat will be a dramatic airlift off a rooftop or whetherit will be an impotent crawl across the Kuwait border.

From the beginning you and your ilk have sat on the sidelines, oursidelines, declaring the immorality, illegality, and the futility ofyour country's efforts. In emergency medicine there is an old saying; ifyour patient believes he is dying, he probably will. Your stance on Iraqwill prove to be just that sort of self-fulfilling prophecy. To mychildren, I will have to explain how the war was declared "illegal" by abunch of politicians who readily admit they didn't read theauthorization to use force that they signed. And how Hans Blix didn'treally declare that the inspections were working, only that they wouldkeep Hussein from doing too much. And how Hussein violated everyresolution the UN threw at him. And how the Democrats connived the USinto thinking the war was all about Big Oil and Haliburton withoutbatting an eye at the corruption surrounding Total Fina Elf, Yukos, andthe Oil for Food program. And that the only shred of illegalitysurrounding the war is the lack of sanction by the very institution, theUN, that sat by idly and allowed a brutal thug to buy their morality.

This loss will be compared to Vietnam, as you wish, but the loss willnot be mine. It will be yours. It will be Speaker Pelosi's. It will bethe Democrats' loss, forever and ever. In fact, since the Democrats'conceded defeat in both Iraq and Vietnam when we were winningmilitarily, the only Vietnam parallel you will likely achieve is how theDemocrats so readily accept defeat.

We are winning this war. Just look at the signs. The enemy cannot safelywear uniforms, they cannot confront us directly, and instead they hideamongst and target unarmed civilians. When they succeed in blowing up anunsuspecting marketplace, they can count on you to dutifully deliver thebig sound bite about how the civilian body count is direct evidence thatthe war is lost. Then you tell the same enemy that all they need to dois kill more civilians and wait, kill more civilians and wait, kill morecivilians and wait. They were waiting for 2009 but, fortunately forthem, "elections have consequences."

This is not the 1960's or '70's. This is the information age and, sir,there is simply too much information about this war that contradictsyour statements and actions. History will not be kind to you.

--1SG Steven G. Cotton

TSgt Brian S.:

Sir, while I am not one of your constituents, I AM in the military and I feel it is my duty let you know that your comment today about the war being "lost" is despicable. And also as a military MAN, I do not appreciate you and your cohorts referring to us as "children".

I am 36 years old sir and I am offended with that reference. It misrepresents the MEN and WOMEN in uniform. I know you do it to conjure up images of actual children in people's heads to gain sympathy, but it is insulting. We were not drafted, we were not coerced into service. We chose to defend this country with our lives if necessary. Don't you DARE disrespect those who protect your freedom to stand in that room and debate the names of buildings! If you pull the troops out before the job is done, you will have a military that is demoralized to a low point not seen since Vietnam and you will simply embolden those who seek to destroy us. You have not been there, you do not know how they think. They truly believe they are doing Allah's work and that all non-muslims should either be killed or used as slaves. There is no middle ground for them.

Of course I know that the reality is, you and the other Dems have your eyes on only one thing, the White House. You all WANT the war to be lost so badly you can taste it. Its what you believe will guarantee a victory in '08. You guys are not the least bit slick about it. So why don't you just quit pretending you care about the troops or national security. Just tell the people you want to cut and run and hide out here at home and hope the bad men won't come back to hurt us again. And while you're at it, have Ms. Pelosi go have a nice chat with Iran and promise them anything they want if they will just not be mean to us. Give him some good nuke factory blueprints and all the coordinates he needs in Israel? You and your ilk are disgraceful sir and it is my sincere hope that you are not reelected to another term.

Reader George sends a photoshop of the White Flag Dems: (see here: http://michellemalkin.com/archives/007345.htm)

Reader Dennis:

In regards to Mr. Reid's comment:

I am currently serving in my 25th year, did one tour in Iraq, and would willingly go back. I'm at a loss for words. I just wish that he was also.

Reader Mark, serving in Bagram, Afghanistan, sends this essay:

I, Soldier
By Staff Sergeant Mark J. Anderson

I am an American Soldier. I defend the constitution of the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic. I can be called upon to be many things in that regard: a humanitarian, a policeman, a diplomat, and at times; a killer. Yet there are many things that I am not. I am not an oppressor or an occupier. I am not an infidel, a fascist, or a witless, ignorant pawn. I am not caught up in an imperialist government’s grab for resources.

I do know how I am viewed by many. I know that I am looked upon with scorn and derision, even among many within my own country. I know that I am considered a mercenary in one hemisphere and a crusader in the next. I know that my death would be cause for prayers of thanks on the lips of some of the most intolerant murderers imaginable. I know I am viewed as an unnecessary, barbaric, and an outmoded relic of an unenlightened past. I know my mistakes will be amplified and my successes will be discounted, written off, or ignored. I know that “defending freedom” is a term met with derision, scoffs and cynicism. I know many people deem it na├»ve and perhaps impossible to help build foundations of freedom in places where there were none. I know my presence in foreign lands has embarrassed many, offended sensibilities, and affronted fashionable ideologies. Yet it remains that I cannot stand idly by to see attacks on the very core of my country from within, while dangerous threats to this country lurk from without. I write this not as an attack on farther and farther left leaning adherents- adherents who continue to view the United States with unveiled contempt- but the mistaken ideologies that have cynicized (ok, its not a real word) their worldview and offered them nothing substantial in return. I must not attack them, but I must never forget that I am a defender, and I am altogether right in providing every defense of the country I love. There are times when a soldier must be called upon to provide defense with a pen rather than a rifle, this is one of those times.

I know that continually harping on the failures of my country cannot shake the faith I have in its inherent goodness. I know that you cannot demonize my Government without in effect demonizing the American people who have established and maintained a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. I know that the only way to attack this country from within is not to deny its goodness, but to veil the very recognition of any goodness. I know that freedom, no matter how strong the media campaign to the contrary may seem, does not equate to constant impulse fulfillment. Freedom equates with responsibility, duty, and love for your family and neighbors. I know I love my country because I love my family, my friends and my home. As the Constitution protects these things, so too must I protect the Constitution. American Patriotism is altogether good and true. Label it not the last refuge of the scoundrel, because the patriots I have known have only sought refuge in honor. It is cynicism, rather, that is the last refuge of the offensive minded who have found nothing to defend.

I know that reality is never the friend of the ideologue. The ideologue always believes that a perfect world would just be if it weren’t for x. Today, x equals The United States, its leaders and its Military. The problem is, the ideologue never has and never will provide a blue print for what this Perfect world-the world their Scapegoat is smothering-would look like, feel like, or how it would come to be when the Scapegoat is gone. Their only answer: the scapegoat must be removed. I believe that the paths that begin at the ideologue’s pulpit, ultimately end in fields of fire. I know there is no word ending in the letters i-s-m which has dreamt come near to defining a perfect world. There has never been an ideological lens through which an ideal world could be seen.

I know that military personnel and public servants are scapegoats because The U.S. Military is powerful, successful, and beloved by less than cosmopolitan people who reside outside the halls of academia or the offices of opinion makers. I know that this scares some. I know that many believe that an institution cannot be rich, powerful and righteous at the same time. I know that it would be forced upon me to believe that there is no transcendent right or wrong, therefore no righteousness: that all that remains is merely a political correctness or incorrectness.

Many would have me believe that the Military is strong and the military is successful because the American government is greedy and the American “system” is exploitative. I reject that entirely. The Military is strong and the military is successful because the American people are strong and the American people are successful. We are The United States of America because we have lived testimony to the fact that power must forever be secondary and subordinate to conscience. Although it is in our nature to fail in this regard repeatedly; we continue to pick ourselves back up. Americans are fighters: we have fought tyrants beyond our shores yes, but we have also fought the tyrants within our nature. We have fought, and continue to fight those tendencies within us all to value secondary things over the primacy of human dignity. Many would have me believe that Racism is the foundational problem facing this world. But we are too arrogant, wrapped up in our sense of progress to reflect on wisdom past. We have closed our ears to the words of our long dead teachers who would have perhaps decried the evil of racism, yes but more importantly would have recognized racism as merely a symptom of the greater disease of human pride.

Today we fight enemies beyond our shores that worship political power and mistake its glamour as a birthright and gift from Allah, but I cannot ignore the almost-enemies at home that demand “social justice” and define it as the dismantling of traditional foundations that the millions of Military members past and present have fought to uphold. Do not label those you dislike as racists, and continuously shift the definition of racism to cover everything you dislike about them.

Social Justice is a straw man concept; society cannot be “just” if its individuals choose not to be. I scoff at the words “social justice”. For social is an empty, hollow, valueless word. I can not comfort a society. I can not shake a society’s hand. I can not mourn at a society’s funeral, and I cannot stand vigilant between society and a suicide bomber. No, it is individuals who are beautiful, individuals who are destitute, individuals who are greedy, and it is individuals who will be judged as being just or unjust. There are such things as judgments and there is such thing as the judge. Justice is the right state of relationship between two or more souls as judged by something independent of those individuals. Justice is not something as dimensionless as “social”; it is not some equal distribution of abstract commodities among a “society.” Society is merely a disposable word used by individuals with just enough courage to point the finger of blame, but not enough to point the finger at their selves.

And so I must ask the Cynics and the ideologues: How do you perfect a society by doing nothing but criticizing it? How do you build perfection into a society if you don’t know what a perfect design would be? Do you think that “bad” is what you attacked yesterday, and “good” is whatever is left tomorrow? So if you must, label me a Rightwing Christian, a Neo-Con, or a Warmonger but please I only ask of you to ponder, if only for a moment, my questions. And I ask you to recognize me for what I am to your ideology: I am your scapegoat, but I will not be a quiet one.

I am an American soldier, and I have one last thing to say in defense of the “Anti-War” mindset. It is contradictory to say you support the troops, but de-construct the mission. Troops at war live the mission, and at times they die for the mission. When you deconstruct, undermine, underwrite, and sharp shoot our purpose, you deconstruct, undermine, underwrite, and sharp shoot us. We testify to the hope that by protecting young constitutional democracies abroad, we can stand worthy before our forebears who provided the same for us. I see you as utterly and completely a demoralizing agent, if you agree that enough carnage, enough explosives set among innocents, enough kidnapping and torture of young sons from their homes offsets the last full devotion of thousands of American men and women; those who died trying to defend an honorable and true idea: a free and represented Iraq and Afghanistan.

When unchecked violence against the innocent produces a terrorist’s objective there, what happens when those terrorists and more realize that same violence can accomplish their desires here? Please remember that when you can kiss your family, leave your home and fear not being targeted by a suicide bomber, so that you may protest the parting from our homes and our families so that we may put as great a distance as possible between that Bomber and you.


Link to Michelle Malkin's column here: http://michellemalkin.com/archives/007345.htm


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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Question the Defeatists CAN'T or WON'T Answer....

No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq is in OUR best interest. No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq improves our prospects of winning the larger war on militant Islamic Fascism. No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq is good for our military, retention and morale. No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq is good for our ability to develop and maintain alliances, when our word will have proven hallow and insincere, just as they were in April 1975. No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq would persuade moderate Muslims and moderate Arab governments that the U.S. is a steadfast ally in the fight against militant Islamic Fascism. No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq does not empower al Qaeda, validate its strategy that we are weak and have no stomach for protracted war, and enhance its recruitment of terrorists. No one can make a coherent, intelligent case as to why losing in Iraq makes it easier for us to deter the Irans and North Koreas of the world.

This quote came from two sources, but I'll just give you one of the links: http://victorycaucus.com/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=31&func=view&id=2951&catid=2

Those of us for VICTORY can answer the questions...how about you?

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Original 24 Defeatist Republicans

Here's the list of the original 24 defeatist Republicans, those that voted FOR the non-binding resolution and spent all that time engaging in traitorous activities against our troops, President and country while wasting YOUR hard-earned taxpayer dollars with their posturing and scrambling to retain their jobs.

Two of them, Wayne Gilchrest and Walter Jones, ALSO voted for HR 1591, the recent, PORK LADEN, time limit setting troop funding bill.

I have included information on the home offices of these defeatists because they often try to "hide" behind needing a ZIP + 4 zip code to send an email. I've got those ZIP codes here to use against them.

Let them know how YOU feel and use the information well!

Roscoe Gardner Bartlett (R-MD)
Washington Office
2412 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2006
P: (202) 225-2721
F: (202) 225-2193

Frederick County Office
7360 Guilford Drive
Suite 101
Frederick, MD 21704-5128
P: (301) 694-3030
F: (301) 694-6674
T: (888) 297-8006

Allegany & Garrett Counties
1 Frederick Street
Suite 2
Cumberland, MD 21502-2394
P: (301) 724-3105
F: (301) 724-3538
T: (800) 889-3012

Website:
http://www.bartlett.house.gov/
Email form on website
ZIP + 4
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Michael Castle (R-DE)
Washington Office
1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-4165
F: (202) 225-2291

Wilmington Office
201 North Walnut Street
Suite 107
Wilmington, DE 19801-3998
P: (302) 428-1902
F: (302) 428-1950

Dover Office
300 South New Street
Dover, DE 19904-6726
P: (302) 736-1666
F: (302) 736-6580

Website:
http://www.castle.house.gov/
Email form on website
delaware@mail.house.gov
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Howard Coble (R-NC)
Washington Office
2468 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3306
P: (202) 225-3065
F: (202) 225-8611

Greensboro Office
2102 North Elm Street
Suite B
Greensboro, NC 27408-5100
P: (336) 333-5005
F: (336) 333-5048

Asheboro Office
222 Sunset Avenue
Suite 101
Asheboro, NC 27203-5668
P: (336) 626-3060
F: (336) 629-7819

Website:
http://www.coble.house.gov/
Email:
howard.coble@mail.house.gov
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Norm Coleman (R-MN)
Washington Office
320 Hart SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-5641
F: (202) 224-1152

St. Paul Office
2550 University Avenue W
Suite 100N
St. Paul, MN 55114-1098
P: (651) 645-0323
F: (651) 645-3110
T: (800) 642-6041

Grand Rapids Office
200 Northbank Center #206B
Northeast 3rd Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
P: (218) 327-9333
F: (218) 327-8637

Website:
http://www.coleman.senate.gov/
Email form on website
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Susan Collins (R-ME)
Washington Office
413 Dirksen SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-2523
F: (202) 224-2693

Bangor Office
P. O. Box 655 (04402-0655)
202 Harlow Street
Room 204
Bangor, ME 04401-4901
P: (207) 945-0417
F: (207) 990-4604

Portland Office
One City Center
Stop 23
Portland, ME 04101-4009
P: (207) 780-3575
F: (207) 828-0380

Website:
http://www.collins.senate.gov/
Email form on website
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Thomas M. Davis (R-VA)
Washington Office
2348 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4611
P: (202) 225-1492
F: (202) 225-3071

Annandale Office
4115 Annandale Road
Suite 103
Annandale, VA 22003-2500
P: (703) 916-9610
F: (703) 916-9607

Prince William Office
13546 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192-4203
P: (703) 590-4599
F: (703) 590-4740

Website:
http://www.tomdavis.house.gov/
Email: ZIP + 4
tom.davis@mail.house.gov
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John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)
Washington Office2207 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-5435
F: (202) 225-6440

Maryville Office
200 East Broadway Avenue
Suite 414
Maryville, TN 37804-5754
P: (865) 984-5464
F: (865) 984-0521

Knoxville Office
800 Market Street
Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37902-2327
P: (865) 523-3772
F: (865) 544-0728

Website:
www.house.gov/duncan/
Email: ZIP + 4
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Philip Sheridan English (R-PA)
Washington Office
2332 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-5406
F: (202) 225-3103

Butler County Office
101 East Diamond Street
Suite 213
Butler, PA 16001-5923
P: (724) 285-7005
F: (724) 285-5616

Erie County Office
208 East Bayfront Parkway
Suite 102
Erie, PA 16507-2414
P: (814) 456-2038
F: (814) 454-0163

Website:
www.house.gov/english/
Email: ZIP + 4
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Wayne Gilchrist (R-MD)
Washington Office
2245 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-5311
F: (202) 225-0254

Baltimore/Harford Co. Office
112 West Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 102
Bel Air, MD 21014-3669
P: (410) 838-2517
F: (410) 838-7823
T: (888) 393-3915

Upper Shore Office
315 High Street
Suite 105
Chestertown, MD 21620-1326
P: (410) 778-9407
F: (410) 778-9560
T: (877) 891-9719

Website:
http://www.gilchrest.house.gov/
Email: ZIP + 4
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Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Washington Office
248 Russell SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-4224
F: (202) 224-5213

Lincoln Office
100 Centennial Mall North
Suite 294
Lincoln, NE 68508-3859
P: (402) 476-1400
F: (402) 476-0605

Omaha Office
9900 Nicholas Street
Suite 325
Omaha, NE 68114-2249
P: (402) 758-8981
F: (402) 758-9165

Website:
http://www.hagel.senate.gov/
Email form on website
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Robert Inglis (R-SC)
Washington Office
330 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-6030
F: (202) 226-1177

Greenville Office
105 N. Spring Street
Suite 111
Greenville, SC 29601-2863
P: (864) 232-1141
F: (864) 233-2160

Spartanburg Office
464 East Main Street
Suite 8
Spartanburg, SC 29302-1926
P: (864) 582-6422
F: (864) 573-9478

Website:
http://www.inglis.house.gov/
Email: ZIP + 4
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Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL)
Washington Office
1207 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-2371
F: (202) 226-0791

Bloomington Office
202 North Prospect Road
Suite 203
Bloomington, IL 61704-7914
P: (309) 663-7049
F: (309) 663-9880

Champaign Office
2004 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7336
P: (217) 403-4690
F: (217) 403-4691

Website:
www.house.gov/timjohnson/
Email: ZIP + 4
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Walter B. Jones (R-NC)
Washington Office
2333 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-3415
F: (202) 225-3286

Greenville Office
1105-C Corporate Drive
Greenville, NC 27858-5968
P: (252) 931-1003
F: (252) 931-1002
T: (800) 351-1691 (NC Only)

Website:
http://www.jones.house.gov/
CongJones@mail.house.gov
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Richard "Ric" Keller (R-FL)
Washington Office
419 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-2176
F: (202) 225-0999

Orlando Office
605 E. Robinson Street
Suite 650
Orlando, FL 32801-2040
P: (407) 872-1962
F: (407) 872-1944

Ocala Office
3330 SE Maricamp Road
Ocala, FL 34471-6248
P: (407)
F: (407) 872-1944
T: (888) 642-1211

Website:
http://www.keller.house.gov/
Email: ZIP + 4
bill.mccollum@mail.house.gov
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Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Washington Office
1030 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-4835
F: (202) 225-0837

Northbrook Office
707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 350
Northbrook, IL 60062-2857
P: (847) 940-0202
F: (847) 940-7143

Website:
www.house.gov/kirk/
rep.kirk@mail.house.gov
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Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH)
Washington Office
2371 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-5731
F: (202) 225-3307

Painesville Office
1 Victoria Place
Room 320
Painesville, OH 44077-3406
P: (440) 352-3939
F: (440)
T: (800) 447-0529

Website:
www.house.gov/latourette/
Email: ZIP + 4
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Ronald Earnest Paul (R-TX)
Washington Office
203 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-2831
F: (202) 226-6288

Lake Jackson Office
122 West Way
Suite 301
Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5245
P: (979) 285-0231
F: (979)

Galveston Office
601 25th Street
Suite 216
Galveston, TX 77550-1799
P: (409) 766-7013
F: (409)

Website:
www.house.gov/paul/
rep.paul@mail.house.gov
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Thomas E. Petri (R-WI)
Washington Office
2462 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-2476
F: (202) 225-2356

Oshkosh Office
2390 State Road 44
Suite B
Oshkosh, WI 54904-6441
P: (920) 231-6333
F: (920)

Fond du Lac Office
490 West Rolling Meadows Dr.
Suite B
Fond du Lac, WI 54937-8609
P: (920) 922-1180
F: (920)
T: (800) 242-4883 (WI Only)

Website:
www.house.gov/petri/
Email: ZIP + 4
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James Ramstad (R-MN)
Washington Office
103 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-2871
F: (202) 225-6351

Minnetonka Office
1809 Plymouth Road South
Suite 300
Minnetonka, MN 55305-1980
P: (952) 738-8200
F: (952) 738-9362

Website:
www.house.gov/ramstad/
mn03@mail.house.gov
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Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Washington Office
404 Russell SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-3753
F: (202) 228-3997

Portland Office
121 SW Salmon Street
Suite 1250
Portland, OR 97204-2904
P: (503) 326-3386
F: (503) 326-2900

Eugene Office
405 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-2706
P: (541) 465-6750
F: (541) 465-6808

Website:
www.gsmith.senate.gov/public/
Email form on website
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Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME)
Washington Office
154 Russell SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-5344
F: (202) 224-1946
T: (800) 432-1599 (ME Only)

Bangor Office
One Cumberland Place
Suite 306
Bangor, ME 04401-5083
P: (207) 945-0432
F: (207) 941-9525

Portland Office
3 Canal Plaza
Suite 601
Portland, ME 04101-4080
P: (207) 874-0883
F: (207) 874-7631

Website:
www.snowe.senate.gov/public/
Email form on website
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Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Washington Office
711 Hart SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-4254
F: (202) 228-1229

Allentown Office
504 West Hamilton
Suite 3814
Allentown, PA 18101-1518
P: (610) 434-1444
F: (610) 434-1844

Philadelphia Office
600 Arch Street
Suite 9400
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1611
P: (215) 597-7200
F: (215) 597-0406

Website:
www.specter.senate.gov/
Email form on website
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Frederick Stephen Upton (R-MI)
Washington Office
2183 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-3761
F: (202) 225-4986

Kalamazoo Office
157 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Suite 180
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4877
P: (269) 385-0039
F: (269) 385-2888

St. Joseph Office
800 Ship Street
Suite 106
St. Joseph, MI 49085-2182
P: (269) 982-1986
F: (269) 982-0237

Website:
www.house.gov/upton/
Email is ZIP + 4
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James T. Walsh (R-NY)
Washington Office
2372 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-3701
F: (202) 225-4042

Syracuse Office
1340 Federal Building
Syracuse, NY 13261
P: (315) 423-5657
F: (315) 423-5669

Palmyra Office
1180 Canandaigua Road
Palmyra, NY 14522-9305
P: (315) 597-6138
F: (315) 597-6631
T: (877) 230-7532

Website:
www.walsh.house.gov/
rep.james.walsh@mail.house.gov
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John W. Warner (R-VA)
Washington Office
225 Russell SOB
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-2023
F: (202) 224-6295

Roanoke Office
2163 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011-1705
P: (540) 857-2676
F: (540) 857-2800

Norfolk Office
4900 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
P: (757) 441-3079
F: (757) 441-6250

Website:
www.senate.gov/~warner
Email form on website

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The Duke On Immigration....

The Duke On Immigration....
The Duke Says it Best!

They Sacrifice for US

They Sacrifice for US
DO NOT LET THEIR SACRIFICE BE IN VAIN!

SOLDIER"S ANGELS

SOLDIER"S ANGELS NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Veterans Hospital in Tucson needs our help!!! They have contacted Soldiers' Angels with a list of needs for their patients. Soldiers Angels needs your help in making some of these come true.

Below you will find just a small portion of needs that are immediate. You can also find this list posted on the Soldiers Angels Forum at www.soldiersangelsforum.com you will be able to find lots of great information there for our deployed and vets.

If you are sending a monetary donation please follow the link and indicate the State you are in.

Donate here;
Ttp://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=veterans-support

COMFORT ITEMS- $350/MO
Dry Skin Cream
Slipper Socks-No skid
Catheter bag covers
Shaving Cream
Hand Lotion
Baby Shampoo
Hand Soap
Roll on/Spray Deodorant
Denture Cleaner
Underwear (men and women (all sizes)
Toothbrushes
Denture Grip
Socks (white)
Talcum Powder
Nail Clippers
Toothpaste
Ladies hand and body lotion
Backpacks
Disposable Razors
Comb/Brushes
Shawls
Shaving Cream/small
Knitted Caps
Travel Alarm Clocks
Ball Caps
Tote Bags
Shower Shoes
Pocket Size Needle and Thread Kit
Heart pillows for cardiac patients
Lap Robes (3x5 or 5x7)

GUEST SERVICES
30 cup coffee makers
Coffee supplies (reg. & decaf)
Music CDs
Stamps
Writing Paper and Envelopes
Prepaid Phone Cards for patients’

RECREATION
Puzzle books
Crossword Puzzles
Pencils
Video tapes & DVDs (movies, educational)
DVD Player

Sports equipment (basketball, tennis rackets &
Tickets for entertainment & sporting events
Balls, badminton set, Frisbees, football)

If you can send just one item that would be great!!! If each person sends one thing we will make a difference! They are also needing those who can volunteer time at the hospital just contact the Voluntary Services Dept. For information.

Mail Items to:

Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Arizona VA Health Care System – Voluntary Services 9-135, 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85723


PLEASE HELP US HELP THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM!

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My Favorite Speeches and Other Items of Interest

  • George Bush's March 28, 2007 Discusses Economy, War on Terror During Remarks to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association;http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/03/20070328-2.html
  • Mitch McConnell's March 15, 2007 Funding For Troops, Not Timelines for Retreat; http://mcconnell.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=270747&start=1
  • Ronald Reagan's June 12, 1987 Tear Down This Wall Speech; http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/speeches/wall.asp
  • Vice President Cheney's March 12, 2007 Remarks at the AIPAC 2007 Policy Conference; http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/03/20070312.html

Winston Churchill Quotes

  • A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
  • Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
  • Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  • Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
  • Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
  • I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
  • I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
  • I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
  • I like a man who grins when he fights.
  • I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
  • If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.
  • In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
  • It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
  • Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
  • Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
  • Never, never, never give up.
  • No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
  • One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
  • Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
  • The first quality that is needed is audacity.
  • The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
  • The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
  • There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
  • These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
  • They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
  • True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
  • Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
  • War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
  • War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
  • We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
  • We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
  • When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
  • When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
  • You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

  • "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
  • Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
  • All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
  • Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources
  • Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
  • Double, no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth, a noble cause.
  • Facts are stupid things.
  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
  • Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
  • Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
  • Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
  • History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
  • How can a president not be an actor?
  • How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
  • I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
  • I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
  • In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tryanny and unrest.
  • Let us ask ourselves; "What kind of people do we think we are?".
  • Man is not free unless government is limited.
  • My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
  • No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
  • Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
  • Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act.
  • Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
  • Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
  • The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
  • The United Sates has much to offer the third world war.
  • There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
  • To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.
  • Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.
  • We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
  • We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
  • We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
  • We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
  • Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
  • You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.

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  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

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