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Archive for August 23rd, 2004

Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

From the New York Times, of all Places

Must’ve slipped through their censors.

Great piece by a Helo pilot in Iraq. Love the ending:

When critics of the war say their advocacy is on behalf of those of us risking

our lives here, it’s a type of false patriotism. I believe that when Americans

say they “support our troops,” it should include supporting our mission, not

just sending us care packages. They don’t have to believe in the cause as I do;

but they should not denigrate it. That only aids the enemy in defeating us

strategically.

Michael Moore recently asked Bill O’Reilly if he would

sacrifice his son for Falluja. A clever rhetorical device, but it’s the wrong

question: this war is about Des Moines, not Falluja. This country is breeding

and attracting militants who are all eager to grab box cutters, dirty bombs,

suicide vests or biological weapons, and then come fight us in Chicago, Santa

Monica or Long Island. Falluja, in fact, was very close to becoming a city our

forces could have controlled, and then given new schools and sewers and

hospitals, before we pulled back in the spring. Now, essentially ignored, it has

become a Taliban-like state of Islamic extremism, a terrorist safe haven. We

must not let the same fate befall Najaf or Ramadi or the rest of Iraq.



No, I would not sacrifice myself, my parents would not sacrifice me, and President

Bush would not sacrifice a single marine or soldier simply for Falluja. Rather,

that symbolic city is but one step toward a free and democratic Iraq, which is

one step closer to a more safe and secure America.

I miss my family, my

friends and my country, but right now there is nowhere else I’d rather be. I am

a United States Marine.

Glen G. Butler is a major in the Marines.

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Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

Chris Matthews and Anger Management
Part 2 of Hardball’s treatment of the SwiftVet ads was on tonight.
Well, at least this time they had apparently found their own copy of Unfit for Command.
Pat Buchanan tried very hard to defend Michelle Malkin, and you could just see the rage on Chris Matthews’ face.
He appears to be unable to control his emotions around this whole issue.
At one point, he turned to the liberal historian,and asked, What are these veterans so furious about?
I think the same question could be asked of Mr. Matthews.
Chris, speaking as a therapist, let me tell you something.
When you have that much rage about something, you are reacting to something other than the incident that’s triggering it.
I’m thinking a couple of sessions with a decent counselor are in your future.

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Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

So Mr Bush Has Denounced The Ads

Interestingly, it won’t make any difference. The SwiftVets really aren’t interested in what Mr. Bush says, and Mr. Bush is not in control of what they say. This will be proven with each new ad from The SwiftVets.

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Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

From the New York Times, of all Places
Must’ve slipped through their censors.
Great piece by a Helo pilot in Iraq. Love the ending:

When critics of the war say their advocacy is on behalf of those of us risking
our lives here, it’s a type of false patriotism. I believe that when Americans
say they “support our troops,” it should include supporting our mission, not
just sending us care packages. They don’t have to believe in the cause as I do;
but they should not denigrate it. That only aids the enemy in defeating us
strategically.
Michael Moore recently asked Bill O’Reilly if he would
sacrifice his son for Falluja. A clever rhetorical device, but it’s the wrong
question: this war is about Des Moines, not Falluja. This country is breeding
and attracting militants who are all eager to grab box cutters, dirty bombs,
suicide vests or biological weapons, and then come fight us in Chicago, Santa
Monica or Long Island. Falluja, in fact, was very close to becoming a city our
forces could have controlled, and then given new schools and sewers and
hospitals, before we pulled back in the spring. Now, essentially ignored, it has
become a Taliban-like state of Islamic extremism, a terrorist safe haven. We
must not let the same fate befall Najaf or Ramadi or the rest of Iraq.


No, I would not sacrifice myself, my parents would not sacrifice me, and President
Bush would not sacrifice a single marine or soldier simply for Falluja. Rather,
that symbolic city is but one step toward a free and democratic Iraq, which is
one step closer to a more safe and secure America.
I miss my family, my
friends and my country, but right now there is nowhere else I’d rather be. I am
a United States Marine.
Glen G. Butler is a major in the Marines.

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Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

So Mr Bush Has Denounced The Ads
Interestingly, it won’t make any difference. The SwiftVets really aren’t interested in what Mr. Bush says, and Mr. Bush is not in control of what they say. This will be proven with each new ad from The SwiftVets.

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Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

Christmas in Cambodia: Michael Barone weighs in

I’m still amazed that its taken this long for the Mainstream Media to pick up on this. This is one of the few incidents in which the Kerry campaign actually answered one of the SwiftVets charges, by agreeing that Kerry was lying.

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Marking Around

Posted by Mark on August 23, 2004

An experiment in blogging.

Liberty Just in Case will remain the main blog. But I would also like a blog to put down random thoughts and ideas. This site will also give my an opportunity to play with templates and work on my HTML skills, without screwing up Liberty.

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