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Twas the Night Before Christmas in Iraq

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

heh, heh, heh.
Great fun!

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I’ve Had Quite Enough of Lindsay Graham, and John McCain.

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

I thought Lindsay Graham was just great when he was a Congressman. He gave by far the best presentations at Clinton’s Impeachment Trial, and I cheered when he was elected Senator. But something happened to Senator Graham on the way to the Senate. He became enamored by that RINO of RINOs, Senator John McCain. This piece, by Andrew McCarthy, explains some, and only some, of the reasons I’ve had it up to HERE with Senator Graham, and his mentor, Senator McCain.

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The President’s Speech Today

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

The MSM wants to focus on President Bush saying intelligence was faulty. But this represents the heart of the speech:

One of these men was a Marine lieutenant named Ryan McGlothlin, from Lebanon, Virginia. Ryan was a bright young man who had everything going for him and he always wanted to serve our nation. He was a valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated from William & Mary with near-perfect grade averages, and he was on a full scholarship at Stanford, where he was working toward a doctorate in chemistry.

Two years after the attacks of September the 11th, the young man who had the world at his feet came home from Stanford for a visit. He told his dad, “I just don’t feel like I’m doing something that matters. I want to serve my country. I want to protect our lands from terrorists, so I joined the Marines.” When his father asked him if there was some other way to serve, Ryan replied that he felt a special obligation to step up because he had been given so much. Ryan didn’t support me in the last election, but he supported our mission in Iraq. And he supported his fellow Marines.

Ryan was killed last month fighting the terrorists near the — Iraq’s Syrian border. In his pocket was a poem that Ryan had read at his high school graduation, and it represented the spirit of this fine Marine. The poem was called “Don’t Quit.” In our fight to keep America free, we’ll never quit. We’ve lost wonderful Americans like Ryan McGlothlin. We cherish the memory of each one. We pray the loved ones — pray for the loved ones they’ve left behind, and we count it a privilege to be citizens of a country they served. We also honor them by acknowledging that their sacrifice has brought us to this moment: the birth of a free and sovereign Iraqi nation that will be a friend of the United States, and a force for good in a troubled region of the world.

The story of freedom has just begun in the Middle East. And when the history of these days is written, it will tell how America once again defended its own freedom by using liberty to transform nations from bitter foes to strong allies. And history will say that this generation, like generations before, laid the foundation of peace for generations to come.

Tomorrow the Iraqis go to the polls. The spread of freedom continues throughout the Middle East.

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The President’s Speech Today

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

The MSM wants to focus on President Bush saying intelligence was faulty. But this represents the heart of the speech:

One of these men was a Marine lieutenant named Ryan McGlothlin, from Lebanon, Virginia. Ryan was a bright young man who had everything going for him and he always wanted to serve our nation. He was a valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated from William & Mary with near-perfect grade averages, and he was on a full scholarship at Stanford, where he was working toward a doctorate in chemistry.

Two years after the attacks of September the 11th, the young man who had the world at his feet came home from Stanford for a visit. He told his dad, “I just don’t feel like I’m doing something that matters. I want to serve my country. I want to protect our lands from terrorists, so I joined the Marines.” When his father asked him if there was some other way to serve, Ryan replied that he felt a special obligation to step up because he had been given so much. Ryan didn’t support me in the last election, but he supported our mission in Iraq. And he supported his fellow Marines.

Ryan was killed last month fighting the terrorists near the — Iraq’s Syrian border. In his pocket was a poem that Ryan had read at his high school graduation, and it represented the spirit of this fine Marine. The poem was called “Don’t Quit.” In our fight to keep America free, we’ll never quit. We’ve lost wonderful Americans like Ryan McGlothlin. We cherish the memory of each one. We pray the loved ones — pray for the loved ones they’ve left behind, and we count it a privilege to be citizens of a country they served. We also honor them by acknowledging that their sacrifice has brought us to this moment: the birth of a free and sovereign Iraqi nation that will be a friend of the United States, and a force for good in a troubled region of the world.

The story of freedom has just begun in the Middle East. And when the history of these days is written, it will tell how America once again defended its own freedom by using liberty to transform nations from bitter foes to strong allies. And history will say that this generation, like generations before, laid the foundation of peace for generations to come.

Tomorrow the Iraqis go to the polls. The spread of freedom continues throughout the Middle East.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas in Iraq

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

heh, heh, heh.
Great fun!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

I’ve Had Quite Enough of Lindsay Graham, and John McCain.

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

I thought Lindsay Graham was just great when he was a Congressman. He gave by far the best presentations at Clinton’s Impeachment Trial, and I cheered when he was elected Senator. But something happened to Senator Graham on the way to the Senate. He became enamored by that RINO of RINOs, Senator John McCain. This piece, by Andrew McCarthy, explains some, and only some, of the reasons I’ve had it up to HERE with Senator Graham, and his mentor, Senator McCain.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

The President’s Speech Today

Posted by Mark on December 14, 2005

The MSM wants to focus on President Bush saying intelligence was faulty. But this represents the heart of the speech:

One of these men was a Marine lieutenant named Ryan McGlothlin, from Lebanon, Virginia. Ryan was a bright young man who had everything going for him and he always wanted to serve our nation. He was a valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated from William & Mary with near-perfect grade averages, and he was on a full scholarship at Stanford, where he was working toward a doctorate in chemistry.

Two years after the attacks of September the 11th, the young man who had the world at his feet came home from Stanford for a visit. He told his dad, “I just don’t feel like I’m doing something that matters. I want to serve my country. I want to protect our lands from terrorists, so I joined the Marines.” When his father asked him if there was some other way to serve, Ryan replied that he felt a special obligation to step up because he had been given so much. Ryan didn’t support me in the last election, but he supported our mission in Iraq. And he supported his fellow Marines.

Ryan was killed last month fighting the terrorists near the — Iraq’s Syrian border. In his pocket was a poem that Ryan had read at his high school graduation, and it represented the spirit of this fine Marine. The poem was called “Don’t Quit.” In our fight to keep America free, we’ll never quit. We’ve lost wonderful Americans like Ryan McGlothlin. We cherish the memory of each one. We pray the loved ones — pray for the loved ones they’ve left behind, and we count it a privilege to be citizens of a country they served. We also honor them by acknowledging that their sacrifice has brought us to this moment: the birth of a free and sovereign Iraqi nation that will be a friend of the United States, and a force for good in a troubled region of the world.

The story of freedom has just begun in the Middle East. And when the history of these days is written, it will tell how America once again defended its own freedom by using liberty to transform nations from bitter foes to strong allies. And history will say that this generation, like generations before, laid the foundation of peace for generations to come.

Tomorrow the Iraqis go to the polls. The spread of freedom continues throughout the Middle East.

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