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Ways You Can Support The Mission In Iraq -- Grassroots Rise Up

Bruce Kesler is asking those of you who support the mission in Iraq to stand up.

We'd be a little nuts not to have doubts about either the surge or the fate of our Iraq mission, after so many disappointments along the way. But, we'd be insane to toss the mission in the trash, along with the nations and peoples who depend upon the United States to defend their opportunities for greater freedoms, security and development. Our president and his generals, who have more information and responsibilities than any of us, believe we have a decent chance to overcome.

The Democrat Party and some Republicans believe that they can better micromanage the war, or abandon it in effect by publicly undercutting the president, the mission, the resolve of Iraqis and others abroad, and the potentials through resolutions disagreeing with the president's course.

That is entirely unacceptable.

If there was ever a time for every straight-thinking blogger and blog reader to stand up, loud and clear, this is it.

He suggests doing so by joining Hugh Hewitt's petition drive aimed at Republican legislators:

Yesterday General Petraeus testified that the Biden/Warner resolutions and those like them encourage the enemy.
What does it mean, "to encourage the enemy?"
It means that the enemy gathers will and strength from the prospect of a collapsing political will to seek victory in Iraq and stability in the region.
With that additional strength and will the enemy redoubles and retriples efforts to kill American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
In short, it means that more Americans will die.

He also points readers to the Pledge at N.Z. Bear's:

If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.
Let your voices be heard. Those on the left certainly are. In fact, they are getting a little help from an old friend this weekend.


Comments (16)

LorieIt's always t... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

Lorie

It's always the case, after someone ( eg Bush ) has totally screwed up US policy and US national interest w/ a war that should never have occurred, and when that insane war policy goes south because it was conceived by fools like Bush, Cheney and their neocon advisers who have not the slightest conception about the nature of the rest of the world, then the conservatives chime in to keep feeding our heroic troops into a meat-grinder. All the while, these conservatives roar against the "traitors" and use the lame claim that others give comfort and assisstance to the enemy du jour.

This always happens, because the fools who contrived such foolish policy will never admit that what they started was wrong, wrong, wrong.

So people like you, Lorie, and the idiots you quote in your post rail and howl to support shoveling more of others loved ones into a lost cause out of some corrupted sense of crypto-patriotism.

Shame on all of you for such bald and bloody (someone else's blood ) jingoism..

There are two numbers they ... (Below threshold)
Former Kool Aid Drinker, Now Sober:

There are two numbers they can call and/or give to their children.

1-800-USA-ARMY

1-800-GO-GUARD

There are also 572 civilian contractor opportunities available in Iraq if they have an age problem with enlisting. They can just go to the Haliburton website.

Lovely Puke, now you are ca... (Below threshold)
Lorie:

Lovely Puke, now you are calling Petraeus an idiot. He is one of those I quote. Yeah, I think I will take the opinion of a guy/girl/whatever named aRepukelican, over the opinion of Gen. Petraeus, who I do know has some authority and knowledge to speak on the subject.

You guys/girls/whatever love to quote any general who will say Iraq is an irredeemable disaster, but if one says that we could actually have a chance to win there, in spite of all the support the enemy has received from so many here at home, then they are ignored, or called an idiot, or worse.

Please tell me one, just one, reason I should waste my time reading anything else you write considering your unbelievable insensitivity to Kim and her family's sacrifice by saying this:

"So people like you, Lorie, and the idiots you quote in your post rail and howl to support shoveling more of others loved ones into a lost cause out of some corrupted sense of crypto-patriotism.

Shame on all of you for such bald and bloody (someone else's blood ) jingoism."

No, I am not going to send my six and ten year old daughters to Iraq to make you happy, but my husband served six years in the Marine Corps and he would go today in a heartbeat if they would take him back with his bum knees. I do have a cousin who was an Army Ranger and had been out of the service about a decade when about a year and a half ago he enlisted in the Reserve. When you, and people like Former Kool Aid Drinker talk about people like me wanting to send others' loved ones to die, maybe you should check a few facts first. But I guess it is more fun to just accuse others of having blood on their hands. Everything you do that emboldens the enemy, gives them reason to believe if they just hold on a few more weeks the American public will turn and demand we surrender and run away, results in additional U.S. military deaths -- at least that is what Gen. Petraeus says. But what does he know? The only generals you guys believe are the ones that say what you want to hear.

Know who would be the 1st t... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Know who would be the 1st to run for Canada if there were a draft. "puke face" and "present kool-aid drinker" for sure.

The only generals you gu... (Below threshold)
mantis:

The only generals you guys believe are the ones that say what you want to hear.

And you differ how, exactly?

The generals positioning th... (Below threshold)
epador:

The generals positioning themselves to be appointed to positions of power by Democrats are indeed no different than those who did so for Republicans - they are whores to power. However there are those rare career general officers who have a shred or two of integrity left on their bloody rise to power. Find them and listen to them, but do not worship them either. If you want a better approximation of truth, ask an E-7 or O-3 who has no plans to make 20.

My, My, by reading the libe... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

My, My, by reading the liberals post on here I can only reach one conclusion. Each and Everyone of them has served as Secretary of Defense or General of the army.
No way puke and the koolaid drinkers could become such military experts any other way.

Before you dump in your drawers, I did serve for 6.5 years in a MAJCOM headquarters after returning from a full '12' month tour in Vietnam. That doesn't make me a military expert but I have a better chance than the liberal pukes that will never serve. I suspect some of them are living on Dimmy Carter pardons for desertion in time of war, just like Slick and Hanoi John.

The words of <a href="http:... (Below threshold)

The words of 2LT Mark Daily should be passed around the Hill to the cut-and-runners on both sides of the aisle.

Here's an excerpt:

I joined the fight because it occurred to me that many modern day "humanists" who claim to possess a genuine concern for human beings throughout the world are in fact quite content to allow their fellow "global citizens" to suffer under the most hideous state apparatuses and conditions. Their excuses used to be my excuses.

Mark was killed by an IED in Mosul last week.

Maybe you guys could have a... (Below threshold)
drlava:

Maybe you guys could have a raffle. Guess how many more of our servicemens lives will be wasted in that lost cause.

You people are ghouls.

And you differ how, exac... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

And you differ how, exactly?

By not attacking someone with personal insults for taking the opposing view. Which is really an attempt to silence an opposing view through the internet's best equivalent to thuggery.

I know you believe his 'truth to power' entitles him to do that, but it doesn't.

By not attacking someone... (Below threshold)
mantis:

By not attacking someone with personal insults for taking the opposing view. Which is really an attempt to silence an opposing view through the internet's best equivalent to thuggery.

That has nothing to do with my question, which was directed at Lorie.

I know you believe his 'truth to power' entitles him to do that, but it doesn't.

Hilarious. You know that I believe some dufus named aRepukelican leaving a comment in Lorie's thread is speaking "truth to power"? WTF? She's not power, he doesn't wield truth, and you are missing a brain. Check your sock drawer.

RobertThe d... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

Robert

The death of Mark Daily is tragic, just as tragic as all the human life wasted in Iraq.

The ptoblem w/ Mark's reasons for wanting to be part of this war, namely, "humanists....are in fact quite content to allow their fellow "global citizens" to suffer under the most hideous state apparatuses and conditions." has absolutely nothing to do w/ the defense and protection of our Constitution nor of of our country. It is the kind of sentiment that makes a jingoist's heart beat prouder.

Just where is the Chief Exedutive of the U.S. charged w/ liberating "global populations" from oppressive regimes? That is not the reason that the Constitution provides for the defense of this nation nor is it the reason for which the Cheif Execurive is empowered.

Lorie

What I meant was that people like you, in spite of your best intentions, are simply facilitating the further loss of lives because you will not let go of a failed war that everyone in the world, save an increasingly dwindling number of Republicans in this country, know is a failed cause. Most realized that it was doomed from inception.

When jingoists join the patriotic train to save Bush's face rather than admit the wrongness of what they foolishly supported from some twisted perspective of patriotiusm, the end result is further death to no avail.

How many lives are you willing to expend before you finally give up the ghost and admit that Bush and Cheney as well as you and others like you were just plain WRONG?

Kim

Apologies to you and your family. It was not my intent to rub your recent loss in your face, and I had not remembered your sensitivity in that regard at the time I commented. Enough loss of life!

No surprise you totally mis... (Below threshold)
LJD:

No surprise you totally miss the point puke, which is, you liberals are supposed to care about your fellow human beings. What we see here is that all you care about is yourselves and domestic spending to "save" the lazy and fat unemployed free loaders in this country.

LJD"What we see... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

LJD

"What we see here is that all you care about is yourselves and domestic spending to "save" the lazy and fat unemployed free loaders in this country."

Exactly where are the quotes that have you seen from comments of mine that affirm your point?

Doesn't matter if you said ... (Below threshold)
LJD:

Doesn't matter if you said it or even if you believe it. Look at the company you keep.

You don't give a crap about the Iraqis, world peace, or other human beings in general, just yourselves. Does it really matter why?

The best way war supporters... (Below threshold)
Publicus:

The best way war supporters can show their support is to enlist.




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