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The most popular election video on YouTube

I'm sure a lot of you saw this video. It's no surprise that this video, according to Fox News, is the most popular election video on YouTube, garnering over 11 million views.

Transcript:

Dear Mr. Obama,
Having spent twelve months in the Iraq theater, I can promise you this was not a mistake. I've witnessed firsthand the many sacrifices made for the people of Iraq. Those sacrifices were not mistakes. The Iraqi people are just like us. They want a chance to live in a secure world: free from tyranny, free from terrorism, free to prosper, free to raise their children and pass on a future. Are they better off today than they were in 2002? You bet. I've seen many men sacrifice their lives for the Iraqi people. They died for a purpose, not a mistake. They died giving hope. They died promoting freedom. Do you rescue a fireman just as he's about to save a child? When you call the Iraqi war a mistake, you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom. Freedom carries with it a price. Because you do not understand or appreciate these principles, sir, I am supporting John McCain for President. He, too, made a huge sacrifice promoting freedom... because he understands the fundamental truth: freedom is always worth the price.

Isn't that what this and every election should come down to? There are problems that need to be addressed during each and every election season. Obviously, we want the person who can best address those problems and issues, but in this particular election, we have a huge disparity between two candidates. One has fought for America and for freedom, and sacrificed five years of his life for it living in a hell hole being tortured daily. He then dedicated the rest of his life to serving his country. There is no doubt that, in John McCain's heart, he truly loves the United States and would fight to his last breath to defend her. You can disagree with his policies -- and I do disagree with some of them -- but there is no doubting his allegiance and love for his country. With Barack Obama, he's led a largely privileged life, going to private schools and eventually Harvard. He got married, entered politics, and a mere 143 days after becoming a US Senator, became the first African-American to run for President on a major party ticket. Yet all he and his wife can do is criticize the United States, paint a picture of gloom and despair, complain about all he feels we've done wrong, and smear Americans as racist if they don't support him. For God's sake, the man said he wanted to "free us" from the "restraints" of the Constitution, that it was a blind spot and a major flaw. It's hard to tell if Obama loves his country or not, because there's a vast difference between loving America for what she is and what she stands for, and loving America for what he thinks she could be if only he could change everything about her. That's not love of country.

John McCain understands the price you must sometimes pay to remain free. Barack Obama does not. Perhaps this is why the vast majority of those serving in the military, in all branches, overwhelmingly support John McCain. They know they have no ally in Barack Obama. And this is possibly the same reason why Iraqis also want John McCain as President. They understand what Barack Obama cannot.

Can we really have a President who doesn't understand the basic principles upon which this country was founded -- a President who looks at those principles and see a "major flaw"? The answer is no, we cannot. I think the 11 million people who have seen this video, and those serving us in the military, can see that. It's sad that there are so many that can't.

Issues like a hurting economy will come and go. We can rebound from a recession -- we've rebounded from worse. But can we rebound from a President who wants to destroy everything we stand for?


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Comments (35)

It was in 1989 that the gov... (Below threshold)
dooz:

It was in 1989 that the government suppression of public opinion was thwarted by modern technology. Until then, the Communist governments of China and the Soviet Union and their satellites had controlled the news with an iron hand.

But the world found out about Tiananmen Square and the protests there via the new fax machine.

Now, though the traditional press is thoroughly cowed by Obama, the Internet gives some opening for people like this vet to speak out.

Who knows but what this type of thing will prevent Obama from becoming the next tyrant of the world.

Wow, effective, especially ... (Below threshold)
Hestrold:

Wow, effective, especially the end. Wonder who all is watching this since you say it is so popular.

I have always thought this ... (Below threshold)
MPR:

I have always thought this was a very powerful video. The only addition that I would make to it would be a line about a free democracy in the middle of the Islamic world has made the world and America safer by far.

"It was in 1989 that the go... (Below threshold)
captaindawg:

"It was in 1989 that the government suppression of public opinion was thwarted by modern technology. Until then, the Communist governments of China and the Soviet Union and their satellites had controlled the news with an iron hand."

Isn't this what the dem bulbs in DC are going to give us with the "fairness doctrine". Is it not obvious to us that the socialists are planning to take US over? Even if I didn't agree with Limbaugh, I'd listen just to spite the would-be tyrant thugs in the district of criminals.

11 Mill. Great lets hope ... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

11 Mill. Great lets hope they vote the right way.

Lets the elitist see a Rabble in ARMS on Nov 5.
Instead of Musket it will be Ballots.
We do for those who have been, are and will be in Harms way for Freedom.

As a long time emplo... (Below threshold)
Larry:


As a long time employer of people, it has always been my observation that those who contribute the least are the ones who complain the most. Those who have it the easiest are the ones who want the most. And those whose sloth cause them personal problems are the ones who blame others for their circumstance.

It is what it is.

Some egotistical nut longin... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Some egotistical nut longing to be worshiped as a hero has come up with a video. Fool fails to acknowledge the thousands upon thousands of people killed in the war he loves. I guess they're just a part of the price to be paid for freedom. Well, fool, if the price had been 100 million dead including 90 million Americans would the price then have been too high? And if your answer is "yes," then why is it "no" when the costs have been a 100,000 to 600,000 dead Iraqis, 2 to 4 million Iraqi refugees, and ultimately more than $1 trillion dollars over the long run? You do realize, fool, that while we're spending $10 billion a month on your damn war, people are starving to death? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malnutrition Yeah, I know, I know, you're going to tell me that Jesus Christ, like the good conservative that he was, would have preferred spending money on war rather than on the poor, right?

Right on cue Herman. Wonder... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Right on cue Herman. Wondered how long you stand not raging about the video with your liberal elitist rant.

Has it really come down to ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Has it really come down to only "liberal elitists" expressing outrage over hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis?

hyper and hermanWh... (Below threshold)
Larry:

hyper and herman

Where do you get your stats? How many of them were killed by US troops and how many were killed or maimed by "Freedom" fighters who swarmed into Iraq to teach us a lesson? You know the guys I mean, the ones who gave us 9/11.

Has it really come down to ... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Has it really come down to only "liberal elitists" expressing outrage over hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis?

Yes

When it ignores many of those dead Iraq were killed by THE BASE not as collateral damage but as primary targets.


The US government and its' citizen contribute to the world poor. However one has to realize just like the first picture on the page that was linked to shows. Many time it is the result of political power that caused suffering. The AID that is given in money and food my never make it to the people. Like the USA for Africa fiasco. Country need to do things which are in their best interest for surveil. Without life their is no liberty, without it citizen countries do not exist to aid others. Maybe Iran, Russia and the other OIL rich countries can contribute why we busy protecting our interests.


When you call the ... (Below threshold)
jp2:
When you call the Iraqi war a mistake, you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom.

Didn't watch the video, but whoever said that does not deserve a platform, even youtube.

The price of freedom is ant... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The price of freedom is antithetical to the liberal mind, so trying to explain why freeing Iraq from Saddam was worth all the lives lost and money spent is a waist of time. People who can understand it already do. Obama means well, but he just doesn't get it.

That is... a waste of time.... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

That is... a waste of time..

Didn't w... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Didn't watch the video, but whoever said that does not deserve a platform, even youtube.

Disagreements are not allowed in our socialist utopia. You have been warned. . .

Some egotistical n... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
Some egotistical nut longing to be worshiped as a hero

Wow, Hermy, you managed to out-vile even yourself on that one.

1. I know it's difficult to spot what a real "hero" is, what, with you worshipping the Superbama and all, but this young man is indeed a hero.

2. That you vomit out such nonsense is a glowing endorsement of the effectiveness of this young man's video.

It causes you pain, it makes you wince, it sullies your Messiah.

Please, Hermy, continue to attack the messenger... It helped you out oodles with Joe the Plumber.

Asshat.

jp2~You are a wast... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

jp2~

You are a waste of time.

jp2 -How odd that ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

jp2 -

How odd that YOU would call for the suppression of this man's right to free speech.

It may be speech you don't agree with. You may consider it a waste of bandwidth. You may even completely and vocally disagree.

But when you stand for shutting him down, you show just what a vile, restricted, narrow, controlling worldview you have.

Dissent is only allowed if it agrees with YOUR opinions, eh? All other opinions must be silenced?

Guess we see from you, Lee and others just what an Obama Presidency is going to be like. I can't say I find the prospect of seeing people forcibly silenced is appealing.

JLawson~It's reall... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

JLawson~

It's really hard to understand jp2's mindset because, if I am not mistaken, I don't think he was born in this country. He only wants socialism to take over because he is bitter for some reason. My only guess is he came over here thinking he would achieve The American Dream and things went bad for him. In other words, if he can't be successful, no one else can even though they work their asses off. He knows about the end result of socialism and is bitter enough to want the destruction of the U.S.

He must be friends with J.T. or he wouldn't put up with his ignorance. Whatever favor he is doing for J.T. that allows him to spew his nonsense, I sure hope it is worth it. Also, I think he is lying about not seeing the video so he could say something nasty about the post.

many soldiers do and dont s... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

many soldiers do and dont support the war, and considering their sacrifices they are bound to have some strong feelings about it, but soldiers arent the best judge of foreign policy, or even national security policy

many soldiers do and ... (Below threshold)

many soldiers do and dont support the war, and considering their sacrifices they are bound to have some strong feelings about it, but soldiers arent the best judge of foreign policy, or even national security policy

Point well made (although what you may have meant is that soldiers aren't the only judge of foreign policy).

Yes, there are exceptions (even though active duty millitary overwhelmingly support McCain). Wesley Clark comes to mind.

The post is about how he fe... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

The post is about how he feels about his contribution in serving his nation. He is also speaking about the progress he saw when he was there and that it was not in vain. There are some generals whom have made very good leaders in this country, but nowhere in the video was the soldier professing foreign policy. I understand why he feels the disrespect when people call what he was a vital part of a mistake.

many soldiers do a... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
many soldiers do and dont support the war, and considering their sacrifices they are bound to have some strong feelings about it, but soldiers arent the best judge of foreign policy, or even national security policy

Wow Pea, where were you when the left was calling people chicken hawks if they supported the war but weren't in the military? Their argument being that the only ones who could correctly judge the war were those fighting it. Glad to see you disagree with your lefty comrades.

It's up over 12.2 million n... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

It's up over 12.2 million now. It's young men like this who make America strong and free.

mac lorry: you are describi... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

mac lorry: you are describing a very fringe point of view, and yes i do disagree with it

I wore the unifo... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


I wore the uniform with PRIDE, but when I see these young men and women serving today, I feel humbled.

It would be an honor beyond measure to wear it once more with these people.

Republican run-away spendin... (Below threshold)
godblessAmerica:

Republican run-away spending on nation building in Iraq is the main reason why true conservatives must not vote for John McCain.

The Iraqi people are just like us. They want a chance to live in a secure world: free from tyranny, free from terrorism, free to prosper, free to raise their children and pass on a future.

Yeah, and they want all that for FREE, as in they will not pay the price of freedom, as long as we are covering the tab.

Look into your pockets. Got the extra $4000 or so to ship to Iraq?

Wake up conservatives. Dump these NEO-conservative bastards. Send the party a message. Vote for American Freedom and Liberty. Vote for Bob Barr, Libertarian for president.

Well, I see the Bob Barr bl... (Below threshold)
Larry:

Well, I see the Bob Barr blind dogs have found this blog. I would imagine that votes for Barr will help elect Obama. No other purpose is served by a Barr vote, just like a vote for Nader is the same as a vote for McCain.

Interesting quote here; this was a direct quote from a piece written by a guy who happens to be black but has not been blinded by race as a reason to vote for someone:

After the big gamble on subprime mortgages that led to the current financial crisis, is there going to be an even bigger gamble, by putting the fate of a nation in the hands of a man whose only qualifications are ego and mouth?

Well said Thomas Sowell.

The truth is, none of us re... (Below threshold)
godblessAmerica:

The truth is, none of us really LIKE McCain. He is erratic, sloppy, and all-to-willing to spend our hard earned money so that folks with the middle name Hussein in Iraq can have freedom. That, my friends, is Liberalism. And we should not vote for it.

And Obama is gonna win. So you can use your vote to let the GOP know that you want the run-away Republican spending to stop.

Our troops should not be deployed so that some other people can have freedom. American troops exist to protect American freedom. That is true conservatism. That is why you should vote for Bob Barr.

Sorry boyo, but I won't be ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Sorry boyo, but I won't be a suicide voter. And by the way, God is capitalized too. If you're going to try to be an effective Moby, try not to have a screen name that outs you so easily.

"Yeah, and they want all... (Below threshold)

"Yeah, and they want all that for FREE, as in they will not pay the price of freedom, as long as we are covering the tab."

That's odd. Looks to me like they've taken up the fight well. That's only one of countless stories.

And this is when it all started.

And these guys are just sitting around waiting for their government check, right?

I'd say they're willing to pay the ultimate price.

mac lorry: you are... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
mac lorry: you are describing a very fringe point of view, and yes i do disagree with it

A fringe point of view? -- well, maybe, but there were many resident and visiting liberals expressing that view on these pages. It's good to know there are some liberals who never bought into such nonsense.

That said, the message this young man is delivering flows from the hard learned lessons of history and it's apparent he has earned the right to be heard.

I understand that progressives, by their nature, reject traditional ideas. Yet, many of these ideas flow from fundamental truths about human nature. Communism failed because it's fundamentally incompatible with human nature. It's human nature that makes true the principle that while liberty is easily lost, it can only be won on the battlefield. As long as humans are human, most progressives ideas about peace and war are doomed to fail.

It is not America's job to ... (Below threshold)
yihdego:

It is not America's job to police the world.

yihdegoIt... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

yihdego

It is not America's job to police the world.

Agreed that why we are fighting in country that harbored The Base and another tha violated it's cease fire agreement with US.

However I bet someone will ask why isn't the US in Dafor.
It does not sever our National Interests but I am sure the rest of the Free world which does not have troops in Iraq can send troops there.

jp2 take a few minutes to... (Below threshold)
MF:

jp2 take a few minutes to watch the video
especially if you dont know anyone that has served recently. This isnt propaganda.
Take a few minutes and open your mind.
I could talk for days about what I have learned from the young people serving.

The video is honest depiction. I saw it when it first came out and thought good now others will see this what many of us have known all along. My kids have had several friends that went for several 'tours' in Iraq and they all have said that they are so proud to be Americans and of our Commander in Chief.

Long before the news started talking about the positive impacts of the US over there I knew the mainstream news were ignoring the progress until they no longer could ignore the truth.

It is my pleasure and honor to know these
wonderful people that continue to serve America for our freedoms. I know how important that is for our future and continued existence. I am so very proud of them.




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