Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Just Doing My Part


I often wonder why it always takes socialist scumbags to awaken me to the fact that there are a lot of lowlifes out there willing to take advantage of other people. Cue Appeal For Redress. I am just doing my part to spread the word about this so called "grass roots campaign" so don't credit me with this one, Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette is the one doing all the work. Visit the link above to see Greyhawk's original article.

Although I didn't discover this story I am going to add a new thought to it by referring to this as my generations first "Swiftboat Cause" as I am sure there will be more. Those of us in the military who are tired of being taken advantage of need to speak up and be the real grass roots organization that Greyhawk refers to.

So the guy who the people behind Appeal For Redress say started the website is a navy veteran who joined in 2004 and is now out. You may be wondering what this guy did while he was in the navy as I did when I first started reading about him. Well turns out he was an onboard photographer who also spent his time fixing up offices and making sure things worked properly. While others will not question a veteran's right to voice their opinions I will. What possibly does this guy have to add to the discussion on whether or not we should be in Iraq? This guy, as far as I can tell since all the links talking about him have been changed or removed from the web (most likely in the past day or so) never made it off of the ship into Iraq. Now if he wants to be ideologically opposed to war than that is fine I suppose (although I would disagree with him there too) but on the website it says "Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price." How the hell would this navy photographer know that? Now of course this guy is just a front for the organization but don't you think they could have found someone more qualified? Is this the best these people can come up with?

So what everyone should do is spread the word to as many people as they can. Send Greyhawk's article to your local representatives so they won't buy into this crap when it comes across their desk. I'll keep people updated as I hear more but be sure to keep checking back with Mudville Gazette.

6 comments:

T. F. Boggs said...

You can also view the story by clicking on the link in my blogroll for Mudville Gazette because they have reprinted it on the front page to their site.

gypsy said...

Onboard photographer eh? Hmm yeah he has quite the perspective on what's happening on the ground. Interesting information, thanks t.f.

Flag Gazer said...

Isn't it interesting that all of these disgrunteled folks have such skeletons in their closets?

thanks for the link to the story...

Anonymous said...

Did you listen to Mike Yon on Pundit Review, Tim? What a please after listening to all the nut cases.
A

Rancher said...

As soon as I saw the word “occupation” I knew it would be a sickening site. Not worth the price. The soldiers in harms way, like Marine Corp Lance Cpl. Emilian D. Sanchez killed Sunday during combat in Anbar, pay the price. Their families pay the price. To most Americans no sacrifice is required. No rationing, no shortages, no cry for war bonds, no draft, we don’t even do civil defense drills. Casualties are negligible and our wartime economy is booming. Most insurgencies take upwards of 10 years to win. Yet we want war waged in months without casualties on either side where our enemy will love us. Contrast that with our enemies resolve.

Anonymous said...

Amen Rancher! Thanks Tim for the tip. Hope all is well in school for you.
A&N