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Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I rarely discuss politics.

It was just a coincidence that Dr. Daughter-in-Law sent me this picture yesterday of Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt holding an injured little girl in Iraq, and the President's State of the Union address was last night.

The little girl's family was executed by insurgents, and she was shot in the head and left to die. To read more about this photo and the work our soldiers are doing in Iraq, click here.

Those who criticize Bush's reasoning for sending over more troops only have to
take a look at this to understand why.

No matter what your opinion is of the President or on the War in Iraq, this has to touch your heart.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

more troops? It will not make any difference! Islam,not democracy,is what those people want.

Wed Jan 24, 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

We need to back our President and our troops-we need to give it one last full blast-not feed them our troops a little at a time like we did in Viet Nam-Give it one last try for the 'Gipper' and then clear out by May and let them do as they may!

Wed Jan 24, 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

It has to be an "all or nothing" commitment at this juncture..oftentimes in history, our leaders have made difficult (unpopular) choices...hopefully, history will decide (confirm) if it was the correct, most-humane choice at the time..and according to this photo story, it was insurgents , not allied troops who killed this little girl's family or maimed was the U.S. soldiers risking their lives for their freedom and security..I agree with Bush on this point, that if we withdraw too soon, it will only get worse for not only the U.S. , but for much of the world...I believe he should declassify a lot of the terrorist threat info since 9/11- how many attacks,plots,etc. types of WMD (they were sent to neighboring terror groups in Syria, etc. in all probability)to prove what's been thwarted so far linked to AL Quaeda and other related terrorist groups and cells, sub-cells, especially pre-2003 when we entered into war with Iraq..this should quiet many as to why we went into war...I believe there is a lot of awful information out there being kept from the public for the sake of national security, but at this point, show us the facts and proof which absolutely exists to justify the actions.

Wed Jan 24, 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Papinian said...

Have we forgotten?

Remember the Blood of Heroes

Wed Jan 24, 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so tired of hearing about how family members of people in the military are upset about the increase in troops going to Iraq. That is what they joined the military for, to serve our country. It is a dangerous job, not a cooshy way to get a free education! Your family member JOINED the military of their free will, deal with it and support the decisions that our country's leader's make!!

Wed Jan 24, 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

OK,I've supported the troops from day one! Now,it's time for Iraq to step up to the plate and take control of their own destiny.As Iraq takes control,we should lessen our involvement significantly.
The country is on the throes of another prolonged division over the war,much like that of the Vietnam era.
Let's not make the same mistakes we did back then.
Finish this mess and bring them home!
Enough have died for people who probably did not appreciate our efforts and bloodshed!

Wed Jan 24, 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Jane M. said...

I can't see us cutting and running. It would give Iran the perfect excuse to move in and "clean things" up.

Someone needed to step up to the plate and get rid of Saddam. The UN did nothing, as usual.

I hate the idea of more troops, but I don't see us having a choice. I think partitioning the country would help.

Wed Jan 24, 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous jamit33 said...

I recently recieved a medal from Korea for my war service, made me feel pretty good. Now Korea was not a victory by any means, and we still have troops there today but we did not leave them stranded. We lost more lives in one week than our total in Iraq. The success story in S. Korea speaks for itself. Freedom is not free. Send more troops and quit whining about it. There were more Americans killed for the period in Washington D.C. than in Iraq.

Wed Jan 24, 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about sending all the Islamic/Muslim folks here in America back to their home towns and have them straighten out their own mess! Let them tell all of their brothers that America is not a bad place with horrible people. Let them explain that Democracy works and when they accomplish that, they can come back. Round them all up and put them on planes home. Then the fear for the rest of us boarding our airlines would diminish. Like it or not, the suspicion is still there when a person representing Islam boards a plane, a bus, a subway, a cab or walks by in the mall. Thanks to the good old ACLU, America belongs to everyone but Americans!

Thu Jan 25, 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make it a litter box and defend our own boarders!

Thu Jan 25, 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

I have to admit that the photo makes you stop and think. If having a greater show of force can help keep these young people safer, let's try. The show isn't over yet.

Thu Jan 25, 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELLO!!! America is not made up of Americans! The only true Americans are the native indians who were run out and into reservations a long time ago. We are all made up of refugees that fled their native countries for a better life! THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DEFENDING!!! So, now that WE have it we should be selfish and deny others the same freedom? That is what our military and country is all about, safeguarding those who desire freedom!!!

Thu Jan 25, 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous mike barry said...

If I were a soldier in Iraq, and the President wanted to send me additional help to do my job, I would be VERY annoyed by those who objected to sending me help.
Yet, I don't like the idea of sending more troops because I objected to the war from the beginning. "Stuck between I-rock and a hard place?" Sorry about the pun, but this whole situation fills me with mixed emotions

Fri Jan 26, 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

"...this whole situation fills me with mixed emotions." Mike Barry

Me too.

Sun Jan 28, 06:55:00 AM  

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