Friday, August 26, 2005
You Lied To Us!
Sheehan: “I love my country. But how many more of our loved ones need to die in this senseless war?”
And your Son did not love this country? You Son who gave his life because he loved this country so much that he thought the policies of this administration are senseless?
Are you saying that the 54 million Iraqis who are free would like to continue living in a country where rape rooms exist, ethnic minorities are slaughtered, women and girls are raped in front of their husbands?
Are you saying that a policy to establish a free and democratic country in a region where democracy has never existed is a bad thing?
Sheehan: “I know you can’t bring Casey back. But it’s time to admit mistakes and bring our troops home now.”
Ms Sheehan, where would the US be if the North pulled its troops back across the Potomac after the South destroyed McClellan's Army.
Ms Sheehan, where would the US be if we pulled out of the Pacific after Pearl Harbor, Midway, Leyte Gulf, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Tarawa, Okinawa? Where would the US be if we pulled off the beaches of Normandy?
Ms Sheehan, where would the US be if we pulled our troops out of Europe after WWII?Sheehan: 'You don't know how much this hurts?'
Yes he does, Ms Sheehan. He has met with you. He felt your pain. He has felt the pain of all the mothers and fathers of fallen heroes with who he has met. He has felt the pain of all the wounded soldiers he has visited. He has felt the pain with the letters he has personally written to victims of the War On Terror
Sheehan: 'This is not a Noble Cause'
What cause is noble in your eyes? Allowing a regime who snubbed its nose at the UN and the US for years while it invaded another country, murdered its own people with Weapons of Mass Destruction?
There are many stations across the country that will not allow this ad to be run. This is wrong! Stations claim that this spot may be ‘offensive.’ In a statement Saturday evening explaining its decision, KTVX in Utah said that after viewing the ad, local managers found the content “could very well be offensive to our community in Utah, which has contributed more than its fair share of fighting soldiers and suffered significant loss of life in the this Iraq war.”
Station General Manager David D’Antuono said the decision was not influenced by the station’s owner, Clear Channel Communications Inc.
Contrary to what many of you would think if you've read what I have written in the past, this ad should be on television. This group has the right to be heard. Right or wrong, speech should never be censored - only countered.
Mark Wiest, vice president of sales for NBC-affiliated KSL television, said that in the interest of freedom of speech, his station didn’t hesitate to run the ad. KSL is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The bigger picture is, by suppressing the message are we doing what is right under the First Amendment and in an open democratic society?” Wiest said.
Bush received nearly 70 percent of the vote last fall in Utah, one of the most conservative states north of the Bible Belt. Bravo.
This ad needs to be aired. It needs to be aired to show the country that a grieving mother is mourning the loss of her Son. What also needs to be shown is what Sheehan has said about the President after she garnered fame from the sycophant leftist organizations who have a much better face to put on their vitriol for the President than Michal Moore and the rest of his ilk. What needs to be shown is the tirade Ms Sheehan carried out in a classroom where her speech was fueled with expletives where she called the President a 'terrorist' and dropped the 'F-Bomb' like B-52 raids on North Viet Nam. If Ms Sheehan is that impassioned, then let's see her use those words and that language to show us all how she really feels in her next ad.
I am prepared to get hate mail for this post. I don't care. On this one issue, I am unyielding, just as those who support the President and the policies of this administration will never cave.
"It is [the] belief in absolutes, I would hazard, that is the great enemy today of the life of the mind. This may seem a rash proposition. The fashion of the time is to denounce relativism as the root of all evil. But history suggests that the damage done to humanity by the relativist is far less than the damage done by the absolutist - by the fellow who, as Mr. Dooley once put it, "does what he thinks th' Lord wud do if He only knew th' facts in th' case."
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
You'll find it as 'A Warm Welcome' It's text from Atkinson's One Man Show. So if you know who Atkinson is, read it as he would say it. It's brilliant!
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