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Was it a Terrorist Attack?

I call it a terrorist attack… I believe most do; however, the administration calls it "workplace violence" - Really?

Some excerpts form the link...

Fellow victims at Fort Hood “were killed and wounded by . . . somebody who was there that day to kill soldiers, to prevent them from deploying,” says Manning.

“And if that’s not an act of war, an act of terrorism, I don’t know what is.”

Flip-Flop is Back

Besides the comments not sounding anything like the Kerry of campaign season - Doesn't the below sound like another "I voted for it before I voted against it"?

Kerry: Targeted attacks in Afghanistan not enough - washingtonpost.com
"I do not believe that a counterterrorism strategy all by itself without a sufficient level of counterinsurgency will work," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. "If you don't have a presence on the ground that's effective, it's almost impossible to collect the kind of intelligence that you need to be equally effective in your counterterrorism."
Kerry is not promoting sending more troops now. That would be irresponsible, he said, when Afghanistan's election is not yet finished.

"I don't see how President Obama can make a decision about the committing of our additional forces or even the further fulfillment of our mission that's here today without an adequate government in place or knowledge about what that government's going to be," he said.


Correct me, but I thought the Obama administration declared the "war on terror" over - In fact, we aren't even supposed to call it "war on terror" anymore... From this article, I don't think so!

Dang, I guess I made the Whitehouse's list yet again :0

...but wasn't all this hate for the west going to automatically stop because the "hope and change" guy won - How is that "hope and change" working of you?

AFP: Number of militant recruits on the rise: report
WASHINGTON — A rising number of Western recruits, including Americans, are traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan to attend paramilitary training camps for militant Islamists, The Washington Post reported late.

...and On National Security

What to you think "dear" leader will do? Stand up to the fringe left and send troops or give in and allow it to be "all for not"?

AFP: General backs request for more troops in Afghanistan
LONDON — Britain's top general in Afghanistan has backed his US commander's call for more foreign troops to fight an increasingly bloody Taliban insurgency, a newspaper said Monday.

Lieutenant-General Jim Dutton, the deputy commander of NATO?s International Security Assistance Force, told The Times newspaper that victory was a matter of "straightforward force ratios".

"If you want to achieve long-term stability, and therefore a lack of terrorism potential in an area, you need to be doing more than simply patrolling the skies," Dutton said.

He said he supported US General Stanley McChrystal's request for a troop buildup in the country to counter the Taliban insurgency -- as competing advice over the future war strategy and waning Western public support grows.

More Lies - By The Way is Bush Running Again?

Look, I have my problems with some of President Bush's decision's, mainly the lack of conservative domestic policy - Not to Mention attempting to include liberals in on the "domestic policies" like it will accomplish anything! However, if the President or Vice President are "dumb and evil" as Mr Rutten would want you to believe - Why would there be a need to lie about what either said?

Well I guess the MSM still believe they are running against Bush in this years election.
Tim Rutten lied - Period!
Meanwhile, in another part of the city, Vice President Dick Cheney was addressing the meat-eaters at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He told them that he was glad the administration had tortured people and that he'd do it again: "Would I support those same decisions again today? You're damn right I would."

Let's look at what VP Cheeny actually said by looking at the transcript:
The United States is a country that takes human rights seriously. We do not torture -- it's against our laws and against our values.
From the very morning our nation was attacked on 9/11, the President of the United States has had to make some immensely enormous decisions. Every day he faces responsibilities that others would pale before. I've been there with him. I've seen him make the tough calls, and then weather the criticism and take the hits. President Bush has been tough and courageous. He's made the right decisions for the right reasons, and he always reflects the best values of the American people. I've been proud to stand by him and by the decisions he's made. And I would support those same -- and would I support those same decisions again today? You're damn right I would.
Not quite what Mr. Rutten reported is it? Go figure!

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What - Someone forgot the Memo!

Mother of fallen Marine copes with the haunting 'what ifs'

This article from a local paper talks of an "educated" caucasian who's family was lives in a "prominent" upper middle-class neighborhood. It talks of a "choice" during wartime... The story indicates that monies were available to send him to expensive schools. My point, it goes against the only poor kids with no choice are joining the military lie that the MSM spreads regularly, and my guess is the writer is in for some trouble - She didn't even get the parents to badmouth the President.

All kidding asside - I feel for this mother, especially on Mother's Day; However, I would like to say that she should have not but pride for son and I honor him in my thought and prayers... This country is indebted to you and your family!

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Iraq Compared to WWII -- ??

We have more comparisons between WWII and Iraq --I know I am just an old soldier and not as smart as a journalist but comparing the two seems like comparing a Lamborghini to a Yugo--their both cars! Compare the overwhelming support to current protest, compare the overwhelming casualties inflected on the enemy, compare the US casualties suffered, compare the devastating destruction of property to surgical strikes, and imagine if we used something as little as "tactical nuclear devices" what kind of protest would be encountered--compare that protest if we went "nuclear" to the joy of WWII ending after using a "nuclear device"... Yep lots of similarities, NOT... Now let's compare how long we "occupied", the left's word, these countries we defeated in WWII--four years ain't even a drop in the bucket... How 'bout we compare monies spent to rebuild these countries we defeated in WWII--again the bucket is dry... On second thought, maybe I am smarter then a journalist--this one anyway! Some excerpts:

The U.S. mission in Iraq has now lasted longer than America's involvement in World War II. That should be an occasion for sober reflection. In less than four years -- from 1941 to 1945 -- the United States and its allies managed to defeat two of the most powerful militaries in the world. By contrast, today, we are still mired in an endless conflict in a single small country after the same amount of time.

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US Army -- Boots on the Ground

Some may enjoy!
Boots on the Ground represents the commitment of the United States of American and the multiple capabilities of the American Soldier. It reflects the physical and mental aspect of being the ultimate instrument of national resolve that is both ready to meet and relevant to the challenges of the dangerous and complex 21st century security environment.

Saying Good-bye!

...as only Army Special Forces could!

"If you are getting this e-mail, it means that I have passed away," the missive said. "No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened."

The Army Special Forces captain, 30, said he would like family and friends to attend his burial at Arlington National Cemetery, "but understand if you can't make it."

The message, distributed by a fellow Green Beret after Toczylowski's family had been notified of his death, added: "There will also be a party in Vegas with a 100k to help pay for travel, room and a party."

Farewell hero!

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