Wednesday, October 26, 2005

2000 THE NUMBER OF TODAY

I have struggled all morning trying to come up with the right words to express how I feel regarding the media's attention to the 2000th U.S. casualty. I kept going back and forth, spewing anger toward the media using this 2000th Soldier as if none of the others proceeding him mattered as much. I then found myself feeling as if I truly did express how I felt, it would come off as liberalism, anti-victory and anti-troop.

So, I must guide you over to CJ and his latest entry on this magic 2000 number. He says it in a way that I can not. Perhaps it is because he is in the Military and has more understanding than I. Maybe it's because I have so much respect for him that his words are more effective in describing my feelings. At any rate, please go read what he has to say. Remember this, too. Moments of silence in Congress should have happened 2000 times, not just once.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

CJ @ 12:18 pm

Well said. I agree that there should have been 2000 moments of silence and not just one. I didn't quite articulate that, though that's where I was headed before my thoughts turned to visions of Tootsie Rolls and Taco Bell.

jd @ 1:39 pm

In my opinion we surpassed the 2000 mark a long time ago in this war on terror. Matter of fact on day one we lost almost 3000 people, and then we went to Afghanistan and lost more. It is funny how so many got geared up for the 2000 that died because of Operation Iraqi Freedom. God bless every soldier and their families, past and present.

eLarson @ 3:37 pm

All of them will be missed.

Shame on those who awaited the moment with all the solemnity reserved for a grocery store's 1 Millionth Customer.

I think one of the biggest problems is that MSM and many who oppose this war and this President don't look at this as a necessary and legitimate war. They live in denial that there is a problem in the Middle East that is not of our making. They want to return to the pre-9/11 days….the 90's bubble, where terrorist acts barely raised our eyebrows and we treated it as a law enforcement issue, rather than seeing that war had been declared on us already.

Iraq is part of the greater war on terror, and it may be a battlefield of our choosing….but the war has always been there, and was not declared by us.

The media and anti-war activists have failed to learn the correct lessons from their role in Vietnam. They think they were heroes then, and want to repeat it all over again. Uh-uh. I refuse to allow that to happen. Our civilization as we know it really is threatened. The nuclear threat of a terrorist plot on our soil is very real. Wake up, people!!!

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