Sunday, January 15, 2006

THAT'S NOT A QUESTION

John Murtha finally heard it straight from the horses mouth and it hit him like a sock in the mouth. Who better than a Marine to stand up and tell it like it really is. The exchange went like this:

"Yes sir my name is Mark Seavey and I just want to thank you for coming up here. Until about a month ago I was Sergeant Mark Seavey infantry squad leader, I returned from Afghanistan. My question to you, (applause)

"Like yourself I dropped out of college two years ago to volunteer to go to Afghanistan, and I went and I came back. If I didn't have a herniated disk now I would volunteer to go to Iraq in a second with my troops, three of which have already volunteered to go to Iraq. I keep hearing you say how you talk to the troops and the troops are demoralized, and I really resent that characterization. (applause) The morale of the troops that I talk to is phenomenal, which is why my troops are volunteering to go back, despite the hardships they had to endure in Afghanistan.

"And Congressman Moran, 200 of your constituents just returned from Afghanistan. We never got a letter from you; we never got a visit from you. You didn't come to our homecoming. The only thing we got from any of our elected officials was one letter from the governor of this state thanking us for our service in Iraq, when we were in Afghanistan. That's reprehensible. I don't know who you two are talking to but the morale of the troops is very high."

The only response from Murtha and Moran was Moran saying, "That's a comment not a question."

The look on Murtha's face was priceless. He was so stunned his eyes dropped. Murtha was unable to look this Marine in the face and he couldn't even speak for himself. He needed his buddy, Moran, to speak for him. Murtha didn't even have the decency to respond to Sergeant Mark Seavey who so boldly spoke the truth. It just goes to show how the anti-war dems can not face the voices of our warriors. They can sit in their chairs, or surround themselves with like-minded radicals, but can't face who they are talking about. Sgt. Seavey deserved a response. He deserved an apology. He deserved support. Rather, he was blatantly ignored and dismissed. Guess who ended up looking like a complete ass? Was it the Marine? No, it was Murtha, Moran and all the Cindy Sheehans of America. Shame on John Murtha for ignoring this brave Marine.

I've said this before and I'll say it again, I dare all the anti-war, anti-American's to say what they're saying to those who have served in OIF or OEF. Go say it at Camp Speicher in Iraq. Go say it at Ft. Bragg. Go walk through the halls of Lundstahl and tell an injured warrior they wasted their time. They wont do it. Why? They are afraid to face the truth.

God bless Sgt. Seavey for saying it like a patriot. He is the epitome of all of our troops… brave, honest and strong. Murtha and Moran are nothing more than weak, feeble-minded hypocrites.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Tom @ 2:58 pm

Politicians do not care about the facts or the truth unless it serves them to get more "face time" with the media. The first thing that politicians have their mind is to get re-elected. The second thing that they want to do is to smear the opposite party. Not what we elected them to do. I wrote a little more in my blog here if you (or anyone else cares to read it. Keep up the support of the troops – we pray for them every night.

Mark Maness @ 9:48 pm

I watched that town hall meeting and there were a few people who disagreed with Murtha and Moran. But Seavey and that general were the 2 most articulate. The others who commented didn't receive any more respectful treatment than Seavey did.

Murtha actually left early, leaving Moran to handle them alone. It has been suggested that he knew the general was going to call him out before he reached the podium, and that's why he slinked out of the meeting before the general spoke.

(is this better, Pam?)

yankeemom @ 10:00 pm

I watched that "meeting" too. I wouldn't even call it a meeting – more like a buddies club. My husband was VERY glad he wasn't there – he's seen me go up in flames around that stuff. He's a much kindler, gentler person than I am. I too posted about it. I was in awe of the courage the Vets that stood up to them. God Bless 'em!!

Monday, January 16, 2006

The WordSmith from Nantucket @ 12:17 am

I sat through 60 Minutes, listening to Murtha's perspective and opinionating. For the most part, he was coddled. Not surprising, really.

It's sickening to hear him get to say his spin, without being aggressively challenged on it.

He's at a point where no matter what kind of facts you tout, he will rationalize it in a way that his mind can handle. He's dug himself into a trench, and his political career probably now depends upon him being right.

He pulled out a single letter from a soldier, supporting him, and also mentioning how 80% of the letters he receives have been positive. He was challenged by having it pointed out how many soldiers at Walter Reid, horribly maimed, are still supportive and motivated on this war; and that generals as well, don't think we are losing. Murtha's take? Rather than accepting, "oh, yeah…I guess they have a point I should listen to and consider." He poo-poo's it as, "Their jobs depend upon them not speaking out against this Administration. They don't want to be fired."

Epiphany @ 9:07 am

I would have given anything to see the look on his face. That sounds classic!

You can see the video at political teen.

Stacy @ 3:04 pm

I also watched this, but sure would have loved to have been there in person to see Murtha's face.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

JessDawn @ 3:07 pm

I think that a lot of people do not realize that a soldier does not get fired for his or her believes. That they can even say what they believe, they are not allowed to speak on behalf of the Army. That is where people get confused, but most civilian corporations have the same policy. You can talk to who ever you want just not on their behalf they have people they hire and train to do that. Also another thing is the President is our boss, and it could be considered insubordinate to speak badly against him, but only in a name calling immature kind of way. As a soldier you can even vote against your president (gasp, you mean I won't get punished for it)
I also watched the meeting and what is funny is that most of the Soldiers and Marines I know feel the same way.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Fred @ 1:43 pm

Get with it, Pam. You haven't posted in almost a week. No use cluttering up cyberspace with a dead blog.

BTW; folks from all sides of the war issue might enjoy this movie that was just released. Credit to lewrockwell.com for the heads up. Doesn't look like it's showing in my area yet but if you're interested in finding out if it's showing in yours, click on the Show Times link at the top right and type your zip code into the box. To see the trailer, click on the Trailer link. I imagine it might be best to have broadband for the trailer but you never know.

http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/

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