Posts Tagged ‘Victory’

While listening to Rush today, he read an e-mail he got from one of the US troops that had served in Iraq. I thought it was so good, I wanted to post it here.

Hey Rush,

I am scratching my head here. None of this makes any sense…but I wonder what you think about all of this…

The national news media shows lots of our American servicemen and women dying over there in Iraq and getting killed, helicopters being shot down, roadside bombs going off…etc…etc. Yet, when you are there, when you work with Americans and Iraqis who are actively engaged in re-building the country, who are out going after the enemy…there’s this ever-present sense of optimism, this prevailing upbeat mood of doing good. Just go talk to the wounded servicemen at Brooks or Bethesda. [RUSH: And I have. He’s right.] They’ll tell you the same. Likewise, the Iraqi gentlemen (civilians) I worked with were excited about their economic prospects. They were eager for their families to experience a better life than the life they had under a totalitarian regime.

Rush, there’s an upbeat mood out there in Iraq. The country and its new democracy are moving forward. And the enemy hates it.

On the subject of “civil war” or “civil strife” in Iraq…

From what we can tell…there’s no “civil war” or “civil strife” as the news media puts it. The terrorists are coming from outside the country and killing civilians – as many as possible – to gain a foothold in Iraq. And they play this stuff on TV to make us sick. It’s working. We are getting sick, but Iraq is getting strong. If there really is civil strife in the country…then WHY don’t WE hear statements in the news about Shia leaders taking responsibility for Sunni killings, and vice-versa? WHY? This is why: Because they aren’t doing that Rush! THAT’S WHY we NEVER hear news reports from the so-called “civil strife” combatants themselves. Because there aren’t any. The IRAQIS are trying to build-up their country and make it work. MEANWHILE the enemy comes and kills everyone they can, and they run away from the scene (or die in the blast themselves).

One more thought…

I hate doing math, but think about this…

Rush…there’s anywhere from 500 to 1,000 road vehicle convoys per day in the country of Iraq. One or three of these vehicle convoys (at most) get hit by an IED each day, which destroys maybe one or two vehicles. Most convoys have anywhere from 20 to 100 vehicles. NOW, what are your odds (e.g. CNN reporter) of being tagged by an IED????

In Summary…

I remain confused, amazed, and dumbfounded by the news media view on the war. And yet Americans are buying it. WHY??? How can we believe only one side of the story without seeing the whole picture, the whole story as it unfolds? Does ANYONE really know (other than those who are there) what’s REALLY happening in Iraq??? Is there any chance of getting any of this news reporting being done right???

America is doing good things over there. Our troops are awesome. They are an inspiration, a model of courage and of selfless patriotism. Why don’t people back home trust them?

Mega Dittos Rush.

Very Respectfully,


Now, why can’t the liberals, who are so invested in defeat, get this? We are doing good over there. It’s not a hopeless cause. Failure is not guaranteed. Why can’t the media report things like this? You know the reason there is such a high dissaproval rating for this administration, and for the war? It’s because the most people only get their news from the evening news casts on one of the major stations. The mainstream media is so liberal, they don’t report the positive things, they only show the negative things over and over. It’s purely pushing the liberal agenda. How can people support the war, when all they see about it is so negative. If the majority of the public saw the positive things (which are many), the public sentiment towards the war would change.

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Wear Red on Fridays

I was recently sent this, along with some other very moving stories about our fine men and women in the Armed Forces – who I believe are heroes! Anyway, I wanted to share this with everyone.

Red Fridays.

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the “silent majority.” We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday — and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that … every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV — let’s make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops kn ow the once “silent” majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on. The first thing a soldier says when asked “What can we do to make things better for you?” is ….”We need your support and your prayers..” Let’s get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

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Another one from the left!

Recently, attention has been drawn to the fact that Congressional Democrats “support the troops, but not the war.” I find this offensive, and so should every American! I keep hearing about how the liberals support the troops. My questions is: How? How are they supporting the troops? By passing stupid non-binding resolutions telling the world they are against the President and the War? By constantly critizing their Commander in Chief? Oh, I know, it was when Nancy Pelosi went over to Iraq on her little “fact finding mission.” I find it appalling that these people can say that they support the troops when in fact they do everything they can to undermine their efforts. They say that they support the troops, but not the war. How can you support the troops without supporting their mission? This just doesn’t fly with me. They have been told over and over, by the generals on the ground, that their words and actions will affect the troops, that it will lower their morale. How in the world can they say that they support the troops when they are slowing destroying their morale? How can they say they support the troops when they have done everything in their power to decrease support for the war, and thus the troops, in their own country? They keep saying that this is going to be another Vietnam, and in one respect, they are right. Just like with Vietnam, the war is going to be bad-mouthed so much that soon, many will turn against the troops. They will return home, not heroes, but as socital misfits. They will be labeled as killers and cursed at and spit upon. This is not what our troops deserve, but it’s what the Democrats are lining them up for. I think it is sad. To me, the people that serve in the military are heroes! They are to be admired and respected! They are to be supported, however we can!
So, my question to you is can you really support the troops without supporting the war? (Cause in my mind, if you don’t support the war, then you want the war to fail. If you want the war to fail, then you want the troops to fail in their missions. If you want the troops to fail in their missions, then you are setting them up to be killed.)

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