January 14, 2005

Why she went to Iraq

Written by someone on a message board, whose daughter recently returned from Iraq....

My daughter lost an eye, the hearing in her left ear and suffered some nerve damage to her left arm in a grenade attack in Bagdad.

At my gas station, a woman (obviously anti-war and liberal) that was passing through stopped for gas and started a conversation with us. She asked my daughter why she had volunteered for the Army knowing full well she would go to war and if had been worth it seeing as how she was wounded.

Jazz pointed at the woman's daughter which looked to be about 5 or 6 years old and said, "I went for her. You tell me, is she worth it?"

The woman gasped audibly, took Jazz's head in her hands and kissed her on her forehead. She walked out crying.

Posted by Weaselteeth at 10:28 PM | Comments (1)

January 06, 2005

Corporal V replies

WT NOTE: This is a lengthy excerpt from a long post at Grouchy Old Cripple. It refers to a second post on his site, and the lengthy reply by Corporal V, one of the G.O.C.'s readers. The subject was the Marine who shot the terrorist and the embedded media instantly turned it into fodder at an anti-war site. These words by Corporal V are the undiluted truth. God bless you and keep you safe, Corporal.

Check it out, Robin... you're nuts, go into combat and then give me that load of crap. Stooping down to their level? You have no idea... Give me your address and I'll send you 14 MRE's. That will be your meal for 8 days and don't give me shit about not knowing how to count, I'm well aware that's not 3 meals a day. Live with it asshole Cause that's what America's sons, my brothers, do. During those days sleep for 3 hours a day, with hardcore rock blasting from the speakers to simulate gunfire, screams of the dying, and relentless bombing. Your job for those 8 days will be going block by block, house by house, room by room, door by door to hunt down every insurgent that wants to kill an American for fame and glory. Every step you take, every door you open, every time you blink your eyes worry about an ounce of C-4 and other plastique explosives going off and killing you. Walk around in a pack of 13 and consider that every action you take decides whether they live and every action they take decides whether you live. Every thought you think decides whether you see your family hug them in tears or in tears they see you in a casket draped with the American Flag in all her pride glory. It has been said in many ways, but maybe you haven't heard a one of them... "It is better to be judged by the ignorant millions than by 12 dead friends."

For six months have your co-workers, friends and family systematically killed one by one by explosive devices, traps, and snipers. Watch your best friend get killed by an insurgent pretending to be wounded when in fact they are sitting on an IED and just have to lift their arm to trip and set off a mortar. The next day watch as your father has the same thing happen to him while you stand by his side. The next day enter the room where the wounded insurgent that was given 3 months to evacuate, sniped at you for weeks, set up traps, armed IEDs and was struck with a bullet by America's best - a United States Marine. When you enter the room and see him moving around mumbling, what are you going to think? Will you be alarmed? Will you be suspicious? Most of all, will you remember about your brothers standing next to you, or will you remember the damn camera man who might or might not have entered the room behind you?

Do this 18 hours a day, for 8 days with a cameraman - one more life you have to protect - who doesn't care to help you, he just wants to make news. Many of them aren't looking for "feel good stories at this time" as they say. Instead, they look for a way to destroy you while you protect them. There are the exceptions, but far be it for you damn liberals to let those media outlets speak out.

Do this for 18 hours a day, for 8 days while making an incredible 24,000 a year, mere pennies to the people who cry out against you for your thoughtlessness and their hardest decision in the day is what shoes to wear. Good news for you though! We only have two sets of cammies and one pair of boots. One set of cammies is in the wash while I wear the other one, so I don't have to decide. Thank goodness for that huh? I'd probably screw that up too if I had more!

Instead, you people say you support the troops while you curse us under your breath and don't lift a damn finger to try and help. I dare say 99% of the damn liberals have no idea, as millions of their patriotic neighbors do (May the Lord, whom our forefathers placed their trust in), that there are hundreds of organizations who ask for donations so they can send us simple stuff like shampoo, soap, homemade cookies. It makes me sick to my stomach, but because even liberals are Americans or are privileged enough to be in my beautiful country, I will lay my life before them any day of my life.

"Kind of joked"? Negative, that was a cocky reassurance to men whose lives were on the line. That kind of language is common in any branch of the service, but especially in one that knows they're the best!

And don't you dare let me hear you refer to our enemy as "barbaric". They are barbaric without the quotation marks. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either off their rockers or a Left-Wing Liberal.

And never, ever get sarcastic when talking about your Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy or any other part of the service that leaves everything behind to serve their country. If you have enough energy to give a sarcastic "Whoops" when talking about us, channel that energy into finding a plane ticket and moving to France or Germany and just go live with them. Don't worry, their men don't fight, so you won't have to worry about a thing.

America is the land of the free, if you enjoy the fact that we were attacked, or don't like the fact that we are helping the helpless, leave. I hear there are many more countries that would love to have another body to torture. The less warlords and dictators there are in this world, the safer everyone is. If you have already forgotten Sept 11 like many Americans have, I'll get you some tapes of it, I remember like it was this morning.

All being said and done, please don't second guess the job we are doing out here until you do it yourself. And don't claim you support the troops, because you don't. Your words have spoken volumes to the few motivators who have read them. Any action you take will be forgotten unless there is a sincere apology in front of it.

May God bless the American Patriots. Your men and women in the service love and miss you.

Posted by Weaselteeth at 09:43 PM

December 23, 2004

Internet mogul asks for Marine's pardon

Bob Parsons isn't a name that rolls off the tongue when you think about the big dudes of the internet. He only runs the world's #2 domain name registrar, GoDaddy, and routinely beats Network Solutions like a two-dollah gong on pricing and service.

But Parsons has finally got into blogging himself, and instead of the usual schmooze you'd expect from a guy who clears his stuff through an editor AND a lawyer, this guy puts the hammer down on why President George W. Bush should pardon the U.S. Marine who shot the wounded Iraqi, November 13.

He cites the on-line petition which circulated for this Marine, gives President Bush's email address, and more.

I was Navy, but even I know how to say, hooo-YAH!

Posted by Weaselteeth at 11:37 PM