By the grace of God, these young men are at peace now. One of the young soldiers was from my town of Madras, Oregon. I am sickened by the ways these young soldiers died. No, we cannot bring troops home at this time. Think of the Revolutionary War, and what this “country” would be like now. Think of the Holocaust and WWII and Pearl Harbor. What would those soldiers who gave their lives think of our situation now if we pulled the troops out before a resolution in Iraq? We must stay on and fight. If our country left Iraq now, we could not hold our heads up, and we would be shamed as a nation.
I seem to recall an email that was sent to me about “sheep dogs, border collies, working dogs, and sheep,” written by someone who had served in the military. It was an excellent article. He wrote the article in response to a cancelled request for a military person to speak at a college graduation ceremony. “We don’t want these types of people here” is one of the reasons for the cancelled request. It is worth reading, and sums up anything else that I could say.p>We must be ever vigilant, and present a united front. These terrorists don’t care if you are a liberal lefty who empathizes with the terrorist groups and their “philosophy” — if they have a chance, they will kill every one of us: death to the infidel, you know. These individuals are worse than any nightmare, and people in this country and others had better wake up before it’s too late. We are at war, and many refuse to believe it. So be it, and let them handle the consequences. br> — Jackie J. May br> Jefferson County Library br> Madras, Oregon /p>
More outrageous than President Bush’s silence after this abomination are the rules of engagement he has devised for this war. It is absurd to have our troops in a perpetual Stalingrad-in-Iraq — handcuffed by the rules, unable to allow even one civilian casualty, having to fight over and over again in places like Fallujah. Having to go house-to-house everywhere, day after day, month after month, to extract individuals. Being therefore, spread thin, isolated and exposed to capture as were these two soldiers.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?