Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Iraq War Veterans' Open Letter to the President

Do words matter more than actions? Are Democrats and liberals traitors for their words that are deemed insufficiently supportive? Are Republicans and conservatives patriots for talking tough and cheerleading the Administration and war?

Paul Rieckhoff -- veteran of GWII -- of Operation Truth has an opinion (via WTF Is It Now?):

Mr. President, we don’t need to be told that the insurgents intend to shake our will, because we’ve sifted through the havoc wreaked by even the crudest weapons, then watched our friends sent home, changed forever. We don’t need to be told that your
administration is committed to taking care of the Troops, because we’ve already gotten the bill you sent us for the meals we ate while recovering at Walter Reed.

We don’t need to be told that flak jackets and safer Humvees are on the way, because we’ve already learned that a phone-call home and a few hundred bucks is probably the quickest way to get body armor. Hundreds of Troops have been wounded or killed because of faulty vehicles or missing armor, but who has been held accountable?

Action speak louder than words. Support isn't just saying "good job," it's giving the troops the tools to be able to really do a good job.

But it's the liberals who are weak, cowardly, unsupportive traitors who want to hurt the troops, right, Karl?

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