Friday, April 14, 2006

Vets For Freedom - A Positive Voice For Iraq!

We have had the voice of John Murtha with all it's negativity concerning the war in Iraq for quite a while now. However new voices are speaking out and making themselves heard. Positive voices that believe democracy can and will find it's way into the heart of the Middle East. With The help of the coalition of forces that have brought freedom to Iraq, I for one, expect to see this accomplished. But only if the voices FOR freedom keep speaking out.

Vets for Freedom dot org is up and running. Their "About Us" web page has this to say:

Vets for Freedom was founded by a group of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans who believe in the mission of freedom, specifically Operation Iraqi Freedom, but who have become frustrated with the way the operation has been politicized and reported to the home front.

In January 2006, this group of veterans, enlisted personnel, and officers decided to take action. The result was the creation of Vets for Freedom, a non-profit advocacy group whose mission is to promote the unbiased, nonpartisan truth of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to educate the public and mobilize public support for the Global War on Terror.

The founders and members of Vets for Freedom have witnessed the firsthand events, both the successes and failures, of the Iraq War. While their voice has largely been ignored by many policymakers and the media, they have earned the right to be heard and will use this organization to lend their insights to this worthy cause.

Yesterdays Hugh Hewitt Radio Show had Wade Zirkle of Vets For Freedom on and I must say it was great radio. It was for interviews like this one that God invented the radio. Don't worry. You haven't missed it. Generalissimo Duane at has typed out the entire transcript. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Generalissimo has provided the mp3's of the entire interview! Is this a great country or what?

Wade Zirkle wrote a letter to the Washington Post and they put it on their Op-Ed page. That can be found here. In it he says: "Murtha undoubtedly knows full well that the greatest single thing that drags on morale in war is the loss of a buddy. But second to that is politicians questioning, in amplified tones, the validity of that loss to our families, colleagues, the nation and the world."

Zirkle wrote the letter/article as a result of this confrontation between Sgt. Mark Seavey and John Murtha at a "town meeting" sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).

Sgt. Seavey: 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 disc 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've talked to the troops and the troops are demoralized. And I really resent that characterization. The morale of the troops that I talked 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, two hundred 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. Thank you.

Vets for Freedom has a PayPal button and would appreciate any donations. So will the Iraqi nation!

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Iraq WILL be Rebuilt

SBS Radio from Australia has an interview by Nic Perpitch with Hassan Janabi, an Iraqi Australian. Hassan, who until recently headed up the marshland restoration project, previously worked for the Sydney Catchment Authority. He is now an advisor for the company in charge. - Iraq's reconstruction project includes a plan to rehabilitate the area and encourage the Marsh Arabs to move back to their historical land. Listen to the interview here.

In case you missed the news, Saddam Hussein ordered the draining of the southern marshes to remove a hiding place for dissidents. Under Saddam 100,000 people were displaced, bombardment of villages, imprisonment of thousands, torture of Marsh Arab detainees held in government custody and the total of those tortured and murdered will never be known. Many of these people were forced out of their homelands and forced to settle near highways so the government could keep better control over them.

The current problems in Iraq do not come close to matching or exceeding those the citizens of Iraq had under Saddam Hussein. That is why I wonder at statements like this from the left.

- Quote: "Alas, it is the Iraqis more so than Americans and Britons who will bear the burden of a deranged decision to launch a pre-emptive war that has destroyed an already weak social fabric, killed many Iraqis, Americans, and Europeans, while leaving the most potentially rich nation in the Arab world shattered nearly beyond repair." end quote - (

Well, I don't think so. For the "Doom and Gloom crowd on the left I say, Hoonnnnkkkk!

It is people like Hassan Janabi that will prove those naysayers wrong.

Want more proof that I am right? Check out the short video at Journeyman Pictures.

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Blog Surfing To the Truth About Libby and Plame!

Clicking through a few of the long list of blogs on my right sidebar I hit on over to 1or2Thoughts who had a bit on Google location tracking of their FREE Wi-Fi service in San Francisco(dated 9 APR 06) - Mark linked to Okie on the Lam (whose post was dated 7 APR 06) - Both have great posts on the subject and they are both fun/entertaining/informative blogs to read. As is this one of course.


This post is veering away from the Google topic because Okie had a post just below the Google one concerning the President of the United States doing something legally for a change. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

What did President Bush do that was so legal???

He declassified some information!

Scooter Libby mentioned it and now the liberals are all over it.

Okie says, - quote - "The news, at least in the minds of those who make up the MSM, coming out of the "Scooter" Libby revelation is that the leak of classified information that he passed on to the press was authorized by President Bush himself. The Left, typified by today's Los Angeles Times reaction, is almost giddy - once again they think, we've got him! Once again, they are deluding themselves. It's really quite sad in an ironic sort of way. Here's how the LA Times started out today: - end quote -

Okie then splashes some thick gooey substance the Times calls 'news' onto his blog. I guess he had to put it there get his point across which is that the President can make info classified AND he can make info DEclassified. So it goes.

The Los Angeles Times is all over this information but they are putting the wrong spin on it. They act like the President declassified the info for some dark, 'clandestine and criminal' reason, as The Okie puts it. Just so Bush could go to war and get oil I guess. The Times doesn't know. They are just splashing and playing in their their mud pies.

Well I want to tell you the real reason he declassified the info. Besides the fact that it no longer needed to remain classified of course.

President Bush declassified the info because he is a CLOSET COMMUNIST! He is truly dead set against capitalism. I know this because he won't declassify real important information. I mean, who cares about Scooter and Valery Plame and some other deadbeat, whazziz name. I want the President to release the REAL information that America needs to know!


Not that swampgas/weather balloon nonsense. The real stuff with the dead aliens and the "more of 'em are coming soon!" info that is being held back so we won't panic.

You see, I have 1000 baseball caps that I have carefully and artfully covered with tinfoil. I drag 'em to swapmeets and sometimes stand outside of sporting events trying to sell these things. - ($29.50 slightly used / $39.95 new - PayPal accepted) - There just isn't enough call for foil hats at the moment and the subject of interstellar brain washing isn't high on the news chain.

If the President really loves capitalism and this country (and me) he will start a spate of flying saucer news stories so I can dump sell these hats real quick.

I figure if the liberals will believe the L.A. Times then they will pay me top dollar for these hats. Do me a favor and email the prez at! Tell him to release the REAL Project Bluebook Info Now. It will help build the American economy!

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