Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Real Players

CAPT B , one of our favorite MARINES starts his post with:

"For all the free people that still protest, you are welcome,
We protect you and you are protected by the best.
Your voice is strong and loud, but who will fight for you?
No one standing in your crowd."

If one feels the need to protest this war, that's their right. It's young men like Capt. B who stand in harms way to protect that right.

Today, I'm sure he and a lot of other fine Americans would rather be home with their family drinking beer, eating chips and watching the Superbowl. I'm sure, if he's not being shot at or ducking incoming on some scummy shower floor the Capt will be watching with his Marine family.

We get a lot of bull from the media about the war in Iraq, but for the real skinny about what's going on, go to the source. And if you think footballs exciting, read Capt, B for some real excitement. And while your watching the game say a little prayer for the real players who make it possible,


Blogger mreddie said...

Thanks for the post and for passing that site along, I checked it out and will more in the future. Sounds like a good man - need more of his type running the whole show. Been having trouble posting and even commenting here from the daughter's computer in Tennessee - hope they have it fixed now. ec

8:02 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

I read most of his posts - his attitude and spirit are incredible, wonderful, and admirable. He will succeed at anything he does - he has a winning attitude.

9:28 PM  
Blogger D L Ennis said...

Great words and a great site...Thanks!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I was recently SHOCKED by my mother in law. She called and obviously asked her son was doing. Jason has been deployed since January and so far he's good...but anyway my MIL actually started in on me about politics and what not. She is getting more and more liberal everyday and I respect her feelings and I told her on the phone I did not wish to engage her in a political debate.

She told me she loved me & Jason but she was also sorry to comment that we were both "ignorant" and we needed to pull our heads out from our asses. husband, her son is deployed to Iraq and she didn't have enough sense to not go there with me. Like I need that shit right now....

I hate to call Liberals out as "these people" but "these people" know no respect..they're vile with their attitudes and either believe what they do or apparently you're "ignorant".

Oh well...

11:04 PM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

Amen to Sandy's comments. This from a wife of a WW II veteran!
See you, Betty G

5:51 PM  
Blogger Binty McShae said...

Supporting the troops does not have to mean supporting the war. I never have supported the war and never will, but if you think for a second I have no respect for those who would protect me should the need arise then you would be wrong.

I personally believe that this war was never neccesary, and my way of supporting the troops involved is to lobby for the conflict to be ended so they can go home - and stop needlessly dying.

McBeane, this might interest you...

3:13 AM  
Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

Blogger had a hangover the other day, mr. There are those of us who think Caqpt. B belongs in D.C. and the politicians in Iraq.

As they say , Bonita, atitude is everything.

DL, he does have a way with words.

Wow, Sandy that must have hurt. Sometimes mothers in law as well as mothers get diahrea of the mouth. The first time my mother met Wanda she started spouting steriotypical racial comments. We all laughted,including my soon to be African American wife, because we know she was just kind of crazy as are most liberals as are most of the rest of us.

Well, Boop, one thing about it, the "Greatest Generation" had no doubts about what they were fighting for.

Binty, your voice is always welcome. At this point whether the war was necessary is a moot point. There is no way to extracate our troops untill the new Iraqi govt. can fend for itself. My feeling is that if we do the Islamic extreemists victory will only encourage them to escalate the terror. Thanks for the very intresting link.

4:36 AM  
Blogger GUYK said...

Capt B is a daily read and I like his "can do and will do" attitude.

I may do a rant afterwhile about those who claim they support the troops but lobby against the war. Abetting the enenmy is treason.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Rurality said...

I suspect that the "these people" attitudes vary a lot by where you live. Nowdays anywhere there's a clear majority of people of any political persuation, they just assume that they are right and that everyone else agrees with them. (As a liberal in a very conservative state, I tend to hear the same thing as Sandy but of course it's coming from the opposite side!)

Anyway I think what's different about things nowdays is that most people seem to have lost the capability for tact and for common courtesy.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Binty McShae said...

Guyk, suggesting that my being against the war is simply abetting the enemy is naively black and white in its outlook. Supporting the troops should never ever mean blindly cheering whilst a politician in a comfy chair behind a desk places them in the line of fire.

And to suggest that I am treasonous because of what I believe... I am patriotic about my country, but I believe that patriotism is something one should enter into with open eyes. It is not just about loving your country unconditionally - it is about recognising its ills and the mistakes it has made and striving to make it a better place!

It is not at all treason for me to honestly say that I do not believe this war has brought good to the people of any country been involved - not even Iraq. I will always agree that something had to be done by the international community, but this? We have done nothing but fan the flames for guerilla and terrorist action for many years to come.

4:56 PM  

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