"Every man's death diminishes me, for I am a part of mankind, and therefore send not to know for whom the bell tolls ... It tolls for thee"
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
Dear Blue Star Chronicles: Please keep up the good work. We had a group in our town get together and sew service flags (Blue Star Banners) at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. We're not able to continue sewing the flags (interest waned and myself and only one other person were left doing all the work), but here's the Web site that shows the work we did. We hope to get it going again this coming year. Blue Star Families & Friends May God bless you. I'll be visiting your site often. Merry Christmas! Very truly yours,
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
- Make sure you have the correct APO address.
- Be sure to fill out a customs receipt at your local post office
- If you are are sending food, the more airtight the better. Send vacuum-packed cookies, or you can remove air from a zip-lock bag by sucking the air through a straw.
- Layers! The more layers the better. Wrap items in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in zip-lock bags.
- Pad items with soft usable items. Toilet paper is great for cusioning and something that will be much needed itself.
Just a quick glance at A Female Soldier 2's blog, I ran across these comments to her posts. So the harassment continues. Some examples:
You will "address the issue of comments" by doing what every other Republican milblogger does. You will censor them, because when it comes right down to it you words about "freedom" are completely hollow. For you, "freedom" is the "freedom" to agree. Or be shot. Or be set on fire with white phosphorous.
Or whatever. Enjoy your war. Your Fuhrer is sending you to Iran next. That one's going to make Iraq look like a day at the beach.
She is not fighting for me. Her mission is eroding my freedom and making Americans less secure. The U.S. military's actions in Iraq have at times outraged me, and they make me nervous about the retaliation to come.More:
The U.S. should never have gone there, and we shouldn't be there now. We have done far more harm than good. We've destroyed that country and triggered a firestorm of death there. That, not freedom, has been the U.S. military's contribution to the suffering people of Iraq.And yet more:
Ah, but these people are our friends. http://w3t.org/?u=fc4 They send almost all of the people who take down the WTC towers and the Pentagon, but we're their friends. http://w3t.org/?u=fc5
And all of these comments were from just one post! Thanks Cao for bringing this to the attention of others.
p.s.: Come on, Female Soldier, show your true colors and ban me. All that junk about free speech was never anything but a bunch of window dressing, was it?
"This war is wrong and, because you are taking an active part in it, you are partly responsible for the deaths (both US and Iraqi)."
Sunday, December 11, 2005
John Kerry said our troops are terrorizing Iraqi women and children .... Mr. Kerry, is this what you mean?
The idea that we’re going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong.
There is no reason Bob that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night terrorizing kids and children, you know, women.
So there’s no specific timeframe but I would say the withdrawal ought to start now, right after the elections December 15th.
I'm Endorsing What Mr. Murtha Is Saying .... And Let's Be Clear About What It Is Mr. Murtha Said, 'Yes, Let's Bring The Troops Home.
The Deployment Of United States Forces In Iraq, By Direction Of Congress, Is Hereby Terminated And The Forces Involved Are To Be Redeployed At The Earliest Practicable Date.