Posts Tagged ‘iraq’

Douglas Groothuis: Why I Will Vote for Obama

politics / religion / security

(Yes, this is a satire.):

1. Yes, he doesn’t share my views on abortion, but so what? After all, aborted babies go to heaven. If they grow up, they might go to hell. Abortion on demand is the best form of evangelism ever invented. So, with Obama we’d continue to get over a million babies into heaven year, and Supreme Court Justices to insure that it goes on for another generation. Obama would push for more and more federal funding for abortions, which means we would be using state money for evangelism! How cool is that?! And I’m sure the ACLU would never call him on it. Yes, I know the Bible talks about “Thou shalt not murder” and caring for “the least of these,” but let’s not get legalistic and impose our Christian morality on others.

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Murtha Inspiring the Troops

politics / security

Watch this video and see as Sen. Murtha lavishes the troops with heaps of praise for the all their hard work and effort:

Q. Did President Bush’s ‘Surge’ policy work?

I think for the short term it certainly reduced incidents. I’m not sure whether it’s because the Iraqis are just worn out, but certainly the way they are doing it today it makes a big difference.

It used to be we broke down doors. We went in and we killed people inadvertantly. Now they’re much more careful about it.

Former Marine Sen. Robert Murtha (D–PA)

That’s right, it’s not because of the boots on ground — it’s because they insurgents are sleepy. Yeah, the same thing happened to the New England Patriots when they were trying to win that Super Bowl, they just got tired at the end. I mean, come on, it’s not like any team had to play a 19–game schedule before. The New York Giants won that game, not because they had a superior game plan or better players, but because the Patriots needed a nap.

This guy is needs to get a clue. Swiftly. He was wrong about the Haditha Marines, and he is wrong about this. Then again, I’ve seen this kind of cluelessness from him before. Makes me wonder what’s wrong with the voters in Pennsylvania, too.

While listening to this video, it got to the best (worst?) part in the end. That’s when Murtha starts regaling us with tales from yesteryear, when the president would actually act like he was listening. Yes, he reminds us how Bill Clinton actually consulted with him about security measures.

You know what that sounds like? You know that guy who constantly tells you about his buddy that was real popular, and how they were best friends? And how, back then, everybody thought they were so cool? Because they were together?

Murtha is that guy. That guy needs constant reinforcement from people who will just give him enough encouragement to keep him beholden.

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Soldier trust, Iraq

Photo: Tech Sgt. Cohen Young, Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq.

A reminder of what those of us who actually went there, did that, really went there and did that for. See the larger, uncropped version at Soldiers’ Angels Germany.

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