Thursday, October 28, 2004

The RUSSIANS Did It!!!!

This story just keeps getting better. Who'da thunk that the Russians would help Saddam protect his military holdings from allied bombings and seizure? Sounds like they had some issues to take care of prior to the coalition invasion (Thanks Drudge):

"The Russians brought in, just before the war got started, a whole series of military units," Mr. Shaw said. "Their main job was to shred all evidence of any of the contractual arrangements they had with the Iraqis. The others were transportation units."

The Russian involvement in helping disperse Saddam's weapons, including some 380 tons of RDX and HMX, is still being investigated, Mr. Shaw said.

Well, I certainly can't dispute any of this. Read the entire Washington Times article. As we like to say here in the Middle East: "Oil-for-Food makes the world go 'round."

A Kerry Challenge

I knew something was up when 6 different people sent me the exact same link. That usually means "you must check this out." Thanks to all who sent it- it was the most perfect anti-Kerry ad (disguised as a pro-Kerry ad) ever made. Here's my challenge to you "Kerry voters" out there (and I know there are some of you out there!). Go to this site, listen to the ad (A Strong Case for Kerry), and see if you can still manage to vote for him. I'm willing to bet the farm you won't be able to. Just go ahead and try!!

Blogging Works

Some of you may wonder why I do this. Why should I feel compelled to tell my side of the story with respect to the war or military affairs in general? The short answer is, I can't take it anymore. Many of my friends are no longer with us. They gave their lives for something they believed in, and I'm not about to let John Kerry (or anyone else) tell the world that we "failed to capture bin Laden when we had him surrounded" or that we "failed to guard a storage facility near Baghdad" when I know for a fact that he's lying. I simply won't let him do it. He did it 30+ years ago and (until now) got away with it. He's not getting away with it anymore.

In a recent email to one of my loyal readers, I explained it like this: We in the military need to do a better job of telling our story. We have a long and honorable tradition of being "quiet professionals"- doing our jobs and letting our actions speak for us. But now there is a problem- we are living in the "information age." If we don't tell our story, the profit-driven media (with the help of corrupt self-serving politicians) will tell it for us. The information superhighway will amplify this sorry excuse for "news" to the point where truth and reality are no longer easily discernible.

That's why I started this blog. The blogosphere works. I've seen it debunk multiple attacks on Bush, I've seen it pave the way for the Swiftees, and now more than ever- I've seen it amplify the voices of our soldiers who serve so proudly.

I recently collaborated on a book (more on this in a future post), and I'm now helping with a documentary about my Brigade's efforts in Iraq. You'll notice that I avoid publicizing my name. That last thing I want is personal recognition. I'm not saying that we should talk about our heroics and seek praise from the masses. That's not what this is about. This is about us doing our part in getting the truth to people. The Swiftees are providing a wonderful model that would have served them well 30+ years ago, and I'm so happy that they are finally getting their day in court. But I don't want to wait 30 years. I want to get the truth out there right now.

We're getting better at this. The other night, I was here at the cybercafe. Just typing away and listening to Sean Hannity (it's free on his web site). I could barely believe my ears when I heard one of my great friends from the 101st (she's now stationed in Alabama I think?) come on the air to berate Michael Moore about his joke of a movie (I made a very similar call on the Glenn Beck show a few months back). As soon as I heard her familiar voice refer to our dear friend who was shot down over Tikrit, I felt the bond reconnect. I hadn't spoken to her for months (my brother and I had drinks with her a few days before I left Fort Campbell- maybe April?), but I shot her an email as soon as I heard her on the air. We both feel the same sense of loyalty and responsibility, and we're both doing our part. There are thousands more of us, and our numbers grow daily.

We need to get the truth out. We owe it to our buddies. The ones who are still over here fighting, and especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice.

3 comments:

millersam said...

Did Bush get Osama Bin Laden?
The master mind behind 9/11 is still at large.
Didn't George want to smoke him out?
He had three years time.
How could be anything else more important?
Iraq was easier to find than Osama. But the easy way
is not always the right way.

Rightwingsparkle said...

2Slick, letting you know I posted your 1st comment on my blog. It was just too good to let sit in the comment section!!
Since you have come in from the darkness I will forgive you for voting for Gore last time (or maybe Nader);-)
Seriously, anyone who puts on a uniform and fights in the name of our country is a hero to me no matter what his politics.

2Slick said...

Thanks Sparkle-

Actually, I voted for Brown in 2000. I've always been more right than left, but I'm a good Libertarian. But things are much different now than they were in 2000.

Glad you liked my comments. I just put some more over there. I like your pool of debators. Even the ones I disagree with seem to be good honest people (if a bit misguided).

Speaking of misguided- hey millersam!!! Seriously, I welcome you to the Forum- we accept all kinds over here. But enough with the formalities- let's tackle the issues!

"Did Bush get Osama Bin Laden?"

I don't know? Did he?

"The master mind behind 9/11 is still at large."

Really? How's he doing these days? Haven't heard much from him these past couple of years. It's like...you know...as if he's been neutralized or something. Killed? Running for his life? I don't know. But anyway- since you seem to have the inside track on his status, please give him my regards.

"Didn't George want to smoke him out?"

Smoke him out. Kill him. Capture him. Whatever.

"He had three years time."

Clinton had 8 years.

"How could be anything else more important?"

Once again, how much damage has bin Laden done since 9/11? (I'll give you a hint- much less than Zarqawi) What is more important- avenging 9/11 or preventing the next 9/11? I know the answer to that question- do you?

"Iraq was easier to find than Osama. But the easy way
is not always the right way."

Wow- Iraq was the "easy way?" That's funny. I was there for a year, and I didn't think it was all that easy. Hmmm. Oh wait- maybe you think it was easy because you weren't there! Yeah, I think that's probably it...

millersam, I thank you for playing! You will ALWAYS be welcome on my site!