Thursday, June 19, 2008

Something That Needs To Be Said Again

This speech originally came to the public attention in 2006, but it is just as relevant today as it was then, and something I felt was worth repeating. Remember these words as you relish the coming days of hope and change whereby we once again return to the good old days before September 11, 2001 when we pursued our enemies with lawyers, writs, and subpoenas instead of with guns, rockets, and planes.
Men----Don't ever think that the kids running around on some university campuses protesting, breaking things and whining have anything on you. You are privileged to have that one advantage that all covet---you will know - about the goings on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, the Philippines, the Balkans and many other places. Your head will not be filled with the empty theory of those who---in actuality know very little because they lack the intestinal fortitude to commit to anything which requires risk. I'm speaking of the snide, arrogant sort who spend all day blaming America for every wrong in the world before going home to sleep at night under that blanket of freedom provided by better men----men like you.
LTC Randolph White addressing graduates of the U.S. Army Infantry School 2006
You have to watch the whole video, especially if you haven't seen it before. It is a little over 12 minutes in length, but it is time well spent.

On a related note, last night I spent two hours listening to LTC (Ret) Allen West, who is running for Congress in Florida. For those not familiar with Mr, West, he is the officer, who upon learning that a prisoner they were holding had information about an imminent attac--not only on him but his unit also--decided to question the suspect. When that suspect was less then forthright with the information he knew he possessed he pulled out his 9mm pistol and fired a shot past the insurgent's head. He got the information he needed, no soldiers were wounded or killed in the following action they had to take and LTC West was forced to resign. I cannot think of a better person to send to Congress. At least you know he will stand up for you. The other good news about LTC West's tour in Iraq--he suffered only one casualty in his unit, a soldier killed in a vehicle accident, and he was the commander of a 1000-man battalion.

If you have the time or want to download the show he appeared on here is your link. He is straightforward and not a big fan of Mr. Obama.

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