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    An Email from a Captain in Iraq

    We knew there was a dinner planned with ambassador Bremer and LTG Sanchez There were 600 seats available and all the units in the division were tasked with filling a few tables. Naturally, the 501st MI battalion got our table. Soldiers were grumbling about having to sit through another dog-and-pony show, so we had to pick soldiers to attend. I chose not to go.
    But, about 1500 the G2, LTC Devan, came up to me and with a smile, asked me to come to dinner with him, to meet him in his office at 1600 and bring a camera. I didn't really care about getting a picture with Sanchez or Bremer, but when the division's senior intelligence officer asks you to go, you go. We were seated in the chow hall, fully decorated for thanksgiving when aaaaallllll kinds of secret service guys showed up.
    That was my first clue, because Bremer's been here before and his personal security detachment is not that big. Then BG Dempsey got up to speak, and he welcomed ambassador Bremer and LTG Sanchez. Bremer thanked us all and pulled out a piece of paper as if to give a speech. He mentioned that the President had given him this thanksgiving speech to give to the troops. He then paused and said that the senior man present should be the one to give it. He then looked at Sanchez, who just smiled.
    Bremer then said that we should probably get someone more senior to read the speech. Then, from behind the camouflage netting, the President of the United States came around. The mess hall actually erupted with hollering. Troops bounded to their feet with shocked smiles and just began cheering with all their hearts. The building actually shook. It was just unreal. I was absolutely stunned. Not only for the obvious, but also because I was only two tables away from the podium. There he stood, less than thirty feet away from me! The cheering went on and on and on.
    Soldiers were hollering, cheering, and a lot of them were crying. There was not a dry eye at my table. When he stepped up to the cheering, I could clearly see tears running down his cheeks. It was the most surreal moment I've had in years. Not since my wedding and Aaron being born. Here was this man, our President, came all the way around the world, spending 17 hours on an airplane and landing in the most dangerous airport in the world, where a plane was shot out of the sky not six days before.
    Just to spend two hours with his troops. Only to get on a plane and spend another 17 hours flying back. It was a great moment, and I will never forget it. He delivered his speech, which we all loved, when he looked right at me and held his eyes on me. Then he stepped down and was just mobbed by the soldiers. He slowly worked his way all the way around the chow hall and shook every last hand extended. Every soldier who wanted a photo with the President got one. I made my way through the line, got dinner, then wolfed it down as he was still working the room.
    You could tell he was really enjoying himself. It wasn't just a photo opportunity. This man was actually enjoying himself! He worked his way over the course of about 90 minutes towards my side of the room. Meanwhile, I took the opportunity to shake a few hands. I got a picture with Ambassador Bremer, Talabani (acting Iraqi president) and Achmed Chalabi (another member of the ruling council) and Condaleeza Rice, who was there with him.
    I felt like I was drunk. He was getting closer to my table so I went back over to my seat. As he passed and posed for photos, he looked my in the eye and "How you doin', captain." I smiled and said "God bless you, sir." To which he responded "I'm proud of what you do, captain." Then moved on.

    Now thats really why Bush went to Iraq :flag:

    Thanks for looking!!

  • #2
    I thought the media did run the story?
    "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

    George W. Bush

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    • #3
      They did. I saw it.
      "When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the Government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home."

      Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lt. Dan
        I thought the media did run the story?
        Do you mean the story of Bush going to Iraq or do you mean the media ran this exact email from this captian.

        Thanks for looking!!

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        • #5
          I don't see why you ask the question "Why doesn't the media run this part of the story?" Why would the media run your side of the story? The reporters that were there saw the same thing you did and reported it.

          You're probably getting at something more, but I'm not seeing it.

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          • #6
            yeah, tell us the deeper meaning behind your question DJ.
            "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

            George W. Bush

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            • #7
              Well guys of course the reporters were there and saw the same things but from all the news coverage I watch the reports didn'ts say much on how the soliders felt. All they talked about was Bush and how he was just doing this as a photo op. They dwelled on all the negative things about his visit and didn't really say anything about how it boosted the soilders moral.

              I just wanted to know why the liberal media can't just quite dwelling on the negative things and show it for what it really was and what effect it really had on the men.

              Thanks for looking!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SoccerDJ
                Well guys of course the reporters were there and saw the same things but from all the news coverage I watch the reports didn'ts say much on how the soliders felt. All they talked about was Bush and how he was just doing this as a photo op. They dwelled on all the negative things about his visit and didn't really say anything about how it boosted the soilders moral.

                I just wanted to know why the liberal media can't just quite dwelling on the negative things and show it for what it really was and what effect it really had on the men.
                Yes this is correct.

                The liberals are afraid if they dwell on positive reports, then these might prove how right the conservatives are...that would spell doom for the liberals' hope of destroying America from within...

                Dan
                Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                "Aim small, miss small."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cheetah772
                  Yes this is correct.

                  The liberals are afraid if they dwell on positive reports, then these might prove how right the conservatives are...that would spell doom for the liberals' hope of destroying America from within...

                  Dan

                  My point exactly. Thanks Dan

                  Thanks for looking!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cheetah772
                    Yes this is correct.

                    ...that would spell doom for the liberals' hope of destroying America from within...

                    Dan

                    Worse than those damn commies, eh?


                    Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cheetah772
                      The liberals are afraid if they dwell on positive reports, then these might prove how right the conservatives are...that would spell doom for the liberals' hope of destroying America from within...
                      Yeah, liberals are scared of conservatives being correct. Then again, most people are frightened of rare phenomenons.
                      "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."-Christopher Dawson - The Judgement of Nations, 1942

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Deltapooh
                        Yeah, liberals are scared of conservatives being correct. Then again, most people are frightened of rare phenomenons.



                        Good one.
                        Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Deltapooh
                          Yeah, liberals are scared of conservatives being correct. Then again, most people are frightened of rare phenomenons.
                          Do you mean these rare phenomenons being liberals taking over America? Yeah, I can see how one might be frightened of that one!

                          Dan
                          Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                          "Aim small, miss small."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cheetah772
                            Do you mean these rare phenomenons being liberals taking over America? Yeah, I can see how one might be frightened of that one!

                            Dan
                            It is no more frightening than conservatives taking over. Individually, neither conservatism nor liberalism would be productive for America. Both have proven time and again they can't manage to keep their lies straight, let alone manage a government.
                            "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."-Christopher Dawson - The Judgement of Nations, 1942

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Deltapooh
                              It is no more frightening than conservatives taking over. Individually, neither conservatism nor liberalism would be productive for America. Both have proven time and again they can't manage to keep their lies straight, let alone manage a government.
                              Just what political philosophy do you endorse?

                              Even the moderates have also brought much misery to America. Just look at a lot of issues, much of "moderate" philosophy has destroyed America.

                              And even moderates do lie if not often more than either liberals and conservatives simply because the moderates are trying to hold the best of both worlds.

                              1.) abortion: either your'e for it or not.
                              2.) death penalty: either you're for it or not.
                              3.) trade: either you're for protectionist measures or not.
                              4.) education: either you support federal funding or not.
                              5.) economy: either you're for lassiez faire or not.
                              6.) religion in school: either you're for it or not.
                              7.) church and state separation: either you're for it or not.
                              8.) firearms: either you're for it or not.

                              There is no middle ground on any of above issues. You can try and serve two worlds, but you can only have one master.

                              My advice to you, you'd better stick with one label, conservative or liberal. I bore little sympathy for people who try to find middle ground, they're usually ones who end up screwing America to wall. The history has proven it more than enough in my opinion.

                              No, I am not an extremist, if I were so, then I'd call for a kind of jihad against liberals of which I may have no heart for them, however, that does not mean I wish ill upon them. Don't bother trying to pin fundamentalism on me.

                              I believe in black and white world, I believe the conservatives have a lot to offer, which is certainly better than what liberals propose for America.

                              Dan
                              Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                              "Aim small, miss small."

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