the time has come for another bold statement.

no more ambivalance, no more cowtowing to the whining of the left.

we can win this if only we have the balls to do so.

there was alot of whining, from what i'm told, after bush's "bring it on" speech.

well, lemme tell ya here friends, i heard that speech in the lobby/dayroom of our bombed-out-museum-turned-barracks, and it was one of the biggest morale boosts i got in my time over there. it made me proud of and instilled faith in my job, my uniform, my country, and my president.

the folks on ground know what is needed to win this war: courage. if they hit us and we flinch, they'll hit us twice as hard. but if they hit us and we hit back, with the full force of the strongest military on the planet, they think twice. it's true for every soldier doing the job on the streets of iraq, and it's true on an international scale as well.

if we vascillate and whine and try to be nice to them, then the sacrifice that was made by hundreds of americans will be in vain, because they aren't going to stop trying to kill us as long as we let them.

so what is needed now, on the small scale, is to find the people hiding behind those masks, and ensure they meet allah. on the large scale, a statement from our government that we are not afraid, that we are not backing down, and that we will chase these bastards to the ends of the earth if necessary. puncuate it by flattening a terrorist hideout in fallujah, or najaf, or baghdad, then all the better.

do it. say those words, that our soldiers say every day, and back it up:



howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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