November 26, 2005

I Think This Guy Gets It

Filed under: — Chap @ 2:15 am

Never heard of this guy before. He’s the Congressman the other side put up against Murtha in the debate before the “cut’n’run” vote.

Guess I should have.

“I spent 29 years in the Air Force – served in Korea and Vietnam… and spent seven years as a POW in Vietnam – more than half of that time in solitary confinement.

“I know what it’s like to be far from home – serving your country – risking your life – and hearing that America doesn’t care about you… Your Congress doesn’t care about you. Your Congress just cut all funding for your war. They’re packing up and going home – and leaving you here.

“When I was a POW, I was scared to death when our Congress talked about pulling the plug that I would be left there forever.

“I know what it does to morale – I know what it does to the mission – and so help me God, I will never, ever let our nation make those mistakes again. Never.

“Our men and women in uniform need our full support. They need to know that when they’re in Iraq driving from Camp Blue Diamond to Camp Victory that the Congress is behind them –

to give them the best armored trucks they can drive, the best weapons they can fire, and the best ammunition they can use.

“They need to have full faith that a few nay-sayers in Washington won’t cut and run – and leave them high and dry. They need to know these things because that’s mandatory for mission success and troop morale.

“America – and the Congress – must stand behind our men and women in uniform because they stand up for us every minute of every day!

“Any talk – even so much as a murmur – of leaving now– just emboldens the enemy and weakens the resolve of our of troops in the field. That’s dangerous! If you don’t believe me – check out Al Jazeera. This story is on the front page. We can’t do that to our fellow Americans over there.

3 Responses to “I Think This Guy Gets It”

  1. Dusty Says:

    Your feeling of being on “Never heard of him … I guess I should have” Street is just around the corner from where the MSM was parked at the corner of “Murtha, All the time” Ave. and “Duck, Sam Johnson’s coming” Blvd. last week.

    So, all in all, it wouldn’t be surprising if anyone hadn’t heard of him. Fortunately, the situation of the MSM’s defining their news as what’s news, is changing.

  2. Antimedia Says:

    Sam was my Congressman for years, until redistricting took him away from us. He’s always worked quietly, behind the scenes, to change the government. He doesn’t make a big deal out of his service – in fact I didn’t even know he was a POW for years after I started voting for him. We need a few hundred more just like him.

  3. Dusty Says:

    Antimedia, why am I’m not surprised by that. Maybe he feels his arguments ought to stand on their own merits, an approach the MSM is not inclined to prefer.

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