I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.
(F.Y.I. Chuckie.. the blighted urban areas called "the 'hood" where unemployment is the highest in this country are the most UNDER represented communities in the service. (like the area YOU represent) That's according to stats freely provided by all branches of the military, and they have EVERY ONE of their member's home address to back that up. OH, and BTW, a good portion of active duty personnel have turned down college appointments and scholarships to VOLUNTEER to serve their country. And that doesn't even count the members of the Guard and the Reserve who have "decent careers" who VOLUNTEER and RE-ENLIST for multiple tours, you fucking shit stain...)
These words were spoken by General George S. Patton...
Men, this stuff we hear about America wanting to stay out of the war, not wanting to fight, is a lot of bullshit. Americans love to fight - traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble player; the fastest runner; the big league ball players; the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win - all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost, not ever will lose a war, for the very thought of losing is hateful to an American.
These words were typed by me at the site linked to in the title of the post...
I think Rangel should check out The Military Channel - My War Diary before he spouts off about how much he knows about our Troops.
About the show…
MY WAR DIARY offers un-filtered stories from the frontlines of Iraq, told by personal videos and photos sent by those serving in the armed forces. Each episode will present a broad range of the life in Iraq, from down time, to the emotional strain from being far from home, to gripping never-before-seen battle scenes.
For as long as there have been wars, people have written home from the frontline. They have shared their thoughts, their fears and hopes, their pride in their work and their longing for a home-cooked meal and loved ones back home. In between the bullets and the frenzy of war are the moments not seen on the nightly news — the real moments of real people living in a war zone.
MY WAR DIARY will feature everything from home videos — both in action and behind-the-scenes — to blogs and “old school” letters mailed home to Mom, Dad, friends and loved ones … each sharing a personal perspective on war. The program will put a face and name to the men and women who are serving our country overseas.
In some of those videos I’ve seen these people who “Don’t want to fight” whoop and holler like they are having the time of their lives right after they rip off a burst from their hummvee mounted .50 cal at the bad guys, or after a M1A2 blows the hell outta a bunch of holed up terrorists.
If you folks want to see the faces and hear the stories of our Heros and what’s REALLY going on in The War On Terror without a bullshit MSM filter, catch the show on Fridays at 2100 ET, and for those of you who don’t get The Military Channel, check out the link and you’ll find some clips from the show that you can watch over the intertubes.
The next two years will be very important in the future of this republic, either fuckwits like Rangel and the rest of the fuckers who will be assuming the majority in congress in January will doom their party, or they will doom our country to be discarded to the dust bin of history.
The small glimmer of hope is that they have a minor majority, and won't have the votes to inflict mortal damage, but that glimmer could turn out to be the lights on the train at the other end of the tunnel if we don't get our shit together...
Me, I'm cocked, locked and ready to rock.