Wednesday, June 22, 2005

"Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory"

By: Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.
From the moment the planes struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and crashed into the field in Pennsylvania, the writer's gut sensed that this day would come when the enemy within would begin to torture the rest of society into following its lead to capitulation----again. It was not hard for one to see through the flimsy veil that democrat leaders feigned as patriotism, through the made for television advertisements that Americans were united, through the now empty words of both the aforementioned, who were "committed" to see this War on Terror (WoT) through to a successful conclusion.

The flags have faded and are gone, the bumper stickers that proclaimed patriotism vanished and all that remains today are the yellow and sometimes red, white and blue ribbons magnetized to the trunks and bumpers of vehicles that exclaim solidarity with the troops, except of course the ones that state: "Another Patriotic American against the War." One must conclude these last demented souls mean that they are against the War onTerror, since it's the only war ongoing for the US.

Now, the fifth column, the hate America first crowd, the so called "liberals" among us; those whose treachery is exceeded only by Islamofacists', have come out in the open to attack the US before a fawning "mainstream" media which hangs on their every word, then "plastic talking heads" turn to the cameras to intone, "and that is how it is;" as though the evil deeds of a few sick, dare I say "liberal?" (They sure as hell weren't conservative) servicemen and women who misbehaved at Abu Ghraib or mishandled a Koran at "Gitmo" are representative of those brave
souls who risk their lives to keep this nation free; and that the evil men imprisoned at Guantanamo are but mere children and should be accorded all the benefits of petty lawbreakers.
"Libs" it's time to get off the sauce! Get your heads out of the sand of ignorance and twisted, "Clintonian" spin; wakeup and "smell" the danger!

Has anyone on the political left taken the time to remember, or find out in the first place, how long Americans were held captive during Vietnam? Korea? WWII? WWI? The Civil War? Have they given one second of thought to the fact that the WoT may well last for generations, until Mid-east Muslims taste freedom, are crushed, tire of their crusade or the US capitulates?

The "Islamofacists" prisoners at Guantanamo can remain there permanently or until they disavow their Islamofacism, and become Christian, Jew or Mormon, or pick a lesser known one. For "liberals" and the so-called, "mainstream" media: why is it that America should be the one to tire of adversity? Is freedom so worthless that America should sacrifice it on the
altar of inconvenience or fatigue? Most Americans don't have a clue about the merits of freedom except the ones who have lost it. Ask Senator McCain what he thinks about it!

Why does the American political left play into the enemies' hands time and again, or do they intentionally aid and abet the same? If it's the former, their ignorance is insufferable and should be shunned, if it is the latter isn't there a provision of the Constitution that states: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort"?

Or, does the fact that Kerry and Fonda were given a "pass" during Vietnam now give legislators permission to do the same? Is the political left in this country so intoxicated with their own swill (Now we know what Kennedy drinks) that they believe they are exempt from a charge of treason? Or, do they believe a charge of Treason is Unconstitutional and would have the ACLU defend them in that case? Nothing offensive or outrageous from the American political left would come as a surprise.

They wrap themselves in their hypocricy spouting treason that in yesteryear would have prompted demands for an apology at the least and in blatant cases, such as that now openly espoused by the democrat party and RINOs, would have landed them in prison or to banishment. And they have the temerity to call their behavior "concern for the Constitution," or "defending the American way?"

Those traitors now openly lend aid and comfort to the enemy, and although the age of freedom may succumb to their stupidity, self-indulgence, arrogance and anti-American behavior, they nonetheless raise their voices in support of the very enemy that would seek them out first to behead them----with a dull knife.

If the US has lost credibility in the world it is not because it seeks to destroy [sic] al quida and other likeminded enemies, it is because America "cut and ran" after all but decimating the forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese during the Tet offensive of 1968. The media depicted that enemy as omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent too; and US forces as so incompetent that continuing the struggle was a futile endeavor. Thanks Walter.

But today the facts are known that the communist enemy in Vietnam was all but decimated after the Tet offensive and on the verge of collapse, and the American democrat congress of the early 1970s snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Nice goin' "dems!" How utterly stupid can democrat politicians be? Every day brings another outrage against this nation by those back stabbing "fellow patriots."

But, ah, ha! At least now one knows why they have the symbol that they do! If it weren't serious, it would make great comedy; but the writer doubts that as they watch from their eternal posts that George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Ike Eisenhower or Ronald Reagan are laughing.

Semper Fidelis.

(*Thanks to Master Sgt. Keith for passing this along!*)

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