Theodore's World: My Response Regarding My Post About US Marine Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr

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November 05, 2005

My Response Regarding My Post About US Marine Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr

I have received emails and also a response to my poster called.......
"New York Times Doctoring GI's Quotes!"
It is a little further down on my blog. The emails I received asked me pretty much the same questions as the comment that was posted under that topic.
One thing that stood out was this question........"What you said about 52 per cent of Americans voting to stay the course in 2004 and your wondering why no one is enlisting to help us win"...

This is my response ......

You say US Marine Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr, should not have served the extra tours in Iraq and come home to his girlfriend and family.

But you are not letting Starr decide for himself. I know several soldiers that right now are serving their 2nd and some their 3rd tours in Iraq. Why? Because they WANT to, because they have seen the difference they are making in Iraq.

As far as recruiting back here at home being low as you said…..

Well if you have noticed the LEFT, the Democrats, the anti-American scum with the help of the Media are screaming in the press, at street corners at Protest rallies, at Walter Reed Hospital (where our Military has gone to heal to be treated for their wounds), at Recruiting Offices (where they wanting to serve are screamed at as they walk in, made to feel they are horrible people for wanting to serve our country)….YES all over the place!

They LEFT again with the help from the Media keep saying our troops go to an "illegal war" and "kill innocent people"! They are filled in with so much anti-America propaganda in high school and college nowadays that it would seem almost impossible to get a "patriotic" emotion.

I would think that if they could see the pride of what American troops have accomplished in Afghanistan and Iraq, it might help, but where would they see that??? Most certainly NOT the Media. No way jose!

Most potential recruits know that there's a good chance they'll end up in Iraq within a year. We're going on our fourth year of active warfare, and it's tough sledding, recruiting wise. Even in WWII, a "popular" war, most people didn't volunteer, they waited to get drafted.

Then there is another thing….. I wish our Government would pay the soldiers fighting on the ground much more then they are making now. And get away from this promising of benefits crap…. make it real cash, aka increasing salary.

When the invasion started, every time our soldiers ran into a firefight, the media tried to portray it as the worst military disaster since Custer's Last Stand. Prior to the Jan 30th election, the MSM had many people believing that most Iraqis were not going to participate. Whenever our soldiers and marines engage the enemy in battle, the vast majority of times the MSM reports our casualties but not the enemies. The liberal media also fails to mention that we have won nearly all of these battles.

Here is the bottom line: the enemy has failed to accomplish nearly all of his objectives. The enemy failed to prevent the fall of Saddam Hussein. The enemy has failed to prevent free elections. The enemy has failed to start a civil war among the Shittes, Kurds, and Sunnis. The enemy has failed to generate a popular upraising against Coalition forces. The enemy has failed to prevent thousands of freedom loving Iraqis from volunteering for the new army and security forces despite desperate attempts of violate intimidation. The enemy has failed to prevent Bush's reelection. The enemy has failed to prevent America and her allies from driving him from his strongholds like Fallujah. Finally, the enemy has failed to drive America from Iraq. And we ain't leaving until we win!

What you need to realize is that you have not lost a war simply because the enemy shots back. You have not lost a war simply because it takes some years. People need to re-read about our struggles against determined foes such as the British Imperial Army, the Nazis, the Japanese army, and the communist North Korean army.
We won these wars, and many others, because we had determined leadership in Washington that supported our troops. The Bush Administration is showing that same support and millions of Americans are showing that support too. If it weren’t for the damned Media giving the mic to their socialist, un-American, haters of America their endless 15 minutes of fame you would be more aware of the truth about what awesome things our troops have done and are doing in this war against Islam.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 5, 2005 11:45 AM


You can’t blame a young man or woman for not wanting to enlist in the Army or Marines. Their smart enough to realize that if they, in a moment of split decision, kill or wound the wrong person during battle, they will be offered up on the alter of political correctness by the MSM and the REMF’s at the Pentagon.

Rules of Engagement is on TV right now. It sickens me that there are actually burecrats like that one in the movie who will hang one of America’s finest out to dry in order to make himself or the Administration look good. Even when they know the truth, they still don’t care and will send a man up the river.

BTW, the Air Force is forcing people out.

Posted by: BobF at November 5, 2005 10:02 PM

Hi BobF, thank you for your input I appreciate it. I agree with you too about Rules of Engagement and it sure does happen like that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 5, 2005 11:36 PM

I'm so sick of the lefty retards saying crap like "why isn't anyone enlisting!" People ARE enlisting, and BobF is right! ONLY the Army is having trouble getting new recruits, but ALL services are having no trouble with RE-ENLISTMENTS.

Got that, moonbats? Those who are already in and serving AND serving in combat are STAYING IN because they want to! If that isn't a testament to the mission, then I don't know what is. Those doing the fighting believe in it.

And it's even stupider how "they" (morons on the left--sorry, that's redundant) think everyone who supports victory in Iraq should enlist--and worse, ASSume nobody who does support victory has already served. I guess whatever makes them feel superior in their little pathetic minds will do, nevermind reality.

Hey leftards: you want to tell people to sign up? Enlist, and go work as a recruiter! That's an MOS that's extremely difficult to fill even in peacetime, and you wouldn't have to get your hands dirty in actual combat! Chickenrecruiters!

They're so stupid it's (almost) hilarious!

You are so right, WT, about the enemy having failed, and the anti-victory "antiwar" (HA!) crowd doesn't know how to handle it, just like they still can't handle the fact that they didn't get their way in 2000 and 2004. Anything. To. Defeat. Bush. At. Any. Cost.

Since they can't defeat Bush in an election, they think they will defeat him by costing more American lives. That's how callous, selfish, sociopathic these "people" are (scare quotes intentional). They want America to lose in Iraq, and they are LIARS when they deny it. Nevermind that though; WE know the truth, no matter how much they deny it. They want more Americans to die, they want our military to come home before Iraq is secure, only so they can say "we ended the war," just like their hallucinogen-impaired Baby Boomer friends said after Vietnam. It was--and still is--all about THEM, "their" victory. They don't give a crap about anyone but themselves and their stupid, immature, spoiled, deranged peers.

Heh. I guess I should have just blogged this (again), but I can't stand those loons.

Posted by: Beth at November 5, 2005 11:51 PM

Beth you are on a roll and it has me smiling sooo big. You are right!!

The left makes my blood boil.Honest it feels like it is boiling from the things they do and say.

Thank you for your post!

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 6, 2005 12:16 AM

You should read Michelle Malkin's new book "Unhinged"--talk about making your blood boil! (Although they're so ridiculous it's hard to get mad...I'm sorta in between shock and smirking.)


Posted by: Beth at November 6, 2005 01:59 AM

Beth, your right, they are reenlisting. Cindy Sheehan's son Casey reenlisted too, knowing he would eventually go to Iraq. Casey was a man with character; too bad his mother has none.

Posted by: BobF at November 6, 2005 09:04 AM