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November 27, 2009

Gold-Star Father David Jeffers to VILE N.D. Senator Kent Conrad: "I'm staying."

Sergeant Eddie Jeffers

David Jeffers and his son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers

Gold-Star father David Jeffers to ND Senator Kent Conrad: "I'm staying."

American Thinker

Senator Conrad's insulting defense of trying KSM in New York

by David Jeffers

Democrat Senator from North Dakota, Kent Conrad, while defending the Obama Administration's decision to try al Qaeda terrorists in civilian courts, said:

"If people don't believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else."

Really Senator Conrad? Would you like to retract that statement?

I am a Gold-Star Father, meaning my son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers was killed in Iraq. I am opposed to terrorists being tried in civilian courts. Did I mention that I am a 22 year Army veteran? Is it okay with you if invoke my free speech rights?

How about Debra Burlingame? Her brother, Charles "Chic" Burlingame III, was piloting the plane that terrorists slammed into the Pentagon. Ms. Burlingame is opposed to terrorists being tried in civilian courts. Does she need to go somewhere else?

Time and space does not allow listing the names of family members who lost loved ones on 9/11 and those who subsequently joined the military to find this terrorist scourge, some giving "the last full measure." Do all of these patriotic Americans need to go somewhere else?

Perhaps it is Senator Conrad who needs to go somewhere else? I'm not asking North Dakotans to send Senator Conrad out of the country, just back to Bismarck.

As for me, I'm staying.

Wild Thing's comment.......

This is truly low. Despicable!

Well said, Mr. Jeffers!

If you would like to you can send a note to Mr. Jeffers at American Thinker HERE. He is reading them all.

Read what his son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers wrote in 2007 before he was killed.

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Sgt. Eddie Jeffers, USA (Iraq)

Hope Rides Alone
February 1, 2007

I stare out into the darkness from my post, and I watch the city burn to the ground. I smell the familiar smells, I walk through the familiar rubble, and I look at the frightened faces that watch me pass down the streets of their neighborhoods. My nerves hardly rest; my hands are steady on a device that has been given to me from my government for the purpose of taking the lives of others.

I sweat, and I am tired. My back aches from the loads I carry. Young American boys look to me to direct them in a manner that will someday allow them to see their families again...and yet, I too, am just a age not but a few years more than that of the ones I lead. I am stressed, I am scared, and I am paranoid...because death is everywhere. It waits for me, it calls to me from around street corners and windows, and it is always there.

There are the demons that follow me, and tempt me into thoughts and actions that are not my own...but that are necessary for survival. I've made compromises with my humanity. And I am not alone in this. Miles from me are my brethren in this world, who walk in the same streets...who feel the same things, whether they admit to it or not.

And to think, I volunteered for this...

And I am ignorant to the rest of the world...or so I thought.

But even thousands of miles away, in Ramadi, Iraq, the cries and screams and complaints of the ungrateful reach me. In a year, I will be thrust back into society from a life and mentality that doesn't fit your average man. And then, I will be alone. And then, I will walk down the streets of America, and see the yellow ribbon stickers on the cars of the same people who compare our President to Hitler.

I will watch the television and watch the Cindy Sheehans, and the Al Frankens, and the rest of the ignorant sheep of America spout off their mouths about a subject they know nothing about. It is their right, however, and it is a right that is defended by hundreds of thousands of boys and girls scattered across the world, far from home. I use the word boys and girls, because that's what they are. In the Army, the average age of the infantryman is nineteen years old. The average rank of soldiers killed in action is Private First Class.

People like Cindy Sheehan are ignorant. Not just to this war, but to the results of their idiotic ramblings, or at least I hope they are. They don't realize its effects on this war. In this war, there are no Geneva Conventions, no cease fires. Medics and Chaplains are not spared from the enemy's brutality because it's against the rules. I can only imagine the horrors a military Chaplain would experience at the hands of the enemy. The enemy slinks in the shadows and fights a coward’s war against us. It is effective though, as many men and women have died since the start of this war. And the memory of their service to America is tainted by the inconsiderate remarks on our nation's news outlets. And every day, the enemy changes...only now, the enemy is becoming something new. The enemy is transitioning from the Muslim extremists to Americans. The enemy is becoming the very people whom we defend with our lives. And they do not realize it. But in denouncing our actions, denouncing our leaders, denouncing the war we live and fight, they are isolating the military from society...and they are becoming our enemy.

Democrats and peace activists like to toss the word "quagmire" around and compare this war to Vietnam. In a way they are right, this war is becoming like Vietnam. Not the actual war, but in the isolation of country and military. America is not a nation at war; they are a nation with its military at war. Like it or not, we are here, some of us for our second, or third times; some even for their fourth and so on. Americans are so concerned now with politics, that it is interfering with our war.

Terrorists cut the heads off of American citizens on the internet...and there is no outrage, but an American soldier kills an Iraqi in the midst of battle, and there are investigations, and sometimes soldiers are even jailed...for doing their job.

It is absolutely sickening to me to think our country has come to this. Why are we so obsessed with the bad news? Why will people stop at nothing to be against this war, no matter how much evidence of the good we've done is thrown in their face? When is the last time CNN or MSNBC or CBS reported the opening of schools and hospitals in Iraq? Or the leaders of terror cells being detained or killed? It's all happening, but people will not let up their hatred of President Bush. They will ignore the good news, because it just might show people that Bush was right.

America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. It’s not like World War II, where people rationed food and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a servicemember, its life as usual...the war doesn't affect you.

But it affects us. And when it is over and the troops come home and they try to piece together what's left of them after their service...where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can't touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.

We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted, raped and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavor...we cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It's supporting our President, our troops and our cause.

Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn't.

Let's stop all the political nonsense, let's stop all the bickering, let's stop all the bad news and let's stand and fight!

Isn't that what America is about anyway?

Posted by Wild Thing at November 27, 2009 05:47 AM


Thanks for posting this Wild Thing!:
I used the Senator's contact form, (using his Grand Forks address as my own so that the contact would go through:
Mr Conrad:
I just read this:
Democrat Senator from North Dakota, Kent Conrad, while defending the Obama Administration's decision to try al Qaeda terrorists in civilian courts, said:

"If people don't believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else."

What system would you be referring to? What system is it that has tried enemy combatants in the Legal system of the United States? When, in the history of this great country, have we ever tried a war criminal in the criminal court system? There is a "system" devised expressly for this sort of action. The trial courts of this land are not a forum for Radical Islam as you and your cronies seem to think. You surely don't seem to me to be the embodiment of the traditional Proud American, just as the present President is not. He, and most likely you, are apologists for the good that is America. Being of the same political party, you most likely wholeheartedly support barack HUSSEIN obama as he bows to foreign heads of state, observes muslim traditions, and other gestures that denigrate this country. Senator, you can invite whomever you choose to leave America, but those of us who have offered our service to the country, those of us who truly give a damn about the fact that this is the best country on the planet; will not leave, and suggest to you, that if you cannot see the damned light perhaps you should take a history lesson.
"If people don't believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else."
Not in a cold day in Bismarck!
Frankie XXXXXX, Mossy Head, Florida
"Never Forget Ft. Hood Texas 11/5/09!"

Posted by: Frankly Opinionated at November 27, 2009 07:56 AM

"If people don't believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else."

I agree, since this administration and much of congress don't believe in our system (else they wouldn't be so hell bent on changing and destroying it) they should be the first to go. I mean our entire system of government not just coddling terrorists via the (IN)Justice Dept.

Posted by: Bob A at November 27, 2009 09:45 AM

Mr Jeffers and his son have both paid the price of defending America. Senator Conrad's bio claims he attended several years of high school in Tripoli, Libya. Might he be a muslim sympathizer?

Posted by: TomR at November 27, 2009 11:25 AM

We could say the same thing to obama, if you don't like our system go back to Kenya, it where you were born.

The thing Conrad doesn't seem to understand along with every other meely mouthed liberal is the system does provide for these Terrorists to be tried in Military Court and when found guilty promptly shot or hanged like Saddam.

They are not uniformed combatants and as recently as WW 2 German spys were caught in New York most were promptly executed.

Until Senator Conrad grows a pair he will be merely another hand maiden for obama and his muzzie loving friends.

Posted by: Mark at November 27, 2009 12:39 PM

Frankly, thank you. That is GREAT.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 27, 2009 10:19 PM

Tom, good point, he might
very well be a muslim sympathizer.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 27, 2009 10:21 PM

Thank you everyone so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 27, 2009 10:23 PM