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Posted: 24 September 2006 at 3:12am
I will share with my family at Islamicity the terrible speeches from a Gold Star Rally.
The deaths of their children and family members are not tragic, according to them, they are noble. They are glad to have been able to sacrifice their children for a noble cause and would do so again. If you oppose the mission in Iraq or ask that the troops be brought home, you deny the nobility of the family members' deaths.
Each one who spoke reflected these sentiments. However, the gentleman from Rhode Island went on to say that when Martin Luthur King said, "The greatest purveyor of violence today is my own country... he got it wrong." (sic)
He addressed the mistaken cause for the Iraq war as being nonconsequential. He said that many wars in America were started for reasons other than those stated and gave examples using a methodology that might be used in a third-grade book report.
Worst of all, yes it gets worse, he quoted someone from American History as stating that when the heavy-hand of America needs to strike, many women and children might get killed, but that was just a natural part of war and not to be decried or regretted.
I had truly felt compassion for those who lost their children in war, on either side, because the children often don't know why they are fighting, but that they are just fulfilling the wishes of their parents and country whom they love. But if the parents wish death and destruction on others simply because they are not American, without any just cause for a war and wish to continue such wars for the purpose of "sanctifying" their children's deaths, then I don't have compassion for those who show no compassion for others.
Oh, and you should have heard them decimate the idiocy of the liberals in America. If it weren't for the liberals mucking everything up with their "foolish" compassion for non-Americans, we would be running the world by now.
I almost feel like voting straight Democratic and giving up my hopes for the Green Party or any Muslim candidates after hearing that! And as for Martin Luthur King, I'm beginning to forgive his human failings more and more and focus on his words of compassion and human dignity and freedom each year.
Edited by herjihad
Al-Hamdulillah (From a Married Muslimah) La Howla Wa La Quwata Illa BiLLah - There is no Effort or Power except with Allah's Will.
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|Posted: 22 October 2006 at 8:57am|
Americans Keep Dying
Outspoken Soldier (AZ) Saw War as 'Futile and Senseless' http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=76735&sou rce=rss&38;dest=STY-76735
53-Year-Old Reservist (WA) Never Expected to Be Called Up http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/289172_iraqwash19.html
Orlando (FL) Soldier Killed Shortly Before Scheduled Homecoming http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-fsoldier1 6oct16,0,375173.story?coll=sfla-news-florida
Soldier (OH) Killed in Afghanistan Recalled as Loving Father http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/1 0/16/20061016-A1-02.html
Soldier (NY) Had Turned His Life Around When Killed http://starbulletin.com/2006/10/18/news/story08.html
Soldier's Death Stuns Friends and Teammates (AL) http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AI D=2006610180354
Kansas Guardsman Killed in Iraq http://www3.chanute.com/chnsub/obit/OBITwood101406.shtml
Army Captain (CA) Killed by Roadside Bomb During 2nd Iraq Tour http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/19/ BAGM9LS82P1.DTL
Soldier (CA) Who Enlisted in January Dies in Iraq in Noncombat Incident http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/18/ BAGA0LREGD1.DTL
Marine, New Dad, Was Honored to Do His Duty (IL) http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_story_290225125.html?keyw ord=topstory
Bakersfield (CA) Family Mourns Loss of Only Son to War in Iraq http://www.kget.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=AC6E176 B-9B52-41B0-B86C-2CA8BC9B70B5
Huntington Park (CA) Soldier Killed in Iraq http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/183507.php
Soldier (CA) Killed in Iraq 'Only Thought of Others' http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_k enny17.397ba33.html
Central Texas Soldier's Body Returned From Iraq http://keyetv.com/local/local_story_292223511.html
Texas Soldier Remembered as Outsdoorsman Committed to Army http://www.whas11.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8KSCK CO1.html
Airman From Virginia Was Proud and Persuasive, Brother Recalls http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10 /16/AR2006101601171.html
Fallen Soldier (PA) Was Slippery Rock University Graduate http://www.thederrick.com/stories/10202006-5102.shtml
Marine (TX) Lived Life to the Fullest, a Comrade Says http://www.caller.com/ccct/local_news/article/0,1641,CCCT_81 1_5074963,00.html
Leavenworth (KS) Man Was Family's Rock, Jokester http://www.topix.net/content/kri/072489440200763718941630143 9400203886878
Robeson County (NC) Man Always Wanted to Be a Soldier http://www.fayettevillenc.com/article?id=244780
Marine (GA) Recalled as Proud to Defend US http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2 006/10/16/1016gwxmarine.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxca t=13
Sturbridge (MA) Clan Mourns Young Dad Killed in Iraq http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid =163149
Pennsylvania Man Killed in Iraq http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregi on/s_475559.html
Career Soldier (AL) With Ties to Cleveland, Ohio, Killed in Iraq http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/ne ws/1161161307289790.xml&coll=2
Mount Sterling (KY) Soldier Is Shot by Enemy Forces During Patrol http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/15803609.htm
Selfless Marine (IN) Gave His All http://www.courierpress.com/news/2006/oct/17/selfless-marine -gave-his-all/
Army Ranger (TX) Killed by IED in Iraq http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/s tories/DN-craverobit_17met.ART.North.Edition1.3e2f7f4.html
Mercer County (PA) Soldier Killed in Iraq http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_293125903.html
Soldier's Death Brings Painful Blow to Hometown (PA) http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_292210216.html
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|Posted: 22 October 2006 at 11:20am|
Sounds a bit like this one, from the ever-quotable Thomas Friedman:
The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for
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