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    Posted: 24 September 2006 at 3:12am

Salaamu Alaykum,

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.

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Quote Hanan Replybullet 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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Quote Servetus Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2006 at 11:20am

Originally posted by Herjihad

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.

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 Silicon Valley's technologies to flourish is called the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.”

 

Serv

Ref:  http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Thomas_L._Friedman

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