Saturday, May 12, 2007

John Edwards: Support The Troops, End The War

May 12, 2007

In yet another attempt at seeing to Support the Troops while undermining them, Democrat party hopeful and former failed vice-presidential candidate, ‘silky’ John Edwards, better known as the “Breck Girl,” has launched a new web site, Support the troops. End the war.

Edwards, before he was elected to the Senate to represent North Carolina, was known as a pretty slick lawyer well practiced in glib speech. His talent of misleading juries into awarding clients, and him self, huge multi-million dollar judgments is put into practice on his new venture as he skillfully blends a feigned Support for the Troops with his anti-war message.

In a large bold block, titled “Reclaiming Patriotism,” he enunciates,

“Throughout our history, military men and women and their families have sacrificed for America. The troops in Iraq and their families continue to sacrifice today. So this Memorial Day Weekend, John Edwards is asking the American people to give some part of their weekend in return—to honor and remember all those who have gone before in service to our country, and to let our government know we want to honor our troops by ending the war and bringing them home.”

“This Memorial Day weekend, John Edwards is asking that we all take responsibility for the country we love and the brave men and women who protect us. As citizens, let’s volunteer in support of our troops, and offer our service to honor theirs. As Americans, let’s take a moment to join in prayer for our troops. And as patriots, let’s gather together this weekend and make our voices heard. It’s up to us. If we are loud enough, and clear enough, we can end this war. Because it really is possible to stop a president who believes he can do no wrong—it just takes people with the courage to do what’s right.”


In what we have come to expect from the Democrat party as they strive to ruin the country and reform it into a rebirth of the failed Soviet Union, nowhere is there any mention of Supporting our Troops on to Victory, as was largely seen throughout World War Two by both major party’s.

In a shameless show of obfuscation, he posts links to real and honest Troop Supporters Anysoldier.com, Operation Gratitude and Troopcarepackage.com.

I also notice a definite lack of acknowledgement for Appeal for Courage, a growing number of our Brave Troops calling on Congress to Support their Mission.

Under his “10 things to do this memorial Day Weekend” is;

Pray. Organize a prayer vigil for our troops at your house of worship. Tell us about it.”


Did he suspend “separation of Church and State” for his campaign?

While in the Senate, Edwards Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999), Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999), Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002) and Voted NO on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003). On The Issues, John Edwards

Most shameful is his call to,

Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS - END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”


He is actually calling for anti-war displays at Memorial Day Activities! How dishonorable is that to our Veterans who have sacrificed much to keep America free? And, send his photos so he can post them? Photos of anti-war displays dishonoring American Veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice? Can a politician sink any lower?

Most telling in the Democrat party’s anti-America stance is that with all their calls for withdrawing the Troops (only from Iraq, mind you) is that nowhere do we hear or see them calling for our nations Police Forces to withdraw from high crime areas of our own major cities. Of course, there is no political gain in making that call.

Using the Troops for a campaign stunt as this goes well beyond wrong. Don’t forget, it was the Democrat party that demanded no mention of 9/11 be made during the 2004 campaign, complained endlessly about President Bush appearing in a flight suit after flying out to the USS Abraham Lincoln who failed to garner a majority Veteran support while running a ‘self proclaimed phony war hero.’

Playing political football with the funding for our Troops while in harm’s way and now using honest support sites to gather material for his campaign shows just how low the Democrat party has slid today.

If they honestly were that concerned over the Troops and this war, they would pass a bill defunding the war immediately, in effect surrendering to terrorism and force the Troops home. Of course, that places the failure square on their shoulders.

Don’t fall for a slick lawyers ploy. Support for the Troops is secondary to his desire for campaign material and adding to his personal fortune, at our expense.

Lew

UPDATE 1: I am not the only one outraged over this. Keepin’ It Real has expressed outrage as well.

UPDATE 2: Today's Washington Post reports on this despicable act by Edwards. While the article itself seems neutral, the headline says it all. "Edwards Campaigns To Make Memorial Day An Antiwar Statement"

UPDATE 3: For any desiring to express their outrage to Edwards about this shameless disrespect of Memorial Day, he can be contacted at Edwards Campaign Contact Form

UPDATE 4: A friend of mine from 911 Neocons and felow conservative has written an excellent account of his feelings about this. Stop by his blog and read, A Spark, An Ember, A Tiny Flame, A Conflagration

16 comments:

keepitreal said...

I have already contacted all the fine organizations shamefully linked on this site. I have also contacted all the talk shows that have supported these organizations over the years. This whole thing is an outrage.

Lew Waters said...

Like you, keepitreal, I have sent it to Michelle Malkin and posted at Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

In the video on the site, it is appalling he flies an American flag in the background. It should he a white flag!

Snooper said...

Lew...OUTRAGE is NOT enough. edwards is a fraud and linking to the REAL Patriot sites is his way of dissing everyone of them and inferring they agree with him.

This is unacceptable!!

Lew Waters said...

snooper, this is spreading real fast. Of course the left thinks it is great, having no compunction about them when it come to preserving America.

They keep pushing and real Patriotic Americans are getting angrier and angrier. I shudder to think where it leads, but it just may be necessary.

Snooper said...

Preamble to my post, taking your post with a MAJOR hat tip!

"In a feigned "patriotic" message, edwards the pretty-haired "boy", kerry's "good buddy", has called for antiwar activists to "support the troops" while protesting the war. The two actions are contrary to each other and is proof positive that edwards and ilk are completely brain-dead."

http://takeourcountryback.townhall.com/g/f724dbfc-3ac3-4bc3-9452-12141cf451d4

Amy P said...

I'm tired of the phony "We support teh troops, let's screw their mission!" crap. Soldiers do NOT feel supported by John Edwards and the democrats, period, and that's really the proof in the pudding.

Miss Beth said...

Lew, I've posted this as well over at my spot. Wish you had trackbacks!

Lew Waters said...

Kateri, I'm not too sure about 'trackbacks,' I'm sort of computer challenged, LOL. SInce you are on blogger as well, you should be able to click on 'create a link' and it should post to your blog right away.

Anyways, I appreciate you posting it and emphazising portions I didn't. Nothing wrong with being a bit "snarky" towards Edwards, LOL.

The Gentle Cricket said...

I fail to understand how politicizing a day meant to honor those who fought for our freedom and protection can be considered "support". His campaign should more accurately be called "exploit our troops - end the war".

Disgraceful.

steve said...

as a soldier, i ask: what gives you the monopoly on patriotism?

why does being patriotic require americans to revel in war?

before the iraq war started, i was a civilian. i thought the war was a bad idea (although afghanistan was warranted). to get america on baord with the war, the president was playing on people's emotions and manipulating intelligence to create compliance.

i didn't agree with the war before it started, why would i change my mind and suddenly think it was a good idea?

i believe in the united states of america, and i believe that the united states military is one of the greatest institutions in the world. that's why i joined, in spite of the fact that i think the civilians in charge of it are flat our wrong.

i know that soldiers in iraq are doing great things every day. i know that they're following orders, accomplishing missions and doing their best to make it a livable place. but they never should have been there in the first place, and it's not a war taht military might can win.

the military, in our sense of the word, is for fighting countries. but we're tyring to use a military for fighting countries to fight an idea. it just won't work.

we're in this mess, and we can't just pull out. but right now, there are no goals. there is no definition of winning. do you really think that's good for soldiers?

this is what i, as a soldier, am being told: you're going to iraq for 15 months, say goodbye to your wife, in the next 15 months (that's over a year!) you'll get to see her for 14 days. when you get back, we'll try to keep you out of iraq for 12 months. but at least 4 of those 12 months will be spent away from home at schools and training facilities. then, you're going back to iraq for 15 months. when will this end, when we've won. what will it take to win? killing all of the terrorists.

terrorists have been around forever. we need something real to be there for. you may try to tell me that i'm a soldier and that i shouldn't be whining. but i'm stuck int he middle of something. half the country wants to bring me back home, the other wants me to keep fighting indefinately.

i'm just sick of all these people who think wanting to end the war is unpatriotic, but that somehow living in a state of constant war with no clear, realistic definition of victory is patriotic.

so send me some stuff through anysoldier.com, but please for the love of god, get me home.

Lew Waters said...

Reading over you rather odious comment, Steve, I have doubts as to your claims, especially since all you state is the same old tired DNC talking points held over from the ’04 campaign and disproves time and time again. For sake of argument, though, let’s just assume you are some sort of combatant. First, just what country or group do you represent? America? No, maybe the Socialist left that desperately wants to recreate the USSR.

Let’s look and see just how you give yourself away.

"what gives you the monopoly on patriotism?"

Who claims a “monopoly?”

pa·tri·ot·ism (p³“tr-…-t¹z”…m) n. “Love of and devotion to one's country.”

Do you fit that bill? Not by what I read. You state, “as a soldier, [I] am being told: you're going to iraq for 15 months, say goodbye to your wife, in the next 15 months (that's over a year!) you'll get to see her for 14 days. when you get back, we'll try to keep you out of iraq for 12 months. but at least 4 of those 12 months will be spent away from home at schools and training facilities. then, you're going back to iraq for 15 months.

Yet, you first claimed, “before the iraq war started, i was a civilian. i thought the war was a bad idea (although afghanistan was warranted).

Why did you enlist? There is no draft. No one is forced to enlist against their will, as were many during Viet Nam, Korea and WW2. Did you somehow forget that? And, why is Afghanistan “warranted?” To use the reasoning of you leftists, Afghanistan never attacked us. Why the calls for Troops to Darfur? Just why did you VOLUNTEER for the Military in a war you did not agree with and do not have to be part of?

By your own words, you VOLUNTEERED AFTER the war in Iraq started. And now, we are to believe you always disagreed with it? Spare us.

You also said, “the military, in our sense of the word, is for fighting countries. but we're tyring to use a military for fighting countries to fight an idea. it just won't work.

Just who is “OUR?"

The main reason for a Military is to DEFEND the country, against any and all enemies, foreign or domestic. Did you forget that portion of the oath you took? From what I saw during your hero’s administration, it was a place for social experimentation.

Also said by you, “we're in this mess, and we can't just pull out. but right now, there are no goals. there is no definition of winning. do you really think that's good for soldiers?”

Wrong. You can “just pull out” anytime. All your Democrat party Congresscritters need do is follow the constitution and cut off funding. Of course, you leftists will have to accept responsibility for what comes after.

Every person I have spoken with that supports the War or has fought in it knows the goals and has a definition of ‘winning’ it. Funny that you, allegedly a “soldier” doesn’t. Maybe you haven’t heard of Appeal For Courage or read the words of former Senator Bob Kerrey in his article The Left’s Iraq Muddle.

You said, “i'm just sick of all these people who think wanting to end the war is unpatriotic, but that somehow living in a state of constant war with no clear, realistic definition of victory is patriotic.

No Steve, you are a liar, a leftist imitating an honorable soldier. You tripped yourself up in your own words. You are without a doubt an anti-war moonbat inflicted with a bad case of BDS. A “soldier” would fully realize that should we abandon the fight again, we will be in even more danger of “living in a state of constant war.” Our enemies have declared and are fighting an "open-ended war' against us. And you leftists want us to fight a contracted and 'close-ended war?'

We have a definition of Victory. If you don’t, you are neither a “soldier” nor a “Patriot.”

for the love of god, get me home.

From where?

Next time you wish to try to imitate honorable people, Steve, re-read what you write and don’t contradict yourself so much. Imitating a person in the Military is also a Federal Crime, Steve.

Above all, remember that there is no draft, today’s Military is ALL VOULNTEER.

Snooper said...

Well said, Lew...again. Admonishing trolls and trouncing trolls is fun but "Rather" tiresome.

Poor suckers. Their grip on this country is over. Time to take it back from them.

Perhaps their trainers should do better in their rants training.

Lew Waters said...

Snoooper, if you read through "Steve's" rant, they are either illiterate or not an American. No one types that poorly or with that poor of wording skills.

Barnster said...

So, it’s appalling for someone who may not think like you to fly an American Flag? You would be a better student of Soviet culture and history to think – oops, wrong word …try, “react” – like that. The fact is that YOU are the one who is not supporting the troops. These young men and women need to be home to protect us from real threats, not created ones by a bunch of lying, cheating, crooks like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Pearlman and Feith. Do you really feel proud to know that the policies you are supporting have killed so many innocent human beings? We created the war, lied to justify it, and obfuscate to prolong it. You are correct, the soldiers today are volunteers. So why don’t you re-up then, go sit in a truck all day driving around Baghdad and wait for your turn.

The only people to have profited from this war’s prosecution have been the Israelis. Iraq, along with Iran and Syria, has been a thorn in their side for a long time. Well, we did their bidding. Iraq is in chaos, a civil war, we are entrenched there, ensuring that the destruction of the country continues, while we shed OUR blood, maim OUR citizens, and spend OUR ½ trillion dollars while Israel sits and watches. Feith and Pearlman presented a blueprint for invading Iraq to Israel nearly 5 years prior to 9/11. 9/11 gave these bloodsuckers the smokescreen to do what they had always wanted to.

And, of course, they got you and millions of other idiots to buy into it by wrapping yourself in a flag and proclaiming all others not of your ilk “traitors”. You sir, are a traitor to reason, to respect, to country, and to flag. That you once wore a uniform of this country is a disgrace to the many who have given their lives for it.

Lew Waters said...

YAWN! Yet another serial poster flapping their jaws over what they know not.

Tell me, numbnuts, how long have you worn the uniform? Let’s look over your pitiful attempt at castigating me.

You said, “The fact is that YOU are the one who is not supporting the troops. These young men and women need to be home to protect us from real threats, not created ones by a bunch of lying, cheating, crooks like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Pearlman and Feith.

Perhaps you too need to peek in at the website “Appeal For Courage.” Then, maybe you could answer why they keep volunteering to return when they could be civilians again. Just like Cindy Sheehan’s Brave son, he was out, but re-upped to return and VOLUNTEERED for a hazardous mission he did not need to go on. That is bravery.

Obviously, Jesse MacBeth would be more in tune with your visions.

So why don’t you re-up then, go sit in a truck all day driving around Baghdad and wait for your turn.

They won’t take 58 year olds with an injured heart muscle. Besides, I did my time, earned my medals and passed the torch on to today’s Brave young people.

As for flying the flag, go right ahead. Last I saw, your ilk was burning it it and taking a dump on it in Portland, Oregon. I’d rather you fly it than treat it as that.

The only people to have profited from this war’s prosecution have been the Israelis.

Nice to see that ‘silky’ keeps anti-semites as yourself around.

You sir, are a traitor to reason, to respect, to country, and to flag. That you once wore a uniform of this country is a disgrace to the many who have given their lives for it.

Spare me the rhetoric. First, go wear the uniform yourself and earn your medals, then come talk to me. Of course, that might mean you have to get off your lazy ass and fight for something beside the free ride ‘silky’ tells you is coming. Words as yours coming from the left is nothing new. We saw, felt and heard that and much worse returning from Viet Nam and over the past 35 years. You’re going to have to try harder.

Besides, according to your butt buddy Edward’s, there is no War on Terror. It is just a bumper sticker slogan. Boy, you moonbats can sure pick them.

BTW, care to explain just what this has to do with the way your pansy leader intends to dishonor all Veterans on Memorial Day?

Snooper said...

We need to write a song: Trouncing Trolls.

Do these illiterate and ignorant trolls really think they have the upper hand? LOL!!

It is painfully obvious to them that their grip has been lost and they do not know how to respond to our onslaught on them as they have done to us in years passed. They are sorely outnumbered and they cringe in our presence.

Good work Lew!