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"Reality Check for the Anti-War Crowd"-& Best Of Eagles Info
Washington Post ^ | June 25th, 2007 | Peter Hegseth

Posted on 08/12/2007 5:58:06 PM PDT by AirBorn

Reality Check for the Antiwar Crowd

By Pete Hegseth Monday, June 25, 2007; A19

As an Iraq war veteran who participated in combat operations and political reconciliation efforts, I take issue with some of the arguments repeatedly being made on Capitol Hill. Most recently I was bothered by statements from Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who cited three common antiwar arguments in his June 21 op-ed, " Lincoln's Example for Iraq," all of which run counter to realities on the ground in Iraq.

· A deadline for withdrawal is an incentive for Iraqi political compromise

· We can bring the war to a "responsible end" but still conduct counterterrorism operations.

· We are "supporting the troops" by demanding an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.

Such statements provide nearly instant enemy propaganda to every mud hut with a satellite dish in Iraq and throughout the Arab world. These messages do not spell support, no matter how you spin them. And they could inspire insurgents, making the situation more dangerous for our soldiers and Marines.

Veterans know firsthand that numerous mistakes have been made in the war. But that does not change the unfortunate reality: Iraq today is the front line of a global jihad being waged against America and its allies. Both Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri have said so.

We face an important choice in the coming months: provide Gen. David Petraeus the time and troops he needs to execute his counterinsurgency campaign, or declare defeat and withdraw from Iraq. It seems that Democrats in Congress have already made their decision.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: eaglesup; gatheringofeagles; reid; surge
I know that many at FR, PW, Move America Forward and many, many more groups have already been busy with making INFORMATION PACKAGES concerning the Gathering of Eagles September 15th Rallies!:

---Making and handing out FLIERS ; at your Local Malls, on Car Windows, and the Hard part of going Door-to-Door as you also help drum up others to make the sacrifice to come down to D.C. for the Rallies in September!

OR Making Posters to give out to your local VFWs, ELK and other Community Clubs-as well as putting them up on Telephone Polls, and other public areas.

And Making Rally Postersfrom either your own ideas-or from the many GREAT POSTER IDEAS from all the sites you have been on! ( I especially liked the signs -and FR links to Poster Ideas! on the Pro-Troop Supporters Announce Major September Push Thread!)

But..I hope that besides everone trying to get those precious 3-4 Extra American Patriots to come to D.C., (Who will hopefully invite 3 people They Know!..whoo will inturn invite three others THEY know..etc..)

You are all gathering, Printing all the "Short Answers" to the QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED," WHY should we all Be for the SURGE & NOT Cutting & Running?!" QUESTIONS that you will be not only asked by those you talk to on the streett But more importantly that you are Prepared for those REPORTERS & TV CREWS who will also be walking around D.C. while you are there!

THIS ARTICLE above ,to me, seemed to be a real Great , to the Point list of very rational answers to the Questions that are really at center stage!

And I also want to include one by mdittmar called Give the "SURGE" a Chance as being another great, BY-The-Numbers , handi article to bring with you too on your walks & talks!

IF anyone else here would also like to add an article or site that has not already been listed here in FR-please do so! The MORE prepared WE are-the More READY we are to present the Truth of the Matter concerning the Proper Military Steps we need to Protect America's & the WORLDS' FUTURE-the better WE will look to the Public, the Media and our elected Representatives!

See ya all there! Eagles Up! and remember: Our TROOPS are " In it to win it!"-so should all Americans who care about their's & their Childrens' Future!

1 posted on 08/12/2007 5:58:13 PM PDT by AirBorn
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2 posted on 08/12/2007 8:08:10 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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I’ll be there along with my daughter and we will be prepared for the questions with the answers and facts.:)

Eagles up!!!!!

3 posted on 08/13/2007 4:45:31 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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Matt and I will see you there!

4 posted on 08/14/2007 7:47:01 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot (Greetings from Yorktown..the cradle of our Republic! Let's keep it!)
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