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"I Ask That the American People Be Brave"
Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog | 5/12/04 | Amy Ridenour

Posted on 05/12/2004 8:09:16 AM PDT by Valin

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To: Valin; Cannoneer No. 4; American_Centurion; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; ...
Thank you, Valin, Cannoneer No. 4 - our awesome bloggers, and our brave troops charged with both saving civilization, and, finding they have to report their own story, doing that, too! Hoo ah!
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The fighting we are engaged in against the uprising of Muqtada Al-Sadr is one that is extremely sensitive and risks catastrophe. Had we entered this previously, it would not have been possible for us to win. Over the months, we have been involved in preparations and much planning. Thus, today we are scoring amazing successes against this would-be tyrant.

I ask that the American people be brave. Don't fall for the spin by the weak and timid amongst you that are portraying this battle as a disaster. Such people are always looking for our failure to justify and rescue their constant pessimism. They are raising false flags of defeat in the press and media. It just isn't true.

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8 Winning in Iraq: The public puts Abu Ghraib in perspective. ~ (polls prove Americans are wiser than their press.) ~ Opinion Journal | 5/12/04


41 posted on 05/12/2004 9:17:37 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Valin
Our soldiers are the best in the world, bar none. We owe them everything and give them so little. Godspeed to them all.
42 posted on 05/12/2004 9:24:59 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach
See reply #19
43 posted on 05/12/2004 9:30:52 AM PDT by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: Valin
Thanks for that address. We've sent out several care packages, especially when my stepson was in Iraq.

I have some books I've been wanting to send and will use the address you supplied.
44 posted on 05/12/2004 9:32:57 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Numbers Guy
The interesting angle, that he just alludes to really, is the idea that the cease fire in Fallujah was an implicit threat to Sistani and company. It told them, essentially, "we can make a deal with the Sunnis and bring back a Sunni strongman from Baathist days, if you insist on making trouble". That was a new take on it to me, and makes sense. Sistani's interests are all on the side of keeping things reasonably quiet until a handover of power - our interests too.
45 posted on 05/12/2004 9:33:30 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: Valin; Salem; Happy2BMe; Ragtime Cowgirl
I am sending this to everyone on my email list that is praying daily for our Military!

The LORD God of Israel bless the US Military, enlarge their territory, keep HIS HAND upon them and keep them from all evil. In The Living Name of Y'shua. Amen.

46 posted on 05/12/2004 9:39:46 AM PDT by TrueBeliever9 (aut viam inveniam aut faciam (where there is a will - there is a way)
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To: Valin; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Fawnn; Bethbg79; bentfeather; ...
"The next time you see one of those photos from the prison abuse scandal story,
remember that the soldiers in those photos are aberrant."


Ignore FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC The alphabet liberal media. PING
Too bad they don't show pics of Hanoi Kerry in his post Viet Nam era.

Valin : Thanks!
47 posted on 05/12/2004 9:43:17 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC The alphabet liberal media.)
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To: Valin
thanks for the post. BTTT!

Carolyn

48 posted on 05/12/2004 9:45:33 AM PDT by CDHart
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Great post. And don't worry, Joe. We are with you all the way. More importantly, so are the President and the Secretary of Defense.
49 posted on 05/12/2004 9:49:46 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
I'll remember that about our troops and remember that chopping off heads of innocent people is SOP for islamic terrorists.
50 posted on 05/12/2004 9:50:34 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Valin
Brave?! It's so easy to be brave this far from the combat zone. What I feel after reading this is....humbled by these patriots that fight in my name.

Dear God, please bless and protect every single one of our troops who bleed and die for my freedom. In Your name I pray. Amen.
51 posted on 05/12/2004 9:50:48 AM PDT by airborne (lead by example)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
You know the media should show every terrorist atrocity that has been committed from Munich in 1972 until Nick Berg. It is a damn shame that those in the political party of appeasement just don't believe in defending this nation. The left just wants us to bend over and take it up the civil union. Ted Kennedy Saddam torture chambers have been reopened under US management. Oh yea that was good for the enemy by the way. What a bunch of jerks on capital hill, all this political hearing during a time of war. If it was like this during WW2 we would all be speaking German.
52 posted on 05/12/2004 9:51:45 AM PDT by Warrior Nurse (Black & white liberals practice intellectual apartheid when in comes to black conservatives!)
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To: Valin; MeekOneGOP; TexasCowboy; Darksheare; JustAmy; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks, Valin!

thanks for the ping Tonkin!

Pinging a few of my FRiends.

Meekie,Cobby,Darks,and Amy, can y'all ping others on your threads to this for me?

53 posted on 05/12/2004 9:55:49 AM PDT by Pippin (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: airborne
Yeah, it's a weird feeling.
A soldier in a combat zone requests that we be brave.
As you said, that's easy for us being back here away from the action.

Seconded, and bump!
54 posted on 05/12/2004 10:00:41 AM PDT by Darksheare (I am Darksheare, I find weird threads!)
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To: Pippin
And bump again.
55 posted on 05/12/2004 10:00:52 AM PDT by Darksheare (I am Darksheare, I find weird threads!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
BTTT!!!!!!
56 posted on 05/12/2004 10:04:57 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Valin
BTTT for later. THANK YOU for this post.
57 posted on 05/12/2004 10:06:03 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

58 posted on 05/12/2004 10:08:40 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Valin
Thank You Valin.
59 posted on 05/12/2004 10:10:37 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
bump
60 posted on 05/12/2004 10:11:27 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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