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US SOLDIER IN IRAQ RESPONDS TO FIRST DEBATE
JB WILLIAMS.COM ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2004 | CAPTAIN RON HAYES,US ARMY, IRAQ

Posted on 10/02/2004 12:44:17 PM PDT by CHARLITE

http://jb-williams.com/soldier-debate1.htm

US soldier in Iraq responds to 1st Debate! By CAPTAIN RON HAYES

LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY A SOLDIER IN IRAQ

In response to the 1st Presidential debate!

The 1st debate in the campaign for presidency of the United States raised some crucial issues that are still a cause for confusion to the American people. I decided it’s time for a viewpoint from someone who is in the middle of this war and has no room for debating this issue.

I have been in Iraq almost 9 months and I have seen the good and the bad of this war. Terrorists from other regions have been “pouring over the borders”, but certainly not for the first time. They are making contact with other members of Al Qaeda and other terrorist supporters on the inside of Iraq.

There are many tribes in the Sunni Triangle that openly invite foreign terrorists and provide refuge to those who join and help them. Tribes that are so dedicated to their cause of preventing a free Iraq, a Middle Eastern US ally, that even amid extreme impoverished living conditions, they will not respond to rewards offered for key Al Qaeda leaders.

25 million US dollars for Zarqawi should be enough to influence someone to provide information on his whereabouts, but apparently it’s not. The roots of terrorism run deep with some tribes in the Sunni triangle in Iraq. Terrorism was not born when the US rolled in on March 19th, 2003! Terrorism has been networked across the globe, and Iraq has been a major hub for terrorist activity long before we arrived.

The 1st debate between Bush and Kerry has highlighted a chasm between the two campaigns, more importantly, the two men regarding the question of Iraq and its role in terrorism. This is a split that is impossible to comprehend from where I stand!

Of course the war in Iraq is part of the war on terror! When Senator John Kerry said “the president made a colossal error of judgment by diverting attention from the war on terrorism and the hunt for terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden”, he could not be more wrong.

When Senator Kerry said that “Mr. Bush was not candid with the public about his reasons for invading Iraq or the difficult fight ahead”, besides exhibiting a poor memory, he showed an incredible lack of ability to see that no mission will ever go exactly as you plan it.

A candidate for the US presidency ought to know that your enemy is going to have something to say about how the fight is fought. The enemy is going to do the unexpected, and plans will change. I am sorry that it’s not an ideal scenario for Senator Kerry, but no war is.

I am repeatedly asked what the soldiers feel about the war in Iraq. Soldiers in the US armed forces come in all shapes and sizes… and viewpoints. I don’t pretend to speak for all soldiers, but I do believe that most men and women in today’s military share something very close to these same beliefs.

Most soldiers here believe in the mission in Iraq. They know, like I do, that the former regime in Iraq was an important component in the war on Terror. There is no doubt that terrorist cells have been allowed to operate within these borders for some time, and that Hussein’s regime most likely provided financial support as well!

Do the soldiers want to be here? I have not met a soldier yet that does not want to come home, who wouldn’t? But they do believe in this mission. Most soldiers believe that it is imperative to keep the mission going at least until security is established in Iraq.

There is no greater dishonor to the 1350 plus coalition and contractor deaths, and over 7,000 wounded men and women, than to plan a retreat before a reasonable assurance for the success of the new Iraqi government can be attained.

I don’t know where this concept of get in and get out was started, but sometimes wars are not accommodating to that theory. The United States has earned a poor reputation for resolve to finish the job, and it’s time the proponents of that trend, like Senator Kerry, realize it and correct it by stopping their efforts to politicize our mission.

Kerry’s message to the troops was, “Help is on the way!” In what form Senator Kerry?

You have alienated the coalition countries that we fight beside every day. You cannot articulate a plan for success, and you have no grasp that this war was even necessary. Thanks, but no thanks!

"Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time?" You tell that story to the millions of impoverished, and persecuted Iraqi people who for the past generation have lived with the fear of being marched out into the desert and shot for their beliefs.

You tell that story to the families of those bodies recovered from the dozens of mass graves throughout Iraq. Try to sell that load of bull to the little kids who were denied access to their water in the Marshlands of Iraq and left to starve to death. Sell it to someone else, but not me!

Senator Kerry sent a message to the American people in his closing remarks that said that he will “get your kids home and get the job done and win the peace”.

I am a 38 year old man who joined the military 18 years ago, and I have yet to find a “kid” in Uniform from the United States. I have however found many good young men and women who are proudly serving their country.

Men and Women from all over the United States have joined the military of their own free will, knowing that one day they may be asked to put their lives in harms way. Very few of these men and women want to be here, it’s just a commitment that we made, and one that we intend to honor.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy your moment in the spotlight Senator Kerry! I know that in the end, the bull that you have been selling to the American people will be recognized and that the voters will let you know what they think of it come November.

American’s need a president who will make sound decisions, and not be afraid of what the global community thinks. That man is already in office, and will remain in office for four more years!

Captain Ron Hayes

US Army, Iraq


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 229; army; bush; firstdebate; iraq; iraqipeople; kerry; liberation; military; opinion; rightway; soldier; success; supportourtroops; truth; usforces; waronterror; wrongway
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1 posted on 10/02/2004 12:44:19 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

God bless Captain Hayes and all the rest of our brave men and women who defend our liberty. Bump!


2 posted on 10/02/2004 12:46:41 PM PDT by paws_and_whiskers
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To: CHARLITE

Wow - wish the whole country could read this letter.


3 posted on 10/02/2004 12:46:54 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: CHARLITE

Excellent letter and sums up the debate exactly how I would have...


4 posted on 10/02/2004 12:47:05 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Don't let John Kerry put a price on our childrens heads bear any burden pay any cost elect GW.)
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To: CHARLITE; Lady In Blue; Ragtime Cowgirl; radu; Darksheare; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; StarCMC; ...

Powerful letter ~ Bump!


5 posted on 10/02/2004 12:49:08 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: CHARLITE

HOOAH..Capt Hays....this military family shares your feelings.


6 posted on 10/02/2004 12:49:58 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Mr Kerry, how did we ever get along without you?)
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To: CHARLITE

HOOAH!

As Peggy Noonan once said to Chris Matthews (paraphrasing here) when he expressed some surprise at the quality of soldiers serving in our military-
Chris- didn't you know you meet a better class of man in the military?

Gotta love Peggy:)


7 posted on 10/02/2004 12:50:26 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: blackie

Matt how about a post on your Report?


8 posted on 10/02/2004 12:50:47 PM PDT by FlyingA (I was spanked by Linda Ronstadt)
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To: CHARLITE

USA TODAY FULL PAGE AD MATERIAL !!


9 posted on 10/02/2004 12:52:11 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: CHARLITE

Brings tears to my eyes and a pull on my heart....


10 posted on 10/02/2004 12:53:15 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: tirednvirginia
Wow - wish the whole country could read this letter.

Cut and paste -- send it to everyone on your e-mail list. Insist that they forward it to their lists. Let's get this letter circulated.

11 posted on 10/02/2004 12:55:06 PM PDT by Aeronaut (Sincerity is everything. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- George Burns)
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To: CHARLITE

How can we get the mainstream press to pick this up? I feel like it's the press, Hollywood, and everyone else against Bush. I'm sick to death of the lack of positive coverage from the press.


12 posted on 10/02/2004 12:55:30 PM PDT by dormee
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To: FlyingA

Sorry "A" I don't know anything about a Report or who Matt is????


13 posted on 10/02/2004 12:55:54 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Sorry Blackie

I meant to say Matt Drudge
the Drudge Report.

I just sent out an Email to Matt. Maybe he would consider
posting the letter.

A


14 posted on 10/02/2004 12:58:28 PM PDT by FlyingA (I was spanked by Linda Ronstadt)
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To: CHARLITE

What a love this man is.

Wish we could e-mail him and send him cyber hugs and good wishes.


15 posted on 10/02/2004 12:59:35 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: CHARLITE

Forwarding to Quinn and Rose for one...


16 posted on 10/02/2004 12:59:42 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who only have interest." J.S. Mill)
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To: CHARLITE

Thank you very much Captain Hayes, God Bless you and all our brave troops.


17 posted on 10/02/2004 1:00:24 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless President GWB and our Brave Troops)
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To: CHARLITE

Thank ya'll for all ya'll do....In our thoughts and prayers.


18 posted on 10/02/2004 1:09:14 PM PDT by dhouston
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To: FlyingA

Thanks ~ that's how I found Jim Robinson and FR in '97, I was an early subscriber to Matt's email newsletter before he went bigtime. :):)


19 posted on 10/02/2004 1:09:24 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: CHARLITE
besides exhibiting a poor memory, he showed an incredible lack of ability to see that no mission will ever go exactly as you plan it.

After a mine blows up a swift boat in his flotilla, Kerry was heard to say,

"Damn, that wasn't planned!"

20 posted on 10/02/2004 1:10:03 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Anybody but Kerry!!)
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To: CHARLITE

Roger that CPT Hayes. Left one hundred, fire for effect!


21 posted on 10/02/2004 1:16:05 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: CHARLITE
We should also keep in mind that in the first debate Kerry, while talking about his "plans" for Iraq said, "by cutting --", caught himself, stopped, and then continued on to a different point. (Go to cspan.org and do a search on the written transcript. The transcript even has a "--" after "by cutting" to indicate his stopping.)
22 posted on 10/02/2004 1:20:04 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: CHARLITE

bmp


23 posted on 10/02/2004 1:22:00 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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24 posted on 10/02/2004 1:30:38 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (MAKE SURE YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND VOTE Nov 2nd!)
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To: CHARLITE
I am a 38 year old man who joined the military 18 years ago, and I have yet to find a “kid” in Uniform from the United States. I have however found many good young men and women who are proudly serving their country.

Can you imagine your child serving under John Kerry's command? Just the thought of it makes me sick.

25 posted on 10/02/2004 1:34:05 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: CHARLITE

I'm not John Kerry and I endorse this message.


26 posted on 10/02/2004 1:38:27 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What did Kerry know and when did he know it?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!!


27 posted on 10/02/2004 1:38:41 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: CHARLITE
"Terrorists from other regions have been “pouring over the borders”,..."

"There is no greater dishonor to the 1350 plus coalition and contractor deaths, and over 7,000 wounded men and women, than to plan a retreat before a reasonable assurance for the success of the new Iraqi government"

"American’s need a president who will make sound decisions, and not be afraid of what the global community thinks."

Such wisdom from one of our Troops but most of this is not found in the MSM. The media is a  sad joke and regularly insults the intelligence of Americans. It is shameful.

28 posted on 10/02/2004 1:41:54 PM PDT by Radix (What turns orange in Sept., is carved up in Oct., and is thrown out in Nov.?)
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To: CHARLITE
Kerry’s message to the troops was, “Help is on the way!” In what form Senator Kerry?

You have alienated the coalition countries that we fight beside every day. You cannot articulate a plan for success, and you have no grasp that this war was even necessary. Thanks, but no thanks!

God Bless these men!

29 posted on 10/02/2004 1:42:39 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Cableguy

This guy did not care about Kyoto.


30 posted on 10/02/2004 1:44:09 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
I love the letter and the sentiment,but I don't believe people in uniform are supposed to be blatantly political. Could this be a hoax? As a Capt., I'm sure he knows the fallout from something like this. What if he said "I hate prez Bush"? He would feel the wrath of God toot sweet. If he were on his way home for discharge, well maybe. Is there any way to check this out before CBS blows the cover that it was written by a Bush employee on a 1972 Selectric? When I was in(many many moons ago), I believe I was told to keep quiet about what I felt about politics except to my buddies. Writing letters to newspapers would have gotten me in trouble.
31 posted on 10/02/2004 1:47:22 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: CHARLITE

I can't outdo Paws and Whiskers. "God Bless Captain and all the rest of the Best of the Best. All our people in unform are the GREATEST.


32 posted on 10/02/2004 1:48:00 PM PDT by JOE43270 (JOE43270 My vote goes for President Bush because he is a great leader and a good man.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Just the thought of it makes me sick.

Me too, I have a 16 year-old seriously considering military service.

33 posted on 10/02/2004 1:49:43 PM PDT by pubmom (Suffering from DITS (Democrat induced tourette's syndrome)since 1992.)
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To: mylife

"Kerry’s message to the troops was, “Help is on the way!”"

Isn't this a direct lift from GWB when he debated Algore? The troops were underfunded and underpaid. I beleive GWB used this line several times in the run-up to the 2000 elections....when it really had meaning!


34 posted on 10/02/2004 1:50:15 PM PDT by SERKIT (FirefightersForBush.com)
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To: CHARLITE
If Kerry somehow gets elected, look for morale to plummet among the troops. They will start to get out in droves and it will be Clinton redux.

The Democrats will then have a lot more leverage to replicate our failure in Vietnam, as they already are trying to do.

Three years into a Kerry Presidency, it wouldn't surprise me if a draft would be needed to fill the unfilled holes.

A Kerry Presidency would be an unmitigated disaster for America.

35 posted on 10/02/2004 1:54:37 PM PDT by Gritty ("You can't beat something with nothing.Kerry is as spectacular a nothing as you could devise-M Steyn)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

"Can you imagine your child serving under John Kerry's command? Just the thought of it makes me sick."

NO, NO, NO...every time I contemplate my son (active-duty army infantryman, back from Iraq) having Kerry as CIC I shudder. I won't repeat what HE says here, but he's a combat soldier, and he doesn't mince words ;)


36 posted on 10/02/2004 1:55:04 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: CHARLITE

Bump!


37 posted on 10/02/2004 1:55:57 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: chuckles
Is there any way to check this out before CBS blows the cover that it was written by a Bush employee on a 1972 Selectric?

This is the second time I've seen Capt Hayes's name. Michelle Malkin quoted a letter of his which was posted on a blog in early September. It gives his unit, so it should be easy to check out:

It has been interesting to follow the news reports from the Republican National Convention, to include the protests in New York by 10s of thousands of people. I am all for standing up for what you believe, which should include voicing your opinions against wars and against presidents, if that is your calling.

But, it really makes me mad when I see people with signs that say things like, "Bring our Boys Home!" There have been several pictures published of protesters carrying flag-draped coffins, and carrying these types of signs.

I have news for you.

The soldiers in Iraq, and Afghanistan do not want your sentiment, or your voice that would have the lives of those already lost dishonored by not finishing the job.

Regardless of how you feel about why we went to war, America made a commitment. It's time we see the job through to fruition. Lack of resolve by many U.S. citizens is the main reason for a lack of trust on the part of those being liberated.

Iraqi citizens are waiting for our resolve to crumble, and see us depart before adequate Iraqi security is established. Al Qaida does not have to beat America in a fight in order to win, they just have to get us to go home.

Ask yourself, what would happen to Iraq, if America were to take your misguided advice and went home before finishing the job?

So, put down your coffin ... put down your sign, and have some American resolve to finish the job we started. We have brought the fight to those who wish to bring the fight to American soil, and we are making great progress.

Security is not yet established, and we all hope to come home when a free, safe, and productive Iraq has been established.

I sincerely thank all of you who have supported the soldiers and have recognized that Americans are not the only people on this planet that are entitled to a safe place to live, a good school for boys and girls, or even a clean water supply.

The mainstream people of Iraq truly do appreciate America, and hope we stick around until the job is finished. Their lives depend on it! Thank you for all of your continued support!

Captain Ron Hayes
2nd BN 147th FA
South Dakota Army National Guard
Cedar II, Iraq

38 posted on 10/02/2004 1:57:31 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: CHARLITE

Wow thank you and the brave Military who give me the freedom I enjoy..

God Bless


39 posted on 10/02/2004 1:58:52 PM PDT by Fast1 (Mullah Kerry for an Islamic America..)
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To: CHARLITE

Thank you Captain Hayes for your Patriotic dedication to duty and thank you for setting the record straight for Senator Kerry and those he has beguiled.


40 posted on 10/02/2004 2:01:42 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( Kerry would defend America's right to exist, assuming the rest of the world gave him permission.)
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To: CHARLITE
Senator Kerry sent a message to the American people in his closing remarks that said that he will “get your kids home and get the job done and win the peace”. I am a 38 year old man who joined the military 18 years ago, and I have yet to find a “kid” in Uniform from the United States. I have however found many good young men and women who are proudly serving their country.

My biggest pet peeve is this - referring to a young Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Marine as a "kid" or "boy/girl" by the MSM. There are NO KIDS IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY !!! I call my Airmen "kids" because they are a part of my family. I wouldn't disrespect them by referring to them as kids outside my squadron, or by referring to another squadron's airmen, or a sister service's lower ranking enlisted, as kids. Within the squadron, it's an affection I use when talking to other NCOs, i.e. "Can you BELIEVE the cars these kids are buying these days?" or "I can't believe these kids are THAT stupid." The latter doesn't go far, because then I remember I used to be THAT stupid, and it's my job to make sure my "kids" learn about their stupidity and help them mature as Airmen.

41 posted on 10/02/2004 2:01:54 PM PDT by AF_Blue (It's the color of the sky when you look up to watch the jets fly over.)
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To: CHARLITE

Thank you for your service!


42 posted on 10/02/2004 2:02:15 PM PDT by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: pubmom
"Me too, I have a 16 year-old seriously considering military service."

Not trying to persuade him for any particular branch, but tell him the next time he passes one of those recruitment places that has an eagle, globe and anchor on the door, stop in and visit for awhile.

43 posted on 10/02/2004 2:02:37 PM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: CHARLITE
Thank you, Captain Hays, for telling it like it is!

God bless you and the rest of the men and women who are protecting us.

44 posted on 10/02/2004 2:04:03 PM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: CHARLITE; 06isweak; 0scill8r; 100American; 100%FEDUP; 101st-Eagle; 101stSignal; 101viking; ...

Ping from Iraq!!!

God Bless our Troops!


45 posted on 10/02/2004 2:09:21 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: Northern Yankee
Yet another message of hope from our finest in uniform.

God Bless Capt. Hayes!

46 posted on 10/02/2004 2:09:24 PM PDT by kstewskis (BUSH-GIBSON 2004)
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To: FlyingA

Thank you! I was hoping someone who knew how to do that would do that...hope MD responds.


47 posted on 10/02/2004 2:11:36 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All
"Kerry’s message to the troops was, “Help is on the way!” In what form Senator Kerry? You have alienated the coalition countries that we fight beside every day. You cannot articulate a plan for success, and you have no grasp that this war was even necessary. Thanks, but no thanks!"
48 posted on 10/02/2004 2:12:18 PM PDT by JLO
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To: CHARLITE

MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP CAPT HAYES!!

[I've forwarded his e-mail to everyone on my personal and professional list!]


49 posted on 10/02/2004 2:19:40 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: CHARLITE

God bless you, Capt. Hays and all the good troops in Iraq and wherever they are fighting for freedom.


50 posted on 10/02/2004 2:23:29 PM PDT by austingirl
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