Skip to comments.Iraqi Women: "Thank You USA" + Swift Vets - 7:00 PM Eastern (4:00 PM Pacific) TODAY (Sunday)
Posted on 10/10/2004 3:56:16 PM PDT by Impeach98
A very special three-hour event takes place TODAY - Sunday, October 10, 2004 from 7:00PM - 10:00PM [Eastern] ... 4:00PM - 7:00PM [Pacific]. "Moving America Forward" is a radio program orgiinating from KRLA 870 AM Los Angeles and simulcast LIVE on the Internet which rallies Americans to support our troops and the fight against terrorism. The program is a benefit event for the group, Move America Forward.
The program is hosted by KRLA's Larry Marino and guests include:
Iraqi women who are travelling the USA right now. Their mission: to say "THANK YOU" to the United States for liberating their country from the tyranny and terror of brutal dictator, Saddam Hussein.
* Scott Swett [Part of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a Director of the Free Republic Network, and leader of www.WinterSoldier.com]
* Steve Pitken [Winter Soldiers Investigation] - Read his compelling testimony from the Vietnam War by CLICKING HERE * David Horowitz, author of "Unholy Alliance," also director of The Center for the Study of Popular Culture and Front Page Magazine
*Deborah Johns - Northern California Marine Moms. Mother of William Johns,a U.S. Marine who has been serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Get this - WILLIAM GOT HOME YESTERDAY! He will join us his very first day after returning from Iraq with his mother.
*Melissa Hioco - Wife of Jason Hioco, an Army National Guardsman serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
*Howard Kaloogian - Chairman, Move America Forward, California State Assemblyman (1994-2000), Chairman of the Recall Gray Davis Committee - www.RecallGrayDavis.com, Chairman of the Defend Reagan Committee - www.DefendReagan.org.
* John Ubaldi - Special Advisor, Move America Forward, served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
SO PLEASE TUNE IN:
4:00 - 7:00 PM Pacific [That's 7:00 - 10:00 PM Eastern]
It's ON - It's ON... they just played excerpts of Peter Jennings, Judy Woodruff and DAN RATHER denying media bias - LOL!!!
PONG? Is that a 60 foot ping?
Thanks for the post! Should be interesting.
Iraqi women should be on in about 10-15 minutes!
Capt. John Green (from Iraq) is played - reporting first-hand from Iraq. Then his wife Misha (from Los Angeles) called in after hearing her husband... the first time in months.
What a great program!
But...where is Melanie Morgan?
Hay Ron, you listening to this?
This is great stuff... come on people... listen! Pass this around while the show is still going!
OK FREEPERS! MoveAmericaForward needs our help. Large or small contributions for positive advertising regarding our accomplishments in Irag...straight from the Troops over the next few weeks! Stories the MSM will not show. We need this badly! All I could afford was $25, but for $100, you get a copy of Laura Ingraham's book. FREEPER CHALLENGE! EAGLES UP!
David Horowitz is on now!
The Iraqi woman is ON HOLD now!!!!
It's a great mix of guests today... Horowitz speaks with experience and it's kinda chilling. A lot of what one's "worst instincts" about hard core liberals end up being true... so sayeth David H.
First Iraqi woman is on NOW!!!
FReepers Rock! Keep the comments coming. Donate! Donate!
I'm so happy Howard won the election in Australia. You guys are next! GO BUSH!
Now... Howard KALOOGIAN - Chairman of Move America Forward = rocks too!
The past 10 minutes were awesome. First the "THANK YOU" from the people of Iraq. And then the first-hand testimonial from William John's a US Marine who just returned from Iraq.
Goose bumps here!
Iraqi women tour U.S. with this quiet, stunning message: (Thanks for liberating Iraq.)
By Laura Berman / The Detroit News
August 5th 2004
They are two Iraqi women on a tour of the American Midwest, conveying a simple but somehow stunning message.
To wit: Thanks for liberating Iraq. Thanks for sending American troops. You Americans are a lovely people.
Taghreed Al-Qaragholi, 30, and Surood Ahmad Falih, 33, are college-educated, professional women who have flourished in post-occupation Iraq.
They are believers in democracy, believers in the current transformation of their country. As women, they feel particularly affected.
Both insist that their lives, and those of most Iraqis, have improved since Saddam Husseins statue was toppled in Baghdad.
Falih, who watched family members being bombed in their own car under Saddams regime, has no doubts that the situation has improved.
For 10 years, as a United Nations employee, shes worked with a small Kurdish village in Iraq whose male population was completely eliminated during the Saddam regime.
There are no men. Zero, she says. It was very bad there. There was no safe place.
She carries a folded e-mail print-out from a South Carolina soldiers mother a woman who invited her to stay with her family and tears flood her eyes when she speaks of other kindnesses shes experienced in the United States.
Both women are here under the auspices of the Iraq-America Freedom Alliance, a coalition of Chaldean, Kurdish and Muslim groups, among others. And that group is, in turn, funded by a U.S. foundation whose board members include Steve Forbes, former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Al Gores former aide, Donna Brazile a foundation committed to what its spokesman, Bill McCarthy, calls an aggressive war on terrorism.
These two women are here to say good things about the U.S. presence in Iraq, and to encourage an American response to terrorism, and during their visit Wednesday to the Detroit area, they did so with conviction and charm.
They describe themselves as women fighting for the rights of women in Iraq rights they say have now been won, if not fully secured. Under the countrys new constitution the document that Al-Qaragholi laboriously typed and re-typed while its words were being debated and repeatedly changed women are guaranteed representation in the parliament.
Before women had no political rights. Now we have four government ministers who are women, six deputy ministers. It is very different than under Saddam Hussein, says Al-Qaragholi, who is an administrator with one of Iraqs political parties. She also says that women make up 60 percent of the population, a gender distortion produced by years of war and political executions.
She sees her two younger sisters, ages 18 and 17, as newly hopeful about their lives and futures.
Before, we educated ourselves to be able to leave. We were like machines, and we kept our emotions inside, said Falih.
Both women insisted that most Iraqis support the American troops. We want to say thank you to the mothers and fathers of American soldiers, says Falih.
They are here, uttering words Americans do not often hear. And no matter how you might feel about the American military presence in Iraq, their clear sense of hope is at once surprising and affecting.
She is disputing the media's portrayal of the war... talking about the troops being invited into the homes for tea by the local population!!!
Goosebumps here, too! More, more!
Invited into homes for tea? That's more like it! Don't wanna show my age here, but I was a child in Germany when the troops came...oh, how I loved the Yankee soldiers...big smiles, hugs and chewing gum! Hero's, each and every one! Love you guys. GO BUSH!
Cool - now my buddy, John Ubaldi is on. Ubaldi is a Marine Reservist who activated himself after 9/11 and went over and served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
"PONG? Is that a 60 foot ping? "
I don't know. I've never measured it. :~ )
BUMP! This program is really inspiring. Thanks!
Steve Swett - one of the people in the Swift Vets group is now on.
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...
Yep - I think you are right. They were both supposed to call in. Scott Swett and Steve Pitkin. Thanks for the clarification!!
Looks like Scott is on now.
Whatdiddysay? What did he say? Steve Pitkin...whatdiddyhesay? Oh, never mind, I know you can't listen and type at the same time.
Instead it caused Americans to turn against the men who had risked their lives to defend their nation.
*forwarding Free Republic thread on to Melanie for her to see the love and adoration for her!!*
I know his story and just read his statements again on the link provided. It's great to hear that he has a chance to say this on radio. How many people are listening to this program do you think? Will Steve Pitkin become a household word after this or will the truth die like every other good story about Iraq...and the truth about that lying, despicable creature the Dem's have chosen for a candidate? (Who sent his ugly sister over here in an attempt to influence our election?) FAT CHANCE! Aussies know when they are being told lies.
John O'Neill is on CSPAN now!
Oh - and I am so VERY VERY sorry that the Kerry clan was stumping against John Howard.
I think this is a perfect argument for the Bush administration to make... John Kerry has belittled the coalition in Iraq... and now he tries to disassemble it!!!
Thanks for the update. And don't apologise - nothing happened! The media pretty much ignored Kerry's stupid sister, most aussies didn't even know she was here. Why? Well, you can guess - the MSM knew how counter-productive it would be, they know how much aussies hate anyone trying to influence them, and that includes both sides of the political spectrum. (So they buried her visit.) However, there are some 100,000 US expats living here. They might have been the real target. I have no idea if she reached them. No reports means that I have no idea what functions she might have attended.
It was really like she was ignored. The one or two photographs I saw in the press showed an ugly woman with a couple of lines of copy, identifying who she was - but no lengthy comments. Poor baby, she was robbed!
Oh, I know, I know, the Kerry camp would have liked nothing better than for Howard to lose - but he came back with a bigger margin than the previous election. I couldn't be happier! I've been smiling ever since and pray you have the same result on November 2nd. I wish it was tomorrow! Champagne is on ice. Corks will be popping! GO BUSH! 4 more years!