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MISSING SOLDIERS FOUND DEAD By Michelle Malkin June 20, 2006 09:04 AM
http://michellemalkin.com/ ^

Posted on 06/20/2006 6:34:31 AM PDT by Grendel9

Thanks to John Little for linking to PFC Tucker's last recorded phone message to his family:

Be proud of me Mom, I'm defending my country. Tell sis and my nephews hello for me, I'm OK, I'm on my way.

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; iraq; islam; menchaca; michaelmoore; michellemalkin; murtha; oif; thomastucker
Ms. Malkin's daily article is a must on my reading list. She frequently provides insightful links.
1 posted on 06/20/2006 6:34:34 AM PDT by Grendel9
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To: Grendel9

We're ALL proud of you, son. Thank you and God Bless You!


2 posted on 06/20/2006 6:38:11 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Grendel9
Ms. Malkin's daily article is a must on my reading list. She frequently provides insightful links.

Is there a specific article you're referring to? Michelle's site is overwhelming...

3 posted on 06/20/2006 6:40:34 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Grendel9

We are proud of you PFC Tucker, very, very proud!


4 posted on 06/20/2006 6:43:44 AM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44

I am so sorry this happened, but my analysis is that the terrorists were so sorely pressed by the U.S. and Iraqi forces that they decided to kill the hostages then rather than hold them for a while for propaganda purposes. This is actually a good thing. We deprived the enemy of his orange jumpsuit videos.

May God have mercy on the souls of those who died, and may God have mercy on the souls of those who did this, for the United States Army shall have none.


5 posted on 06/20/2006 7:03:02 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: Grendel9

From her article:

"There's another lesson, an unofficial one, which will be passed among the troops themselves. Never surrender. They'll just kill you anyway. It's better to go down fighting."

Sad for these young people to have to face that harsh reality. But true.


6 posted on 06/20/2006 7:03:50 AM PDT by rlmorel (John Murtha: Out of touch, Out of His Mind. Lets make him Out of Congress! DIANA IREY FOR CONGRESS!)
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To: GAB-1955

I think you are right. And thank you, God, for not letting them be used in those type of videos.


7 posted on 06/20/2006 7:04:33 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: GAB-1955
"May God have mercy on the souls who did this"..

You're better than I am. These animals deserve no mercy.

sw

8 posted on 06/20/2006 7:07:36 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Return to sender..address unknown.)
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To: Grendel9
Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker,

The outrage the general in Iraq expressed over the media releasing the news of the deaths of these brave men before the families had been notified is shared by many of us. Another prime example of their inhumane attitude toward the military and America.

We need to freep them big time.

The photo of Pfc. Tucker brought the horror of this war too close to home this morning. As I looked at the photo on Fox News, I had only to glance up at the photo at one of my grandsons to see the exact same uniform and insignias. (These are photos at the end of basics - my grandson has gone on to get his wings (airborne) and now in SpecOps) - In addition,his middle name is Thomas and Tucker is a family name....and other similarities I wont mention.

I swear, if I hear one libTraitor denigrate the troops - and if they denigrate the war,they ARE against our troops - they know it, but don't dare say it for they know the public will not allow it - I swear, even tho an old great-grandmother, I may make the headlines for assault

9 posted on 06/20/2006 7:08:07 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (LINCOLN: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time>")
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To: GAB-1955

I agree. My heart goes out to the friends, relatives, and comrades of the slain. The enemy cowardice shows in their prompt torture and murder of our boys. The enemy knows that they will be hunted down and served justice if they tried to hold onto our children. The enemy bought a few days for themselves by their prompt and cowardly reprehensible act of murder. I wonder how Murtha will use this tragedy to advance his leftist agenda?


10 posted on 06/20/2006 7:11:20 AM PDT by olezip
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To: GAB-1955
Given the restraints placed on the field commanders and the threat that our soldiers may be court martialed for being "too insensitive", as the Pendleton Eight have been, I must wonder if Tucker and Menchaca will be avenged for their supreme sacrifice. Until the gloves are taken off our soldiers, there will be more young men like these two who will have died in vain. The "perfumed princes" in the Pentagon had better cut out the "sensitivity training" garbage and spend the funds on real training and better equipment.
11 posted on 06/20/2006 7:13:40 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Wallace T.

I'm with you, I'm with you, I'm with you. How much coverage will these vicious murders get, compared to what our soldiers are faced with when they use their best judgement on the field under circumstances very few of us could ever fathom? Many Americans do not want to look into the face of the barbarity we are facing, and until we can deliver the unbending force needed to obtain security for our soldiers, based on fear and respect, we will not succeed. I'm sick of this cocktail party second guessing and condemnation for political gain, while these young men and women must endure these threats. You can be sure these murders will be out over the internet on video soon.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 7:26:19 AM PDT by binreadin
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Sob caught in my throat as a lump.


13 posted on 06/20/2006 7:28:35 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Wallace T.

Do away with the Geneva Convention now. It doesn't apply with these savages. We need to start executing the barbarians we have in custody now. I'm sick of the whole concern over how these evil beasts are treated. Our troops never have any chance and are fighting a bunch of cowards like no other war or time.


14 posted on 06/20/2006 7:35:07 AM PDT by bushfamfan
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To: rlmorel; Grendel9

> There's another lesson, an unofficial one, which will be
> passed among the troops themselves. Never surrender.

There may be a lesson before that one, too, one that I had
thought was already widely taught - don't chase perps in
Iraq - it's always an ambush.

There has been one report that the three attacked were
chasing attackers. I imagine there will be an inquiry,
and we'll find out.

Sad for the families, but it's really sort of amazing
that it's taken years for the first such incident to
happen, and it's encouraging that the kidnappers
could not use them for propaganda.


15 posted on 06/20/2006 7:51:22 AM PDT by Boundless
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To: Grendel9
These men are the best our country has to offer who will be portrayed as victims and failures by an MSM and liberal politicians that pretend to care about them.

Already, MSNBC and CNN have gone wall to wall with stories on the 'sophisticated work' of al Qaeda.

They have interviewed a disgruntled uncle who blames Bush for not providing a large enough ransom.

The MSM template is in place as FALLEN HEROS become DEAD FAILURES in the MSM.
16 posted on 06/20/2006 7:52:40 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: bushfamfan
A few terrorists facing a firing squad will do wonders in curbing these barbarians. During the Philippine Insurrection and the Moro Rebellion in the early 1900s, our military gave no quarter to the Muslim terrorists of that day and the rebellions were suppressed. Only then could the Filipinos follow the path to self-government and independence. If we want Iraq to be free, we should heed the lessons from our own past.
17 posted on 06/20/2006 8:03:08 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: GAB-1955

Specifically what makes you think their execution wasn't memorialized on video? We have two dead bodies. There's no assurance that a video won't be coming along.


18 posted on 06/20/2006 8:03:21 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: HitmanLV
There could be a hastily-shot video, but there can't be a long, drawn-out, emotionally twisting hostage crisis where the terrs demand the release of their leaders or their Islamic brothers in Gitmo. They lost their assets. They can show they killed American PWs in cold blood, and that would be good for a military court-martial when we do get our hands on them.
19 posted on 06/20/2006 8:06:36 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: Wallace T.

You're right! The gloves should never had been on and "sensitivity training" and those responsible for it be damned.


20 posted on 06/20/2006 8:08:09 AM PDT by mcshot (Enemies pouring through our gates and others holding office under false pretenses.)
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To: spectre

It's certain that if there's mercy for those monsters, it would have to come from God--I have none whatsoever. Only one thing to be thankful for--apparently, the pressure was so heavy on them that they didn't have as much time to play their torture games as in other cases.

Everyone: Did you see how carefully the terrorists followed the Geneva Conventions? No? Neither did I. Compare the treatment of our troops to how we treat them. Panties on the head vs. head sawed off--now who has committed the atrocities??


21 posted on 06/20/2006 8:11:56 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: maine-iac7
I understand.....

.. from a slightly different perspective, the close-up (before capture) pictures of Nick Berg, he doesn't really favor my son at all...

..but in the orange jumpsuit & right before Zarqawi executes him....I see a young man much changed from the 'before' pictures....and from a distance, it is almost the exact image of my son.

Hard to explain...

..I cannot look at that picture, ever!

May God show great mercy to the families of those two brave soldiers ...and may He grant supernatural peace, as only He can bring...to their hearts and minds.

22 posted on 06/20/2006 8:20:55 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Grendel9
"Heroes are people who do what has to be done when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences"

"Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure." - President Abraham Lincoln

To you two "Heroes:"

I salute your Bravery, your Honor; and your dedication to Duty

I thank you for your service and having volunteered to serve your Country in order to help protect me and all of our fellow Americans.

I mourn your loss and my heart goes out to your family, relatives and friends.

Your sacrifice will NOT be remembered as having been in vain and we Veterans, especially, hereby recognize you our dear Comrades, as forever, Brothers-in-Arms.

As we reflect on the ultimate sacrifice you made, know that you are in our prayers and in our hearts; we ask God to Bless you and implore the Good Lord to provide you a special place in the hereafter. You deserve no less.

Amen.

23 posted on 06/20/2006 8:54:39 AM PDT by seasoned traditionalist
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To: bushfamfan
Our troops never have any chance and are fighting a bunch of cowards like no other war or time.

Take a deep breath and study some military history. They haven't roasted anybody over hot coals yet.

24 posted on 06/20/2006 9:33:57 AM PDT by Cannoneer No. 4 (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2006/06/15/why-the-left-is-a-fifth-column/)
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To: new yorker 77

You're right; and of course it's
all just to vent venom at Bush.
They must be afraid the Dem
Party will just shrivel up and
fade away if they don't win in
2006/2008.


25 posted on 06/20/2006 2:16:35 PM PDT by Grendel9 (u)
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To: maine-iac7

You've got a lot of heart, Maam.
Thankyou for your contribution
in rearing a fine young man who
serves his country and has pride
in knowing his family stand behind
his efforts.


26 posted on 06/20/2006 2:22:07 PM PDT by Grendel9 (u)
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To: Velveeta

Bump.


27 posted on 06/21/2006 5:20:54 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (Lord ,when we are wrong,make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with.)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

Can you really compare the magnitude of what we are up against. No kidding, there have been brutal events in past wars but it's like these savages are that and even more. It remains unprecedented what we are up against.


28 posted on 06/21/2006 9:11:34 AM PDT by bushfamfan
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