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Twas the Night Before Surrender (A FANTASTIC READ)
Human Events ^ | 12/22/2006 | Catherine Moy

Posted on 12/22/2006 11:25:53 AM PST by Impeach98

Twas the Night Before Surrender by Catherine Moy

** Dedicated to our Troops **

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the land We argued about our troops in the faraway Sand. Our politicians grabbed pork with so little care, While our soldiers risked life, limb and soul over there.

Congress was nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of another win danced in their heads. Our soldiers dodged bombs, bullets and suicide freaks While protesters hung their effigies on our streets.

Inside the Beltway there arose such a clatter, Another Kennedy crashed a car, its window in shatters. The Capitol police flew like a flash, But the Kennedys just gave them some cold, hard green cash.

Thousands of miles away, how could our soldiers know, That our support was more than just pomp, smiles and show? When, what to their wondering eyes should appear, But a half-baked report that made surrender clear.

What of Justin and Casey, once lively and strong, They’d given their lives, how could it be wrong? Patriots fought back, called the cowards by name, “Come from under your beds, have you no shame?”

“Now Murtha! Now Al Gore! Now Obama! Now Kerry! And your first woman speaker, oh, this could get hairy! Our soldiers stand strong as you cut off their funds, They leave behind their blood, as you cut, turn and run.

Stop where you are, Kennedy, get out of the booze, Our colors don’t run, we can’t and won’t lose. Remember Sept. 11, and the radicals who pray, That they cut our throats and kill Santa’s great sleigh.

And now, as we look to the north for the miracle star, We get on our knees, and pray for peace here and far. We will not falter, if we stand all together, In cold desert nights, whatever the weather.

We love our men and women, so far from their home. This Christmas we pray for them, so they don’t feel alone. We will stand by them, as they drive the enemy from sight, Then Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

THE AUTHOR: Catherine Moy is a columnist for the Vacaville Reporter newspaper and co-author of "American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War, Torn by Beliefs" - a book about our troops she co-wrote with Melanie Morgan of Move America Forward.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: catherinemoy; christmas; iraq; maf; war

1 posted on 12/22/2006 11:25:55 AM PST by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

bump


2 posted on 12/22/2006 11:28:31 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Impeach98

BRAVO!

Very well-written. :-)


3 posted on 12/22/2006 11:31:28 AM PST by gabidale89
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To: Impeach98

Merry Christmas!


4 posted on 12/22/2006 11:32:34 AM PST by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Impeach98

Great post!!


5 posted on 12/22/2006 11:35:06 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Allegra

Merry Christmas, babe! Much love to all of you there and prayers for your safety inspite of the democrap in Congress.


6 posted on 12/22/2006 11:38:04 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Albion Wilde; tgslTakoma

Thought you and the rest of the DC chapter would enjoy reading this posting.


7 posted on 12/22/2006 11:38:16 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: gabidale89

Excellent. This needs to be printed on postcards and circulated near and far.


8 posted on 12/22/2006 11:38:44 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Impeach98

Not too shabby!!! I like it!!!


9 posted on 12/22/2006 11:42:33 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: BillF; kristinn; BufordP; Jimmy Valentine's brother; OldFriend; marty60; Ros42; CharlieChan; ...

One FINAL Christmas PING. This one might be the best!!


10 posted on 12/22/2006 11:52:59 AM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: stevie_d_64

Catherine Moy is a great writer. Her book with Melanie Morgan, American Mourning, is really worth reading -- a perfect POST-CHRISTMAS GIFT.


11 posted on 12/22/2006 12:11:10 PM PST by RWGuy
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To: Impeach98

Great article, thanks.


12 posted on 12/22/2006 12:22:19 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Impeach98

Excellent!


13 posted on 12/22/2006 1:22:13 PM PST by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: RWGuy

You mean I can't get someone to go get it before Christmas???

Ugggg, I need more reading material I tell ya!!

I could send my wife out now, but if you think she'd have more fun at the "after Christmas sales", I suppose I could wait...

You know, I am still a kid at heart...hehehe


14 posted on 12/22/2006 2:48:40 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Impeach98

No might be about it!


15 posted on 12/22/2006 3:02:06 PM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: Impeach98

Outstanding...


16 posted on 12/22/2006 4:11:04 PM PST by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Impeach98
BTTT!
17 posted on 12/22/2006 4:17:15 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( BP agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, Patriots betrayed and punished for their competence!!!!)
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To: Impeach98
Thank you for posting this, I98! Merry Christmas!!!
18 posted on 12/22/2006 4:57:18 PM PST by smoothsailing (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Impeach98

Thanks for posting.

Merry Christmas all.


19 posted on 12/22/2006 5:06:32 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Impeach98; smoothsailing

Bump (smooth sent me)!


20 posted on 12/22/2006 5:15:34 PM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Thank you and Merry Christmas


21 posted on 12/22/2006 5:23:53 PM PST by sodpoodle (if you can't handle the truth, try satire.)
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To: All; Impeach98; Vigilanteman; Valin; stevie_d_64; sodpoodle; AD from SpringBay; Carl/NewsMax; ...


.


NEVER FORGET


TED KENNEDY's getting a Democrat post-WATERGATE Congress to cutoff all funding for the then Free South Vietnamese to fight for their own Freedom with, and then to cutoff all funding for Medical Aid needed to treat their resulting war casualties with =


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts


And now TED KENNEDY is trying to do the same thing to a Free Iraq.

The Question that now just begs for an answer is:

.."WHY has TED KENNEDY alwaays been so dead-set against Freedom for Others..?


NEVER FORGET

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22 posted on 12/22/2006 7:54:39 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Impeach98

23 posted on 12/22/2006 10:11:10 PM PST by BykrBayb (Be careful what you ask for, and even more careful what you demand. )
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To: Impeach98

bump for a later read


24 posted on 12/22/2006 10:23:20 PM PST by KsSunflower
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To: Impeach98

"Righton" bump:


25 posted on 12/23/2006 8:07:10 AM PST by Howie
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

That's a great one. Thanks, JoyJoy, and have a great Christmas and New Year!


26 posted on 12/23/2006 11:38:51 AM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: All

BTTT!!!


27 posted on 12/23/2006 12:19:00 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

--And your first woman speaker, oh, this could get hairy! --

"Pelosi" really does mean "hairy" in Italian.


28 posted on 12/23/2006 12:35:49 PM PST by rfp1234 (Custom-built for Bill Clinton: the new Toyota Priapus.)
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