Skip to comments.How Was Your Weekend? (Troop related emails from Move America Forward)
Posted on 07/29/2009 10:53:33 AM PDT by Syncro
USMillions of Americans went to religious services this weekend at synagogues, churches, temples and other houses of worship. Across the nation people listened to sermons, and knelt to pray for wealth, their health, a promotion, more money, a new car, a chance to hit that lotto number.
Is there anything better than a nice barbeque in the backyard or a picnic at the park? Thousands this weekend flocked to parks and hung out in the patio out back grilling up delicious hot dogs and hamburgers.
OUR TROOPSBut in Iraq and Afghanistan our troops were praying too, not in big beautiful churches, but huddled together outside their trucks ready to go out and meet the enemy. They are praying that they make it back alive and live to see the day when they can see their loved ones again.
Our troops in the field had to make due with M.R.E.s that come with a meager hot entrée, and usually a piece of bread or cracker. Luckily these packages come with salt and pepper, but even that isnt always enough to make these MREs more than barely edible.
|After a whole week of working hard to provide for your families you want to take your weekend and relax. A day of lounging at the beach is a great way for you to sit out in the nice warm sun and let the stress of your week just melt away.
But while we are lounging by the pool or dipping in the cool ocean waters, our troops are suffering in 110 120 degree heat in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have no air conditioning or temperature controlled pools out in the desert. They do what they can to stay cool, and if they are lucky theyve got some refreshing and sweet Gatorade from one of our care packages.
USDont you love to enjoy the outdoors? Back home we can enjoy a nice hike in the mountains and take in the sounds of the wildlife and the natural beauty of this magnificent land we live in.
In your leisure time, isnt it nice to kick back and enjoy a day out on the lake fishing with your friends and family? Theres nothing better to do on a beautiful Sunday afternoon but talk and wait for that fishing line to tug.
OUR TROOPSOur troops protect that land, and they protect our freedoms by spending their days climbing huge mountains out in Afghanistan. In the oppressive heat of Afghanistan, our troops have to tough it out with only the supplies they can carry with them on those dangerous and long mountain climbs.
But in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops dont get to spend their free time hanging out fishing or watching football, they spend their free time cleaning their weapons and making sure their equipment is in tip top shape. Their lives depend on it.
| The Pentagon's top lawyer says the Obama administration hasn't given up the possibility of transferring some prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to a detention facility in the United States, despite congressional opposition.
Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Charles Johnson told the House Armed Services Committee Friday that it's possible some terror suspects may be transferred to the U.S. for prosecution and others may be held within the U.S.
(NOTE: Jeh Charles Johnson is a longtime New York Lawyer who was one of Obamas biggest furnd-raisers in the NYC area, bundling millions for Obama from would-be Clinton supporters, as described in this expose from the NY Times from February 2007. ) LINK: Click Here
Here is a link to the ad on You Tube mentioned above
GROWING AMERICAN OPPOSITION
TO CLOSING GITMO
OBAMAS TASK FORCE TO CLOSE GITMO
CANT GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER
I have some encouraging news to share with fellow supporters of our military and the war on terror. First, the American public continues to overwhelmingly oppose the closing of Gitmo and the transfer of these terrorists to the U.S. Secondly, it is becoming more and more evident that Obama does not have a realistic plan for closing Gitmo.
Obama has been finding it harder and harder to match his own pompous rhetoric that President Bush did everything wrong, but he had all of the answers. He is starting to see that closing Gitmo isnt so easy if you want to protect American security and the safety of U.S. citizens. He set out to close down Gitmo. But here we are months later, and he still has no plan.
Polls show the people dont want the terrorists brought here. More and more people are seeing that it would be a big mistake to bring the terrorists here, give them access to the constitutional rights for OUR CITIZENS and allow them to radicalize our prisons any further. But, too many Americans are asleep and dont see the danger. Help us get the word out now while the momentum is on our side.
| A White House official downplayed the missed deadline and said the January closure is still on track. Instead of a final report, the detention policy task force set up by President Barack Obama is expected to present him with an interim report on its work on Tuesday, administration officials said.
- Wall Street Journal 07/20/2009
U.S. MILITARY IN AFGHANISTAN
the engagements are very intense.
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REAL HEROES: U.S. MILITARY IN AFGHANISTAN MAKING PROGRESS the engagements are very intense. Click HERE to Help NOW! July has been a record high month in terms of casualties in the War in Afghanistan. This illustrates how tough a fight our military men and women are slugging out in the harsh unforgiving environment in Afghanistan.
It is especially heated in the Province of Helmand, where over 4,000 brave Marines took the fight to the Taliban last month by launching Operation Khanjar.
News of the high number of casualties traveled far and wide, fueled by countless news stories talking about eroding support for the war on terror both here and in allied countries like the UK and Australia. VP Joe Biden today, on tour in Eastern Europe, told audiences to expect more stories about troops who make the ultimate sacrifice.
Its more doom and gloom from the press and from politicians trying to hedge their popularity numbers. But while as we honor and remember our fallen troops, and pray for their families, we should also recognize the progress our troops are making.
Our military has successfully completed all their objectives, taken every town and village they have set their sights on, and punched through every Taliban defensive position they have set themselves upon.
| In Now Zad, located in northern Helmand Province, the Taliban threatened to kill the local population if they didn't abandon the town and proceeded to rig it with improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. In response, a company of Marines fought to reclaim the area from the enemy. "You name it, we did it," remembered Sgt. Ben Lanford, a squad leader in 2/7. "Small arms fighting, RPGs
the engagements are very intense."
Oliver North posing with Troops in Afghanistan
To the south of 2/7 in the Garmsir District was 1st Battalion 6th Marines, also engaged in blistering fights with Taliban resistance, who deployed IEDs and snipers in an effort to maintain their foothold.
"We came down into Garmsir, and got into a real fight, and it lasted there for almost a month of daily, almost conventional forces," said 1st Lt. Clint Harris, at the time a platoon commander with 1/6. "Then the enemy started to switch back towards a true insurgency campaign like we were seeing in Iraq."
Thanks, and thanks for the bump!
Very important stuff in those email fer sure.
Our Troops Rock!