Jul 23 2005
Blackfive has some observations about how the democrats myopic attacks on GITMO will probably have repercussions for years to come. You don’t go around making unsubstantiated attacks on our fighting men and women when they are the ones putting their lives on the line.
think the storm is still gathering on this and still hasn’t broken. Half apologies from politicians like Durbin don’t amount to the will of those who’ve served.
And what they are going to find, to the Democrats’ dismay, is that there will be an awful lot of war heroes coming home…and they just might run for office. Democrat or Republican. Independit or Libertarian.
For example, Illinois has had a lot of Soldiers and Marines deployed in the War on Terror. The Mad Ghosts (2/24 Marines) that I featured here often are from Chicago. I’m sure you’ll find some of them interested in the possibilities of removing Durbin from office. Note to Illinois Republican leadership: If you EVER have to look outside of our great state for a political candidate again, then you need to be removed from leadership. Capisce?
After all, not only could a Soldier have the opportunity to try to change things, that Soldier could make a lot more salary, too. Nicer retirement package. Extreme Per Diem. Swimming Pool. Movie stars…um, I digress.
Suffice it to say that not being wet, cold, tired, or hungry ever again would also be a benefit. And our military knows how to make things happen.
Which brings me to the point of this post. For those of you serving, think about who represents you. Are they doing the job that they were hired to do? If not, you may want to follow Rusten Currie’s lead.
Keep your eye on this MilBlogger. He’s going to go after Maxine Waters’ seat in Congress when he gets home.
I can only hope this kind of response blossoms over the next 5-10 years.