What part don't you understand
When the People say, "We're tired!"?
When our Troops and their Families
Say, they are no longer inspired?
"Stay the course.", "They'll follow us."
Just doesn't ring true, anymore
To, "Take the fight to the terrorists!"
Is not really why, we went to War.
In fact, we've made more enemies
They just don't want us on their soil
We have only stirred the hornet's nest
And heightened the World's turmoil.
It's time to face the reality
"Our resolve." is not the same
While we lose loved ones and friends
In this political/oil/money game.
You send them and extend their stay
And on the news there was a story
About a Hero's fifth time to go
Who says, "No! I don't want to deploy!"
The Troops are hurting and worn out
And their morale is running low
Families want their loved ones safe
Just listen and they will tell you so.
We went to War, "with what we had"
As old Rummy was heard to say
And we still don't have enough
Even though, we pay, and pay, and pay.
If they'd have had sufficient armor
With a much better chance to survive
If we'd have given them what they needed
How many more, might still be alive?
And if that so-called government
Won't try and step up to the plate
It's time we brought our own Home
And let Iraq design it's own fate.
Though, we should have never gone there
Our Troops gave it their best shot
We shouldn't expect more from them
To lose more of those best, we've got.
You may be, "the great decider"
And used to things going your way
But, that doesn't mean you're always right
And most now, don't believe a thing you say.
So, for once, try to do the right thing
And see what is as plain as can be
You must start to end this crazy War
Because of your flawed and failed policy.
Mister President, bring them home
And have them guard our borders here
Where there's a clear and present danger
But, maybe too late, as some may fear.
Then, you can say, "Bring them on!"
And we can stop them at the border
And maybe salvage something good
From this War's chaos and disorder.
We can't force Freedom on them
We can't make any people Free
If it's not something they believe in
Just because it's what we want to see.
An experiment in Democracy
That was doomed from the very start
For, those People's ancient history
Shows what's in their mind and heart.
Del "Abe" Jones
Too bad the President couldn't show some of the same "compassion and sense
of justice and fairness"
for our jailed Border Patrol agents as he did for Scooter!
We Have Met Scooter. And He is Us
Posted July 8, 2007 | 03:44 PM (EST)
Lewis Libby won't be folding prison laundry after all. We went to his
checkbook, and settled up the $250,000 fine. His boss is even dangling the
possibility of a full pardon. And a firewall now stands between accountability
and the people who actually ordered the outing of a working CIA agent.
Really -- did we expect this to come out any other way? Do we deserve it to?
It is simply another piece fit neatly into a pattern of arrogance unlike
anything seen in the history of American leadership. For eight years, this
country has said to the world: "We're right. You're wrong. Deal with it."
It's a style of leadership that has been discounted, dishonored and
discontinued virtually everywhere except in the West Wing. In those keenly
self-confident confines, the default remains set to the old Lyndon Johnson's
definition: "A leader is someone who -- if you don't do what he says -- can do
something terrible to you."
It is a view legitimized by big weapons and big money, and fueled by the
determination to prove that our way fits all cultures like spandex -- even
those who have gone 7,000 years without a bit of practice in making it work.
It justifies shipping young Americans off to house-to-house combat -- even
though a check the military records of those so eager to dispatch them shows
the closest you will come to combat experience is Donald Rumsfeld giving
military pilots flying lessons. At the top of the org chart, Dick Cheney had
five deferments because he had "other priorities." And, even through Dan
Rather was bum-rushed from the anchor chair, the Commander in Chief has yet to
explain that big hole in his service record.
If you want to see the full military bonifides of those who argue that if you
blow up enough people the rest will take your point, search the term "chicken
hawk." It amazing how many not only did not serve -- but would not serve.
(Rush Limbaugh, for one, was excused because of a nasty boil on his
It is also fair to assume that not one of the neocon dogs of war sent his or
her own child into harm's way. While men and women are being dismembered along
the sun-scorched roadsides of Baghdad, the Bush twins are doing Jager-shots in
Upper West Side bars.
Military experience, of course, is not a check-list qualification for
leadership. And nobody wants their children in the cross-hairs of a death
cult. But if you are going to send others off to die in the service of your
personal world view, it might be nice to have some skins in the game.
Where does this kind of arrogance come from? How does it survive in the face
of epic incompetence, rampant corruption and a country's slide from beacon of
hope to object of derision -- the Albanian exception duly noted?
It's simply a creature of the country we have become.
We have fallen into the certainty that being American means we're entitled to
our due and proper. We can go on consuming a disproportionate share of the
world's resources. We can go on ignoring the support of corrupt and violent
regimes that play ball. We can continue to allow this country to be the
arms-supplier to the world. We can continue do drive vehicles that are
multiples more powerful than we need, and consume far more energy than we can
afford. We can stay well-fed, well-cooled, while great masses of people are on
the knife edge of survival. We can allow torture in secret prisons because the
torturers tell us it makes us safer. We can absorb body blows to the First
Amendment because we're patriotic.
Let's be honest, if this war had been as tidy and bloodless as advertised,
would anyone still be concerned about the fact that we attacked a failing
country that was no threat to us on the pretext of WMD that our leaders knew
full well didn't exist?
A president who knew we would allow him to disregard judge, jury and a
perfectly reasonable punishment in return for omerta is simply part of the
package. Let's stop whining, and let Scooter Libby get on with finding a think
tank and establishing his appearance fees. He earned it. And we asked for it.
Benjamin Franklin said of the United States Constitution, "...it will fail, as
all such constitutions have in the past, because of the essential corruption
of the people... And when the people become so corrupt, we will find it is not
a republic that they want but rather despotism — the only form of government
suitable for such a people."
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here
in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be
treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to
discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American,
and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man
who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.
We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one
language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but
one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Why can't we pass this law here???
1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special
ballots for elections, and all government business will be conducted in our
2. Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote, no matter how long they are
3. Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office.
4. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food
stamps, no health care, nor any other government assistance programs.
5. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount equal
to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
6. If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be okay, BUT
options will be restricted. You are not allowed to own waterfront property.
That property is reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
7. Foreigners may not protest; no demonstrations, no waving a foreign
flag, no political organizing, no 'bad-mouthing' our president or his
policies. If you do you will be sent home.
8. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted down and
sent straight to jail.
Harsh, you say?...
The above laws happen to be the immigration laws of MEXICO!
Read and take heed as this information affect every one of us!
When you vote next time be sure to ask how they will vote......
These are stunning numbers and apparently easily verifiable...Proves
once again that Washington just doesn't get it!
I hope these 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are
read by the majority of Americans. Then they will have something to yell at
their U.S. Congress members.
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such
as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school
education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of
*5.* *$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the
American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
__7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
__8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare &
social services by the American taxpayers.
__9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused
by the illegal aliens.
__10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two
and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their
children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
__11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens
that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from
Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and
marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security
__12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of
mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of
between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."
__13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to
their countries of origin. <http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
__14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex
Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States ".
__So using the LOWEST estimates, the annual cost OF ILLEGAL ALIENS is
$338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! So if deporting them costs between $206 and
$230 BILLION DOLLARS, Hey get rid of em', We'll be ahead after the 1st
year!!!__ Please pass this on . Americans need to wake up !__
__When it comes time to vote remember which politicians support the
illegal aliens , keep them out of office. . . . This is not a matter of
political party, it's the survival of America!__
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