This was written by a Vet. I found it on the Daily Kos.
DOOLITTLE KNOWS VERY LITTLE ABOUT “SUPPORTING THE TROOPS”
I read Congressmen Doolittle’s recent Op-Ed (“Support Our Troops, Don’t Exploit Them”) while home from duty overseas. As an Iraq War veteran, I found his claims of support for our military men and women, and his comments about Charlie Brown infuriating.
Doolittle suggests that if you do not agree with the political decision to go to war, then you do not support the troops. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I’ve traveled all over this country, and met people both for and against the war. Regardless of which side they fall on, everyone I meet supports the warriors. Many send care packages, body armor and helmets. Others advocate for veterans rights or volunteer to help homeless veterans and families coping with the absence of a loved one. Actions speak louder than words.
Career politicians like Doolittle say they support us, because that’s all they can do. Yet their voting records, official actions, and appalling misuse of taxpayer dollars tell a very different story. Veterans, both past and present, are not fooled by the empty rhetoric. (written by Iraqi War Vet, Jeff Brown, Ramstein AB, Germany; his letter continues…)
You want a more representative government, right? One that is transparent and accountable, yes? You want elected officials who care about serving you, “the people”, versus serving themselves and their monied interests?
Well then, we need your help. It’s that simple.
This Saturday, September 9, from 9 to 2, Asheville Democracy for America is going to walk our talk — we are going to canvass in West Asheville for our endorsed candidates, NC House Rep. Susan Fisher www.electsusanfisher.com and Buncombe County Sheriff candidate Van Duncan, www.vanduncan.com.
We’ll get together at the West End Bakery at 757 Haywood Road in West Asheville ) at 9:00 am for coffee, muffins, and a brief orientation before we hit the streets and start knocking doors. If you can volunteer for this canvass, please let us know by emailing email@example.com, or just show up if you decide at the last minute.
Don’t worry if you aren’t quite sure about canvassing. We can pair you with an experienced hand. Mark Hufford, the NC Democratic Party Western Political Director and former Field Director for the Patsy Keever campaign, will be joining us, along with Susan Fisher. This should be a good time for all!
Look forward to joining with you in taking back our country, county by county,
Asheville Democracy for America
No secrets here. The only question is why did it take so long? As the United States of America, we must be, always on higher ground. We always must be on a higher moral ground that our enemies. It served us well in World War II. It served us well in the Vietnam War. Hell, even served us well in the Revolutionary war. When you look back on the whole debate, I am flabbergasted that the administration actually argued against following the Geneva conventions. I had neocons call me unpatriotic for saying we should stand on the higher moral ground. Their one and only argument, was a theoretical terrorist who knew where the bomb was planted and wouldn’t talk. Here’s the problem with that stupid analogy, torture does not equal good information. This has been proven in the past and it has been proven recently. The capture of Zubaydah, who we tortured, gave us a ton of meaningless information.