Topic: Iraq War
During a discussion about having a Hot Issue Website, one point brought up was that what is written here can be used against us.
That is True but what is also true is that those who take no stands in fear of offending those who disagree with them, or in fear of having what they say used against them Stand for Nothing.
It has been written that the only requirement for Evil to triumph is for Good People to remain silent.
I am happy to report that when I submitted the following for consideration in this Hot Issue Forum, that the Linn County Central Committee of the Republican Party chose to not remain silent.
There are People of Good Will on many different sides of this Issue, were it not controversial, it would not qualify as a Hot Issue.
For me the matter is quite simple, I believe we are engaged in the Definitive Struggle of the 21st Century, and as General Patton once said, "There is no substitute for Victory".
Can you imagine a Roman Senator, rising and demanding from the Emperor an Exit Strategy from the Barbarian Wars on the Frontier?
That was a War Rome could not win, there always being more barbarians to come East, It was also a War they could and did lose.
To put my own thoughts into perspective and illustrate what I think this issue contains and why Move America Forward has my support for the "Fight for Victory Tour" and to remind the readers that this is not a new and recent conflict, let me paraphrase something from the Past.
First they came for the Begali Hindus
and though 1 to 3 million were slain
I did not speak up, because I was not a Bengali Hindu
Then they came for the Black African Pagan Animist and Christian Peasants of Southern Sudan
and though 1 to 3 million were slain
I did not speak up, because I was not a Black African Pagan Animist or Christian Peasant
Then they came for the Algerians who would not submit to Shari'a
and though 200k were slain
I did not speak up, because I was not an Algerian
Then they came for the Black African Sufi in Dafur
and though 500kl were slain
I did not speak up, because I was not a Black African Sufi
On September 11, 2001 they came for US
And the time for Talk had passed
This came to my email inbox, it may not get much mediaexposure. So Pass it on. It deserves our support
Dear NewsMax Reader:
Please find below a special message from our sponsor, Move America Forward about the upcoming Fight For Victory Tour that takes place September 3rd through September 15th. They have some important information to share with you.
THESE TWO MILITARY MOMS
ARE GOING TO STAND UP AGAINST
HARRY REID & NANCY PELOSI
Meet Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee and Blue Star Mom Deborah Johns, two military mothers who believe in the missions our troops are serving in the war on terror.
Debbie Lee's son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first Navy Seal killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Deborah John's son, Marine Sgt. William Johns, has proudly served 3 tours of duty in Iraq - and stands ready to be called back for a 4th deployment.
But now Congress, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are threatening to cut off funding for our troops in Iraq and force the United States military to surrender to the jihadist terrorists in Iraq and come home in defeat.
Military moms Debbie Lee and Deborah Johns are leading a national effort to fight back - and they need your help... time is short, so please give this your immediate attention.
From September 3rd - 15th military moms Debbie Lee and Deborah Johns will lead military families and their supporters in Move America Forward's "Fight for Victory Tour" -- a historic cross-country caravan of vehicles that will travel across America, holding 27 pro-troop rallies along the way.
This is one of the most ambitious pro-troop efforts that has ever been undertaken in this country, and we are asking you to be a part of history. Please don't allow these military moms to undertake this effort alone!
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP
* Go to the Move America Forward website and see the caravan route and schedule for the 27 pro-troop rallies. Jump in your own vehicle and join the caravan for all, or just part, of the way. Or, attend one of the pro-troop rallies, and be sure to bring along an American flag with you! The complete itinerary of the caravan and the pro-troop rallies can be found at our website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org
* Help fund this massive undertaking with a donation. The costs for this effort will be enormous -- renting vehicles, purchasing fuel, booking hotel rooms, paying for permits for the rallies, buying food for the military families who will participate, purchasing radio and TV ads to alert the public to these events - so please, MAKE A CONTRIBUTION RIGHT NOW - CLICK HERE
WHY THE TIMING OF THIS EFFORT IS SO CRUCIAL
The timing of this effort is critical - as our commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, General David Petraeus, has been ordered by Congress to give a progress report on "the surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq by September 15th. The Democratic Congressional leadership has suggested that they will use this mid-September timetable to force terms of surrender on our troops and require them to pull out in defeat.
Al-Qaida and the Islamic jihadists will have won, and America will have lost if Reid & Pelosi get their way.
But, we can make sure that they don't get their way, and with the "Fight for Victory Tour" led by Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee and Blue Star Mom Deborah Johns, we can mobilize an incredible outpouring of support for our troops all across the nation over the next two weeks.
So please, don't allow these military moms to stand up to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi alone. Join in the "Fight for Victory Tour" in whatever way you can. Forward this email on to friends and ask them to come to one or more of the rallies, join the caravan or make a donation to fund the campaign.
COMPLETE DETAILS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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