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This is terrific:
the following is a letter sent to Republican weasels today.
Re: The American Surrender Resolution of 2005
I am named for an uncle who gave his life in the Pacific in 1942 for the freedom of this nation and its principles. My father lost a lung to bunker oil in the waters of the Pacific in 1943 for this nation and its principles. I carry shrapnel from two combat wounds and wear a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat “V”, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”, and two Purple Hearts acquired while defending this nation’s principles on the rivers of Vietnam in 1968 and ‘69. I believe this grants me moral authority to say what follows.
I finally became a committed Republican in 1972 when a Democratic Congress voted to defund support of our allies in South Vietnam. That act of moral cowardice and treachery to our founding principles led to the death of millions in the killing fields of Southeast Asia.
Your vote yesterday in favor of what I’m calling the “American Surrender Resolution of 2005” is a travesty unparalleled in post-Vietnam American history. Your cowardice in face of an electorate deliberately misled by Democrats and a traitorous National Media is beneath contempt. It will lead directly to the death of now uncountable Americans and Iraqis and their graves will lie directly at your feet. Senator, you are a moral coward and the worst type of political panderer.
This vote provides direct aid and comfort to our avowed enemies. Thus Senator, you have no right so serve in elective office. I will work tirelessly to assure you are removed from office at the earliest possible date. I will spare no treasure or waking moment in this quest and anticipate the moment I can spit on your political grave.
I do commend with all honors the 13 Republican senators who stood up against the me-too cowardly Republican leadership: Bunning, Burr, Chambliss, Coburn, DeMint, Graham, Inhofe, Isakson, Kyl, McCain, Sessions, Thune, and Vitter. You should look to them for the courage you obviously lack.
G. Thomas Mortensen
USA S/V Anticipation
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
(Brainster again here):
Tom's also known as River Rat, and if there's a man who spent more time dissecting John Fraude Kerry last year than I did, it's he, and he did it to better effect. When the definitive story of the 2004 election is written there should be a paragraph about Kitty and me (we still broke Christmas in Cambodia to the world), but there should be a chapter or more on Tom and others who did incredible research for the Swiftees.
The good news here is that the Republican base stood up in unison to this idiotic proposal and the House and Senate will never reach agreement on a bill remotely like the Warner Amendment.
But I absolutely get the sense that Tom is right on the big picture, that cut-and-run is sounding like an attractive option to too many Republicans who are not thinking about how we would be condemning the Iraqis and the rest of the Arab world to decades more of the madness and hopelessness, just as we condemned the South Vietnamese by failing to support them after we had pulled out our combat forces.