Mid-Week Linkage

Linkfest for Wednesday:

  • Michelle Malkin sheds light on how the anti-war bias of the liberal left newspapers is showing again. The NY Times uses selected quotes from a deceased serviceman’s letter to his girlfriend to make you think he’s regretting being in combat, while completely leaving out his pride in protecting America. Here’s what the Times wrote:

    Sifting through Corporal Starr’s laptop computer after his death, his father found a letter to be delivered to the marine’s girlfriend. “I kind of predicted this,” Corporal Starr wrote of his own death. “A third time just seemed like I’m pushing my chances.”

    And here’s the actual letter. Note the bolded part conveniently left out. The father of our serviceman is mad, and for good reason:

    “Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this, that is why I’m writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I’m pushing my chances. I don’t regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it’s not to me. I’m here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.”

  • One Hand Clapping notes that the closed door session yesterday forced by Senate Democrats was to get to the “truth” about Bush’s statements that led the US into war with Iraq, and provide multiple quotes from Bill Clinton urging war war with Iraq because of their WMD capability.
  • Want the whole background on the Scooter Libby indictment and why Democrats are so mad? It’s because they haven’t proven there was a crime in the first place. Pardon my English has a great writeup.
  • Rodney Olsen celebrates two years of faithful Christian blogging. Congratulations, Rodney!

8 thoughts on “Mid-Week Linkage”

  1. It’s amazing what the newspapers spin sometimes. After completing Basic and AIT (well, 5 days and a wakeup and I’ll be done), I can honestly say that the view of this soldier is shared by everyone I’ve met in the Army so far. Not everybody wants to go to Iraq in particular (although they’re willing to be sent to other hot spots), but nobody will back down or shrink away if they’re called.

    I know I have no qualm about being sent. It’s what we’re trained for, and it’s why we sign up.


  2. I’m not surprised, AMM. If a soldier voluntarily enrolls in the army and then badmouths the army he didn’t have to join in the first place, I think that shows a certain amount of mental instability.

    Joining the military and supporting a call to duty is very honorable.


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