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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We get e-mails

The latest one from Senator Debbie Stabenow in response to my web-mail asking her to support de-funding and de-authorizing the Bush wars. It begins:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me on this matter of critical importance.
Of course, she then goes on to demonstrate that she appreciates my views NOT AT ALL:
Now is the time to be fully behind our members of the Armed Services who are doing such an excellent job. We must remember that thousands of young men and women are in harm's way, fighting for our country. It is critical to make sure that they have everything they need to complete their mission and come home as quickly and as safely as possible.

I'm sure you will join me in extending heartfelt gratitude to all of the Michiganians who are participating in this effort. Our brave men and women who have been mobilized and deployed to bases around the world are serving our military gallantly. Their missions include the training of Iraqi police and security forces, patrolling combat zones, ensuring the safe and expedient movement of equipment and personnel, servicing those in need of medical care and evacuation, providing logistical and life support, maintaining aircraft and various resources, and many others. These important and brave contributions are worthy of our greatest admiration and support.
"Fighting for our country?" "Doing an excellent job?" "These important and brave contributions are worthy of our greatest admiration and support?"

NO! NO! NO! They are NOT! They are illegally occupying a foreign country against the will of the majorities in both that country and this one. Every day they are there makes a horrible situation worse. Of course it is largely not their fault. The blame goes mainly to the idiot in the White House, but much blame goes to exceedingly worthless Dumbocrats like Stabenow for refusing to do anything to stop it.