Because some things that I have read over the last couple of days are not just disgraceful, but disgusting.
This is not about choosing a political party. This is not about being for or against the war in Iraq. This is about common decency. And the lack of it by some organizations in this country that will take advantage of fallen soldiers to further their cause.
You have heard by now that 2000 of our best have died defending our country in Iraq. But you may not be aware of some of the vigils and fund raising efforts that are being held to celebrate this supposed milestone. Yes, you read it right. I said these groups are celebrating. They are taking advantage of soldier's deaths to basically put more soldiers at risk under the guise of bringing them home. They are using this time to raise money for their causes. Causes that hate the United States and support the terrorists who will not let Iraqi citizens choose their fate. And don't be fooled. American soldiers are not fighting "insurgents". They are fighting terrorists from all over the region that hate America. Those terrorists do not give a rat's ass about the Iraqi people.
The coward Cindy Sheehan says she will chain herself to the White House gates all she wants. her crazy ass should be tossed in a mental ward. All the anti-war groups that claim they support the troops are only putting fuel on the fire, encouraging terrorists to fight back by having the media show clips of their demonstrations. Our enemy thrives on those clips.
But still, you gather to help the terrorists kill innocent Iraqi police, soldiers, and children. You care not of the Iraqi people who are the targets now. You just want to further your own agenda while you ignore the great progress that has been made to make Iraq a better place.
And you make me sick.
I will not list the groups. They will not get any mention from me. You can find them yourself if you choose. I hope you will not.
In the meantime, say a prayer for our troops and raise a glass to them. We should be proud of them. I know I am.
UPDATE: For some independent coverage of our troops efforts, check out Michael Yon's blog. Reports that the military or MSM won't tell you.
UPDATED ONE MORE TIME: And just what do you think Saddam was going to do with $1.8 billion? Give it to the people? Not quite. Shocking results too:
- The French did not but turn their back at the bank. No wonder they didn't want to go into Iraq. It would cost them money.
- The Russians profited nicely through their Moscow embassy. No wonder they didn't want to go into Iraq. It would cost them money.
- Former Clinton friend and pardoned crook screwed the United States once again. Yeah, that Clinton was such a good President. No wonder Clinton didn't want to go into Iraq. It would cost them money.
What they don't mention is how much Kofi Annan and his cronies made off of the deal.