politics, history and the war on terror
Thursday, April 29, 2004
The Two Americas. Which Is Yours? 

Blogger Blackfive (The Paratrooper of Love) posts a poignant letter from a Marine Lt. Colonel who was tasked to escort the remains of a fallen Marine, Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, to his home. The letter describes numerous acts of kindness, generosity, community and fellowship the escort encountered while returning home with the remains of this hero. They are too numerous to mention here, and the letter should be read by all who truly wish to understand the depth of feelings our nation has for its fallen heroes.

Meanwhile, Michael Moore, darling of the left and supporter of Senator Kerry’s presidential bid, writes about another America, the America he sees as lying, thieving, corrupt and evil:

Those are not “contractors” in Iraq. They are not there to fix a roof or to pour concrete in a driveway. They are MERCENARIES and SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE. They are there for the money, and the money is very good if you live long enough to spend it.

Halliburton is not a "company" doing business in Iraq. It is a WAR PROFITEER, bilking millions from the pockets of average Americans. In past wars they would have been arrested -- or worse.

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush? You closed down a friggin' weekly newspaper, you great giver of freedom and democracy! Then all hell broke loose. The paper only had 10,000 readers! Why are you smirking?

And later in his hateful post:

[T]he majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe -- just maybe -- God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end.

He describes Iraqi terrorist as “freedom fighters” and “minutemen”, and Americans as “mercenaries” and “soldiers of fortune”. He advocates the killing of Americans to punish us for our sins, so we can be forgiven. His hatred for this country is there for all to see, a country that afforded him the opportunity to become a millionaire by distorting history and spouting hate. Americans, both soldiers and civilians, sacrifice their lives for the freedom of the Iraqi people and a chance for a better world, and Mr. Moore only sees an evil capitalist American plot to rule the world, a nation worthy of scorn and punishment

Which America do you live in? Is it Lance Corporal Chance Phelps' America, or Michael Moore’s America?

Disclaimer: The this post was inspired from InstaPundit’s quick reference to the letter on Blackfive site and a mention of Michael Moore.

Posted by bill roggio @ 10:04 AM