Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lest we Forget

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Charles M. Province
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.


A Day of Remembrance

Remembrance Series

An Open letter of Thanks to Veterans................AmThinker

"THIS month a Philadelphia court will hear how a Porsche-driving, stripper-loving hedge-fund manager is accused of hiding $175m (£83m) in losses

from wealthy clients"........Timesonline

Canadian Troops on D-Day

More on the D-Day landings here

Weekly Standard- How they did it - Executing the winning strategy in Iraq

"The surge of operations that American and Iraqi forces began on June 15 has dramatically improved security in Baghdad and throughout Iraq. U.S. commanders and soldiers have reversed the negative trends of 2006, some of which date back to 2005. The total number of enemy attacks has fallen for four consecutive months, and has now reached levels last seen before the February 2006 Samarra mosque bombing. IED explosions have plummeted to late 2004 levels. Iraqi civilian casualties, which peaked at 3,000 in the month of December 2006, are now below 1,000 for the second straight month. The number of coalition soldiers killed in action has fallen for five straight months and is now at the lowest level since February 2004. These trends persisted through Ramadan, when violence had typically spiked. "I believe we have achieved some momentum," General Raymond T. Odierno, commander of coalition combat forces in Iraq, said modestly in his November 1 press briefing. Since security was deteriorating dramatically in Iraq a year ago, how U.S. commanders and soldiers and their Iraqi partners achieved this positive momentum deserves explanation, even though hard fighting continues and the war is not yet won"........

Se.Joe Lieberman's speech on The Politics of National Security

“Since retaking Congress in November 2006, the top foreign policy priority of the Democratic Party has not been to expand the size of our military for the war on terror or to strengthen our democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East or to prevail in Afghanistan. It has been to pull our troops out of Iraq, to abandon the democratically-elected government there, and to hand a defeat to President Bush.

Senator Lieberman also indicated, “…there is something profoundly wrong—something that should trouble all of us—when we have elected Democratic officials who seem more worried about how the Bush administration might respond to Iran’s murder of our troops, than about the fact that Iran is murdering our troops.



There is likewise something profoundly wrong when we see candidates who are willing to pander to this politically paranoid, hyper-partisan sentiment in the Democratic base—even if it sends a message of weakness and division to the Iranian regime.”......

Crime Beat- Border- BC Bud increasing violence in USA

Oil............................WaPo

Crime beat- fraud

Another guy who thinks he knows everything

"In an interview to be broadcast today, the prime minister seeks to bolster Britain’s relationship with the United States, describing Washington as “our most important ally”, and refuses to rule out support for a bombing campaign against Iran. He tells Sunday Live on Sky News: “Iran is breaking its commitments that have been made freely under the non-proliferation treaty.”