July 23, 2004
Marine Message to Michael Moore
Posted by Deb at July 23, 2004 10:11 AM
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The mental image of the activity being advocated in that sign is causing a sudden urge to vomit.
Posted by: Glenmore at July 23, 2004 02:46 PM
I wouldn't want to mess with these Marines. Mr. Moore you should be thankful real men like these have given you freedom to speak and create. Unfortunately, you have abused your freedom by creating gibberish.
Posted by: Connie at July 24, 2004 08:11 AM
Priceless. I'm trying to get as many bloggers as possible to link to this photo.
Posted by: Fred Schoeneman at July 24, 2004 09:19 PM
"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground." -- Frederick Douglass, Leader of the Abolisionist movement.
Posted by: GA - Keith at July 25, 2004 04:12 AM
Some one has to e mail this to CNN. How come
none of this gets aired. It is time that the country knows how our Military really feels
Posted by: Donna at July 25, 2004 10:41 AM
Well, well, I'd like to see Tubby Riefenstahl go up against these men. REAL men.
I won't hold my breath; he never appears on radio or TV where real data is thrown in his face. But I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. What do you expect from a man who a. lets a woman (i.e. Linda Ronstadt) prop him up. And b. gets mad when others express their First Amendment Right, also.
Posted by: MVH at July 25, 2004 11:39 PM
You shouldn't have... but I'm glad you did :)
I mailed that to a friend but couldn't put it on my blog b/c the Unit is an officer and, well, you know. But we spent the day laughing hysterically at it and it got photoshopped in imaginative ways.
I wish I could link to it. Too funny.
Posted by: Cassandra at July 29, 2004 07:25 AM
Unfortunately they will be whistling a different tune if Bush is still in office when they are done with their service.
Bush is proposing to cut over 14 billion dollars in benefits over the next ten years. If you support our troops, and you are honestly concerned about their best interests, how can you support Bush?
Posted by: Darcie at August 20, 2004 03:57 PM
Okay, there are Marines that feel this way. And, there are Marines that feel more like Michael Moore. Consider this, if you will, for a Marine to speak out against Bush means he or she must go against everything they were trained and paid to do. To rest your conclusions on what people say who are trained to say what they say does have a flaw or two. Consider the quote in today's NYTimes from LT. COL. MARK A. SMITH, commander of the 2nd Battalion of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq, where he talks of slaying the bad guys where they live. Ah, yes, these are bad guys. And, what would any red-blooded Marine do if Iraqis were here rousting through our homes and killing "insurgents"? Of course, we all know the answer, but we will not articulate it. I guarantee Mark or his mom, Linda, that one or both will live to see the day when the insanity and tragedy of Iraq will become too opaque to hide in denials any more. So sorry, but it is simplistic to rest on the slogans of troop supporting and all. Do any right-wingers reading this know the extent of what globalizattion is doing to the poorer people of our planet, and the extent of the neocon agenda as evidenced by the Project for a New American Century, and how we supported Saddam through the worst of his atrocities (he is not self-made, by the way, but American made), etc. We Americans need humility, reality and real courage to face the difficult questions that are up for this troubled planet of ours. Slaying the bad guys, Mark, Linda, and all, is not the solution. It is part of the problem. I support our troops and our president in coming home, reflecting and reentering the world in a truer spirit of Christ than our overseas slaying represent.
Posted by: Ray T at December 9, 2004 12:09 PM
Ray, are you a veteran? Just wondering. By the way, I am a veteran. You know nothing about what is truly happening within the military and have no right to comment on it. You are one person making an observation that never had to walk in the combat boots of a soldier. Your perspective would not only be radically different but far more educated if you had ever committed your life to fighting for our country. Go sign up for a tour, then come back with your comments. Only when you have lived the life will your opinion be worthy of respect. Until then, you are no better than Michael Moore.
Posted by: Mary Weir at February 14, 2005 11:29 AM