August 17, 2005

Take a Side

Todd Beamer said, "Let's Roll."
Knowing he was going to die, his last act was to charge Islamist terrorists in an airplane cockpit with other passengers on September 11, 2001, in an effort to save innocent lives on the ground.

Cindy Sheehan says, "Let's Run."
Her son Casey gave his life in Iraq in an effort to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. She would surrender the lives of 25 million Iraqi civilians and 25 million Afghani civilians to the will of terrorists.

Ho do you want America to be remembered in history? Do you want to be part of an America that faced terrorism down, and established democracy where evil men would rule, or do you want to be part of an America that quit?

The choice is yours.

Take a side.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 17, 2005 07:26 PM | TrackBack

and established democracy where evil men would rule

Like Chimperor McBushitlerburton?

Would've ruled, maybe?

At any rate, "Let's Roll."

Posted by: guinsPen at August 17, 2005 09:40 PM

Marriage is a tough thing to do for life. Having Children is harder. Peace and freedom don't come cheap and this mother is just one of many to come who will lose her child in war. The thing is, is that we didn't ask for this war, some backward thinking religion/whatever did. So for us to get to other worlds and a higher level given to us by God, we need to whip these dudes and apologists everywhere. Cindy, I am sorry.

Posted by: Southern(USA)whiteboy at August 17, 2005 09:48 PM

Let's roll. Freedom is not free. Mothers have lost sons and daughters over the ages to protect and spread freedom. Loss of life of one person is tragic, to lose this battle against Islamofascists would be unforgiveable. Our nation if worth defending. Spreading freedom to oppressed people is worth the struggle. Cindy has done one thing right--she raised a son who saw this nation as worthy of defense. It is a shame she dishonors the memory of her son.

Posted by: Pat in NC at August 18, 2005 09:21 AM

I fell sorry for Cindy in that she lost a son....but Let's Roll!!!

Posted by: -[Medic]- at August 18, 2005 09:33 AM

I consider that to be a largely rhetorical question -- but for the record - "Let's Roll" is the correct answer!

Posted by: Barb at August 18, 2005 10:12 AM


Posted by: Chris at August 18, 2005 03:55 PM

Exactly. Exactly. Get'er done now and not later when it will be worse much worse.

Posted by: Ray at August 18, 2005 04:26 PM

Let's Roll.
I pray for Cindy Sheehan to overcome her bitter grief, but the nonsense she is spewing is still nonsense. Islamofascists seem to me to have a great deal in common with school yard bullies: cower and they keep hitting you because they think you are soft; stand up to them and they usually lose the fight. I learned that by standing up to the high school bully and she was forever after afraid of me. I want Islamofascists everywhere to be afraid to try another 9/11. There are a lot of them and it's going to be a long fight, but they are already losing.

Posted by: MyssiAnn at August 18, 2005 11:53 PM

Hey, a lot of people lose loved ones for all kinds of reasons but they don't take their grief out on others. For instance, a mother who lost her son in a car accident involving some Fords would probably not picket a Ford factory (might sue them instead!!). Cindy, go away!! Take you grief into conselling or to your church, but go away.

Posted by: docdave at August 19, 2005 05:35 PM

Nice sentiments, except Todd Beamer never said "Let's Roll." Check the transcripts of the cell phone call. He said "Roll It," likely indicating that they were referring to a beverage-cart-turned-battering-ram.

Just a matter of facts.

Posted by: Emily Dobson at August 23, 2005 09:45 AM

The war we are fighting has nothing to do with terrorism. It has to do with oil. The demand of Americans to burn every last drop of it in their 10mpg SUVs. I think Cindy's point is, it isn't worth it. The world is running out of oil anyway. We are wasting the lives of our children, killing (not liberating) thousands of Iraqies so that we can setup a police state and guard our oil.

The war has absolutly nothing to do with 9/11. We are bombing the wrong country to have it be involved with 9/11. The hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, as does Osama Bin Laden, not Iraq. The war is all about the Bush presidency deciding it wanted to go to war in the middle east. It was just a matter of picking the country and making up the reason.

So now we have toppled Saddam. But instead of everyone in Iraq dancing in the street and forming little America over there, we have a country heading deeper into Islamic fundamentalism than it was before. Iraq is starting to look much more like Iran than America. How should this be handled? More death for more of our sons? Do we bomb them until they believe in *OUR* god?

Why is it that some warriors are freedom fighters and others are terrorists? The are both fighting for ideology. I can't figure out what type of cave you must live in where you can compare the Islamists to school yard bullies. America is the bully in this case. We are the big strong kid on the block that enjoys the abuse of our power. People are horrified of the suicide bomber. Can't you understand that when you corner an animal it become infinatly more dangerous?

People expect the Islamists to "fight the fair fight" to meet on the battlefield where they can be slaughtered by our technically more advanced, better equipped, troops. They are instead fighting the only fight they can. They are the little kid that knows he can't possibly beat the bully face to face. Hit and run, stay alive to fight another day. They are defending their country, their religion and their resources. How can anyone expect them to do otherwise?

Posted by: Joseph R. Grey at August 26, 2005 12:43 PM

Guys... why the pointless anger? It is sad that in this great, highly educated, powerful country, most angry americans know nothing of the political history in the Middle East. And I can feel everyone saying "What? Why's THAT important?! They killed Americans!!!" It's exactly why that is important. "Freedom" is just a way of thinking. In the Middle East, our "freedom" has been synonimous with the wide gap between rich and poor that is painfully evident in our country. To us "freedom" is .... what? Carrying a gun? Invading other countries under the idea that one moment of unguided rage can overturn centuries of politics?

How can you claim to be more deserving of your ideology than the radical muslims when you just as easily fall victim to propaganda?

Please, learn something before choosing blind, unguided rage. Think about the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia's ruling families. Look up the events that have been happening in the Pakistani secret service on the Afghan border. Read a real newspaper - the Times or the Wall Street Journal - not some local thing that spams out biased stories of murder and mourning.

Joseph, a resounding thanks for the first occurance of logic thusfar on this issue. I can only hope there will be more.

From a red mind in a blue state.

Posted by: Anna at September 13, 2005 03:08 PM