November 16, 2005

Frist "Sheehan's" the War Effort

Bill Frist showed his political cowardice Tuesday, co-sponsoring an amendment to a spending bill that undermines the troops and the war on terror. As Residual Forces said in utter disgust, "Bill Frist is dead to me."

More on this tomorrow. Right now, I'm so pissed I can't see straight, and I don't want to say something I do not mean.

Update: Swift Boat Veteran Tom "River Rat" Mortensen does a wonderful job conveying the feelings I share in this letter faxed to Republicans senators who voted for the resolution. I'll just let him talk for me:


Re: The American Surrender Resolution of 2005

I am named for an uncle who gave his life in the Pacific in 1942 for the freedom of this nation and its principles. My father lost a lung to bunker oil in the waters of the Pacific in 1943 for this nation and its principles. I carry shrapnel from two combat wounds and wear a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat “V”, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”, and two Purple Hearts acquired while defending this nation's principles on the rivers of Vietnam in 1968 and ‘69. I believe this grants me moral authority to say what follows.

I finally became a committed Republican in 1972 when a Democratic Congress voted to defund support of our allies in South Vietnam. That act of moral cowardice and treachery to our founding principles led to the death of millions in the killing fields of Southeast Asia.

Your vote yesterday in favor of what I'm calling the “American Surrender Resolution of 2005” is a travesty unparalleled in post-Vietnam American history. Your cowardice in face of an electorate deliberately misled by Democrats and a traitorous National Media is beneath contempt. It will lead directly to the death of now uncountable Americans and Iraqis and their graves will lie directly at your feet. Senator, you are a moral coward and the worst type of political panderer.

This vote provides direct aid and comfort to our avowed enemies. Thus Senator, you have no right so serve in elective office. I will work tirelessly to assure you are removed from office at the earliest possible date. I will spare no treasure or waking moment in this quest and anticipate the moment I can spit on your political grave.

I do commend with all honors the 13 Republican senators who stood up against the me-too cowardly Republican leadership: Bunning, Burr, Chambliss, Coburn, DeMint, Graham, Inhofe, Isakson, Kyl, McCain, Sessions, Thune, and Vitter. You should look to them for the courage you obviously lack.


G. Thomas Mortensen
USA S/V Anticipation
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 16, 2005 01:34 AM | TrackBack

Now hold on there a minute, ConYank. Sen. Warner's & Frist's compromise headed off the Demistan's proposed measure that demanded a timetable for withdrawal. Instead this bill calls for progress reports. President Bush has finally begun to stand up to the "Bush lied" meme. These progress reports can be another opportunity to use the bully pulpit.

Posted by: SicSemperTyrannus at November 16, 2005 08:59 AM

Why so "pissed"? In manageing the big picture,(Victory)I'm sure it is tough to get it precise at every turn. One wants to put some presure on the Iraqis that they must be vigorous in assuming control of their destiny without sending too much hope to the "insurgents." Seems to me that things are unfolding as they should.

Posted by: Brian at November 16, 2005 02:29 PM

I haven't been to your blog before, but I like it. You are doing a good thing here.

You have written on your Template: "Because liberalism is a persistant vegetative state." Yep... just like Louisianna! (Pun intended)

Good job.

Regarding this particular post, don't know enough about this just yet to make a comment. Wouldn't want to speak on something I know nothing about. You might take me for a moonbat or something! :)

Posted by: Gayle at November 16, 2005 03:31 PM

CY, just keep in mind the old adage; it’s far better to be pissed off, than pissed on.

Posted by: Old Soldier at November 16, 2005 07:24 PM