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Operation Iraqi Children

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I recently heard about an effort by actor Gary Sinise called Operation Iraqi Children. The idea is to send school supplies – which are in very short supply in many parts of Iraq – and have them distributed by our troops. Winning hearts and minds by giving kids the tools to gain an education. Nothing wrong with candy, but I think this is a great idea and worthy of support.

And kudos to Gary Sinise – I always like seeing a member of the Hollywood establishment do the right thing for a change. The website again is here.

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October 12, 2006 at 9:47 am

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Cats, Cats Everywhere

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Carnival of the Cats #45 is up at Watermark, and appropriately leads off with some Iraqi catblogging.

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January 31, 2005 at 8:46 am

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The Federalist Society Is Circulating a Letter from a US Marine to the Savages

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The full text:

From a Marine officer on the Iraqi warfront with Jihadistan…

(This is an open letter to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, “Islamic Response,” and the rest of the so-called al-Qa’ida “insurgents” in Iraq and elsewhere.  We don’t have an e-mail address for these swine—though we are closing in on their snail-mail address, but we are forwarding this letter to Federalist Patriots around the world in the hope you good people will forward it to as many other Patriots as possible to rally prayer and support for our fellow Marine, Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun.  Should these al-Qa’ida pigs spill his blood, we want them to rest assured that the contents of this letter will eventually be nailed to their foreheads. Thank you for your assistance.)

To al-Qa’ida terrorists in Iraq:

I see that you have captured a U.S. Marine, and that you plan to cut off his head if your demands are not met. Big mistake. Before you carry out your threat I suggest you read up on Marine Corps history.  The Japanese tried the same thing on Makin Island and in a few other places during World War Two, and came to regret it. Go ahead and read about what then happened to the mighty Imperial Army on Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. They paid full price for what they did, and you will too.

You look at America and you see a soft target, and to a large extent you are right. Our country is filled with a lot of spoiled children who drive BMWs, sip decaf lattes and watch ridiculous reality TV shows. They are for the most part decent, hard working citizens, but they are soft.  When you cut off Nick Berg’s head those people gasped, and you got the media coverage you sought, and then those people went back to their lives.  This time it is different. We also have a warrior culture in this country, and they are called Marines. It is a brotherhood forged in the fire of many wars, and the bond between us is stronger than blood. While it is true that this country has produced nitwits like John Kerry, Michael Moore, Howard Dean and Jane Fonda who can be easily manipulated by your gruesome tactics, we have also produced men like Jason Dunham, Brian Chontosh and Joseph Perez. If you don’t recognize those names you should. They are all Marines who distinguished themselves fighting to liberate Iraq, and there will be many more just like them coming for you.

Before the current politically correct climate enveloped our culture one of the recruiting slogans of our band of brothers was “The Marine Corps Builds Men.” You will soon find out just how true that is. You, on the other hand, are nothing but a bunch of women. If you were men you would show your faces, and take us on in a fair fight. Instead, you are cowards who hide behind masks and decapitate helpless victims. If you truly represented the interest of the Iraqi people you would not be ambushing those who come to your country to repair your power plants, or sabotage the oil pipelines which fuel the Iraqi economy. Your agenda is hate, plain and simple.

When you raise that sword over your head I want you to remember one thing.  Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun is not alone as he kneels before you.  Every Marine who has ever worn the uniform is there with him, and when you strike him you are striking all of us. If you think the Marines were tough on you when they were cleaning out Fallujah a few weeks ago you haven’t seen anything yet. If you want to know what it feels like to have the Wrath of God called down upon you then go ahead and do it. We are not Turkish truck drivers, or Pakistani laborers, or independent contractors hoping to find work in your country. We are the United States Marines, and we will be coming for you.

(Circulation of this message is being sponsored by The Federalist Patriot, the most widely read conservative e-journal on the Internet.  If you have not already joined the ranks of Patriots receiving The Federalist Patriot, we encourage you to do so. This highly acclaimed conservative digest of news, policy and opinion will be delivered FREE by e-mail to your inbox each week. Simply link to—http://Federalist.com/subscribe/patriots.asp If you don’t have Web access, send a blank e-mail to and you will be subscribed automatically.)

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June 30, 2004 at 11:43 pm

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The Turks Have Been Released

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In a bit of good news, the Turks appear to have been released by the terrorists in Iraq.  One wonders if the hand over of sovereignty had something to do with it.  Or, it could have been that since the Turks are Muslims, the Koranic ‘justification’ for beheading infidels wouldn’t apply.  Marine Corporal Hassoun also appears to be a Muslim, but I strongly suspect being an American and in the military might trump that.  But I hope I’m wrong.

Drink This remains on the trail.

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June 29, 2004 at 11:43 am

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What about the Iraqis?

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The Kerry Campaign Blog has published Kerry’s statement on the tranfer of sovereignty to Iraq. In four paragraphs, Kerry touches on NATO, repairing relations with our ‘allies,’ praises the troops, bringing the troops home rapidly, the amount spent on reconstruction, the percentage of American troops in the coalition, the need to get troops and funding from our ‘allies,’ and security.

Not one word about democracy, freedom, the end of a vicious dictatorship, or the improvements in the lives of the Iraqi people.  Indeed, Iraq is mentioned but once and in this context:

On the day of the transition of sovereignty to the Iraqi people …

After which he rattles off the laundry list of irrelevancies to the subject.  What a putz.

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June 28, 2004 at 6:46 pm

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The Savages Are about to Really Screw Up

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I missed this one, but Drink This is on the trail:

A US marine captured by a purported Iraqi resistance group is to be decapitated unless certain prisoners held in occupation prisons are released.

Whoa.  The one group of people you don’t want to get that pissed off at you are the Unites States Marines. 

Semper Fi!

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June 28, 2004 at 6:34 pm

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A Great Day for Iraq

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The US handed over sovereignty to Iraq two days early. This is a major step in revamping the cycle of violence, poverty, and despair in the Middle East which breeds terrorism.  The troops need to stay to make this real, but the Iraqi people will now control their own destiny – not the US, and not some brutal dictator.  It also seems to make additional terror attacks not only irrelevent, but clearly directed at the Iraqis themselves.

Instapundit has more as does Vodkapundit.

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June 28, 2004 at 9:17 am

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