Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Letter From Iraq to John Kerry

I got this from a friend and it's just too good not to share.

Letter From Iraq

{This was written by my husband, Aaron, who is currently deployed to Iraq, in defense of a recent comment made by Senator John Kerry. Pass it along, it might inspire someone else to speak up! ~ Michelle}

Yesterday John Kerry said, "You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well, and if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq...

So I wrote him a letter:

I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I am currently on my second tour in Iraq, a tour in which I volunteered for. I speak Arabic and Spanish and I plan to tackle Persian Farsi soon. I have a Bachelors and an Associates Degree and between deployments I am pursuing an M.B.A. In college I was a member of several academic honor societies, including the Golden Key Honor Society. I am not unique among the enlisted troops. Many of my enlisted colleagues include lawyers, teachers, mechanics, engineers, musicians and artists just to name a few. You say that your comments were directed towards the President and not us. If we were stupid Senator Kerry, we might have believed you.

I am not a victim of President Bush. I proudly serve him because he is my Commander and Chief. If it was you who was President, I would serve you just as faithfully. I serve America, Senator Kerry, and I am also providing a service to the good people of Iraq. I have not terrorized them in the middle of the night, raped them or murdered them as you have accused me of before. I am doing my part to help them rebuild. My role is a simple one, but important. You see Senator Kerry, like it or not, we came here and removed a tyrant (who terrorized Iraqis in the middle of the night, and raped them and murdered them). And we have a responsibility to see to it that another one doesnt take his place. The people of Iraq are recovering from an abusive relationship with a terrible government and its going to take some time to help them recover from that. We can't treat this conflict like a microwave dinner and throw a temper tantrum because we feel like its taking too long.

Senator Kerry, you don't have to agree with this war. You don't have to say nice things about those of us who choose to make sacrifices for the rights of every American rather than sit back and simply feel entitled to it. But please, Senator Kerry, if you're going to call me a stupid murdering rapist, stick by what you say. Don't tell me that I misunderstood or that you would never insult a veteran because you are one too. Having been there and done that does not give you a free pass to insult me.

My suggestion for you, Senator Kerry, is to remember that your speeches are recorded, and broadcast to us simpletons over here. You may want to write down what you want to say before you say it, maybe have somebody look at it before you say it and tell you what others might hear. Remember that we can't read your mind, if there are any misinterpretations in what you say, it's because you didn't communicate clearly.

Good luck to you Senator Kerry, if nothing else it's always entertaining to watch you try and climb out of the holes that you constantly dig for yourself.

Somebody who is watching his daughter grow up in photographs so that you can have the right to say whatever you want about him.


Louie said...

How is it thousands of military men and women were offended by this? In the eyes of those who defended Kerry, what he said didn't hurt anyone! Paaaleaze!

You wanna know something really sad? Over Thanksgiving, our oldest daughter, the one who's enlisting, got in a pretty big argument with a girl who she has known since birth. The mom and I are/were 'friends' if that's what you want to call it. Anyway, our daughter had written an open letter at her blog to JK yelling at him for what he said.

This other girl, in true lefty/liberal form resorted to insults, name calling, and outright nastiness towards our daughter. Our daughter got her shots in there too and Pat helped her with come backs as well so we are by no means innocent.

And yes, we expect it since we aren't quiet about our beliefs, but this 17yr.old girl has been part of our lives in some way since she was minutes old, her mom and I 'friends' since 1984...Here is just one snippet from the back and forth emails:

"you are stupid and i guess when you die at war... well at least we didnt loose an intelligent american who could do our country some good"

Pat and I were shocked with the things coming from this girl! her parents hate politics and could care less. It just really baffles me the mentality that is circulating and lurking and the HATE!

If you want to see the entire exchange I would be happy to forward it to you, I have saved it for when her mom and I speak, if ever, about this incident.