Tuesday, December 06, 2005

What Do We Have to Respect?

Senator John Kerry, speaking on Meet the Press this past Sunday made an interesting comment (see the video here):
"And the is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night terrorizing kids and children, you know, women breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs."
Many talk shows are focusing on the first part of that comment, regarding the women and children being terrorized. It may happen that people have been scared, much like when our law enformcement mistakes a place they are raiding and break in to a house where they shouldn't be. I'm sure the fear generated would easily be called "terror," by those who have suffered through it by mistake. On the other hand, we watch "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted" and collectively cheer when a bad guy gets snagged by helmeted and body armored SWAT teams smashing into their homeshere in our country. I think it's great myself, and think if our troops are on the trial of a criminal over there, it's good enough for them to find out what our domestic law breakers have happen to them. Politely put, John Kerry is misframing his comments, and acting like it's something "we" never do. As to evidence as to what is really happening when our troops are going into homes of the Iraqis, I submit this story by Thunder 6 in Iraq is more likely the case. That recounting by a California National Guard Officer, who commands a company is a mere 16 days old. Maybe Senator Kerry is behind on his reading and didn't realize our troops are making a difference in a very positive way. Look back at Senator Kerry comment again, and focus on the last half. All of a sudden, he's suggesting we are respectful of the religious customs of the Iraqis. I agree, but I'll take it a step further as we once more come to the season where those of the ACLU/liberal (think Democrat) persuassion are all over taking any reference to Christmas out of not only government, but even the private sector. This is a rhetorical question to Senator Kerry: Why do I have to fear black robed, unelected officials of the govenrment not respecting my religious beliefs? In one short sentence, Senator Kerry shows his contempt for Americans. He once more makes unfounded, unsupportable allegations of crimes he cannot prove about men and women in harm's way, and then is part of a party that would deny references to anything about Christianity for all Americans, for fear that might "terrorize" someone else. H/T to The Political Teen for the video part! Thanks to Mudville Gazette for the open post...

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