LATER TODAY (TUESDAY), I'LL BE LAUNCHING A RENEWED "BLOGGERS 4 RUSSELL" EFFORT. AS YOU SEE ON MY BLOGROLL SIDEBAR, THERE ARE ALREADY ABOUT 35 BLOGGERS 4 RUSSELL ALREADY LISTED -- PEOPLE WHO STRONGLY SUPPORT AND WRITE ABOUT LT. COL. RUSSELL. MY PERSONAL GOAL BY NEXT SPRING IS TO HAVE 300 BLOGGERS 4 RUSSELL , REPRESENTING JUST ABOUT EVERY STATE IN THE UNION. I ASK EVERY BLOGGER 4 RUSSELL TO CONSIDER AT LEAST A SMALL FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO GIVE THIS CAMPAIGN A FOUNDATION FOR VICTORY. BECOME A BLOGGER 4 RUSSELL BY LEAVING A COMMENT ON THIS SITE, OR BY E-MAILING ME AT: TALKTOP65@AOL.COM. THANKS! IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG (YET), YOU CAN JOIN THE GROUP BY SENDING YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS. (I'm going to do more today about this subject at one of my other sites -- http://smartpolitics101.blogspot.com/. I urge you to visit.
(Here's an excerpt from today's column in SmartPolitics101: (In short, Murtha gives lobbyists and companies your tax money -- and they give him a chunk back as a "contribution." William Russell, an honest man, won't be doing any of that.Lt. Col. Russell is not some rich guy. He's an Army brat who served his entire adult life as a soldier -- in unfriendly venues like Desert Storm, the Balkans, Iraqi Freedom , and the Pentagon on 9/11.)
Dedicated to Peter Domiano, Tom Cartwright, Henry Ledford, Adam Giran, and Matt Franchik, all USMC, all-American. (First three are heroes who were KIA in Viet Nam.)
There's an extrmely important story in today's NY Times. It's titled,"As Democrats See Security Gains in Iraq, Tone Shifts." You can say that again! Democrats like John Murtha who have done everything in their power to see the US humiliated, are now sweating. As good anti-war types, they're not sweating bullets -- but rather white flags
Here's the link to the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/us/politics/25dems.html?_r=1&oref=slogin.
Frankly, U.S. soldiers will continue to fight and die in Iraq and Afghanistan. They will continue to seek out and eventually capture or kill the world's leading advocates of mass murder: bin Laden and Zawihiri.
At the same time, Democrats like Murtha will continue to shift their pathetic "message." They will try to put a negative spin on the fact that our soldiers, no thanks to the Democratic peace-mongers, are heroically winning the Iraq War.
One of John Murtha's minions recently wrote me that all "The Prince of Pork" wants is "redeployment" of American troops in Iraq. In this case, the word "redeployment" means moving from where the fighting is to where it is not. It's no more than a euphemism for surrender and ignominy.
Ultimately, it would mean turning the country over the true baby-killers -- and mother killers -- and father-killers: al Qaeda in Iraq. It means giving them much of the country as a training ground for terrorists to kill Americans and other "infidels." It means putting our country at a terrible risk for another generation.
As Lt. Col. William Russell said recently, "This is a war we cannot afford to lose." If we did so, it would lead to chaos in the entire Middle East.
Notice that people like Murtha and his ilk talk about the War they always cite "polls," some of them made up out of thin air. When foreign policy and war policy get made according to the shifting winds of public opinion, God help us!
The Democrats good friends at moveon.org scandalously called Gen. David Petraeus "Gen. Betray Us." Did Murtha, who depends on MoveOn's vilification machine to manipulate polls, criticize the libel? Of course not. He has staked his political career on the US losing in Iraq.
Gee, who will Time's Man of the Year be? If there's any justice, it will be David Petraeus. It won't be John Murtha or Harry Reid.
As Bob Dylan might have put it, "The polls, they are a changin." Without the polls to act as some sort of fig leaf, people like Murtha might have to haul out their crystal balls.
We need to start looking to people who actually know something about the War in Iraq. We need to turn to candidates like the veteran of Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, Lt. Col. William Russell.
I've said in these columns that "Jack" Murtha has blood on his hands. I'm sure his anti-War messages have been required reading for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The message he sent was that, although they couldn't defeat our soldiers, they could cow some elected officials.
Yes, as the NY Times (of all places!) says, it's time for the Democrats to change their message. For the voters, it's time to change many of the names and faces in Washington, DC.
For months, I've been asking people to read the stellar work of Michael Yon and Jack Kelly. Now, even the Times has caught up. We are winning the War -- and we're doing so big time. You can see it in the pictures of Murtha, who looked more angry and demented than ever.
The warriors are prevailing over the wimps. Al Qaeda admits we have killed 5,000 of their sociopathic followers, which means we've probably killed 15,000. None of that group will ever fly a plane into an American building.
My message is this: If you truly support our soldiers, then do so by contributing to -- and voting for -- one of them: William Trower Russell, an American Warrior.