Sunday, August 07, 2005

Some Pro- U.S. Military Photos

I received these images a couple of months ago. My friend is apolitical, but found the photos touching. I agree (although I am unapologetically partisan, here). So I'd like to share them publically on this blog if you haven't seen these yet...just a little something to provide a counterbalance to the overwhelming negative news being pushed by the mainstream:

I've heard of Iraqi newborns who have been named
"George Bush" out of a sense of gratitude. Hope that
doesn't play out like the song, "A Boy Named Sue".....or
those kids are in for some rough treatment.

60 Minutes was all but eager to publish the Abu Ghraib photos and the New York Times ran 40+ frontpage news stories on the scandal....wonder if they will ever devote as much coverage to the positives coming out of Iraq? Of the nobility and professionalism of our military men and women?

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

May 25, 2008 Update:
This poem has long been mis-attributed...the true author is Charles Michael Province. Thanks to Flag Gazer:
"It Is The Soldier", which has, for several years. been attributed to Father Denis Edward OBrien, USMC. Mr Province has advised that Father O'Brien once sent a copy of the poem to "Dear Abby" and it was printed erroneously giving credit to Father O'Brien for writing it. It is at that point that the authorship became clouded, and I reproduce this information in the hope of ensuring Mr Province receives full, appropriate and most deserved credit for his wonderful piece.

Charles M. Province, a veteran of the US Army, is the sole and single Founder and President of The George S. Patton, Jr. Historical Society. He is the author of "The Unknown Patton", "Patton's Third Army", and "Patton's One-Minute Messages" More details are displayed on his website, particularly at where this poem is displayed.



Blogger Lores Rizkalla said...

Great pictures! And GREAT quote by O'Brien!!

I'm not sure the MSM would have people who could write the script for pictures like this. They'd have to hire people from FOX for an interpretation/explanation of the photos.

God bless our soldiers!

Monday, August 08, 2005 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Those pictures tell a story that's just not being told.

It's so frustrating!!!

They are great images. God bless our troops!

Monday, August 08, 2005 7:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anderson Mack said...

Are there other forums/blogs that are more specific for this topic? I have not found one.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Not sure if I follow your meaning...but if you are looking for positive news and reports out of Iraq, just check my links page on the right-hand side. Centcom....Defend America...the military bloggers; Michael Yon; it isn't all that hard, unless you only follow MSM and those on the Left-side of the spectrum.

Check out some of the Iraqi and Iranian bloggers as well. A number of them are pro-U.S.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 12:33:00 PM  

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