Thursday, January 25, 2007

Reviewing an old picture and new words of old men

I thought it'd be nice to take a minute or two to revisit a photo I uploaded here back in October of Specialist Kim Choy gripping her M-16 in one arm and her Teddy bear in the other as she prepared to board a 20-hour flight to Kuwait before deploying to Iraq. They've been gone almost three months now and within an 8 day period this month, her 4th Bridage of the 1st Cavalry Division lost six of its members in two separate events there.

Of all the photos I posted on the blog here last year, this is one of my favorites (and one of the most powerful). I hope Specialist Choy and her Teddy bear are still safe.

And while looking through old photos, I came across the words of some of our old "warriors" and thought it'd be nice to review them here also. First, from our vice president comes the following:

if we were to follow the comments, for example, of Democrats that a lot of them made during the last campaign about withdrawing U.S. forces, we simply go back and re-validate the strategy that Osama bin Laden has been following from day one, that if you kill enough Americans, you can force them to quit, that we don't have the stomach for the fight. That's not an answer.

It's nice to know Dick "the-insurgency's-in-its-last-throes-May-31-2005" Cheney can be so resolute using our kids, family members and loved one's lives to reaffirm to Osama bin Laden and all terrorists we're willing to sacrifice as many Americans as it will take to avoid admitting the Bush Cheney failure.

Or, as our old warrior Bush has reminded us, "I really am not the kind of guy that sits here and says, 'Oh gosh, I'm worried about my legacy,'" reaffirming he doesn't give a shit what Americans think of his lost Iraq war.

Hopefully, these are reassuring words to Specialist Choy and all the troops now in Iraq or those who will be heading there soon for the escalation.

7 comments:

enigma4ever said...

I hope they are still safe and still alive...and yet I can not say that with ANY confidence....
I remember when you first posted this- and yes, it is one of those photos you never ever forget...
( kind of like mine with the soldier and the cat)...
they are young vulnerable....and yet this week (esp. tonight) on NBC Brian Williams FINALLY is showing VETS, and their families....and tonight he told about the 12 that died in the Black Hawk that went down last weekend- They actually told about their LIVES- and WHO they were in REAL life...Finally...
I am now sending this post off to Keith O. and Jack Cafferty... Excellent post- it makes me cry everytime...

azgoddess said...

i want them home -- all of them now and none more to go..that is what i wish for...and i had a b-day cake with candles on it this past week

i want my wish to come true!!!

enigma4ever said...

Hey there Dada, I am sitting here in boxes and i have CSPAN on, it is very uplifting I don't know how many hundreds of 1000's are there in DC....They came....THEY came...they are US.....it made me cry...Rocky from Salt Lake City is speaking now....very moving...Dada Change is coming....really...We are going to get them Home...

dada said...

Yes, I'm watching too. Kucinich, Fonda, Sarandan, Jackson, Penn, Medea, Robbins, Waters, etc. etc.

Very moving. And now, the wife and I are heading downtown for our own little "speak-out"

Pictures to follow?

enigma4ever said...

oh goody there are pictures...no rallies here in Cleveland...bummer....Keep going ...keep storming the Castle....

dada said...

Enigma: OMG! It was utterly amazing...the amount of support we received today was incredible! I saw two negative responses (must have same recessive gene as Bush)....at the end of the two hours, the traffic was going absolutely ballistic honking their horns in support.

This sure as hell ain't East Texas! More later.

enigma4ever said...

Ah Dada this made me SOOOOOO happy...what a good thing....