It’s a new year…

December 31, 2006

Welcome to 2007, well not quite yet. I will be heading out soon and will be in no condition to write tomorrow. I will start the new year off with a quote.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

-John Stuart Mill

I started this blog in February of 2006 after coming to the realization that I could not remember any of my accomplishments from 2005. It has been a very successful year for ASM and I hope to have another successful year in 2007. I would like to thank all of my loyal readers and also thank those who randomly drop by to leave a note.

In order to keep ASM moving in a forward direction I feel it is necessary to make a few changes. The first of which was to change the look and feel of the blog. I am very pleased with this change and it seems you are as well. The other change coming very soon is the addition of other authors on the blog. I am still searching for motivated Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Sailors who would like to author articles for ASM.  I feel that with additional authors this site will be kept updated more often with more timely articles.

Again, thank you for all your support and Happy New Year!


5 Responses to “It’s a new year…”

  1. Terri on December 31st, 2006 7:30 pm

    Have a great time Anthony! Be safe! Here’s wishing you a fantastic 2007. By the way…. love the quote and I feel that it is SO very true! Thanks for being one of those who make sure that everyone in the US has the freedoms we so often take for granted!

  2. downhomegirl on December 31st, 2006 11:57 pm

    Anthony!! Wishing you the very best!! Y’all have fun partying!! See you in the New Year!!

    Thanks for all your sacrifices and no truer words have been spoken than those of the quote. For it is men like you who make all things possible for people like us.

    All the best in 2007!!

  3. Frank Staheli on January 1st, 2007 5:08 pm


    Hi, I’m a first-time reader and poster. I’m not sure what the old site looked like, but this one is easy to read.

    I hope it’s okay that I posted my comments here for the previous post (”It’s Too Bad that Stupidity Isn’t Painful”), which was closed…

    …I agree with you. It seems to me that those who think that Bush is a bigger villain than Saddam and Osama must ascribe to Bush all of the deaths that are occurring in Iraq.

    This is not true, nor is it a clear-cut case that Bush lied to get us into the war. There are ample reasons to question, but to categorically state that going into Iraq was wrong is in and of itself wrong. There are a lot of good reasons, going back to the Clinton Administration, for us to have suspected Saddam and wanted to take him out.

    Even Anthony Shadid, whose bias against Bush is clear in the book he wrote, called Night Draws Near has the sense and graciousness to quote Iraqis who are mad not at the Americans dropping the bombs during the initial invasion, but at the Republican Guard troops who deliberately placed anti-aircraft guns in civilian neighborhoods.

  4. Anthony [ASM] on January 1st, 2007 6:42 pm

    Thanks for the support Frank. Also thanks for the comment on the previous post. Hopefully it won’t incite more feedback from Cliff or Nephi.

    For everyone else, please no more comments on, “It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful…” That discussion is closed and I don’t want to continue beating that dead horse. Any further comments will be deleted.

  5. kbug on January 5th, 2007 11:30 am

    I love that quote and agree with it whole-heartedly. If there’s nothing you’re willing to fight and/or die for, then there’s not much worth living for…and that makes for a miserable existence in my opinion.

    I love the new look of your blog…keep up the great work.

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