As If Our Troops Don’t Have Enough To Worry About

January 27, 2007

ABC News is reporting that the Pentagon will soon be releasing evidence that Iran is and has been providing deadly weapons to insurgents in Iraq. This comes the day before Anti-War Protestors joined by several congressional figures and celebrities, including the infamous Hanoi Jane held an anti-war rally in Washington DC.

ABC News has learned the weapons include efps, explosively formed pentrators that can cut through the strongest armor.

This information comes as Washington is ratcheting up the pressure against the Middle East nation.

An official told ABC News that the administration is aggressively pursuing a “capture or kill” policy toward Iranians aiding the Iraqi insurgency.

“It makes sense that if somebody is trying to harm our troops or stop us from achieving our goal or killing innocent citizens in Iraq, that we will stop them,” Bush said.

So not only do our troops have to worry about the Iranians bringing deadly weapons into Iraq and arming the insurgents, but they also have to worry about whether they’re going to get the much needed support in order to complete their job in Iraq. To me, this sends a clear message not only to our troops but to the insurgency in Iraq. From where I’m sitting that message is, if we don’t follow through with the plans to reinforce the troops in Iraq and stop the insurgents, that the US is not going to keep their promises and that instead we’re going to cut and run. I know that’s NOT what the majority of the troops want. What they want is to be able to do their jobs the way they’re supposed to do their jobs, finish the job they were given and come home. It’s a shame that the desire for power that these people have is allowed to supersede the desire to do what’s right……. finish what we started.


9 Responses to “As If Our Troops Don’t Have Enough To Worry About”

  1. Nephi on January 27th, 2007 7:50 pm


    The fact remains that a paradigm shift in the nation’s thinking toward this war is occurring.

    Many of us have been against the war from the beginning, most of the fence-sitters are now against the war, and even staunch Bush supporters are now rejecting the administration double-speak and voicing their dissatisfaction with this war and the liklihood that something good can come from it.

    That you find yourself in the minority of those who continue to support the war is commendable, but don’t suggest that because folks gathered in DC to protest the war that these same folks don’t support the troops fighting in Iraq. Just not true (as we have discussed previously).

    Further, it is constitutionally and politically wrong to suggest that because a majority of troops might desire to complete their “mission,” that it would be improper to prevent them from doing so. Remember, the troops serve at the pleasure of America and its citizens, not the other way around.

  2. Terri on January 27th, 2007 7:55 pm

    Well Nephi, with the hatred you have a tendency to spew, especially against those of us who proudly support the troops and make it a point to do so daily in our work, in our spare time by writing letters and sending packages to let them know that we care, I honestly find it hard to believe you support anyone but your pals over at OneUtah. I don’t feel, now that we’re in Iraq, that just pulling our troops out is the right thing to do. Not only does that break the promises we’ve made to the Iraqi people, but it also sets the country up for failure.

  3. Nephi on January 27th, 2007 8:13 pm


    There you go again with that “hatred” thing. Is it because you can’t think of a substantive response to my comment that you brand me a “hater”?

    Please, for the benefit of my commentary in the future, point out to me where in my above comment that I crossed the line into “hatred” and, moreover, please point out the individual or individuals that I apparently “hate” according to the above comment.

    Why is it that if I do not agree with you or the collective conscience at ASP, then I must be filled with or otherwise consumed by hate?

  4. Terri on January 27th, 2007 8:19 pm

    There’s no reason for me to brand you a “hater” Nephi, when your words SPEAK for themselves, over on OneUtah. More than once, I’ve been the subject of some pretty disgusting and hateful things said by you, at OneUtah. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t have a problem at all with someone disagreeing with me. But, when I become the brunt of the disgusting hateful filth filled attacks by you at One Utah for no reason other than you disagreeing with PJ, then it seems that what you have to say is pretty damn hate filled.

  5. Nephi on January 27th, 2007 8:31 pm


    I recall flaying you a time or two over at One Utah and, for that, I apologize. It was wrong of me - I got too carried away in the heat of battle following my banishment from ASP for comments that I did not post (I am not Cliff or MilMom and Nephi was always polite to ASP folks). Indeed, our conversations (heated debates) at ASP were generally polite and respectful prior to my being banned. So, again, I apologize.

  6. Terri on January 27th, 2007 8:36 pm

    Flaying? You call that flaying? What I read was pure filth and quite uncalled for and WAY out of line. You’re right, most of the discussions at ASP with you, though heated at times, were respectful. I look at it this way, if someone shows me respect, then I don’t have a problem showing them respect in return. What you posted at OneUtah, was FAR from respectful. I realize you’re upset over being banned at ASP, but you know what? I don’t control that.

  7. Nephi on January 27th, 2007 8:54 pm

    As I said, “heat of the battle” got the better of me and my annoyance with CJ and Cpl.M for mistaking me for posting things that I did not write (and your support for and agreement with their decision) got the better of me.

    Notwithstanding, I am appreciative of Anthony allowing me to comment on his blog, and am appreciative of being allowed to comment re your top posts.

    You and I have more in common than you might realize, Terri; and, moreover, at least we do not have to overcome centuries of blood-letting hostility as do folks in the former Yugoslavia or the middle east. Nope, we just gotta figure out whether some vicious blog sparring that occurred over the course of a week or two will prevent substantive debate moving forward.


  8. Terri on January 27th, 2007 9:00 pm

    I’ll accept your apology. As far as CplM and CJ chosing to ban you at ASP, my opinion wasn’t asked, nor did I give it.

  9. Nephi on January 27th, 2007 9:20 pm

    Thank you. I look forward to spirited debate in the future. But for now, gotta run, and as my house (cabin) is in the mountainous sticks of Utah, where Internet access does not exist (hence my need to post at a common wireless operation, the IP address for which is well known at ASP), I will bid you and your’s good night and God (select your own) bless!

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