Awesome is far too inadequate to describe "Dear Mr. Obama" video by Iraq Veteran
What's needed is for this video to be viewed by every American not already permanently blinded and deafened by the toxic effects of drinking the Kool Aid of the Left.
This is one of the most powerful videos I've ever seen for conveying the historically pivotal nature of victory in Iraq and the utter speciousness of the moral posturing of those (such as Obama) who characterize it as a victory in "a war that should never have been fought." As a reminder of but a few of the reasons it was a war that should have been fought, see the "Exposing Bush on Iraq" video (below), but don't be misled by the title. Furthermore, since some supporters of the "surge" and of victory as the goal nevertheless tend to embrace criticism of the conduct of the war (i.e., tactical blunders that cost lives) as though such criticisms undermine the validity of the war itself, I've included another video focusing on the latter perception, which is titled "Baseball, Football and War" (below middle). As anyone knowledgeable about military history knows, Churchill, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Montgomery made quite a few tactical blunders costing many lives in the process of managing a strategy that ultimately led to victory.
I received the link to the video via an email from a friend, and although it was posted quite recently, when I viewed it today (Sept. 9, 2008), it had already been viewed nearly 2 million times. That means there are still at least 300 million non-Kool-Aid drinking Americans capable of appreciating it and who ought to view it. So, everyone should send the link to it to everyone he/she knows not to be tripped-out on the Kool Aid.
Finally, our troops who doggedly persisted despite the loud "insurgency" at home predicting defeat (or "proclaiming" it in the case of Harry Reid) deserve our boundless gratitude and support. As a way of expressing such thanks and support, I've included a video tribute to our troops (below bottom).
Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.
After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.
Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.