Man, woman, black, gay... bring our troops home.
Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha -- a true American hero.
Great story about a great young man, but it is a repeat of what the national
news has already been reporting. What about the young man, the nephew that you
knew? What was he like before he was a soldier? There must have been
characteristics that he displayed as a young man that came to the front in this
event? What a great role model he would be to many young people who face
similar challenges in life. Here is the type of hero that young people should
emulate; not the celebrities, the athletes and music stars, but a young man who
saw duty first and concern for the lives of those he counted on and on whom he
counted. That is a Soldier!
Barack - why aren't our troops home?
One of the very few times that I have watched CNN was a special report about a
week ago about Clinton and what he did that day in Afganistan that earned him
the Medal of Honor . It was a very good special report. His little son stole
the show prior to the medal presentation.The medal would not have
been necessary if the military commanders in Afganistan at the time would not
have established that base. It was in a small valley surrounded by mountains.
No chance for decent defense and very exposed. The men that died that day, died
due to the incompetence of those who established that base in a tactically
horrible area. It is suprising that all of the soldiers didn't die that
day. The best analogy as to just how bad the tactical position was,
would be to put a small sand bagged compound on the floor of the Huntsman
Center, and have the capacity crowd shoot down at the compound from their seats.
When that is understood, it makes Romesha's heroics all the
more relevant and worthy of praise.
It was interesting to listen to Glen Beck yesterday criticizing Obama for
handing out this award. It is sad to see the sacrifices of men like this turned
into political fodder for radio show ratings.Will we not stoop any
Blue Devil -- we all know that Beck and his friends are already about as low as
anyone can go.What is absolutely mystifying is that ANYONE is dumb
enough to listen to them, much less actually believe anything they say.