November 17, 2004

Thank you, Dr. Savage.

Dr. Michael Savage made a excellent point on his radio show last night, and I hope someone from the White House or Pentagon was listening. It needs to be done by them, and it needs to be done quickly.

Savage stated that someone in authority needs to make a public statement of support for the young Marine who shot the insurgent who was trying to pretend that he was asleep. Rumsfield, at the very least, should do this. It would be better if Bush did it. The statement should be something to this effect:

"Brave members of the Marine Corps are currently fighting the terrorists who have kept the good and law abiding citizens of Fallujah from living their lives free from fear, virtual prisoners in their own homes. During the course of fighting, one of these young men, was both observed and taped killing a known insurgent inside a mosque, and this tape has found it's way onto Al Jazeera.

"Needless to say, this has sparked "outrage" among some individuals, the same individuals who defended the beheadings of Daniel Perl and others, and the summary execution of a defenseless woman, a Muslim, who had dedicated her life to the improvement of the human condition in Iraq.

"We are examining this situation carefully and we will determine if this was appropriate to the situation or if there was any wrongdoing on the part of this Marine. Until that time, however, we recognize his had work and bravery in the face of fierce fighting and the unimaginable horrors both witnessed and experienced by he and his fellow warriors during the battle for Fallujah.

"This nation supports him during this time, as we support all of his brothers in this fight. We will not second guess this young man's decision or actions based solely on a video tape taken out of the context his unit's actions during the period preceding this singular event. Nor will we allow a brave member of our armed forces to be damaged unnecessarily. When, and only when, we have indisputable evidence of any wrong doing, actions will be taken.

"Until then, God bless you young man, and thank you for your service in protecting the members of your unit, and ultimately in protecting the United States of America."

Yes, this is what needs to come out of the White House. And it needs to happen now. The people of the world in general, and specifically the terrorists need to know that we will not walk away from one of our own just because they have been able to generate a stench. No arbitrary "Stench" level can be seen as having any effect on our support for the war on terror or the brave individuals involved in it.

Posted by Mamamontezz at November 17, 2004 06:58 PM

Either Rumsfeldt or Bush should make it clear to the world that this is not a search and rescue mission and if that is what the press wants then allow that anti-American son of a bitch of a NBC news reporter Kevin Sites do that job - without a military escort.
Personally I would have shot the reporter too.

Posted by: Jack at November 17, 2004 07:15 PM

I couldn't have said it better.

Great post.

Everyone who supports this young man needs to get over to and sign the petition of support for this Marine.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at November 17, 2004 07:50 PM

You can also post comments on the DOD site -- enough of us expressing support for this marine can't hurt, might help. Go to and fire away.

Posted by: Merry Whitney at November 18, 2004 12:36 AM
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