Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

Since last year, our magnificant soldiers have, with the able and crucial help of our allies in Iraq (that includes the Iraqis!) won the war in Iraq. As the war was being won, the party of Traitors in the United States (and look, I don't like that we have a party of traitors any more than you do, but since you know which party I mean without me naming them, we can agree which party is which) has taken over the House and Senate by running earnest and centrist candidates, and then ignored them when it comes to governing. Senator Joe Lieberman has correctly identified the problem. Some democrats would be willing to have the United States lose, if only they could give a really good speech blaming they're surrender on him.

GS Patton Jr. said regarding the soldiers who have given us so much: "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

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