The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Friday, May 04, 2007

American SOLDIER to American People: Why are you abandoning US

Earlier I highlighted a plea to American citizens in the Washington Post from an Iraqi to "not abandon us."

I follow up this evening with a link to an open letter to American citizens from Army Major Gerd Schroeder. Go and read this--it begins:

An open letter to the American People

My fellow Americans; what have the American Fighting men and women done to cause you to abandon them in a foreign land, surrounded by sinister people that are bent on killing them and all Americans? Are we ignorant that these people, who think nothing of killing men, women, and children of their own race, culture, and religion, will hesitate a moment if given the chance to destroy us, our families, and our freedoms? And they know that the defense appropriations have ended.

Where is the overwhelming swell of outrage of the people that caused the rather benign "Dubai Ports deal" to be killed in less than a month? Why have the halls of Congress and the Whitehouse not been overwhelmed by citizens outraged over the abandonment of our fighting men and women? Is the silence a sign that shock jocks, and dead playmates are more important to American than our soldiers?

While the U.S. politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have quibbled about timelines, a date for withdrawal from Iraq, and $24 billion in pork to buy votes, the American Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been all but forgotten. The silence from the people is morale crushing, and a betrayal. For whatever purpose we believe our soldiers have gone to war, surly abandonment of a hostile, foreign land was not one of them. ...
There is much more. Go read it now. And then please sign the petition on my sidebar, if you have not already. And then go write your Congressman. We need you in this fight. If not now, when?

UPDATE: Go watch this wonderfully timely video from Milblogger Uncle Jimbo of Blackfive (but only do so if you can handle a bit of rough language).

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