Wednesday, November 01, 2006

From National Review, 6 Nov 2006, page 16:

"Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, a 25-year-old Navy SEAL, saved the lives of three comrades by throwing himself on a grenade in the Iraqi town of Ramadi. The grenade had hit Monsoor's chest and fallen to the floor of the sniper hideout the SEALs occupied. 'He never took his eye off the grenade,' said one of the survivors, 'his only movement was down toward it.....We owe him.'"

Clearly he never studied hard or finished school, because if he had he would have known that falling on a live grenade is usually fatal. Actually if he had good grades he probably would not have had to join the military at all. Right, Mr. Kerry?

Mr. Kerry: how a man of your integrity was ever allowed to have command of anything is beyond my powers of comprehension. You, sir, forfeited your right to make any political capital from your military service when you accused American servicemen of atrocities in Vietnam they did not commit (and for which you were taken to task over 30 years ago) and separately threw your decorations over the fence in protest. You do not speak for me as an active duty officer. You do not represent me as an American. And, sir, as long as your prestige and opinions hold sway in the Democratic party I will never support the Democrats at a national level. The jackass is an appropriate symbol for you.

I don't know which political party PO2 Mansoor supported, and I don't care. We lost a brave, courageous man when he died. His teammates owe him, and so do all of us who are free.

Requiescant In Pace.

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