Thursday, June 05, 2008

Walter Reed troops’ Amazon wish list

Shamelessly taken from This Ain't Hell for a great cause.

From Ace of Spades, we get the Amazon wish list of troops recovering at Walter Reed.

The movies and games are part of a larger effort by CAUSE, a group founded in
2003 by 4 West Point grads who had served together in Vietnam. The idea behind
CAUSE is that morale among active and recovering soldiers and Marines can be
dramatically improved through R&R activities. At Walter Reed, CAUSE has
facilities at the Mologne House, which is an outpatient dormitory for personnel
and their families. The CAUSE library carries DVDs, as well as video games and
equipment and is open to anyone at Walter Reed, free of charge.

My goal this summer is to try and fulfill the wish list…
And please feel free to pass this link on for others to contribute and for those of you with blogs (you know who you are), please consider publicizing this effort.

It’s cheap and easy so do it.

Rebels Can't Attend Own Graduation

"We are very clear that the Confederate flag is a symbol of hatred, bigotry and racism," said Rick Kaufman, the Executive Director of Community Relations at Bloomington Kennedy High School.

Huh? It is?

First of all, it is NOT the Confederate flag. It IS the Confederate battle flag. It is the flag of an army and its soldiers, not the flag of a government.

Second, it is ignorance that keeps hatred, bigotry and racism not only alive, but institutionalized in our schools and our governance.

So, Rick, looks like the ball's in your court.

For The Sixth Time; Where is Jack Murtha's Apology To The Marines?

"There was no firefight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood"(Murtha, May 19, 2006)

A court martial on Wednesday acquitted a US Marine for his role in the deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha in Iraq in 2005, the sixth man to be exonerated in the affair, a military official said. (June 5, 2008)

Murtha didn't just lie, he killed Marines in cold calculated politics.