Quote of the Day

Via Jammie Wearin Fool:

Men—-Don’t ever think that the kids running around on some university campuses protesting, breaking things and whining have anything on you. You are privileged to have that one advantage that all covet—you will know – about the goings on in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, the Philippines, the Balkans and many other places. Your head will not be filled with the empty theory of those who—in actuality know very little because they lack the intestinal fortitude to commit to anything which requires risk. I’m speaking of the snide, arrogant sort who spend all day blaming America for every wrong in the world before going home to sleep at night under that blanket of freedom provided by better men—-men like you.
LTC Randolph White addressing graduates of the U.S. Army Infantry School 2006

Memorial Day – Favorite George S. Patton Quotes

Via Right Wing News:

“I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood.” — George S. Patton

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” — George S. Patton

“Always do everything you ask of those you command.” — George S. Patton

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.” — George S. Patton

“A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.” — George S. Patton

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” — George S. Patton

“No b*stard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb b*stard die for his country”. — George S. Patton

“To conquer, we must destroy our enemies. We must not only die gallantly; we must kill devastatingly. The faster and more effectively you kill, the longer you will live to enjoy the priceless fame of conquerors.” — George S. Patton

“We’ll win this war, but we’ll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we’ve got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We’re not going to just shoot the sons-of-b*tches, we’re going to rip out their living Godd*mned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun c*cksuckers by the bushel-f*cking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You’ve got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it’s the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you’ll know what to do!” — George S. Patton

For all those who have served, who serve today, and especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us – Thank You.  It doesn’t feel like enough to just say thank you – but we offer it with heartfelt gratitude for the service you give.

A Soldier’s Prayer – Iraq 2008

From Lt. G at Kaboom:

Lord, give me the strength not to attack with a baseball bat every fool and every chickenhawk and every Apathy Kid and every soft elitist and every intellectual hack and every Jody and every yuppie and every thirty-something child still finding himself when I get home. It’s not worth my time. Do give me the strength to convince them to stop breeding and to kill themselves, in the name of bettering America. It’s the only chance we have.

Jody– The non-military guy who is back home with the military guy’s wife/girlfriend. Jody leads a simple, soft life, and vengeance upon him will be swift and merciless.

Rules of Engagement

From Lt G at Kaboom – an encapsulated insight into how we are letting lawyers and back office idiots endanger our troops:

… the Iraq War has become so PC, so cluttered, so trigger-shy five years into the war, that any round fired – no matter how justified or understandable at the time of the incident – yields paperwork inquiries and scrutiny more fitting of a Senate Judiciary Committee report. Staff monkeys have found new purpose in this combat zone as Monday morning quarterbacks, conducting investigations with omnipotent spotlights to cut through the fog of war days after the storm passed.

I didn’t want to spend the next decade at Fort Leavenworth cutting stone, and certainly didn’t want any of my men to do that, either. Maybe that’s what would have happened if I had ordered them to shoot then. Maybe not. Anything now is just surmising, reflecting back with the benefit of hindsight on decisions made in mere seconds during a black tempest of confusion. We employed proper rules of engagement, just like we’re taught to by the Army lawyers hired to teach us how to avoid jail-time and war crimes and sensationalized scandals reported by a clueless, leaching mass media to an equally clueless public addicted to shock and awe. For every Abu-Ghraib there are hundreds of stories like this; unreported acts of trepidation brought on by the castigation of our combat operations in the name of nation building.

So Haditha and Abu-Ghraib have served their purpose for the leftists and the media. It comes as no surprise that we have very intelligent people in our Army and none of them wants to have their name splashed all over the media and even if they are exonerated know that their honor will be be-smirched forever.

So how many men have died for the media? There’s lots of leftist media types who will go to their graves with blood on the hands and on their souls. I only hope they receive the appropriate punishment for their denigration of the people who allowed them to sleep safe in the beds at night. And that the souls of those they had a hand in killing torment them forever.

God Bless Our Troops

“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke

clipped from forum.myspace.com
You stay up for 16 hours
He stays up for days on end.

You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.

You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn’t get to eat today.

You’re angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He’s told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they’ll ever meet.

clipped from www.darth-cena.net
You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

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The Day Nobody Was Killed In Iraq

This is really good news! And of course it is nowhere to be found in the mainstream media. Our mainstream liberal propaganda machines want us to keep thinking we are in a quagmire, the army is broken, hope is lost, and it’s all Bush’s fault. Hello…. we are winning this war!!! Thanks to our resolute President and our magnificent armed forces.

clipped from www.theaustralian.news.com.au

IT is whispered about at the margins of meetings, and discussed in Washington parties where rumour is passed around with the wine and canapes.

It even appears, fleetingly, to be fact.

“The day nobody died from violence in Iraq” is a date that has been much anticipated in the White House – where US President George W. Bush is desperate to hail the success of his surge of 30,000 troops this year.

But no one can quite say when this event occurred.

“It was some time this week, wasn’t it?” says a senior military source. “Or maybe last week.”

Another diplomatic official confidently asserted that there were “at least two such days this month”. When, exactly? “Not sure,” he replied.

Such vagueness may be concealing a truly significant transformation on the ground in Iraq.

There have certainly been several days in the past month when no US or British soldiers were killed.

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