Beyond the Cusp

May 31, 2007

A Pair of Pictures Worth A Gazillion Words

Filed under: Uncategorized — qwertster @ 4:06 PM

The panic from gunfire following a car bomb is enough to make anyone run for the closest cover. The interesting thing is one Iraqi child picked an American soldier from the 82nd Airborne as his choice of the best available cover. From the series of pictures it does appear that he chose wisely. This pair of pictures says more about the honor, bravery, spirit, confidence, and more of our military personnel. Who can doubt their resolve seeing this soldier not shrinking from gunfire but rather standing tall and seeking to identify the terrorist. This what they mean by the proud men and women who serve, the fact that they put the life of those they are protecting before their own safety. What more can be said other than Hurrah!

It would be nice to see this kind of bravery and honor and integrity from many here back home who are safe from the bullets flying and the bombs detonating. Instead we see far too many whining and squirming and complaining and other defeatist actions while our honorable brave troops do the work that needs doing. If these two pictures do not make you proud to be an American and you are unable to identify on some plain with the acts of this soldier, then I fear you are lost and beyond our reach. As was said by Samuel Adams, “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

Let us all never forget the unbelievable deeds and actions of our brave fighting forces and remember to impress their integrity with every given opportunity. Our support is all they ask; surely we can at least give them that much respect. For those who cannot, reread the quote above and know it is as true today as it was when first spoken.

Beyond the Cusp

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