Thursday, July 28, 2005

I've Found Some New Recruits!

A proud yellow elephant named Elizabeth Woods has created a petition urging President Bush to stay the course in Iraq and resist the tempation to withdraw troops prematurely. She argues that the U.S. military must remain in Iraq for as long as possible:

Many Americans understand the nature of the war we are fighting, but many don't. Those who don't are pressuring the Administration to “develop a strategy that can succeed in Iraq,” and demanding a “timetable” of our plans for Iraq and withdrawal of our troops. There are those who believe it is not so much a War on Terrorism as a War on Al Qaeda. But it isn't. We respectfully remind you that S.J.Res.23, which was enacted September 14, 2001 was broader than that, stating, "That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons."

. . . We understand that this war, like any war, can't be put on a timetable. Certain conditions need to be met before our troops can withdraw. While we urge you and our people in Iraq to move with all possible speed and efficiency, we also urge you to stay as long as it takes to get the job done right. We believe that military matters are best left in the hands of military experts, and therefore urge you to continue to heed the advice of the military on the ground and seek the advice of military experts, both inside and outside the Administration, and adjust the strategy accordingly. We urge you not to bow to pressure to commit to a strategy that leaves no room to adjust for changing circumstances.

Woods is a fervent supporter of endless war. Therefore, I would expect that she, along with her friends and family will rush off to Iraq to help kill terrorists and line the pockets of Bush-Cheney Inc. I applaud her for showing those liberal pansies that Orwellian perpetual warfare is the only respectable road for the United States of America.


At 28 July, 2005 18:08, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 28 July, 2005 18:12, Blogger MJS said...

Oh, Lizzy: the military experts already did their job, and our victory was swift and complete. What we need now are peace experts, you know, so our military can come home. Essentially, we've been there for two years after the mission was accomplished, looking for things to shoot and blow up, and while all that is fine and dandy, it might be time for us to declare that hostilities are over and we won and nyah, nyah, nyah. Then jump on the transport ships and skeedaddle, "Exit stage left" and that sort of thing. "See 'ya, wouldn't wanna be 'ya."

And then we can bring everyone home so they can point their guns at Mexico and Canada. Who says we can't fight a war on two fronts? Who indeed!


At 29 July, 2005 00:06, Blogger merlallen said...

I wrote to her and wished her godspeed on her way to war.

At 29 July, 2005 22:00, Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

Elizabeth, I salute your Patriotic Zeal! How many sons are YOU willing to sacrifice? Personally, I am not willing to sacrifice any. My son will serve you your dinner, but he will NOT serve in the military, not under this chickenshit president.

By the way, Lizzie, you idiot fucking bitch, I grew up in the Navy and I spent the next two decades starching my husbands Air Force uniforms, and I'm a Bio-terror trained first responder. In my family, we have backbones, not just jaw-bones, and I promise you, you violence-loving shit-for-brains, if I ever meet up with you, I guarantee you that you will be glad I'm a trauma nurse after our initial encounter!

Sorry to get so heated, but yellow elephants and chicken-hawks piss me off beyond any other outrage. I am usually less profane and more astute, but sometimes, you have to call an idiot bitch an idiot bitch...Otherwise your head might explode.

At 30 July, 2005 12:16, Anonymous Chuck Colson said...

I signed the petition and added, "We must stay in Iraq until it is a free market democracy allied with the US and not Iran. Even if it means our children's children are fighting in the desert til long after the last drop of oil is gone."

But you know me, before I was in charge of Nixon's enemies list I was a Goldwater man. And there's no cause that can't be helped by taking it to it's logical extreme.

At 30 July, 2005 16:52, Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

Anony-mouse: I also kept the family functioning - you obviously know nothing about the family dynamics when an active-duty parent comes in to play. There is a reason all those commanders sent me "Letters of Appreciation" on formal letterhead. Every one ended with "You have the hardest job in the Air Force. You are raising an Air Force family, often doing the job of both parents, and doing it very well." I am proud of those letters. I wasn't eating cherry bon=bons while my husband was in a tent in Cicily for a year. I ran the family. That's what I signed up for.

And as for enlistment, it's none of your damn business, but I enlisted in the US Army at 18 yoa.

Anyone has anything to say to me, have the stones to sign your name.

At 30 July, 2005 20:38, Blogger Farnsworth said...

Here is the text of the email I just sent to her:

I am so proud of you for circulating your petitition.
It is so refreshing to see a young person with the
personal drive and patriotism that you so amply
display taking an interest in the foreign policy of
her country.
I am a disabled Vietnam combat veteran, the son of a
WWII veteran, the nephew of TWO Korean War veterans
(both of whom were also in WWII), the grandson of a
WWI veteran, the great-grandson of a Spanish American
War veteran, the great-great-grandson of THREE Civil
War veterans, the great-great-great-grandson of a
Mexican War veteran, the
great-great-great-great-grandson of TWO War of 1812
veterans, and the
great-great-great-great-great-grandson of FOUR
veterans of the American Revolution. I have a son in
the Tennessee National Guard in Fallujah, and a
daughter-in-law in the Regular Army in Baghdad. In
addition, I have two nephews in the Marine Corps who
are "somewhere in Iraq" (that is all they are allowed
to tell us).
I can't express how proud all of my ancestors -- and
my children and nephews -- who took up arms to defend
our nation will be of you that day when you hold up
your right hand and take that pledge to defend the
United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic, when you take your oath of enlistment and
join Uncle Sam's military service.
I just wish all of them could be with us when I
witness that happy occasion.
Please consider inviting me to your swearing-in
ceremony. Nothing would please me more. I am an aging
disabled veteran now, with multiple physical problems
stemming from my service in Vietnam, so I can't get
around like I used to, but if you would only invite me
to be a witness to that joyous occasion... well, words
just can't capture the depth and the breadth and the
intensity of the emotions that I would feel..
I would, in short, die a happy man if only that one
wish were to come true.
Thank you again for your impending sacrifice in the
service of your country.

SP4 Winston S. Farnsworth
Medically Retired 100% Disabled US Army Veteran
Vietnam 1968-69

Okay, so I lied a little. I'm not medically retired, I'm only 10% disabled, and I don't have any family members on the ground in Iraq. The rest is true. We'll see what she has to say. If anything.

At 30 July, 2005 23:01, Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

Farnsworth: Are you talking to me? I get the feeling we are on the same side here. Like you, I have raised my hand and sworn to uphold the constitution and protect the nation from all enemies foreign and domestic - and I do have a Nephew in the AF in Kuwait right now, and a brother with 24 years in the service in Afghanistan. Elizabeth and her ilk frost me. The yellow elephants aren't doing anything, I bet she weighs 12 pounds, and drives down the road in a hummer with no passengers, thinking her car is small and she is fat.

I would love to see her take the oath - then be a fly-on-the-wall when she can't take it anymore bercause it's HARD!

At 30 July, 2005 23:04, Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

Mea Culpa - a re-read told me it was for Lizzie. Apparently someone said something pretty crude to me, and it got deleted by the host. Musta been good! I have the ability to push buttons.

At 30 July, 2005 23:12, Anonymous Motherofadraftageson said...

Hello Blue Girl! I tracked you down - I was over reading your sight - did you get us that new bridge? Not a peep from the government, then you posted the entry about Homeland Security being asleep at the switch, and we are getting a whole new bridge and a shitload of road-improvement money, which we desperately need. If you get the credit, I want it known, and I want to say thanks!

And as for some of the no-minds who apparently post here and (mistakenly) ascribe motives to you, lets just go home to Drum's sight.

At 30 July, 2005 23:14, Blogger clonecone said...


I applaud your petition. I assume your military unit is deployed in Iraq. Are the insurgents as intense and dedicated as they are depicted in the mainstream media. Let me tell you, I do not envy your position. Your family must be proud that you would so bravely back up your beliefs with your willingness to serve in the military during our country's time of need.

Stay safe.

At 30 July, 2005 23:16, Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

Thanks, mother. The host here does a pretty good job of eliminating the hateful stuff. I didn't even see it.

There are trolls on every board - It serves us well to recall the words of Colonel Kurtz when we are faced with a troll: "You are an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks" and move on.

At 31 July, 2005 00:27, Anonymous Matt said...


At 31 July, 2005 04:48, Blogger john_m_burt said...

You know, I really would like to know if Elizabeth is eligible for service, and if so, whether she's considering it.


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