Had Enough Now? – From My Vault
The following is my syndicated article published June 27, 2006. I present it here as a “From My Vault” piece because the actions I addressed then are closely related to what we are witnessing with the cover-up taking place by Obama concerning the murders of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi. While some of the players I referenced in this 2006 article have passed on (read John Murtha), many of the others are still in office espousing agendas detrimental to our military and supportive of Islamic terrorists. And certainly, Obama and Hillary Clinton exemplify that point of view. It is my hope that this alerts you to the fact that the cover-up in Benghazi is a continuation of that which Congress has been doing for many years and that it is time we put an end to it.[quote style=”boxed” float=”right”]There has been no outcry from human-rights organizations or the International Red Cross – who are ever quick to condemn American treatment of terrorist prisoners as inhumane. Their cacophony of silence speaks volumes about where their true sympathies lie.[/quote]
There’s a reason a pet will continue to use your finest oriental rug as a urinal – it’s because you clean the rug instead of removing the pet. If the pet is cute, perhaps cuddly, wags its tail and slobbers – it enjoys an “avoid paying the consequences for its actions card.” In brief, you’re loyal to a carpet-wetting mutt that will wag its tail at anyone with a bone. Such is the case with liberal Democrats and Republicans alike. Blind ideology trumps the courage and conviction of voters to do what is right.
Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker were kidnapped, tortured and slaughtered while on patrol. Their mutilated bodies were found dumped on the roadside and wired with bombs.
Just so we’re on the same page, by mutilated I mean: They had their eyes gouged out, their limbs had been hacked off, they were beheaded and some reports indicate their genitals had been removed and stuffed in the mouths of their severed heads. Their bodies had been savaged to the point of not being recognizable – DNA testing was needed to ensure proper identification.
Were there rushed resolutions put forth by Congress condemning this animalism? Of course not. What we saw was John Kerry, D-Mass., from the bowels of Congress (sarcasm intended), lecturing the newly formed Iraqi government on its need to engage in self-help – while lecturing America on its need to “cut and run.” His timeline for “cutting and running” had gone from Dec. 31 at the beginning of the week to July 2007 three days later – showing even his diatribes are fraught with indecision.
Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., Harry Reid, D-Nev., et al. expressed not one word of outrage at the swine who perpetrated these atrocities – not one – zip – nada. They were too busy assailing the president, the Iraqi government and the troops for war crimes. There was no condemnation from the “Hollywooders” either.
John Murtha, D-Pa., wasn’t even willing to acknowledge a half-ton of ordnance was responsible for killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – waiting instead to see if there would be opportunity to further bastardize our troops as barbaric murderers raging out of control, slaughtering innocent civilians. I digress to say, if Murtha is so averse to our military, he should stop collecting his military pension and benefits. In that there is talk he has aligned himself with the group Code Pink, they can pay his pension. After all, if they can give $650,000, as has been alleged, to terrorists in Fallujah – Murtha’s compensation wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans (pun intended).
There has been no outcry from human-rights organizations or the International Red Cross – who are ever quick to condemn American treatment of terrorist prisoners as inhumane. Their cacophony of silence speaks volumes about where their true sympathies lie.
There is no such demonstrative silence when it comes to blaming American troops for even a hint of misdeed. With Murtha cast in the role of pied piper, Media Research Center reports that “ABC, CBS and NBC have poured on the coverage [of Haditha], with more than three and a half hours of coverage in just the past three weeks. In contrast, a review of nearly five years of coverage finds those same networks have allotted only 52 minutes of airtime to telling the stories of America’s highly decorated heroes in the war on terror.”
Liberal Democrats, such as Jack Reed, D-R.I., (Republican Lincoln Chaffee’s Democrat mirror image), advocate “cut and run,” complaining it’s been three years. “The president has no plan,” they whine, to which I respond: “What kind of plan is ‘cut and run’?” Where is the strategic planning in running home to mama? What do they envision as the aftermath of such a liquescent act of courage? Do they believe the fledgling Iraqi government will be able to withstand the assault from within that is sure to follow?
The proponents of “cut and run” and those who portray isolated incidents as evidence of pandemic American wrongdoing are not leaders. They are not supporters of our troops or military. They are the equivalent of mutts repeatedly messing the floor. And they will continue to do so until you, the voters, take matters into your own hands. Just like the mutt that thinks wagging its tail and slobbering somehow impairs our olfactory senses pursuant to the soiled carpet – these people think that a smile, a few lies and “Bush is wrong” slogans, is all it takes to get re-elected or have you watch their networks, while they continue insulting our intelligence and patriotism.
In my mind – the fact that not one of the aforementioned has expressed outrage over American civilians being beheaded, the mutilations of American troops at Fallujah and now, of these two fine young men cinches it. They are unfit to represent voters or express opinion. Our troops have been accused of the worst offenses, by Kerry, Murtha, Howard Dean, Durbin, et al., only to have the allegations shown false.
Voters should be filled with righteous indignation that refuses to be sated until every one of them is driven out of office, no matter how long it takes.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here