Sunday, August 21, 2005

You MUST read this

Nothing I could say would add to THIS .......................just read it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

How to know if Cindy Sheehan is right or wrong?

It has been said millions of times over thousands of years, you can tell about a person by who their friends are. Now I'm not suggesting that Cindy Sheehan is a personal friend of David Duke, the ex-KKK leader who continues to spout hatred for certain groups of people. But read this commentary by David Duke then read statements made by Ms. Sheehan (quotes from her are actually in the Duke piece) and decide for yourself if they are not cut from the same cloth. When someone like Duke agrees with you it may be time to re-consider your thoughts.

I'm sick of this poor mother (and I mean that sincerely, as I don't know how I would hold up with the loss of a child) calling President Bush a murderer and giving our enemy (the terrorists in Iraq) aid and comfort. And I'm twice as sick of the media giving her air time in which she tells the world her son was a stupid schmuck who died for nothing.

I'd say that what he did in Iraq (chase and kill terrorists) accounted to more in the big scheme of things that what his mother has accomplished in her entire life (if what she's doing now is the fruit of her life)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

What's going on in Mosul

So many of us want to know what our soldiers, sailors and marines are doing in Iraq. Far and away the best reporting on the subject is being done by Michael Yon (check his website here). Michael is ex military and currently in Iraq as an independent journalist. He is very knowledgable in every aspect of the war, but specifically writes about "Duece Four" (1st battalion 24th infantry regiment), an Army Stryker brigade group based in Mosul.

I check Michael's site every few days for a new dispatch. His latest had me glued to the computer as though I was reading the climax paragraph's of Clancy novel. Read it here and decide for yourself. He leaves us hanging as the brigade goes into right now I'm checking his site every day just to see what happens. You don't suppose he did that to increase his "hits" do you? Nah......I didn't think so.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Update on 1st Sgt Brad Kasal

Not much has changed for the 1st the last month. Last week he saw a "Vascular" specialist who did a test which showed that Brad's veins and vessels appear to be working well. Brad's biggest concern has been the swelling and redness (I'd call it more like "purpleness".........sort of cooked beet color) in his leg when he de-elevates it. All the doctors seem to think that this condition will get better after the devise is removed and he can begin to work the muscles in the back of his leg.

He also had another X-ray which showed excellent bone growth, so it looks like the devise will really be coming off very soon..

Back in mid July my son Lcpl Tyler, and a friend of his, Lcpl John, as well as my young son Joshua and myself took Brad to the Gunshow in Del Mar . The 1st Sgt is a huge gun nut and had a great time looking at everything and giving us an education on every gun known to man. It was a pleasure for us, and good for Brad to get out and about for a few hours. It's pretty fun being a civilian and watching two young marines around the 1st Sgt. I thing both of the "little fellers" came away with a great role model etched in their minds. For that matter, so did little Joshua, who wants to know if the 1st Sgt is tougher than Lt. Shane Wolf (see the movie The Pacifier). I told him that Lt. Wolf wouldn't have lasted a month with the devise on his leg, making the 1st Sgt. winner of the "tough warrior" contest in Joshua's mind.

I will update after Brad's next Dr. appointment on Aug. 16th.

God Bless you all, and keep on praying for Brad.