"Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game.
In the deed the glory."

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Jon Kary in Iraq, Christmas Cav Links, Plan for Iraq

John Kerry made a little stop in the Middle East last week. Fortunately, he didn't make it to my neck of the woods. The word on the street is that for some reason, Mr. Heinz was not received too warmly. I wonder why. Here is a pic of him enjoying his breakfast by his lonesome.

ROFASix, a retired soldier and current blogger, has the link to the story His source, Scott Hennen of Hot Talk radio had this quote:

"This is a true story.....Check out this photo from our mess hall at the US Embassy yesterday morning. Sen. Kerry found himself all alone while he was over here. He cancelled his press conference because no one came, he worked out alone in the gym w/o any soldiers even going up to say hi or ask for an autograph (I was one of those who was in the gym at the same time), and he found himself eating breakfast with only a couple of folks who are obviously not troops. What is amazing is Bill O'Reilly came to visit with us and the troops at the CSH the same day and the line for autographs extended through the palace and people waited for two hours to shake his hand. You decide who is more respected and loved by us servicemen and women!"

Can't say that I feel sorry for him. Your actions have consequences John, and I guess you could say the joke is on you.

On a more positive note, your favorite Guard unit was featured prominently on Christmas day back at home. had a great story about the Brewer family. 3 brothers and a sister are all currently serving our Armed Forces, and at one point all 3 brothers were here in Iraq. One was part of the 172nd Stryker BDE, which you probably read about as they were extended in theater at the very last minute. He is home safely now. The other 2 brothers are in our LRS unit. The Journal Star also had a good story about another LRS soldier and his brush with fame. Check it out.

ROFASix has another great link that I would like to direct your attention to. It is the story of a Marine CPT who put together a incredibly witty PowerPoint on how to win this war against the insurgency. Sadly, CPT Patriquin died a week or so ago in an IED blast. Well worth your time.


Anonymous said...

HA, HA, HA!!!! I can't stand John Kerry!!!!

Bravo troops!!! Way to show him.

Ma Beans

Anonymous said...

I had a tear roll down my cheek when I read that John Kerry was ostracized in Iraq...then I read that no Joes would talk to him in the gym. More tears followed because I could not freaking breathe I was laughing so hard, fell out of my chair and almost broke my tail bone...ohhh that is awesome.