Lynn Woolsey: A National Embarrassment|
January 9, 2011
My nephew, Lance Corporal Lee Morgan, will be deploying to Afghanistan next Friday.
This will be his second tour of duty there. Lee will be putting his life on the
line, once again, fighting a war which is described by Rep. Lynn Woolsey
(D-CA) as "an epic failure,
a national embarrassment and a moral blight."
While my nephew is risking his life to fight the war on terror, Ms. Woolsey is exercising
her right to polish her moral vitae's (on the backs of others) by blithely passing
judgment on what the Obama administration has re-defined as merely an "overseas
contingency operation." Ms. Woolsey's right, by the way, has been granted her by
the blood of Lee's compatriots and all the other brave young men who have died in
service to our country.
Spitting on the graves of those that have died in their nation's service is just
one of the rights secured to Ms. Woolsey by the blood and sweat of others. A free
press is another right. The same press that has maintained a deafening silence about
this war, ever since it became Obama's war. The same press that reports Ms. Woolsey's
inane pronouncements without offering vital context.
Though Ms. Woolsey makes ten times the money my nephew does, he is the one who does
the heavy lifting. He is the one on the front line, braving Taliban bullets and
following orders. Ms. Woolsey, on the other hand, spends her time, along with fellow
democrats, improvising insane rules of engagement which make his job much more dangerous.
She is also busy ensuring that terrorists are given the same rights as the Americans
they are so intent on killing.
Ms. Woolsey, courtesy of our complacent media, is given the moral high ground.
Lee is given, well, nothing to speak of. Not even the thanks or appreciation his
sacrifice and service deserves.
Ms. Woolsey, by virtue of her office, is given the status of "expert." Lee is given
the task of ensuring she has an office.
While Ms. Woolsey fashions catchy sound bites, Lee is engaging in real life fights.
To the death. Lee could be killed. Ms. Woolsey can only be shamed - if the left
hadn't outlawed shame.
While Ms. Woolsey advocates for "love, not war," Lee is tasked with the actual job
of facing down Taliban fanatics in their own back yards. Lee won't be making love
anytime soon. He's too busy protecting the right of idiotic politicians to mouth
60's slogans as they preen in front of cameras, patting themselves on their own
backs for exposing the "moral blight" of all that nasty violence. Ms. Woolsey is
evolved. Lee is just a grunt Marine.
Though ignored by the media, over
of our our soldiers have died in Afghanistan to date. An additional 1,400 marines
are now being sent to counter
an increasingly aggressive Taliban offensive. A Taliban that can only be encouraged
by Ms. Woolsey words.
It used to be a crime to offer aid and comfort to the enemy. That was in the days
before political correctness, when we were allowed to actually identify our enemies.
Now, Ms. Woolsey's words, and the words of her fellow leftists, comfort our enemies.
And encourage them to double their efforts to kill my nephew.
One can disagree on the reasons for our current war, oops, engagement, with Afghanistan.
But to publicly voice the sentiments Ms. Woolsey has, while we are so engaged, amounts
Ms. Woolsey would wet her pants and turn tail in terror if she came face to face
with a Taliban terrorist. Luckily, she has my nephew to ensure that she will never
have to face that unpleasant reality.
She has the luxury of opining from a safe distance. A distance afforded her by my
nephew's bravery. To her, this "engagement" is cause for embarrassment. It offends
her morals. As she did with the Iraq war, she has pre-ordained failure. As happened
with the Iraq war, she will once again be proven wrong. And once again, she will
not be held to account, or embarrassed. Her fellow leftists will likely exercise
their rights in order to re-elect her to public office.
I don't hate Ms. Woolsey. I have only contempt for her. I'm embarrassed that she
is in a position to speak for America. And I feel sorrow for all our fighting men
who have to endure the scorn and vitriol of those that have ordered them to lay
down their lives for what they have pre-ordained as "an epic failure." For shame.
This article was first published in
January 7, 2011
Nancy Morgan is a columnist
and news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina