Thursday, October 30, 2008

11 Million Views!

This message has been viewed an astounding 11 million times on You Tube. It's an instant classic and has becopme the most-viewed message of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Watch it. Listen closely. Take it all in.
It's authentic. It's true. It's honest. It's compelling. It's one of the most powerful messages you will ever see.


Radu Gherman said...

Totally agree with him. Totally.

Freedom is worth it. Freedom should be fought for.

So why aren't we putting down the genocidal dictators of Africa? As a soldier, the message you are taught is the message he just delivered. It helps you cope with your personal sacrifice, and the sacrifice of those around you.

Unfortunately, you are not taught to think about the bigger picture. He thinks we went in there to promote freedom. He's wrong about that. And the sacrifice of his fellow service men and women would not have happened if we hadn't gone in there to begin with.

It was moving. It's a soldier's story. Unfortunately, today more than ever, they're not heard.
That's why more service men/women donate to Obama.
As for McCain, he sacrificed. But he's home now. The number of GI bills he's voted for: 0. I repeat: 0. Why? Because it would negatively impact retention rates during war. So to John McCain, that soldier's, and this soldier's choice to go to college, or to send his or her kids there, doesn't matter.
That's the reason I can't vote for McCain.

Dan Cirucci said...

Draco, you seem to have a LOT of reasons why you can't vote for McCain. That's your choice. We honor your service and respect your choice.
But -- among military and former military -- you clearly seem to be in the minority.
Polls of present and former military show they overwhelmingly support John McCain.
It isn't even close.
I would never presume to speak for those who serve now or who have served.
But we better be damned sure we count all the votes of our military. Because, as I understand it a lot of military ballots are being disqualified in Virginia (and possibly other states)right now on technicalities.
I'm not happy about this -- especially while ACORN seems to be getting away with vote fraud.
I'm not happy about it at all. And you shouldn't be either.

Radu Gherman said...

As far as I'm concerned, every military ballot should be verified and counted, no matter what the cost. If we can't get that right, how are we going to make sure this election is fair?
I've always thought the voting system was horrible, but I had no idea it was this bad.
As far as McCain is concerned, I can name the reasons I won't vote for him on one hand. There aren't that many. But a few, like this one, get me really angry. I watched this clip about a month ago, right after a little comment by Bill O'Reilly, who insists that there are no homeless vets on the streets.
So even after service man and women sacrifice, and after their families sacrifice, they stil come home and can't dind jobs. Or ecen worse, they can't get help. Add the number of suicides from PSTD to 4189, and give me a good reason why they died, and why their peers can't get the help they need.