Sunday, July 23, 2006

Somebody Didn't Get the Memo

This letter in today's Pilot illustrates why the Bush Administration really needs to get on the ball and let people know when previous talking points have been abandoned:

Dusty Rhoades' July 16 column is a prime example of why this country cannot afford to let the liberal mind-set of people like him back into political power in this country.

While Dusty and the left are champions of what they perceive to be injustices bestowed on captured terrorists, this country is in a fight for its very life with radical Islam. Dusty, exactly what country do these terrorists hail from that signed the Geneva Convention?

The Geneva Convention was an agreement among signing nations on the rules of war. The Geneva Convention states you must wear a uniform and insignia of the country you are fighting for. The penalty for not following this could include being executed.

As usual, the left wants to cherry-pick which rules they want to apply.

At club Gitmo not a single detainee has died at the hands of a U.S. soldier. They are provided three culture-sensitive meals a day, prayer rugs, copies of the Koran, and visits from the Red Cross. All the while, our captured soldiers are getting their heads cut off. Sorry, Dusty, your cry of outrage over a pile of naked terrorists rings hollow to me.

The United States has the right and duty to hold these detainees until hostilities cease. President Bush has a sworn duty to protect this country, and all we get from the liberals is an attempt to blind and handcuff this president, just to get back what they think is their rightful place in power.

In times like these, you either need to lead, follow, or get out of the way. Dusty, you and your liberal hand-wringers need to get out of the way.

Ricky Moore

West End

Of course, had Ricky actually read the column, or the story that prompted it, he'd know that the Bush Administration itself has decided to follow Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. So I guess those "liberal hand wringers' include... George Dubbya Bush.

1 comment:

David Terrenoire said...

I'd be a liberal hand-wringer but then I'd have to put down my drink.

Ain't gonna happen, not until 2008.