He's one of the newly elected Republicans in Congress. My boyfriend and I were joking about how, as a black Republican, he's guaranteed a spot on many a panel in future (sort of like being a gay Conservative/conservative, I guess). But we sold him short -- he deserves an audience because he is intelligent and certainly where Islamic fascism is concerned, he understands the enemy. I like his solution, too: "You kill these guys." Thank you. This is why we need to stay in Afghanistan. Since the announcement last week about Canada potentially extending its mission, I have been saying to all who will listen that extending the mission is not a mistake or the mistake. The mistake was announcing an end-date on our presence there in the first place.
Now listen to Allen West and appreciate this guy. Oh -- he's got Obama's number, too!
It's funny -- people say Mayor-Elect Ford is insensitive, but I can think of few things more insensitive than Mayor Miller's speech yesterday. Joe Warmington lets him have it:
“Today,” he told the crowd outside of Old City Hall Thursday. “I’m reminded of the words President Jimmy Carter spoke in 2002 while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize: He said war may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”
It was quite a thing to say in front of our veterans and proud families of fallen and serving soldiers.
But he wasn’t finished saying such things as “would that we could choose the path of peace and embrace it” when he should know that the peace we enjoy today was as a result of the warriors who won it going to war.
A lot of people died to give him his free speech. But they died to allow us to criticize a powerful person like him, too, without threat of jail.
“This wasn’t a Remembrance Day tribute,” said former navy man and radio legend Roy Green. “Mayor Miller would have served our military fallen better had he remained silent.”
What a complete twit. So glad I didn't vote for him either time he ran.
My uncle, Norman Christopherson, pictured here training in Canada. Landed at Juno Beach on D-Day and died at Falaise gap on August 11, 1944. Buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Bretteville sur Laize, France.