Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Supporting the Troops, Opposing the War?

Here is the beginning of a Salt Lake Tribune story about a mother and her Marine son:
Many in her country had turned against the war. The mayor of her city was organizing a protest against the president. And the insurgents in Iraq, Amy Galvez feared, were growing bolder by the day.

Galvez decided she had heard enough.

Hoping her words might persuade those who support the president, the war and the troops in Iraq to assemble in a great demonstration of patriotism and support, Galvez sat at her computer and began to type.

"My son, who is a resident of Salt Lake City, is now in Iraq," she wrote in an e-mail to The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday. "American lives have been lost in this war because the enemy has been emboldened by our own words, actions and lack of support for our own mission."

Galvez was still sitting at her computer when she heard a car door close outside her northwest Salt Lake City home. Peering through the window, she saw two Marines coming up the walk.
You absolutely must read the whole thing. Every American should.

Meanwhile, Ann Althouse shreds Judge Taylor's opinion in the American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency case — the one challenging President Bush’s warrantless surveillance program. The Taylor opinion is a little short of defenders, apart from the New York Times editorial board.


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

Thanks, Hedgehog. I'd hoped you'd notice this story.

His mother's e-mail is also worth reading as it pointedly (and now poignantly) describes who's listening to, and counting on, the Cindy Sheehan's and Rocky Anderson's in America.

The Galvez family had also helped found a support effort for the Marines,, as pointed out in this Deseret Morning News article on this story. Send a donation in memory of Corporal Galvez and support of a great American family.

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

Following up on my earlier post, I found that is unfortunately not currently accepting donations at the present time. Red-tape still in the way, it appears. 

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:25:00 AM  

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