Thursday, August 16

McCain: Immigration Issue Led to Threats

I can relate to the inflamed passions. Its baffling and at times irrational (though I have never received any death threats). Someone did mock me once by saying that my name must really be "Jose"... I still haven't figured that one out! LOL It's amazing how many freedom loving conservatives would quickly opt to silence my opinions, despite the fact that I am against illegal immigration.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday that the issue of illegal immigration angered people unlike no other, including the unpopular war in Iraq, and sparked unprecedented death threats against him.

"It is unbelievable how this has inflamed the passions of the American people," the Arizona senator said in remarks at The Aspen Institute, a public policy forum. In an interview, he declined to elaborate on the threats he had received.

Veterans Organize National Response to MoveOn.org Bullying Tactics

Just got this in my email and I wanted to pass it along.

From: The Victory Caucus [mailto:news@victorycaucus.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:47 AM
To: Josue
Subject: Call for Victory Day Thursday 8/16

Folks:

Apologies for a second message this week, but tomorrow (Thursday 8/16) is an important day and we need your help. Several pro-victory groups including
Vets for Freedom and Families United are planning a national call-your-Congresspeople day to counter efforts of defeatist groups. Please, please, take five minutes and call or fax your Representative and Senators and let them know you want them to be strong on the war and support our men and women in uniform until their mission is a success.

To make this easy, Victory Caucus has a new page where you can easily look up your Rep and Senators. Just go
here, type in your zip code, and you'll get your Representative and Senators telephone number, fax, and web contact info.

Included below is more information. Please call / fax / send a pro-victory smoke signal tomorrow, and thanks!

NZ


Iraq Veterans, Families of Soldiers Focus on Cost of Defeat in Iraq

Organize National Response to MoveOn.org Bullying Tactics

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 – Veterans of the Iraq war have joined with families of those serving and sacrificing in Iraq to focus on the cost of a U.S. defeat in Iraq.  On Thursday, August 16, they will fight back against efforts by MoveOn.org to bully the American people into ending the mission just as it is showing significant signs of progress.

“As families of those who are serving or have made the ultimate sacrifice, we must educate our fellow Americans about the need to continue the mission and the terrible price we will pay if we retreat now,” said Merrilee Carlson, the president of Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission.

 

Added Pete Hegseth, executive director of Vets for Freedom:  “Moveon.org will talk a lot about the money we are spending.  But what they won’t discuss – and what in truth they just don’t care about – is the overwhelming cost of U.S. and Iraqi lives and security if we give up too soon and lose this war.  As veterans of Iraq who have served on the ground, we understand the progress that is being made and we know the consequences if we were to pack up and leave without defeating al-Qaeda.”

They noted that possible outcomes of defeat include:  

  • A bloodbath in Iraq, costing hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives and possibly destabilizing the entire Middle East region.  
  • A failed state in Iraq and a safe haven for Al Qaeda to plan future attacks against America and her allies.
  • An emboldened Iran in pursuit of nuclear weapons and a victorious Al Qaeda in pursuit of new ways to kill Americans at home and around the world.  
Both organizations are urging Americans who support the mission to use August 16, 2007 to educate their members of Congress about the cost of defeat, to write to their local newspapers explaining the consequences of a precipitous withdrawal, and to engage their fellow citizens to discuss the issues at stake.

With more than 7,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, Vets for Freedom is a leading voice representing troops and veterans.  Its mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying its members first-hand knowledge to issues of American strategy and tactics—namely "the surge" in Iraq.   It supports policymakers from both sides of the aisle who stand behind the great generation of American warriors on the battlefield, and who have put long-term national security before short-term partisan political gain.

Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission is a non-partisan, non-profit coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families, including some with loved ones in harm's way, veterans, and Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their efforts to make America safer by allowing them to complete their mission.

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We need your organization to join us! Details below:

Cost of Defeat Day  

National Education Effort 

 Thursday, August 16, 2007

www.vetsforfreedom.org

 www.familiesunitedmission.com

 

Sponsored by Vet for Freedom & Families United.


This Thursday, August 16, 2007, radically defeatist group, Moveon.org, plans to bully Americans into an immediate retreat from Iraq, guaranteeing our defeat. 

 Recently, even the NY Times has reported the progress being made on the ground by the Gen. Petraeus and the brave U.S. troops. They are driving al-Qaeda out, securing neighborhoods, and helping Iraqis rebuild their lives and society.

 Moveon.org will talk a lot about the money we are spending.  But what they won’t discuss – and in truth, what they just don’t care about – is the overwhelming cost of U.S. and Iraqi lives and security if we give up too soon and lose this war.

Possible outcomes of defeat include:

  • A bloodbath in Iraq, costing hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives and possibly destabilizing the entire Middle East region.
  • A failed state in Iraq and a safe haven for Al Qaeda to plan future attacks against America and her allies.
  • An emboldened Iran in pursuit of nuclear weapons and a victorious Al Qaeda in pursuit of new ways to kill Americans at home and around the world.

Our message of hope and freedom for Iraq is silent unless YOU act!

We need people like you to join our Cost of Defeat Day, this Thursday, August 16. It is critical that we educate Members of Congress, the media, and our fellow citizens about the cost of defeat and the importance of completing this mission.

 Commit to educating your community. Write letters to the editor of your local papers.  Then, this Thursday, call your Senator and Member of Congress.

1.        Let them know that you support Gen. Petraeus and you want to win the war on terror!

2.         Let them know that the cost of defeat is a price you are not willing to pay.

 To locate you representative, visit www.house.gov & www.senate.gov .