“Today I weep for my country. No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. … Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned. We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance. After war has ended the United States will have to rebuild much more than the country of Iraq. We will have to rebuild America’s image around the globe.”
Senator Robert Byrd, March, 2003
I dare Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia, to greet PFC Jessica Lynch with these exact words on her return from Germany, where she is recuperating after having been captured while “injuring” America’s image, as he says.
We will see if he is a man of convictions, or just another politician spouting his party’s line, hoping it will hurt our Commander in Chief, George, W. Bush.
Will he show the same courage this young 19 year old girl has and say what he REALLY thinks of America, our military, and the Commander in Chief?
Don’t hold your breath. But even if he doesn’t . . . we can read above, what he has already said, so obviously believe. And it is up to West Virginians to remember these words the next time he is up for election.
Oh, and someone should remind him that the people he says mistrust us . . . are not our friends.