Summer Soldiers by Any Other Name: Act II

The Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are at it again today, having failed to generate any massive media campaign in Maryland in March. Now the most subversive elements in Congress have invited them to testify for the record in Washington. Read the entire article and then, if you haven’t already, go to the following link and sign the Truth in Testimony Petition.

IVAW Truth in Testimony” petition

One correction in the following article is that the IVAW had their march event at the Labor College in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside Washington, DC. Not Detroit.

Summer Soldiers by Any Other Name: Act II

By Kyle-Anne Shiver

“We must view as shameful any act by any American that emboldens and encourages the enemies we fight in the field. That is what is happening with the current efforts by anti-war activists purporting to show our soldiers as nothing more than criminals with guns terrorizing a helpless people. To look at it, one would think the enemy himself is scripting the testimony of the Iraq Veterans Against the War.”
– Lt. Col. (ret) Steve Russell, May 15, 2008

American patriots should have known better, I suppose, than to think that the Winter Soldiers would have enough pride not to show their faces in public again after their March tomfoolery in Detroit.

The American public is not being fooled, in my opinion.

But the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), aka Winter Soldiers, have now found a willing audience in Congress, that is sure to fawn over them with all the theatrics of a Soviet-style show trial.

The Progressive Congressional Caucus (PCC; now there’s a hoot) is laying out the red carpet, the one we taxpayers provide by the sweat of our brows, so that they can hear “testimony” by a tiny group of veterans, who are apparently unhappy about the fact that the American people decided we needed to fight a war while they were in uniform.

Cloaking one’s own cowardice in scurrilous accusations against others seems brazen beyond belief, in my view, but the show will go on and everyone will play their parts to as much media attention as can be bought.

What is the Progressive Congressional Caucus, you may wonder

Succinctly, this is the group of congressional representatives and one senator, who are responsible for “progressing” the Marxist cause in America. They probably don’t call themselves, “The Socialists,” for the same reason the “Winter Soldiers,” don’t call themselves “Socialist Summer Soldiers.” These more genuine monikers would be seen as un-American. Thus the switcheroo.

One of the best examples of PCC lunacy was Californian Pete Stark’s statement last year (in the SCHIP debates) about our soldiers in Iraq “getting their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.” Stark is a proud PCC member, as are Henry Waxman, Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Charles Rangel and Dennis Kucinich. And could this far, far, far, far left caucus possibly be complete without Keith Ellison, the only Muslim member, and Bernie Sanders, the only openly avowed Socialist member? No, of course not.

At the moment, the PCC’s most pressing cause is to engineer America’s withdrawal and defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan. And they are following their forebears’ successful game plan from the Vietnam era, right down to naming the anti-war groups the same, and parading dissident vets in the halls of our congress.

Read the whole thing here.


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