Walter Reed “Vigil”

Posted by on August 25, 2005

I wish I could say I was shocked when I heard about Code Pink’s “vigil” outside Walter Reed Hospital. I wish I could say I was OUTRAGED by the cold hearted EVIL that would make the Enemy bust his buttons with pride. I wish that I couldn’t find the words through the cloud of RAGE in my mind to write this post.

Unfortunately, I have come to expect such anti-american activities from these people who would just as soon slit the throats of our soldiers than get out of their way.

These people have every right to express their feelings about the current Administration, the War on Terror, the Battlefield in Iraq, and any number of other things. If only they would recognize that it’s the men and women INSIDE Walter Reed that have insured their right to make complete fools of themselves. The men and women inside who are fighting their own private war with wounds both physical and psychological are there because they understood the value of Free Speech. Many of them witnessed Free Speech when Iraqis freely voted for the first time in generations. Unfortunately, they are now witnessing “Free Speech” by the Code Pink crowd.

I FIRMLY believe that Code Pink’s “expression” should be protected. My “expression” is also protected. As long as my “expression” doesn’t result in slapped faces and torn up signs I can say and do anything I like. Unfortunately my “expression” would probably result in slapped faces and torn up signs because I am DEEPLY offended at their “expression”. Just as they feel that incarceration is sometimes necessary to get their point across…I’m thinking that an assault charge may be necessary to get my point across.

What they are doing is protected but it’s also dangerous.

This isn’t about Free Speech though…this is about common decency…something that Code Pink has no clue about.

Froggy chimes in here.

Blackfive chimes in here.

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7 Responses to “Walter Reed “Vigil””

  1. Beth Barnat Says:

    Froggy Ruminations referred me to Black Five and on to you.

    I, too, feel your complete rage and disbelief that human beings could do something like this to other human beings. I felt the same way when I read about what the Nazis did to the Jews.

  2. Beth Barnat Says:

    Froggy Ruminations referred me to Black Five and on to you.

    I, too, feel your complete rage and disbelief that human beings could do something like this to other human beings. I felt the same way when I read about what the Nazis did to the Jews.

  3. Beth Barnat Says:

    Froggy Ruminations referred me to Black Five and on to you.

    I, too, feel your complete rage and disbelief that human beings could do something like this to other human beings. I felt the same way when I read about what the Nazis did to the Jews.

  4. SingleMind Says:

    Code Pink should visit me sometime. They will find out that my Free Speech travels at about 2,900 feet per second.

  5. Bob Says:

    I am sorry you hate the troops so much but if you actually read the signs that code pink has many of them say Best Support Proper Pay and Benefits, Let the Wounded Heal, Bring the Troops Home Alive, Fund the wounded not the war, many of the soldiers would like to be at home alive not dead or in a hosipital for the rest of their lives! The Walter Reed Vigil was created to bring attention to the wounded that were being brought in under the cover of darkness to hide what is going on in Iraq, the fact that so many of our troops are being wounded or killed while Iraq is not better off. Under Saddam Unions were not allowed, Under the U.S. Occupation Unions are not allowed, Many homes and bussinesses are being destroyed and families are being torn apart, and there is massive poverty growing. Saddam was an evil dictator, but Bush is no better and neither was Clinton (who’s sanctions killed 1.5 million people). We need to bring our troops home alive and with proper pay and benefits and let the wounded get the proper medical care, and at the very least they should have the proper equipment which the Bush Admin. has denied them!

  6. Bob Says:

    I am sorry you hate the troops so much but if you actually read the signs that code pink has many of them say Best Support Proper Pay and Benefits, Let the Wounded Heal, Bring the Troops Home Alive, Fund the wounded not the war, many of the soldiers would like to be at home alive not dead or in a hosipital for the rest of their lives! The Walter Reed Vigil was created to bring attention to the wounded that were being brought in under the cover of darkness to hide what is going on in Iraq, the fact that so many of our troops are being wounded or killed while Iraq is not better off. Under Saddam Unions were not allowed, Under the U.S. Occupation Unions are not allowed, Many homes and bussinesses are being destroyed and families are being torn apart, and there is massive poverty growing. Saddam was an evil dictator, but Bush is no better and neither was Clinton (who’s sanctions killed 1.5 million people). We need to bring our troops home alive and with proper pay and benefits and let the wounded get the proper medical care, and at the very least they should have the proper equipment which the Bush Admin. has denied them!

  7. pilgrim Says:

    Bob,

    Funny, but the troops I’ve talked with INSIDE Walter Reed do not see these vigils as you see them. They see them as a slap in the face.

    It wasn’t Clinton who imposed the sanctions, it was the UN. It wasn’t Clinton OR the UN that caused the deaths you mention. It was Hussein who didn’t let the aide get to where it was supposed to go.

    The Bush Admin didn’t “deny” the troops anything. The bureaucracy of the DOD was the cause of the delays. If you want to rant against that, I’ll be MORE than happy to join in with you.

    The troops that have been over there support their mission by a very large majority. That is why they keep going back. War isn’t a clean business…people get grievously wounded and killed. It really REALLY sucks but it’s a fact. It happened during our Revolutionary War, French-Indian War, 1812 War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and all the other little conflicts we have entered into to insure the God Given Freedom that every human is entitled to.

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