Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Letter From Iraq (in response to John Kerry)

I got this from a friend and it's just too good not to share.


Letter From Iraq

{This was written by my husband, Aaron, who is currently deployed to Iraq, in defense of a recent comment made by Senator John Kerry. Pass it along, it might inspire someone else to speak up! ~ Michelle}

Yesterday John Kerry said, "You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well, and if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq...

So I wrote him a letter:

I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I am currently on my second tour in Iraq, a tour in which I volunteered for. I speak Arabic and Spanish and I plan to tackle Persian Farsi soon. I have a Bachelors and an Associates Degree and between deployments I am pursuing an M.B.A. In college I was a member of several academic honor societies, including the Golden Key Honor Society. I am not unique among the enlisted troops. Many of my enlisted colleagues include lawyers, teachers, mechanics, engineers, musicians and artists just to name a few. You say that your comments were directed towards the President and not us. If we were stupid Senator Kerry, we might have believed you.

I am not a victim of President Bush. I proudly serve him because he is my Commander and Chief. If it was you who was President, I would serve you just as faithfully. I serve America, Senator Kerry, and I am also providing a service to the good people of Iraq. I have not terrorized them in the middle of the night, raped them or murdered them as you have accused me of before. I am doing my part to help them rebuild. My role is a simple one, but important. You see Senator Kerry, like it or not, we came here and removed a tyrant (who terrorized Iraqis in the middle of the night, and raped them and murdered them). And we have a responsibility to see to it that another one doesnt take his place. The people of Iraq are recovering from an abusive relationship with a terrible government and its going to take some time to help them recover from that. We can't treat this conflict like a microwave dinner and throw a temper tantrum because we feel like its taking too long.

Senator Kerry, you don't have to agree with this war. You don't have to say nice things about those of us who choose to make sacrifices for the rights of every American rather than sit back and simply feel entitled to it. But please, Senator Kerry, if you're going to call me a stupid murdering rapist, stick by what you say. Don't tell me that I misunderstood or that you would never insult a veteran because you are one too. Having been there and done that does not give you a free pass to insult me.

My suggestion for you, Senator Kerry, is to remember that your speeches are recorded, and broadcast to us simpletons over here. You may want to write down what you want to say before you say it, maybe have somebody look at it before you say it and tell you what others might hear. Remember that we can't read your mind, if there are any misinterpretations in what you say, it's because you didn't communicate clearly.

Good luck to you Senator Kerry, if nothing else it's always entertaining to watch you try and climb out of the holes that you constantly dig for yourself.

Somebody who is watching his daughter grow up in photographs so that you can have the right to say whatever you want about him.


littlelady1699 said...


A well written letter! Mr. Kerry should be ashamed of himself, the people who voted him into office should also be.Maybe he has that mayor of new orleans looking over his speeches.


sangrialel said...

AWESOME!!  Linda

scotthlori said...

Woooooo Hoooooo!!!!!  Yes, as David Letterman said, that man can lose elections  he isn't running for.

So depressing today ... all the liberals getting elected.  Wait and see what happens next.  <sigh>


ktkamanski said...

One word - WOOOOOWWWWW!  And soooo true.  I would of loved to seen the look on Sen. Kerry's face when he read that one!  Some should been seen and not heard - in his case both! What can you say for ignorance!  Thanks for sharing. May Gods blessings be in abundance in your life :o)  

jckfrstross said...

this is so true Kerry dug himself a hole he may not get out of this time lol


chevyz71gurl74 said...

Amen to that!!!!!!!!
Mind if i share this in an email to my family..?
Like you said it is too good not to share!


hsauls said...

that was so fabulous that I had to post a link on my own journal. thanks for sharing... such amazing heartfelt words! *hugs*

freemansixpack said...

HOLY COW!!!! I'm going to pimp that to everyone I know and them some. That was OUTSTANDING!! ty for sharing

mmartinez07 said...

OMG! That was incredible! BRAVO!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Hugs, Mandy ~

lifesabench6 said...

WOW.  I don't know what else to say.  Amazing.  God Bless him and you all!  Carolyn

deshelestraci said...

Well said.  Can you imagine if Kerry had be elected?!  Lord help us!

bhbner2him said...

Three cheers for this valiant Marine!!!  Eloquent.  -  Barbara

fisherkristina said...

Bravo, bravo!


kiplingcrissy said...

I read this and was cheering on every other word.
My brother is in the 82nd and currently in Iraq- he and several others sent letters to Kerry and told him that he didn't know what he was talking about.
My brother was offered scholarships to become a high school history teacher. But, he had a calling, and enlisted in the army weeks after graduation.
This may be childish- but, he has Kerry's face on a dartboard and he and others always hit the target!