"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

101st Fighting Keyboarders: A Centcom Endorsement

I signed up with the 101st this morning, but have not had too much time to poke around too much. I did however, find this post below regarding CentComs endorsement of the group.

Earlier I was able to read a number of the comments at Captain's Quarters regarding the 101st and experienced my usual reaction reading comments from "leftward." The CentCom endorsement juxtaposed with the "leftward" comments reminds me that there are multiple ways to support your country and its efforts. Unfortunately there are also many ways to thwart its efforts by those that unconsciously ignore reality; many of those opposed to Iraq reveal a total distrust and loathing of the nation that gives us so much freedom.

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong. - Stephen Decatur
I'm quite proud to have signed up with this group and look forward to assisting forwarding its message.

From the Captain's Quarters:

Sneakeasy's Joint joined the 101st Fighting Keyboarders and posted about his decision to join up -- which prompted a surprising e-mail from US Central Command:
Hi, Kiril:

I caught your post about the 101st Fighting Keyboardists. Good luck with the project! I’m not sure if you have been to the US Central Command website but we regularly post news, photos, audio and video from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You (and your fellow bloggers) are welcome to use any materials you find on our site. If you’d like to receive the weekly electronic newsletter and monthly Coalition Bulletin, just ask.

If you could add a link to CENTCOM, it’d be appreciated (I’m trying to spread the word about our site!). I’ve attached the CENTCOM logo, should you want to use it with the link. Thanks!

SPC C. Flowers

CENTCOM Public Affairs

I have had some correspondence with SPC Flowers in the past, who handles relations with bloggers and other media. They have an RSS feed available at Centcom and regularly update it.

It's very gratifying to get this kind of validation for our effort, but I know from our correspondence that Centcom appreciates the support they receive from many people across the blogosphere. I wonder how many will refer to Centcom as chickenhawks?


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