Carol Platt Liebau: The Pride of Princeton

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Pride of Princeton

This email from an army commander to the family of his troops is a must-read -- it exemplifies not only the quality of the men leading our troops, but the quality of our American troops.

When Hugh Hewitt read it on his radio program yesterday, the name of the commander sounded like an acquaintance from college -- I had a freshman year roomate in ROTC, and thus knew some of the other ROTC participants. Sure enough, it seems that Battalion Commander Chris Cavoli is, in fact, Princeton '87. I remember him as a strong, wiry, dark-haired, no-nonsense type of guy who was, even at the time, clearly destined for a career in the US Army. I am proud to have known him, proud to share an alma mater with him.

Please say a prayer for Commander Chris Cavoli and for all the men and women serving so valiantly in the cause of freedom.


Blogger Editor said...

This year dozens of veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq threw their hats into the ring for the 2006 races. Although Republicans cast themselves as the party of the troops, many more Democrats ran than Republicans. Among those who survived the primaries, five are Democrats and one is a Republican.

In the Pennsylvania Battleground incumbent Curt Weldon(R) has gone on the attack. The Pennsylvania Republican Party tried swift-boating Sestak, accusing him of violating the Uniform Military Code by wearing his uniform while campaigning. Sestak struck back with language from the code allowing the uniform to be worn at memorial services, which is where he wore it while reading the names of the war dead at a Memorial Day ceremony.

Another broadside flopped when Weldon criticized Sestak for having his daughter treated at Children's Hospital in Washington rather than a local hospital in Pennsylvania. Sestak, whose child is recovering from a malignant brain tumor, quickly won that point.

One of Weldon's self-inflicted wounds remains open. The congressman, who never served in the military, said the ``jury is still out on WMDs in Iraq, a statement at odds with the findings of commissions set up to investigate. Even the president has now said that WMDs weren't in Iraq.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

eddy---always on topic.

This email is typical of the stuff we constantly hear of only through blogs and sites run by people who are concerned with the reality of the situation. Libs, like the doufas above, choose to ignore, spin, question and suspect such evidence of the quality, character and heart of our military personnel, and the successes they accumulate. That's OK. While they bleat and whinney like dumb animals, others are doing the heavy lifting, and people on the right consistently show support.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

Marshall.....down here in South Akabam, we call those people you are trying tom describe "sheeple".


4:06 AM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

EDIT above to read "Alabama'm and "to". And, it doesn't bother me at all if you snicker.

But "sheeple" nails it down tight.

4:08 AM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

Still didn't get it right.


4:10 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

editor has never agreed with anything Carol's ever posted, so why does dittohead keep reading? Must be because he's declared his moral and intellectual superiority over all use right wing idiots!

As usual, Ann nails it too. The sheeple run off the cliff chasing their power.

7:51 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

From the email:
"Most of all, we have separated the enemy from the people."

That's great news.

It beats having to leaflet an area (such as, say, Southern Lebanon) with a message of "turn out the combatants among you, or you will die horribly by their side."

8:06 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Yet facts are facts, the troops choose to join the Democratic party.

8:18 AM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...


"The facts are"... open to interpretation.

1. A Democrat veteran is like a black Republican -- apt to be advanced on an accelerated basis for optics.

2. The Republican party's position in the war on terror may be sufficiently satisfactory to the vast majority of servicemen and veterans that these servicemen and veterans see no need to run.

3. The vast majority of servicemen may see themselves making a greater contribution to their country by remaining in uniform to implement the administrations war on terror than by entering politics.

I don't doubt that there are patriotic servicemen and veterans who are Democrats and/or vigorously oppose the administation's policies (assuming "and/or" is possible post Lamont/Lieberman). Swifting Boating/Borking such people is wrong. But it's also wrong to extrapolate from six candidates where servicemen's and veterans' preferences lie.

This dog won't hunt.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

The distances covered when eddy-boy jumps to conclusions would make an Olympic pole vaulter proud.

9:08 PM  

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