The United States is at war. The enemy is
terrorism. We have good reason to be fighting those who wage these battles
around the world. On September 11, 2001 we were attacked on our own soil.
However, there are some officials, with questionable moral fortitude I might
add, trying to sway public opinion against this war and they have chosen to
try and revise the history of this recent event. These particular men have
not had to expostulate on their own moral character, rather the media, as a
matter of due course, has done a marvelous job remonstrating on their
behalf, so that they have been able to rise into positions of great
prominence and influence within the Democratic Party.
Letís begin with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. His affiliations are
questionable. A Communist Party veteran, by the name of Jack O'Dell, served
as the director of international affairs for Jacksonís National Rainbow
Coalition. Jackson, himself, was the keynote speaker at a 1985 commemoration
of the 10th anniversary of "the liberation of Vietnam" sponsored by the
Communist Party USA. Jackson has close and long-standing ties to an Islamic
terrorist, Jeff Fort, who Jackson enlisted to deploy El Rukn thugs to scare
Chicago businesses he boycotted. Jackson has been reluctant to condemn
Islamic militants for 9/11. Instead, he has suggested that America might
have had it coming. He is quoted as saying, "Sometimes terrorism is fed by
the greed of the oppressors." Four days after 9/11, there were no American
flags at PUSH headquarters in Chicago or at Jackson's home.
His half-brother Noah employed El Rukn thugs in his cocaine and heroin
empire, before the feds busted him. Jackson later lobbied former President
Clinton to commute his brother's sentence on murder and racketeering
charges. Jackson has referred to Jews as "hymies" and has even said that he
is tired of hearing about the Holocaust. In his personal life, he is known
as a womanizer and has fathered a daughter out of wedlock. There is so much
bad press buried in the inner pages about Jacksonís indiscretions that I
could write an article just on him. But I think Iíve proven my point.
Most recently, Jackson has suggested that the UN should consider sanctions
against the United States for the war in Iraq, based on its decision to
murder all these people on faulty information. Apparently, Jackson forgot
the seventeen UNSC resolutions condemning Saddam's regime, and the final one
authorizing the use of force. Maybe Jesse thinks if he screams loud enough
about our presence in Iraq, someone from the Republican Party will pay him
to go away, a la NASCAR and Coca Cola.
W. Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, otherwise known as "the Pork KingĒ, was a
member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940ís. He was a "Kleagle", an official
recruiter who signed up members for $10 a head. He is quoted as saying he
joined the KKK because it was exciting and because the Klan promoted
traditional American values.
Senator Byrd, in a Feb 12, 2003 speech on the Senate floor, accused our
current administration of squandering a large projected surplus of some $5.6
trillion over the next decade and taking us to projected deficits as far as
the eye can see. He claims that our domestic policy put many of our states
in dire financial condition and under-funds essential programs for our
people. Yet Sen. Byrd, himself, has been cited for setting a new standard
for taxpayer-funded narcissism by convincing the West Virginia Legislature
to erect a statue of himself in the state Capitol. He violated state law
which prohibits erecting statues of government officials until they have
been dead for half a century. In fact, the senator currently has over 20
public works named after him. In the same speech, he claims that
Anti-Americanism based on mistrust, misinformation, suspicion, and alarming
rhetoric from U.S. leaders is fracturing the once solid alliance against
global terrorism which existed after September 11th. It can easily be argued
that our alliance with France and Germany was fractured because they feared
our discovery that they were involved with illegal commerce under UN
sanctions as well as the "Oil for FoodĒ bribes to which they have been
Finally, in his version of how events are playing out, the mood of our
nation is grim. He complains that although our citizens are warned of
imminent terrorist attacks there is little guidance as to when or where
these might occur. I wonder if it has occurred to Senator Byrd that by
keeping the war against terror on foreign soil, the Presidentís policy of
preemption is working.
The Senator feigns concern that family members are being called to active
military duty, with no idea of the duration of their stay or what horrors
they may face. Yet at the time of this writing, many of our soldiers who
finished their tours of duty (some extended) have returned home and have
very positive things to say about how things are going in Iraq.
He suggests that communities are being left with less than adequate police
and fire protection. Iíve heard no such talk in our news coverage. My
husband, who is an ex-firefighter, assures me that his former brothers of
the badge have through out time always strived to have the best equipment
and to say that today, more than any other time, this is of concern would be
Robert Byrd claims that the economy is stumbling yet it has recovered from
the 1990ís hallow .com boom only to see unprecedented growth based in sound
business practices devoid of the corporate scandals that plagued the 8 years
of the Clinton administration.
This Senator continues to scream that our President and his administration
took the nation into war with Iraq without compelling reason and without
broad international or even regional support. Worse, he recklessly compares
the war in Iraq to Vietnam even though Vietnam was won by dividing the
American public, not on the battlefield.
Byrd has said that justifications for war have proven empty in hindsight but
Iím fairly certain that those who had the unfortunate experience of having
seen the torture chambers and rape rooms would beg to differ.
Senator Teddy Kennedyís lineage includes a father who earned the family
fortune rum running and whose legacy is that he was an appeaser in WW II.
Ted Kennedy doesnít fall far from the tree. He can be portrayed as a boozer
found in the most compromising of situations after nights of drinking, such
as; leaving a girl to drown in his car, and more recently; partying with his
nephews the evening they were charged of rape. He is one of the staunchest
opposers to the war in Iraq and has stated that it was contrived to help
Republicans in the 2002 and 2004 elections by diverting attention from the
administrations deceptionís at home. He refuses to acknowledge that
President Bush was correct in forging ahead without the support of the
United Nations, an organization in which many members have been exposed as
on the take from Saddam.
The framers of our great Constitution had hoped that the future leaders of
the United States could be relied upon to act with the same integrity as the
first President, George Washington and that they would place what was best
for our country above personal motivations. It was hoped that men of great
virtue would be elected to office and that these men would be incorruptible.
The mainstream media neglects to remind the public that Senators Kennedy and
Byrd, and the Reverend Jackson are hypocrites. Not only have these public
figures not been held accountable for their numerous breeches of decency,
but they continue to conduct themselves with impunity while they labor to
subvert the efforts of those who place the collective good over their own
well being. These three men consistently abuse their positions of influence
for personal and political gain. It is their inflammatory rhetoric which
places our soldiers at the greatest risk, while they endeavor to discredit
our efforts in the war on terror.
Although President George Bush is a man of great candor and principle, the
mainstream media has chosen to align itself with Jackson, Byrd, and Kennedy,
all men of questionable character and motives. Iíll take, "Why do these men
get such favorable press? for $1000.00, Alex.
Comrade Jesse Jackson
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Nancy Salvato is a middle school teacher in Illinois and an independent
contractor for Prism Educational Consulting. She is the Educational Liaison
to IL Sen. Ray Soden and she works with national and local organizations
furthering the cause of Civic Education. She is a columnist for American
Daily, The Common Voice, GOP-USA, OpinionEditorials and The New Media Journal.us. Her
writing has been recognized by the US Secretary of Education. She has been published in
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