Appeal for Courage.org
Recently I received an email and was asked to pass on the information to help support our troops. Here is that email.
Hello from Baghdad.
I and a Vietnam vet friend of mine have launched a new site, AppealForCourage.org which allows active duty military to (legally) tell Congress and the media that they should support our mission, and that their criticism do.000002.es hurt our morale while emboldening our enemies.
This site is partly in response to the leftist site AppealForRedress. It was created by a big money group and given a free pass by the media. I don’t have any money for advertising, and I don’t expect the media to help.
If you folks could help publicize it in other websites and to your military friends, I think we could get thousands of signatures and have an impact at this crucial juncture in the war. Thank-you for your help.
LT Jason Nichols, USN
I have complained about the lack of positive media reports on the War in Iraq for some time now. For nearly as long, I have voiced my opinions about the lack of support shown in Congress. Both of these affect the moral of our troops and all coalition forces and encourage our enemy. Even al-Qaeda brags about the help they derive from the media and the bickering and lack of Congressional support.
Since the last election, the Congressional lack of support by the same people has intensified. Along with the Congressional circus, the media has all appearances of a media frenzy. Over and over these irrational people make comparisons to Vietnam and threaten to end all support and pull out the troops in Iraq. The only way I know to end a war is for one side to surrender or mutually call for an end to fighting.
Al-Qaeda has no intention of doing anything less than destroying our country. If Congress will put on its thinking caps, it would remember that al-Qaeda declared war on America. That declaration was made over twenty years ago. They have progressively killed more and more Americans all over the world. Each attack is more devastating than previous ones.
The last time Congress made such an irresponsible decision, over a million lives were lost. In effect our Congress was “the indirect cause of genocide.” It appears that Congress will repeat that “crime against humanity’ in Iraq. I say this because surely, if we leave Iraq, a blood bath will follow. Besides the disagreements between the Sunni and Shi’ia, Al-Qaeda will make a major offensive in Iraq. Syria, Iran, and Saudi Arabia will be particularly supportive of our departure and the subsequent escalation in conflict. Neither want Democracy to succeed in Iraq because they fear the spill over into their own nations.
Our troops understand all of this. They also see that the troop surge in Baghdad is having a very positive effect. The troops also have been reporting that except for the area immediately surrounding Baghdad, Iraq is making major progress toward Democracy and re-establishing its economy and major public services.
Please pass this information around to all eligible military personnel.
Again, the name of the site is Appeal for Courage.org.