WHY IS BUSH ALLOWING THE GOOD GUYS TO GO TO PRISON?
Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
This afternoon, two falsely convicted border patrol agents tearfully kissed their wives and families goodbye as they turned themselves in to start serving a bogus prison sentence of 11 and 12 years. Why, for accidentally shooting an illegal alien, drug runner who they thought had a gun. Of course, the minor injury to his behind has turned into free medical care in the US, promise of immunity and now a 5 million dollar law suit against the US. I'm sure the talk show is on its way and an audition for American Idol. Does anyone care that two families have been destroyed, along with two careers and lives!??? Congressmen have asked for pardons from our President, hundreds of thousands of petitions have been signed and sent. Anyone who has a heart in this country is ROYALY ticked off and horrified that our President hasn't already pardoned these two guys who were only doing their jobs. I want to know why our President hasn't had time to pardon these two guys who did NOTHING wrong, yet has the time to send 20,000 more troops to Iraq to fight the bad guys.
This war on terror has morphed into a war on common sense, war on our borders and now apparently, while grabbing a terrorist thug or two we want to wipe out our border patrol and micro manage our troops with politically correct rules of engagement. What is the point in fighting terror and danger abroad if we are shredding our heroes on the border here trying to keep the danger and terror out???
Last night I had Van Hipp on my show. He is the former Deputy Secretary of the Army under Bush senior. He was also horrified at our lame rules of engagement so far, in that we hadn't allowed our troops to take out Sadhr and his henchmen, challenging our troops for years now. Let alone, the idiocy of not allowing our troops in Afghanistan to take out the Taliban terrorists at the funeral site a few months back, because, Hark, it was against the rules of engagement!!! Our troops could have killed a bunch of the bad guys in one location and stopped the assaults on our guys. Oh�.but no�.who cares about our military? They are there to die eventually anyway in this ever so unpopular war. We wouldn't want to be rude and insensitive to the terrorists while we are trying to hunt them down would we??? After all, they may have a talk show in their future and a Berkley attorney ready to represent them in a class action lawsuit against our military for rudeness and Islamophobia.
Van was also appalled and shocked with the lack of coverage about the two border patrol agents. Neither one of us were happy with the lack of response from our President either. I can see this happening in a 3rd world country, Iran, or former communist Russia but now apparently, we think nothing of throwing the good guys under the bus while studying, empathizing and helping the enemies of our country here and abroad.
As a conservative, I feel betrayed and shocked at so much that has happened since 9/11. Forget Republican and Democrat rubbish!!! What about loyalty to America, American values, American constitution, American law??? Years ago we should have shut the borders and protected our citizens in part by actually giving our border patrol, AUTHORITY to really do their job without fear of ruin, transfer, or arrest!!!
From the beginning of this world war we should have given our troops
authority to actually shoot at all the bad guys, not call the attorney
close by for permission. I've talked with too many troops who were
in Iraq, who have been horrified at the politically correct, insane
rules of engagement, designed to be ever so polite to the terrorists
and ever so murderous to our troops. I don't know about you but I
would rather have our troops and border patrol be rude and alive then
polite and dead. Wake up Mr. President and wake up America!!!
� 2007 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called "CD Highway" that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.
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This war on terror has morphed into a war on common sense, war on our borders and now apparently, while grabbing a terrorist thug or two we want to wipe out our border patrol and micro manage our troops with politically correct rules...