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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ryan Anderson shared this video on Facebook, and I liked it so much I wanted to put it on the blog.


11 comments:

Kim and Stace said...

thanks for sharing that Lindsay; that is an awesome video...

Andie said...

Amen, sister! First time I'd seen that...guess I just can't keep track of all of Ryan's political info these days! ;-)

Cristy said...

This video should be deleted immediately. What a joke. Going to war with Iraq was a mistake. And comparing removing the troops to saving a firefighter as he is about to rescue a child is ridiculous. Kthanks.

Wonsch Fam said...

Love the video Lindz! It gave me goosebumps. I'm so proud and thankful to all our troops for the sacrifices they have made for their country, our country. Regardless of peoples opinion's on whether we should or should not have gone to war, we are at war and need to support those fighting for us. Thank you for sharing this video :)

Kristen said...

Thank you so much! I am going to try to put that on my blog and facebook too! My prayers are so strong right now for tomorrow's Elections and hope that people will see the truth and vote for Senator John McCain! However the world is becoming more and more corrupt, so will I be surprised if Senator Obama wins...probably not!;-(

Olivia said...

I should probably just keep my mouth shut, but...

All things in wisdom and order, right? That was the mistake with Iraq. Yes, we're there now, yes, support the troops, but it's how we got there. Here's some things to consider...

First, Bush and Cheney planned the war in Iraq before they were elected in 2000. Before Sept. 11. When our country was attacked by terrorists, they used that as a spring board to launch an unrelated war in Iraq. We aren't done in Afganistan, we haven't caught Bin Laden. Those are mistakes. He's still out there, and still plotting, and needs to be stopped.

Another fact: We've been told that we're in Iraq to promote human rights. In 1998, the UN through the World Health Organization, (WHO) put out a list of the top 50 countries with the worst human rights. Iraq was number 27. I'm sure they are better off now, but if our purpose was human rights, what about the 26 countries that were worse off than Iraq?

Our reasons for going into Iraq were not sound. There wasn't substantial evidence of nuclear weapons. At the same time in 2000, North Korea (who also isn't friendly to the US) announced their nuclear weapons program. Shouldn't that have been a more pressing problem? The war was planned, and Bush and Cheney used the emotionally charged atmosphere post-9/11 to launch this unrelated war. The big mistakes? Not finishing the job in Afganistan. Not catching Bin Laden. Not dealing with North Korea early on. Using patriotic propaganda instead of giving the American people all the facts. I love this country as much as the next person, but the thing that makes our country truely great is the fact that it's a Democracy. And in order for a democracy to work, the people have to hold their leaders accountable for their mistakes, especially when they cost human lives and billions and billions of dollars. If you want to say it's about human rights, research those 26 countries worse than Iraq, and then see if you can still say that. Bush has not been held accountable for what he's put our country through, and he should have been. We can't afford another Bush.

Olivia said...

Let me just add, sorry Lindsay, for exploding all over your blog. :) You know how opinionated I get.

Mrs. Blimes said...

whoa! someones stirring the political pot!!! looks like we've got a lil debate going on here!
politics are so fun! NOT.

i support prez bush, i dont always agree with him but i support him as commander in cheif. its a hard job, no one gets thru it w/o making a few errors

ps be nice olivia!

Olivia said...

I'm trying, truly I am

(Olivia blushes)

but yet I can't help it sometimes...

The Miller Family said...

Lol. No trying to stir the political pot here!

I saw this, and thought it was a neat video about one man and his reason for not voting for Obama, one of which I just happen to share. I wasn't trying to sway anyone's vote or say it was right or wrong. I just really liked it and thought some of you might, too!

Now let's all go out and eat some cupcakes! Cupcakes makes everything okay! Unless you're Olivia...then don't, b/c I'm pretty sure it doesn't tatse as good coming up as it did going down...sad!

Mrs. Blimes said...

so so glad the election madness is over!!! now lets all just do our best with the cards we've been dealt!

ps... did u say you got that fab sunday dress at target???

after im done not fitting into ANYTHING im totally taking pages from the lindsey miller fashion book!