Why Did I Serve?

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It breaks my heart to write these words.

I spent 11 years in the U.S. Navy. I thought the long hours, the humiliation, the lousy pay, and missing the 1980s was worth it. I thought my country appreciated our work.

Apparently, I was wrong:

Zogby Poll: 51% of Americans Want Congress to Probe Bush/Cheney Regarding 9/11 Attacks; Over 30% Seek Immediate Impeachment

If I believed this poll be accurate, I really wouldn’t want to be an American any longer. If fifty-one percent of the people in this country believe that our president killed 3,000 people on September 11, 2001, simply so he could spend the remaining seven years of his presidency fighting a war with al Qaeda, then the majority of Americans don’t deserve to have me, my dad, and the millions of others who served as their fellows. We are too good for them.

UPDATE:   Jim Lynch has a message for you 51 percent who blame George Bush for 9/11 have a choice to make:

There are two solutions to stopping it. One is from our side, and it is to escalate the fighting and killing against you. This is our duty, and our brothers are carrying it out,” bin Laden said, according to the transcript.

“The second solution is from your side,” he said. “I invite you to embrace Islam.”

That’s from the guy who actually flew planes into buildings.  The guy you blame is the guy trying to save your wretched, misspent lives. 

So what will it be, Democrat: Islam?  Death?

Obama Favorite of Non-Voters

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St. Louis–A CNN/Time Magazine/Al-Jazeera poll of 1,098 ineligible voters finds that Illinois Democrat Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States were the election confined to non-voters. The ineligible groups polled included the mentally ill, children, and convicted felons.   

Among high school students, Obama trounced second-place candidate Hillary Clinton 62 percent to 14 percent.    The mentally ill, including schizophrenics and victims of head trauma, gave Barack a slight advantage over Democrat Dennis Kucinich 34 to 32 with Joe Biden of Maryland finishing a close third.  North Carolina Senator and former Vice President candidate John Edwards polled best among convicts, edging out Obama 42-38. 

The Clinton campaign put a positive spin on the seemingly disappointing results, explaining that Hillary’s criminal support comes from white-collar criminals crafty enough to avoid both conviction and extradition.  “Proud criminals like Norman Hsu put their money where their warrant is,” said Clinton campaign chief Terry McAuliffe.  “Frankly, Senator Clinton wouldn’t want the support of anyone stupid enough to get arrested, much less convicted.”  

The poll was conducted by telephone and through a 3/4 inch plexiglass divider from August 28 through August 30.  The poll has an error of margin of +/- 6.8 percent.