Dec 10 2007

Note To Dems: This Is Supporting The Troops

Published by at 8:26 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

The Far Left insults America’s intelligence when they say they support troops by claiming a pretend-victory and forcing them to run from al-Qaeda in Iraq – even as our troops have al-Qaeda on the run. But real support for the troops – American style – is obviously something much different than forcing retreat and covering it up with BS and parades down main street. Real support is backing them 100% so they can keep their hard-fought and achieve success (not ‘declare’ it). And that is just the minimum.

One American couple is showing everyone what it means to support our troops to the maximum extent possible, and their efforts deserve to be captured in the fabric of our national identity forever:

More than a year after infantryman Alejandro Albarran lost part of his right leg to a blast in Iraq, he still hasn’t decided whether he’ll stay in the Army.

“Right now, I’m leaning against it,” Albarran said, looking ahead with distaste to a possible desk job.

But whatever he decides, Spc. Albarran, 20, won’t be leaving Army life behind now that his wife enlisted to take his place among the ranks.

“After everything he’s gone through — and he loves the Army — he kind of inspired me,” Janay Albarran said. “I made him a promise that I would finish what he started.”

So, while he underwent five-day-a-week rehab to recover his balance and strength on a prosthetic leg at an Army rehabilitation facility here, she learned to shoot a rifle and stand in formation in boot camp at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Mrs. Albarran became Pvt. Albarran on Friday. The couple’s 2-year-old daughter is staying with a grandmother in Arizona.

Love of country, sacrifice, duty and honor. The Albarran’s have taken these concepts to a new level. I humbly salute this family who clearly represent the apex of what it means to be an American family. They did for themselves and for all of us – what an example. There are many more like them I am sure (and whom I know) who sacrifice themselves in the defense of this great nation. I just find this news I found swimming in a sea of demands by the left it is our duty to lose in Iraq just too heartening not post on.

Update: Some poor soul at Firedoglake thinks I should be sacrificing more for Iraq. Well, since I am helping my son prepare for a military career I guess I am prepared to sacrifice someone very, very precious to me. And I would go myself if they would let 47 year-olds go there. But the fact is not about me, it is about the guilt which is starting to sink in on these losers. They bet on al-Qaeda because their egos could not handle Bush being right about something. Conversely I have always known Iraq would be tough and we could lose everything if we lose Iraq. Oh well, small petty minds think small petty thoughts. Which is why they will never be a force to worry about in America.

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