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Monday, June 27, 2005

"Rightalk Radio" Sponsors Trip to Baghdad and Kuwait!

"Rightalk Radio" Sponsors Trip to Baghdad and Kuwait!

Friends and Fellow Americans
With the recent onslaught by liberals that Guantanamo Bay is a "gulag," that our military is akin to "Nazis" and America is the "terrorist" nation, the war of our generation hangs in the balance. "Politicians" such as Dick Durbin, Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and Charlie Rangel are harkening to an old and tired ploy - America is wrong and our military is criminal. If we, as a nation, are not forearmed we will lose this war as we did in Vietnam. A just and noble cause will be squandered. The sacrifice and lives of American servicemen and women will have been in vain. It will be a tragedy of worldwide and historical proportions. Our national security will be compromised; millions of free and Democratic peoples in the Middle East will be foresaken for American politics.Personally, I'm disgusted and angry.Rightalk Radio Network, in conjunction with Move America Forward, is doing something about it! From July 8th through July 16th, 10 radio talk show hosts, two filmmakers, and two journalists are traveling to CENTCOM HQ in Tampa, FL, Kuwait, and Baghdad to report directly to you what is actually going on. The good news exponentially outweighs what CNN, the New York Times, or the Washington Post would have us (you) believe. Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will be asked to discuss their honor and commitment to our war on terror. You will hear them live from the front lines. They are the heroes next door. They are not Stalin's Soviets, Hitler's Nazi's or Pol Pot's murderers. They are proud and honored men and women from Everywhere, USA.Please support our effort in whichever and whatever capacity you can. Move America Forward is asking for contributions for coffee, cookies and calling cards which the show hosts will deliver personally to our men and women in uniform. Personal messages will be taken straight from you to them. You can find the details at If you are able to contribute, please specify your contribution in the notes section at the website for the Iraq Trip - Voices of Soldiers Are Heard!We will be posting the broadcasting schedule for all of the hosts on this site in the coming days. My schedule will be posted at under "The Buzz Cut." I'll be broadcasting and interviewing live from CENTCOM HQ, Baghdad, and Kuwait.Thank you for your remarkable support and kindness over the years. If you are as outraged as I, please let me know. Your messages will be personally delivered by me to our CENTCOM personnel in Tampa and our deployed men and women in Iraq and Kuwait.We cannot, for the sake of our country and for the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan, surrender to the political expediency of a party so completely out of touch. They failed us in what was once a just and noble cause to fight Communism, they are miserably failing us again.Our troops deserve so much better. Please let your voice be heard as you hear theirs!!
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God bless America and God bless our men and women in this historic fight!
Respectfully,Buzz Patterson
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Reflections of a POW

Then-Captain David E. Baker was shot down over Cambodia in 1972, and released from Vietnam in 1973. He states he was the first USAF POW released from South Vietnam. According to his bio, he was the only POW taken in Cambodia who was returned to the U.S.

He is one of the three Vietnam and Desert Storm Veterans you'll see listed in todays' "Missing in Action" post. Brigadier General David E. Baker retired from the USAF in 1997.

The following is a poem he wrote while in captivity, describing the POW camp and his experience there:

In this camp, there are seven men
All of whom Uncle Sam did send.
"To Vietnam to fight," he said.
So others can decide how they want to be led.

Gladly we went, but alas for us,
We were captured in battle in the heat and the dust.
Taken away from our families, out of the war,
Then chained to a cage, beaten and sore.

We are Army, Air Force, and Marine
And all of us are ready to scream,
About the inhumane treatment and care,
The Viet Cong call, "lenient and fair."

As prisoners of war we eat pork fat and rice,
But we think of steak and other things nice.
Our minds seem to dwell in the future and past,
Oh, how long can this war last?

I know that some day we will all be set free.
But, only the good Lord knows when that will be.
The United States, Friends and wives,
Surely it will be the happiest day of our lives.

Until that great and eventful day.
We must all stick together and pray.
And give thanks to God for being alive,
For surely it was He who let us survive.

We will be a little older, but much more wise,
And I don't mean from listening to Communist lies.
If there is one thing upon which seven men can agree.
That one thing is: Freedom is not free!

SCOPING THE ENEMY — U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Hayes looks for the enemy through the scope on his weapon during Operation Spear in Karabilah, Iraq, June 19, 2005. Hayes is assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, which took part in the operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Neill A. Sevelius

Durbin's Non-Apology is NOT ACCEPTED By Pro-Troop Organization

Non-profit group that supports our troops and the war against terrorism, Move America Forward (, has released a new ad that defends U.S. Troops from attacks made against them by misguided U.S. Senator, DickDurbin (Democrat-Illinois).

The ad campaign is set to begin on Monday, July 4th, 2005 - Independence Day. Ads will air nationwide on cable news networks (i.e. Fox NewsChannel, CNN, Headline News) and in Durbin's home state of Illinois on network affiliates (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX). Move America Forward is paying for the ad with contributions it has been receiving online at the group's website.

The news release on this anti-Durbin ad campaign can be found online here:

The ad can be seen online here:

In Today's News - Monday, June 27, 2005

Quote of the Day
“Liberty, Sancho, my friend, is one of the most precious gifts that Heaven has bestowed on mankind.”
-- the title character in "Don Quixote"

News of Note
Wonder how the MSM likes THIS poll?

Poll: Many Doubt Media's Fairness, Patriotism

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq Chopper Crash
Freed hostage describes Iraq captivity

Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. Retakes Taliban Base

Fox News
Gas Prices Near Record High
Rice Seeks End to Israeli Settlement Expansion
Transcript: Rumsfeld on 'FNS'
Jordan Rejects Saddam Novel
Rumsfeld Urges Patience on Iraq
Insurgents Attack Across Iraq

Bush Meets Iraqi PM
Are Iraqi Airports Targets?
13 Wounded in Terror Attack

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Iran new leader to restart nuke program
Baghdad's airport reopens amid dispute
Rafsanjani turned off the poor
Rumsfeld: Iraq insurgency could last years
Libyan opposition seeks to topple Gadhafi
Egypt police encircle anti-torture protest
Israeli troops flatten Gaza buildings
Turkey won't accept any new EU criteria
Iran president-elect vows to pursue nukes
Jordan bars publication of Saddam novel
Video shows questioning of Saddam brothers
Israel begins demolishing empty Gaza homes
Syrian human rights activist acquitted
Suicide bombs kill at least 31 in Iraq
Suicide bomber kills 5 in Mosul

Reuters: Top News
3 Kenyans acquitted of conspiracy in hotel blast
West views Iran's president-elect with concern
U.S. plans new move against weapons proliferation
CNOOC heads to U.S. with bid for Unocal
U.S. to resume plutonium 238 production-report
Deep Throat's former FBI boss breaks public silence
Settlers opposing pullout erect new Gaza outpost
S.Korea provides additional fertilizer aid to North
U.S. plans new move against weapons proliferation
Ahmadinejad 'no friend' of democracy -Rumsfeld

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Iraqi PM in London for talks with Blair
U.S. Plans Expansion of Crowded Iraq Prisons
Suicide Car Bomb Kills 6 at Home of Iraqi Officer
Freed hostage tells of killings

Department of Defense
Rumsfeld: 'Solid Progress' Made in Iraq — Story
Iraq's Shiia Majority Earns Rumsfeld's Praise — Story
Rumsfeld Addresses Military Detainee Issues — Story
Defense Secretary Discusses Iraqi Forces — Story
Abizaid: Insurgents Have 'No Chance' — Story
Army Not Broken by Commitments, Challenges — Story
Bush Discusses Iraq Strategy for Victory — Story

Abizaid Visits Afghan National Army Troops — Story

Washington Nationals Salute Troops — Story
Summer Camps Start Second Year
Vietnam Vet Walks for Families

Bush: No Departure Timetable Set
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)
'Eye on Iraq' (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Review Looks at Instructor Training
National Guard, Reserve Update

from The Weather Channel

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Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


Today in History
- NYC and Boston are first linked by telegraph wires.
1862 - Day 3 of the 7 Days - Battle of Gaines' Mill.
1864 - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
1929 - NYC sees the first demonstration of a color TV.
1934 - Federal Savings & Loan Association is created.
1942 - The FBI captures eight Nazi saboteurs from a sub off the coast of Long Island.
1944 - The Allies capture Cherbourg, France.
1950 - The UN Security Council calls on members to send troops to aid South Korea; President Truman orders the Air Force and Navy into Korea; the U.S. sends 35 military advisors to South Vietnam.
1954 - Near Moscow, the first atomic power station opens; CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow the government of Guatemala.
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes the X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m.
1963 - USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth reaches 86,900 m in the X-15.
1973 - John W. Dean testifies in front of the Watergate Committee.
1977 - A 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise.
1978 - Soyuz 30 carries two cosmonauts to the Salyut 6 space station; the first oceanographic satellite, the U.S. Seasat 1, is launched into polar orbit.
1982 - The fourth Space Shuttle Mission (Columbia 4) launches.
1983 - NASA launches the space vehicle S-205; the Soyuz T-9 carries two cosmonauts to the Salyut 7 space station.
1984 - The Supreme Court ends the NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts.
1986 - The U.S. informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack; the World Court rules U.S. aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal.
1987 - Supreme Court Justice Powell retires

1462 - King Louis XII (the Just) of France
1550 - King Charles IX of France
1682 - King Charles XII of Sweden
1880 - Helen Keller blind-deaf author/lecturer
1900 - Otto E. Passman (Rep-LA,)
1927 - Bob Keeshan (aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle the Clown)
1937 - Joseph P. Allen IV, Ph. D. /astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
1938 - Bruce E. Babbitt (Gov-AL)
1951 - Sidney M. Gutierrez, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 40)

- James Smithson, whose will established the Smithsonian Institute

Reported Missing in Action
Jackson, Carl E., USAF (LA); C123 shot down; KIA, body not recovered
Roth, Billie L., USAF (IL); C123 shot down; KIA, body not recovered

Smith, Gene A., USN (UT); A4E shot down; remains returned March, 1989

Giammerino, Vincent F., US Army (NY); disappeared while on patrol

Jablonski, Michael J., US Army (IL); drowned in river while on patrol, body not recovered

Baker, David E., USAF (NY); O2A shot down, released by PRG February, 1973, retired as a Brig. General - alive and well as of 1998 - *** Veteran of Desert Storm (F-15E)***
Cerak, John P., USAF (NJ); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Dingee, David B., USAF (CT); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973, retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Francis, Richard L., USAF (OK); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973, retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Hanton, Thomas J., USAF (CA); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998 - *** Veteran of Desert Storm (AWACS / EC-130H) ***
McDow, Richard H., USAF (AL); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973, retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998 ***Veteran of Desert Storm (A-10) ***
Sullivan, Farrell J., USAF (TX); F4E shot down, remains returned June, 1983