In case you missed these...
Brian Williams of MSNBC equated U.S. Special Forces and suicide bombers Thursday evening on Hardball...View the video here
CAIR reminded that in the aftermath of the foiled terrorist plot this week, "It is important, based on past counterterrorism cases that did not lead to terror convictions, that we withhold judgment until all the facts of this case come to light. We also ask public officials and commentators to avoid using stereotypical and ill-defined terminology when referring to this and similar cases."
Translation? Don't call 'em psychopathic terrorists - let's just call them "sanity-challenged." Read what else CAIR had to say at The Corner (National Review Online)
What does CT's military community think of the Lieberman-Lamont fiasco?Joseph Lieberman's primary loss might be a satisfying victory for the partisan extremes, but it is a sharp blow to bipartisan efforts to prevail in a global war that may span generations...Ultimately, the wartime politics of partisan destruction is corrosive to troop morale...Too often it appears we are fighting a war among ourselves instead of against the enemy...Our national security agenda must never be borne out of divisive domestic campaigns that champion partisan vindictiveness."
You can read The View from the Chow Hall
in its entirety at the Wall Street Journal online (subscription required)
Michael Yon has lots of interest:First Person Singular - Omar, Iraq the ModelPrecarious RoadThe Big Hammer (Frontline Forum)
Also, Michael Yon and Cliff Knizley
were interviewed recently on WJGR out of Jacksonville, FL - download a zipped version by clicking here
, and take a listen.
And finally, here's what's on deck for this week's "Talking with Heroes" radio show:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TALKING WITH HEROES Talk Show
August 10, 2006: Talking with Heroes Talk Show announces the guest list
for the Talk Show that will broadcast over the Talking with Heroes Internet Radio Network on Aug 13, 2006. Talking with Heroes is not about politics. It is a Talk Show that gives our men and women in the military a forum to share their mostly untold experiences while serving and helping the people in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other areas of the world in which they serve. Talking with Heroes Talk Show airs Live on Sunday evenings beginning at 5pm (PST) 8pm (EST).
Guest will be:Aaron Tippin
Country music star and American patriot entered the music scene fifteen years ago with "You've Got To Stand For Something," a solid working man’s anthem that quickly established Aaron as a true spokesman for the American people. With his success and ability to relate to the people, Aaron became the first singer to go to Saudi Arabia to entertain the troops during the first Gulf War.
Aaron Tippin’s popularity spiked again in the new millennium thanks to the chart-topping "Kiss This" (2000) and "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" (2002), as well as his sixth Gold Record and first Academy of Country Music awards nomination. In 2002 he went to Afghanistan to entertain the troops when there was controversy both at home and abroad.
Since 2003, he has been making annual visits to our forces in Iraq and become the spokesman for the Paralyzed Veterans of America with another trip planned for Iraq in November 2006. In 2005 he became the first country artist to donate funds to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.Velma R. Hart
, CAE is the National Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of AMVETS National Headquarters. She is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the National Headquarters and for the review of the six (6) subsidiary operations. She is an Army Reserve veteran and she has also served in various professional volunteer capacities, including as a board member for ASAE and The Center For Association Leadership as well as for the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Foundation.
Velma Hart is the lead staff member for the planning and execution of the National Symposium for the Needs of Young Veterans which will be hosted by AMVETS on Oct. 18-21, 2006 in Chicago.Cpt Stephen Jaksec
Recently Returned From Al Anbar Province Camp Habbaniyah. Capt. Jaksec received his BS degree from the Univ. of Pittsburgh in 1983. He took a job in Tampa with IBM, went back for a Masters in '90, worked in Pittsburgh for a couple years, then went back to Tampa Bay and did great things until the first Iraqi war broke out. He had 2 little brothers in at the time and one day picked up his briefcase and walked into the recruiter's office. At 31 he ENLISTED and reported to basic training. Captain Jaksec will be talking about The Al Anbar Province Camp Habbaniyah Combat Bocce League and his recent experiences in Iraq.Andrew Lubin
is an internationally recognized writer, journalist, and speaker. Lubin is the Author of the critically acclaimed "Charlie Battery; A Marine Artillery Battery in Iraq," the Story of his son, Cpl Philip Lubin, and his battery as they fought in Iraq in March 2003.
He has appeared on ABC, CNN, and CN 8, as well as various radio stations throughout the Northeast and mid-west United States. He just returned from Beirut where he reported on the recent mass evacuation of Americans from Lebanon, where his reporting was featured on WPVI-6,(Philadelphia ABC) and WTVD-11 (Raleigh ABC). Lubin’s articles have appeared in such professional magazines as "Leatherneck" and "The Gazette," and he writes a Marine-specific column that has been picked up by newspapers ranging from Maine to Georgia to Michigan to Okinawa. Additionally, he was the WPVI-military analyst in 2004–2005. His book "Keep Moving or Die; Task Force Tarawa at An-Nasiriyah" will be published in 1st Q 2007.Glenn Knight
is a former Marine. He says Marine Boot Camp is one of the most difficult mental and physical things a young man or woman will ever do. That same 13-week period is among the most difficult times that a parent, relative or friend of a Marine recruit will ever experience. Not knowing what to expect and having no one to ask is extremely difficult.
The moderators and members of myMarine, a Yahoo group supporting the recruit's support team, have all been there and done that. They answer the questions, calm fears and tell others what their recruit is going through.
Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in the three-month roller-coaster ride that is Marine Boot Camp.
All Talking with Heroes talk shows can be listened to in our past show archives 24 hours a day/7 days a week, from anywhere in the world where there is access to the internet and can be downloaded onto iPODs.