Lynn Woolsey: A National Embarrassment

January 10th, 2011

By Nancy Morgan

My nephew, Lance Corporal Lee Morgan, will be deploying to Afghanistan next Friday. This will be his second tour of duty there. Lee will be putting his life on the line, once again, fighting a war which is described by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) as “an epic failure, a national embarrassment and a moral blight.”

While my nephew is risking his life to fight the war on terror, Ms. Woolsey is exercising her right to polish her moral vitae (on the backs of others) by blithely passing judgment on what the Obama administration has re-defined as merely an “overseas contingency operation.” Ms. Woolsey’s right, by the way, has been granted her by the blood of Lee’s compatriots and all the other brave young men who have died in service to our country.

Spitting on the graves of those that have died in their nation’s service is just one of the rights secured to Ms. Woolsey by the blood and sweat of others. A free press is another right. The same press that has maintained a deafening silence about this war, ever since it became Obama’s war. The same press that reports Ms. Woolsey’s inane pronouncements without offering vital context.

Though Ms. Woolsey makes ten times the money my nephew does, he is the one who does the heavy lifting. He is the one on the front line, braving Taliban bullets and following orders. Ms. Woolsey, on the other hand, spends her time, along with fellow democrats, improvising insane rules of engagement which make his job much more dangerous. She is also busy ensuring that terrorists are given the same rights as the Americans they are so intent on killing.

Ms. Woolsey, courtesy of our complacent media, is given the moral high ground. Lee is given, well, nothing to speak of. Not even the thanks or appreciation his sacrifice and service deserves.

Ms. Woolsey, by virtue of her office, is given the status of “expert.” Lee is given the task of ensuring she has an office.

While Ms. Woolsey fashions catchy sound bites, Lee is engaging in real life fights. To the death. Lee could be killed. Ms. Woolsey can only be shamed – if the left hadn’t outlawed shame.

While Ms. Woolsey advocates for “love, not war,” Lee is tasked with the actual job of facing down Taliban fanatics in their own back yards. Lee won’t be making love anytime soon. He’s too busy protecting the right of idiotic politicians to mouth 60’s slogans as they preen in front of cameras, patting themselves on their own backs for exposing the “moral blight” of all that nasty violence. Ms. Woolsey is evolved. Lee is just a grunt Marine.

Though ignored by the media, over 1,449 of our our soldiers have died in Afghanistan to date. An additional 1,400 marines are now being sent to counter an increasingly aggressive Taliban offensive. A Taliban that can only be encouraged by Ms. Woolsey words.

It used to be a crime to offer aid and comfort to the enemy. That was in the days before political correctness, when we were allowed to actually identify our enemies. Now, Ms. Woolsey’s words, and the words of her fellow leftists, comfort our enemies. And encourage them to double their efforts to kill my nephew.

One can disagree on the reasons for our current war, oops, engagement, with Afghanistan. But to publicly voice the sentiments Ms. Woolsey has, while we are so engaged, amounts to treason.

Ms. Woolsey would wet her pants and turn tail in terror if she came face to face with a Taliban terrorist. Luckily, she has my nephew to ensure that she will never have to face that unpleasant reality.

She has the luxury of opining from a safe distance. A distance afforded her by my nephew’s bravery. To her, this “engagement” is cause for embarrassment. It offends her morals. As she did with the Iraq war, she has pre-ordained failure. As happened with the Iraq war, she will once again be proven wrong. And once again, she will not be held to account, or embarrassed. Her fellow leftists will likely exercise their rights in order to re-elect her to public office.

I don’t hate Ms. Woolsey. I have only contempt for her. I’m embarrassed that she is in a position to speak for America. And I feel sorrow for all our fighting men who have to endure the scorn and vitriol of those that have ordered them to lay down their lives for what they have pre-ordained as “an epic failure.” For shame.

(This article was first published at American Thinker and was also posted at Right Bias.)

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2 Responses to “Lynn Woolsey: A National Embarrassment”

  1. larry ennis |

    A good post.

  2. Tom Carter |

    I agree that what Woolsey said, and what others politicians have said about Iraq and Afghanistan, is indefensible. Anyone who is in a position of leadership and responsibility should know better. If she’s firmly opposed to the continuing war in Afghanistan, she should state her position in a responsible way and work toward what she thinks is the right policy within Congress. If the majority doesn’t support her, she should just shut up. No matter what, she shouldn’t make statements that undermine the military forces who are deployed in combat.

    As I’ve said before, I think we should get out of Afghanistan now. We shouldn’t have stayed there after we defeated the Taliban and scattered al-Qaeda. We’re asking our military to do things that can’t be done, and we can’t even define victory in meaningful terms. Having been in what ultimately proved to be an ill-conceived war, it hurts me to see other soldiers put in that position again. Their courage, skill, and dedication far exceed anything someone like Woolsey could muster. We should be careful that what we ask them to do is properly conceived and executed.

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