Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Marine: A Time of Honor

Since 1968 18 year old United States Army Cpl. Raymond Frank Schopmann has held the distinction of being the last soldier from Secaucus, New Jersey to lose his life in war. That distinction has recently been handed to 19 year old United States Marine Pfc. Miguel A. Marcial assigned to 1st. battalion, 2nd. Marine Regiment, 2nd. Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

I did not personally know this young man; still I along with all from Secaucus am saddened to learn of this tragic and unnecessary death. It is just one more name in the ever growing list of victims of misguided political adventurism being foisted upon the American people by a president who has lost touch with reality.

As the great American communicator Michael Savage recently stated on his nationally syndicated radio broadcast “George W. Bush is the worst Commander in Chief in the history of this nation.” To put those words in more personal human terms I quote the mother of Pfc. Marcial, “He was my only son. He had a great smile.”

While there are those among us who are the “true believers” who would make excuse for this war as a legitimate war, the ranks of the opposition are growing day by day. Once again the voice of an American has fallen silent. But that voice will be magnified by the combined voices of a people who cry out to Congress to exercise your legitimate authority to de-fund this war.

The mall at this great nations Capital has enough names of fallen heroes etched into black granite. It has enough stars on white marble walls reflected in pools of peaceful water. Let there not be need to excavate even more hallowed ground. Arlington has enough white crosses.

It is time to end the war Mr. President. It is time for you to let the people of Iraq stand or fall on their own. Bring the troops home now sir. You owe that much to the mother of Pfc. Marcial. Her words were clear. “He was my only son.”
Snake Oil Sam
Snake Oil Sam Internet Media Publishing © 2007
Contact Snake Oil Sam

amazing counters

Get Vitamins