In response to the Summit Boulevard protestors |

In response to the Summit Boulevard protestors

Vicki CookSilverthorne

What part of, “We fight in Iraq – support our troops there or in six months after we pull out the terrorists will be knockin’ on our doors” don;t they understand? Yes, they will need someplace to fight, so they will come here. Oh, you say we will catch them, or maybe some of you say let’s talk to them and convince them we are nice people. Hello, they don’t care. All they need is a leader and a clear shot. Quit kidding yourselves … they will kill here just as easily as they do in Iraq. The difference is it will be our babies, our wives, parents, homes and towns, and there will be roadside bombs here, on the streets of America. “Oh what a radical that Vicki Cook is!” No, I’m a realist.We are not God, we do bleed. I saw the protesters out on Summit Boulevard Friday afternoon. What good are cute clever signs? Many of us are Vietnam War grandparents. Many of our boys came back to be forgotten or spit at. They did not get the support our fighting people and our kids in this conflict have.Pull together, let’s be one nation. When there is so much fighting and no support, nobody wins. We will all be losers and America is not a loser. We have come from too many boiling pots and we have fought too hard to be Americans. A free nation and a nation of fighters for the right cause, whatever it is, we can’t quit.

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