Sad part is he had to fight off using the word ‘terrific’, finally settling on the word ‘good’.
From the YouTube description:
During an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, Ted Turner said he thinks it’s “good” that U.S. soldiers are killing themselves because it shows humanity has evolved a distaste for war.
Some have argued that Turner is expressing his satisfaction at U.S. troops killing themselves because it indicates that humanity is starting to spiritually evolve an aversion to war.
Thomas Kennedy was recently killed in action serving in Afghanistan. He was a 35-year-old West Point grad who leaves behind a wife and two kids.
Via Journal News:
The news came mid-week that another suicide bombing in Afghanistan had stolen the lives of coalition troops in Afghanistan. It was soon discovered that New City native Maj. Thomas “TK” Kennedy was one of three Americans killed. His death came amid a week in which three other attacks were perpetrated upon coalition troops by those wearing Afghan military uniforms.
The losses underscore the peril faced by coalition troops, even as most international troops are set to depart in 2014, some 10 years after a U.S.-led invasion targeting Taliban rule and al-Qaida. According to the Associated Press, 30 coalition service members have been killed by those in Afghan uniform — either in disguise or among those who have been trained by coalition forces. It is a marked increase in such violence. Add to those losses the toll from ongoing attacks, like the one that killed Kennedy and his cohorts, by insurgents.
It is a reminder that every day, every hour, our military men and women continue to face grave risk, even as the war occupies less and less space in the national conversation. Their deaths are a deep loss to our nation, our community, and, most of all, the service members’ families. Maj. Kennedy leaves a wife, Kami, twins who turn 2 next month, his father, mother and brothers.
The 35-year-old West Point graduate was just three weeks into his first Afghanistan assignment, although he had completed tours in Iraq. He had earned dozens of medals and service medals — posthumously, a Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.
The family is requesting donations in Tommy’s name to help support his two beautiful angels.
Remember when President Bush and Vice-President Cheney were constantly being portrayed by the left as blood-thirsty war criminals? Remember when the media was counting off U.S. military deaths during the Iraq and Afghan wars as some sort of celebratory testament as to how terrible Bush and Cheney were?
So I ask you, why is the man who has conducted military operations in four countries – two of which he conducted without congressional authorization (Libya and Central Africa) – and a man who has now been Commander-in-Chief while overseeing 70% of the military deaths in the Afghan War, currently getting a free pass while he polishes up his little Nobel Peace Prize back at the White House?
Via CNS News:
Of the 1,912 U.S. military personnel who have died in the now nearly 11-year-long war in Afghanistan, 1,343 have died since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009.
Seventy percent of the Afghan War casualties have happened on Obama’s watch…
… The three years of the Obama have been the three deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In 2009, 303 U.S. service members perished there. In 2010, 497 did. In 2011, 399 U.S. military personnel died in Afghanistan.
Obama has also presided over the top five deadliest months of the war, which include: August 2011, when there were 71 deaths; July 2010, when there were 65 deaths; June 2010, when there were 60 deaths; October 2009, when there were 58 deaths; and August 2010, when there were 55 deaths.
Where is Cindy Sheehan? Where are the Code Pinkos?
I know, I know, much like the economy, the war was much worse than anyone could have ever expected. And President Obama actually prevented many more deaths through his foreign policy actions.
Pathetic. Hold the man accountable.
Still questioning whether or not you can vote for Mitt Romney? If, after watching this video from Ben Howe, you’re still unsure, then you really need to question yourself.
Howe uses an epic speech that the late but great Andrew Breitbart delivered at CPAC this year, calling on people to choose between two paths – Obama or a candidate they might not find to be 100% perfect.
Breitbart had this to say:
I don’t care who our candidate is and I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t! Ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate!
When I walk through CPAC or a I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care – black, white, gay, and straight – anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker.
And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with [a certain] candidate, more than shame on you! You’re on the other side!
This video is many things.
It is a summation of the failed Obama experiment.
It is the greatness of Andrew Breitbart and Ben Howe.
And it is a declaration of #war.
What bunker will you be in?
Andrew Breitbart has inspired a fighting spirit in the entire conservative movement, from bloggers to candidates for President. But it’s important to note that he did this through his life, and not in his death. He has armed the conservative movement for #war.
And, he is indeed here…
From Sarah Palin at Breitbart.com:
There is a new street art poster that’s being emailed around and will no doubt eventually be spotted on a street corner near you. It’s a gritty black and white image of Andrew Breitbart looking both battle-worn and ever vigilant with the caption: “BREITBART IS HERE.”
Those three words express the instant connection many of us feel for our fallen friend. They express our identification with him, and our need to continue his fight for the good of our republic.
With the death of Breitbart, the conservative movement didn’t just lose a General – we lost an entire Special Forces Division. But he didn’t leave us without the tools and the knowledge we need to fight. This website – Breitbart 2.0 – is the culmination of his study of the technology and aesthetics of new media. The team Breitbart assembled under the leadership of Steve Bannon, Larry Solov, and Joel Pollak will advance his mission with courage and integrity.
Breitbart’s most immediate mission was the belated vetting of Barack Obama. This obviously is an issue very near and dear to my heart.
During the ’08 campaign, the same media that reported breathlessly about an old used tanning bed I purchased to get some sun during the dark Alaskan winter, couldn’t be bothered to investigate Barack Obama’s associations, statements or even his voting record as a state senator. Suntans and what I wore on the campaign trail were more important than Obama’s political background. Unbelievable.
But when you come to think of it, the media didn’t investigate either of our actual political records very closely.