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Marines are defenders of the republic and the Constitution. That is our oath, that is our purpose, that is our calling. Many are Democrats. This is the journal of one such Marine. This leatherneck's progressive perspective is as follows...

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U.S. Marine,0300 MOS,eight years in,honorably discharged,college-educated. To all the damned trolls, you better believe there are liberal Marines. Read "War Is A Racket" by 2-time Medal of Honor recipient Maj.Gen.S.D.Butler, plus Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s "Fortunate Son" and maybe then you'll understand. Semper Fi!

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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Saluting a Great American: Mark Felt Deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom Posted by Hello
Good morning. This is an unusually early morning post, but I'm up so let me put down some thoughts before I start the day. This will be an addendum/update to yesterday's s subject matter, W. Mark Felt and his decisive role in toppling the corrupt, corroded and fetid Nixon White House. It dawned on me last night that Mr. W. Mark Felt a/k/a "Deep Throat" deserves to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is our nations highest award (http://www.medaloffreedom.com/), for his great service to the nation in terms of his functioning as the ultimate inside "whistle-blower" and providing the "insider-intelligence" necessary to take on, take down and defeat Richard Nixon's pathologically covert campaign to "consolidate power" and gut the political opposition (i.e., the Democratic Party, the Progressive Movement, the anti-war and labor movement, etc.) vis-a-vis usurping the United States Constitution and undermining the very fabric of the American Republic. Yes, Mr. Felt most assuredly deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with any and all other accolades (be they material, financial, historical, etc.) that coincide with the kind of extraordinary service that he rendered this nation during the Watergate years. Of course, with the current GOP clown posse holed-up in the White House (Republicans that actually admire and wish to emulate the mindset and style of the Nixon White House...good grief), the chances are nil to zero that our current, misguided President would so much as send a letter of thanks to the Felt home, let alone even consider awarding this great man an auspicious and esteemed award such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Heck, to give you an example of what I'm talking about, the President couldn't even bring himself to call Mr. Felt a hero when questioned by the press yesterday during his meeting with South African President Thabo Mbeki (here's a copy of the transcript, http://allafrica.com/stories/200506011518.html). The President just sat there, "hemming and hawing" and squirming in his chair like an elementary school student unable to bring himself to formally recognize the selfless deeds and noble service reflected in what Mr. Felt did in his capacity in the early1970's as "Deep Throat". As far as I was concerned, the President's performance in terms of answering/not answering the question of whether or not he considered Mr. Felt a national hero, was a particularly embarrassing and (quite frankly) disturbing moment. Mr. Felt helped preserve the sanctity of the United States Constitution and, in doing so, helped save our country. Does this not rise to the level of national hero, Mr. President? In this instance and in light of his lukewarm performance in terms of his response to the question of whether or not Mr. Felt should be considered a hero, the President squarely put his cards on the table (for all to see) when it comes to where he stands on the issue...and the current President clearly stands with the all the other self-deluded 'Nixonites', right next to Chuck Colson and Gordon Liddy. You see, one has to understand that our current President and his lackluster Administration actually respect and admire the Nixon Administration (in terms of their pathological style, their lust for loyalty, their deluded sense of discipline and their maniacal drive for, what I call, the "consolidation of power). You better believe the current President and his Administration so desperately wish to duplicate the Nixon White House here in the early 21st century; and in my humble opinion, they're off to a great start in their quest to bring the Nixon White House back from the dark coridors of history. Again, I doubt this current President, as leader of the group of Nixon-wannabes that are (unfortunately) running the country, will step up and do what is right by honoring Mr. Felt with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Alas, no...Mr. Felt and his family will probably have to languish a little bit longer and wait until a Democratic/Progressive, one that admires, understands and appreciates what Mr. Felt did (by standing in the breach in the early 1970's between civilization and what can be easily decried as "political savagery"), reclaims the White House in the near future. It will take a Democratic/Progressive President to do what is right by recognizing this great American and awarding him what he so richly deserves on behalf of a grateful and thankful nation...the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Semper Fidelis


Blogger DBK said...

Yeah, that Mark Felt bastard. He saw people in high public office committing crimes and did something about it. What a bastard.

These folks who are putting Felt down sound just like you'd expect a n ex-con to sound when talking about the detective that put his ass away. I hope they keep talking that way, Buchanan and Liddy and Colson. That way I can keep referring to them as ex-cons talking about their arresting officers. Hunter Thompson used to talk about them with reference to guys like Joseph Goebbels and Martin Borman. I really miss Thompson. If he'd only stuck around a little longer. His take on Felt would have been fabulous to have.

5:03 AM  
Blogger ASmithIII said...

Neocon and stalwart loon Peggy Noonan wrote:

"The Washington Post said yesterday that Mr. Felt's information allowed
them to continue their probe. That probe brought down a president. Ben
Stein is angry but not incorrect: What Mr. Felt helped produce was a
weakened president who was a serious president at a serious time.
Nixon's ruin led to a cascade of catastrophic events--the crude and
humiliating abandonment of Vietnam and the Vietnamese, the rise of a
monster named Pol Pot, and millions--millions--killed in his genocide.
America lost confidence; the Soviet Union gained brazenness. What a
terrible time. Is it terrible when an American president lies and surrounds himself by dirty tricksters? Yes, it is. How about the butchering of children in the South China Sea. Is that worse? Yes. Infinitely"

Sounds like Nixon is getting the Reagan School of revisionism treatment. I was wondering about your take on things since your way ahead of me on the military history aspect of all this.

5:33 AM  
Blogger DBK said...

I'm not LibMarine, bit it is being pointed out in a few places, as a counter to Loonan's article, that Viet Nam was being abandoned before Watergate broke, and that Nixon was elected in 1972 in large part on his promise to end the war (his secret plan that was so secret it was never heard from again).

1:34 PM  

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