| | | |
Neville Award Winners All...Just a sampling...every once in a while they reveal themselves as the traitors they really are.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller
"McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 3,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they (the missiles) get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues" April 8, 2008
Rep. Pete Stark
"You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Oct. 18, 2007
Sen. Hillary Clinton
"The reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief," September 11, 2007
Sen. Chuck Schumer
"Let me be clear. The violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge -- not because of the surge. The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from Al-Qaeda said to these tribes, 'We have to fight Al-Qaeda ourselves.' It wasn't that the surge brought peace here. It was that the warlords took peace here, created a temporary peace here. And that is because there was no one else there protecting them." September 5, 2007
Sen. Barak Obama
"We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.'-- On the campaign trail, Nashua, N.H. August 13, 2007"
"During his first press conference as a presidential candidate at Iowa State University, Obama, discussing his opposition to the Iraq war, said the war 'should have never been authorized, and should have never been waged, and on which we've now spent $400 billion, and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted.' -- On the campaign trail, Feb 12, 2007"
William Arkin, Washington Post Reporter
"I can imagine some post-9/11 moment, when the American people say enough already with the wars against terrorism and those in the national security establishment feel these same frustrations. In my little parable, those in leadership positions shake their heads that the people don't get it, that they don't understand that the threat from terrorism, while difficult to defeat, demands commitment and sacrifice and is very real because it is so shadowy, that the very survival of the United States is at stake. Those Hoover's and Nixon's will use these kids in uniform as their soldiers. If I weren't the United States, I'd say the story end with a military coup where those in the know, and those with fire in their bellies, save the nation from the people. But it is the United States and instead this NBC report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer - force that thinks it is doing the dirty work. - The Wahington Post 1/30/07"
Rep. John Murtha
"Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood," said Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania referencing a supposed massacre at Haditha (the troops were recently exonerated)
"U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a leading congressional opponent of the war in Iraq, said his plans for placing conditions on how President George W. Bush can spend $93.4 billion in new combat funds would effectively stop an American troop buildup.'They wonít be able to continue. They wonít be able to do the deployment. They wonít have the equipment, they donít have the training and they wonít be able to do the work. Thereís no question in my mind.--Prior to the House Non-binding Resolution vote, Feb 15, 2007"
Sen. John Kerry
"Education...if you make the most of it, you study hard, and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well...if you don't you get stuck in Iraq. -- On the campaign trail, Oct. 30, 2006"
"I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command....They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country. - Testimony heard by the Committee on Foreign Relations, April 1971"
Sen. Dick Durbin
Our soldiers run gulags like "Nazi death camps, the Soviet gulag and the "Killing Fields" of Pol Pot..."
Rep. Charles Rangel
"I want to make it abundantly clear: if there's anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.' November 26, 2006"
Seymour Hersch, Author
"In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation. It isnít happening now, but I will tell you Ė there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.' November 1, 2006"