Thursday, December 20, 2007

Veterans outraged at Jim Moran's "ethnically cleansed" accusation

"Sure there's less violence, but that's because we've ethnically cleansed most of Baghdad." - Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA)
Jim Moran is a walking example of "open mouth ... insert foot" ... and he is an embarrassment for Virginia. Vets for Freedom is outraged that he has made a statement that insinuates that our soldiers are war criminals.

The following is from Vets for Freedom....

Vets for Freedom condemns the recent comments by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on the floor of the House of Representatives in which he stated that American troops "ethnically cleansed Baghdad." The United Nations, along with the rest of the civilized world, commonly refers to ethnic cleansing as genocide.

"Once again, Congressman Moran demonstrates how far from reality he has fallen," said Executive Director of Vets for Freedom and Iraq Army veteran, Pete Hegseth. "Jim Moran has a long history of putting his foot in his mouth, but this time he has gone too far. The men and women who make up our nation's military are decent and honorable citizens who bravely serve to fight our enemies who threaten our national security. Insinuating that they are war criminals is outright despicable."

He continued, "I call on all Members of Congress to follow Vets for Freedom in our condemnation of these irresponsible accusations, as well as on the constituents of the 8th District of Virginia to stand up to such nonsense and support the men and women whose very sacrifice allows Moran to run his mouth."

Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American military strategy.

Help us fight back against these baseless charges: Go here and sign up six of your friends to join Vets for Freedom and make our voices heard.
It's Christmas, our troops are far from home away from family and friends, their families are here without them ... and an elected representative from Virginia makes a blanket accusation against them.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, he's right about this, although to say "we" did it is maybe not quite on the mark. It has happened, with our acquiescence. This is undeniable, so stop with your phony indignation.