Posted by Jeff from d53-152-230.try.wideopenwest.com (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 0:35AM :
Country Legend Charlie Daniels Responds To Those Against War
Many Hollywood stars are coming out against war with Iraq. The most
notable of these stars were Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell, George Clooney,
and more. Country music legend Charlie Daniels took note of this, and
issued his own "open letter to the Hollywood Bunch." The following is
Charlie's response to those opposed to war in Iraq:
"Ok let's just say for a moment you bunch of pampered, overpaid,
unrealistic children had your way and the U.S.A. didn't go into Iraq.
Let's say that you really get your way and we destroy all our
nuclear weapons and stick daisies in our gun barrels and sit around with
some white wine and cheese and pat ourselves on the back, so proud of
what we've done for world peace.
Let's say that we cut the military budget to just enough to keep
the National Guard on hand to help out with floods and fires.
Let's say that we close down our military bases all over the
world and bring the troops home, increase our foreign aid and drop all
the trade sanctions against everybody.
I suppose that in your fantasy world this would create a utopian
world where everybody would live in peace. After all, the great monster,
the United States of America, the cause of all the world's trouble would
have disbanded it's horrible military and certainly all the other
countries of the world would follow suit.
After all, they only arm themselves to defend their countries
from the mean old U.S.A.
Why you bunch of pitiful, hypocritical, idiotic, spoiled
mugwumps. Get your head out of the sand and smell the Trade Towers
burning. Do you think that a trip to Iraq by Sean Penn did anything but
encourage a wanton murderer to think that the people of the U.S.A.
didn't have the nerve or the guts to fight him?
Barbra Streisand's fanatical and hateful rankings about George
Bush makes about as much sense as Michael Jackson hanging a baby over a
You people need to get out of Hollywood once in a while and get
out into the real world. You'd be surprised at the hostility you would
find out here. Stop in at a truck stop and tell an overworked,
long-distance truck driver that you don't think Saddam Hussein is doing
Tell a farmer with a couple of sons in the military that you
think the United States has no right to defend itself.
Go down to Baxley, Georgia and hold an anti-war rally and see
what the folks down there think about you.
You people are some of the most disgusting examples of a waste
of protoplasm I've ever had the displeasure to hear about.
Sean Penn, you're a traitor to the United States of America. You
gave aid and comfort to the enemy. How many American lives will your
little, "fact finding trip" to Iraq cost? You encouraged Saddam to think
that we didn't have the stomach for war.
You people protect one of the most evil men on the face of this
earth and won't lift a finger to save the life of an unborn baby.
Freedom of choice you say?
Well I'm going to exercise some freedom of choice of my own. If
I see any of your names on a marquee, I'm going to boycott the movie. I
will completely stop going to movies if I have to. In most cases it
certainly wouldn't be much of a loss.
You scoff at our military who's boots you're not even worthy to
shine. They go to battle and risk their lives so ingrates like you can
live in luxury. The day of reckoning is coming when you will be faced
with the undeniable truth that the war against Saddam Hussein is the war
America is in imminent danger. You're either for her or against
her. There is no middle ground.
I think we all know where you stand.
What do you think?
God Bless America!
If you'd like to tell Charlie what you think, or if you'd like
to read more of his "Soapbox" articles, you can find them at
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