On Independence Day we give thanks, we give thanks for our Founders, we give thanks for all the brave citizen-soldiers of our Continental Army who dropped pitchforks and took up muskets to fight for our freedom and liberty and independence.
You’re the successors of those brave men. Those who wear the uniform are the successors of those who dropped their pitchforks and picked up their muskets to fight for liberty. Like those early patriots, you’re fighting a new and unprecedented war — pledging your lives and honor to defend our freedom and way of life. In this war, the weapons have changed, and so have our enemies, but one thing remains the same: The men and women of the Guard stand ready to put on the uniform and fight for America.
How dare he besmirch the scared honor of those who fought more than two centuries ago for our independence by conflating the revolutionary war with his personal vendetta war action in Iraq. The establishment of democratic government in Iraq is of no ultimate consequence to me. If the territory imploded upon itself and was divided into three or more despot kingdoms I could care less. More than enough blood has been shed, Mr. President. Please remove your head from your ass and listen to your people.