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Author:  George M. Haddad
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Date:  September 26, 2006
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This is not our finest hour


September 26, 2006

You might remember Lucy egging Charlie Brown to run up to the football and kick it while she held it. And Charlie in sweet innocence would approach the football on the run and as he started his kick she would then pull it up and out of the way. He would always end up on his “tuckus.” Betrayed. But it was tough love. In Lucy’s case it was an eye twinkler. In Charles Schultz’s case it was a humorous cartoon.

Betrayal, in our case, is our own Dante’s Inferno. It is basically a synonym for the major blunders which will eventually destroy us. In the last century our foreign relations strategy has been abysmal, unfathomable and incomprehensible. Sending our fighting men to fight and die in the Spanish-American War by listening to the lies of the American Press as fabricated by both Pulitzer and Hearst was in itself a dastardly and ill-conceived commission by President McKinley. Our fighting men and our country were betrayed. Thanks to his change of heart at the Bay of Pigs, John Kennedy reneged on the Cuban warriors and they were left high and dry and defeated. We thus allowed a communist Cuba at our doorstep. The Cuban Loyalists were betrayed.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in no position mentally or physically to be leading this country in the latter half of World War II gave away the Balkan countries to Stalin and stayed our forces in Germany in order that Stalin would control half the country and half of Berlin. The news media, in collusion with the Executive branch of this government had protected his extreme physical disorders and mental instability from the American public. We ended up with an East and West Germany which added to our problems for decades. The millions of soldiers who had died, been wounded and returned had never been more betrayed.

As extracted from the Canal Museum, “By August 15, 1914 the Panama Canal was officially opened by the passing of the SS Ancon. At that time, no single effort in American history had exacted such a price in dollars or in human life. The American expenditures from 1904 to1914 totaled $352,000,000, far more than the cost of anything built by the United States Government up to that time. It is estimated that over 80,000 persons took part in the construction and that over 30,000 lives were lost.” The magnanimous give-away of the Panama Canal to Panama by a weak, clueless and bungling Jimmy Carter who was surrounded by an inept, clumsy, awkward and incompetent Congress allowed for the eventual take-over of the Canal by the Chinese. That’s what happened in the 20th century. In the showdown with the Chinese,which will eventually occur in spite of the usual misconstrued conventional wisdom, we will find that our most strategic military asset in the western hemisphere will choke and divide our Naval Fleet to the extent and to the point of Naval inertia and sterility. Our country was betrayed.

Both the Korean and the Vietnamese wars were studies in how not to conduct international policies and relations. These calamities brought quite clearly to the fore the utter incompetence of our national leadership. An ineptness which has followed us to this day. By not allowing MacArthur the tools and the troops to finalize and win the Korean debacle we ended up with a North and South Korea which has continued to plague us. With Vietnam we allowed the news media and the traitors in our country, who hid within the walls of the inappropriately called Democrat party, to fabricate the day by day events and convince the American people that withdrawal was a necessity. Thus, public opinion called for a complete withdrawal in spite of our victories on the battlefield. Our men and women soldiers who died in those conflicts and our military personnel who returned to a hostile nation were betrayed. That effort is being cloned today.

We did stop our international bungling for a brief period by holding firm in the cold warduring the Reagan era. By the continual squeeze of the Russians and by not nurturing the communist economy we pushed the communist regime to the extent of falling under its own weight. Not so with the Chinese. As with Hitler’s Mein Kampf we have not been and are not listening. China, in righteous arrogance has already indicated that we are its next big war.It was rewarded by Clinton and the "Democratists" with the sale of highly classified and secret technology which saved it about 20 years in research. Especially with guided missiles. To this day we are nurturing that nation and as its economy grows it is plowing more and more into a larger Navy, Air Force and ground military. Finding a leader or a congressman who would actually understand the extent of this problem would be like trying to find a baseball player who doesn’t spit.

Our general history of weak national leadership has emboldened both our enemies from abroad and from within. They witnessed our ungainly, weak and clumsy responses to their varied and coordinated attacks since 1979. We had been under attack directly and indirectly at least 15 times and not allowed the opportunity to respond by our embedded leftists. The American giant wasn’t just asleep but anesthetized by the elitist population from within our ranks. We have been and are still faced with a litany of betrayals by our own fifth column whose sole aim is to take over our country and speed its quest to a more socialistic environ as part of its future mandate.

The latest and greatest betrayal has been to our soldiers. A military which up to now has had to fight in an environ of fossilized tactics and strategy. A military which is meeting an enemy hiding behind women and children. An enemy which simply puts its weapons under the floorboard, when necessary, and melts away into the civilian population. And then comes the enemy from within our country whose lust for power is so great that its verbal attacks are as deadly from the rear as are the bombs of Hezbollah and Al Qaida from the front. Our forces are mandated to fight within the Marquis of Queensberry rules while the enemy chops heads and hides behind innocents.. An order from high command which is absolutely criminal.

The betrayal of our soldiers is not just from the depicted fronts. We must keep in mind that our Congress in its most magnanimous gesture gave hundreds of thousands and millions to the families of the victims of 9/11. It is not the purpose here to begrudge these families anything but it is the purpose to point out the perverse, faulted and contradictory thinking which allows it to indiscriminately pass our dollars in one feel-good direction while turning its back on the families of those who have volunteered in our defense, died or been sorely wounded in battle.

Aside from just that, and coming to light recently, is the most glaring and calloused assault against our fighting men ever perpetrated by a government against its fighting men and women. It has been dunning hundreds upon hundreds of them with a financial penalty for owing it moneydue to its own broken down pay system. A debt which has not been the fault of the soldier.Even to the extent of hiring credit agencies to go after them and their families. An easy example is of the soldier who is killed or wounded in battle, finds his family being dunned for his equipment which hadn’t been turned back into inventory. In his article titled "Financial Friendly Fire," nationally syndicated columnist Donald Lambro points out unbelievable incidents after incidents. This can be featured as the ultimate betrayal. This is not our finest hour.

We have had only two effective Statesmen leading our country in the last century. Franklin D.was World War II driven who could mesmerize a total population and talk the shirt off any back; Ronald Reagan was not only the major factor in bestowing us with a national pride without the trauma of a major war but gained us world respect with his decisiveness, forthrightness and honesty.

This has never been a doom and gloom society notwithstanding the Leftists. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights have thus far provided sufficient protective shields to ward off, from within, the continued assaults on our freedoms. A wake-up call to save our nation has never been more evident and it’s time to turn on the headlights. The starting points at this time are threefold. albeit over-simplified.

We must wrest control of our Congress from the hacks who have made political careers the first and foremost objective. Being constantly exposed to the mantra of career politicians has been like being captive to the flip side of an LP recording. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Term Limits with teeth are available. Secondly the fate of any nation lies in its educational system and overwhelming evidence indicates that ours is in a shambles. We became the greatest country on earth in spite of an under-educated and socialistically indoctrinated population. We turned the system over to Progressive Educators and the Marxists. As writer Don Feder wrote, “Our nation's colleges and universities - the People's Republic of Academia -are hotbeds of anti-Americanism. It's hard to say if Osama bin Laden is more popular in Islamabad or New Haven.” This can’t and must not be allowed to continue. Thirdly, divest ourselves of the United Nations and send it packing. It is nothing more than a bully pulpitfor pompous tyrants and a forum for continually verbally attacking the United States. It has not the teeth nor the will to do anything productive on the world scene and its greatest success is in adding legitimacy to failed and inadequate governments.

Purge time is overdue.

George M. Haddad - Franklin, Michigan - 248-855-3390

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George M. Haddad has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Social Administration with extensive work experience with the mentally ill. He is a World War II veteran having served in the Infantry; Interpreter of the French language; Interrogator in Technical Intelligence and Sgt.-Major of a Separation Center. Also the former Executive Director - National Institute for Burn Medicine - affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is retired from the National Staff of the YMCA as a troubleshooter in financial management and administration and has worked as a management consultant to non-profit corporations. He has written frequently on medical, social and political issues and has many published articles to his credit. He currently writes from Franklin, Michigan and can be contacted at

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