07 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

In Remembrance of Pearl Harbor and in Support of Our Troops

As we pause to remember the 68th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, “a day that will live in infamy,” I am calling on Democrat Congresswoman Susan Davis, to immediately voice her support for the troops and for total victory in Afghanistan.
To do less any less in a district that includes Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Base Point Loma and Submarine Base, and the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, demonstrates her ability to undermine our troops in the “day to day” fight while continuing to posture herself as a “self-described” friend of the military.
With the continuing growth, expansion and violence of Islamic Extremism globally and in recognition of the thousands of Americans murdered on September 11, 2001 by Al Qaeda, this is clearly a fight we must fight, a fight we must win and certainly never a fight to retreat from. Stability, democracy and economic growth are clearly national security issues for the United States. Short-sighted time lines, calls for withdrawal, and a lack of support for our nation’s brave sons and daughters only serves to demoralize the troops and silently endorse a policy of failure for democracy.
On May 15, 2008, Susan Davis took great pride in putting out a press release in which she applauded herself for having “voted for a troop withdrawal deadline to end war funding in the supplemental spending bill (H.R. 2642).  Davis supported an amendment that set an 18-month deadline for removing U.S. troops from Iraq.” This is just but one of hundreds of instances where Susan Davis has not only been wrong in her judgments and votes, but also took pride in voting against the success of democratic values and against our national security interests.
Susan Davis’s concern and focus on the cost of the war and its impact on our national debt, is not just misleading and hypocritical, it is dangerous. She had absolutely no concern whatsoever about the debt she was imposing on our children and grandchildren while voting to destroy San Diego’s economy with her support of the Stimulus Bill, Nancy Pelosi’s Health Care bill and the Cap and Trade Bill. The cost of the Stimulus Bill alone, not to mention what the cost of the Health Care Bill will be, is nearly four times the total financial cost of the Iraq and Afghan wars combined.  Susan Davis really needs to ask what the cost of allowing Afghanistan to be used as a staging ground for another 9-11 attack on the United States would be.
When her votes and rhetoric demoralize the troops, hinder national security, put at risk the success of democracy, place American lives at greater risk to terrorists and entrench all Americans in a level of taxation which they cannot afford, we cannot afford to let her remain in office and “out of step” with San Diegans and Americans at large.
We pay tribute today to the members of the military as well as those civilians who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. “The Greatest Generation” knew then what they had to do after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The “Latest Generation” should clearly know now what our ultimate mission is in both Iraq and Afghanistan – democracy and winning the “War on Terror.”
I pray that Susan Davis will come to realize what we must do in this fight that started on 9-11, and join with me in stepping up to fully support our troops and total victory in Afghanistan.

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