Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama YouTube Video

I must admit I had not seen this video on YouTube until just a few minutes ago. But more than 11 million people have. I can see why. (|WS8)

The video was recorded last August by Joe Cook. I guess you could call him Joe the Soldier. He states amongst other things:

I've seen many men sacrifice their lives for the Iraqi people. They died for a purpose not a mistake. They died giving hope. They died promoting freedom.

When you call the Iraqi War a mistake you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone whose died promoting freedom. Freedom carries with it a price.

Because you do not understand or appreciate these principles, sir, I am supporting Senator John McCain for President.

He, too, made a huge sacrifice promoting freedom because he understands the fundamental truth. Freedom is always worth the price.

With that, Cook turns around and walks away revealing a prosthetic where his left leg used to be.

When Mr. Cook says freedom is always worth the price we can take him at his word.

While Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder have spoken out on behalf of McCain I think both of them would agree that no one has spoken out more eloquently for McCain and perhaps our mission in Iraq than Joe Cook.

Mr. Cook, thank you for your sacrifice and for your words of wisdom.

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