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The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos portion of the United States Army Soldier’s Creed –

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

We can disagree about a lot concerning the campaign and strategic decisions in Iraq, including the current one to leave completely – but God bless all of you that were a part of granting Iraqi citizens the opportunity to be free.
To all the American fighting men and women that killed thousands of would-be terrorists and did it with dignity and respect for the innocents caught in that war – a giant Hooah!  Well done.
To Harry Reid, to (then Senator) Barack Obama, to the late Ted Kennedy, and all of the weasels who talked down our troops and ridiculed our mission for political or other gain – WE DID IT, we did it without you, we did it with honor, and we have everything to be proud of.
Lastly, to the friends, family, and comrades of the fallen, know that they did not sacrifice in vain.  We all hold their honor and example in our hearts.

https://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/valor_unsurpassed_ekepRtmGIeYQrJzcptphnO

Scott MacHardy
Retired Army. Disabled Veteran. Constitutional Conservative. Ordained Minister.

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  1. Despite 9 years of politicians trying their best, the American troops in Iraq have successfully faced every challenge thrown at them. The future of Iraq is now in the hands of the politicians and the diplomats(God help them). Although I believe the exit is ill-advised, no one can avoid the conclusion that our troops won in every way and we are leaving with victory.

  2. We won before Barack Obama ever took office, Hooah Mac. That war…actually two of them…ended in 2008. We need to keep troops there for many years because 1) it is a national security investment and 2) to protect the investment over 4000 Americans made in turning that country into a democracy.

    We never brought all our troops home from Japan, Germany or Korea. We protect our investment still. Every mother and wife deserve that.

    What Obama is doing is bugging out.

    • I know that very well Vassar, I left my first tour in Iraq in late 2007, and I already knew that we had won and I said that in various places. What is happening now bothers me because Iraq’s democracy is is still fragile and our leaving puts them at the mercy of the diplomats and local thugs.
      All that said, the congratulations to those who made it possible on the ground, air and sea hasn’t really happened in a way that has felt solid – if I am explaining that right.

      • Understand what you mean, Mac. And it will never feel solid if it comes from this administration, because it won’t be solid, it will be phony. But Americans understand what took place, just as Americans understand that the troops did their job in Vietnam; it was people who are NOT Americans, who distorted history, who painted a false picture. What you who served have to do now is to demand that the gains be preserved.

  3. I appreciate your service and that of your fellow soldiers.

    Iraq may yet fall to radicalism and insanity, as the rest of the ME has done, but you did all you could possibly do. You bought their freedom with your lives, your wounds and your efforts. You stayed to give them a chance to get on their feet. Now they have to live what you showed them was possible. If they fail, it is not your fault.

    The politicians have mucked things up as much as politicians can do, but the American soldier made us proud yet again. Thanks again.

  4. You nailed it Mac! We gave them the opportunity. I guess the rest is up to them, I pray they can find the intestinal fortitude to carry it through.

    We still have troops in Germany, why? We’re trying to save money, cut defense budgets. Lets let Germany stand on its own, we stayed for nearly 70 years to help them. If we have to cut Iraq off the government tit now, why the hell haven’t we cut Germany off already?

  1. Despite 9 years of politicians trying their best, the American troops in Iraq have successfully faced every challenge thrown at them. The future of Iraq is now in the hands of the politicians and the diplomats(God help them). Although I believe the exit is ill-advised, no one can avoid the conclusion that our troops won in every way and we are leaving with victory.

  2. We won before Barack Obama ever took office, Hooah Mac. That war…actually two of them…ended in 2008. We need to keep troops there for many years because 1) it is a national security investment and 2) to protect the investment over 4000 Americans made in turning that country into a democracy.

    We never brought all our troops home from Japan, Germany or Korea. We protect our investment still. Every mother and wife deserve that.

    What Obama is doing is bugging out.

    • I know that very well Vassar, I left my first tour in Iraq in late 2007, and I already knew that we had won and I said that in various places. What is happening now bothers me because Iraq’s democracy is is still fragile and our leaving puts them at the mercy of the diplomats and local thugs.
      All that said, the congratulations to those who made it possible on the ground, air and sea hasn’t really happened in a way that has felt solid – if I am explaining that right.

      • Understand what you mean, Mac. And it will never feel solid if it comes from this administration, because it won’t be solid, it will be phony. But Americans understand what took place, just as Americans understand that the troops did their job in Vietnam; it was people who are NOT Americans, who distorted history, who painted a false picture. What you who served have to do now is to demand that the gains be preserved.

  3. I appreciate your service and that of your fellow soldiers.

    Iraq may yet fall to radicalism and insanity, as the rest of the ME has done, but you did all you could possibly do. You bought their freedom with your lives, your wounds and your efforts. You stayed to give them a chance to get on their feet. Now they have to live what you showed them was possible. If they fail, it is not your fault.

    The politicians have mucked things up as much as politicians can do, but the American soldier made us proud yet again. Thanks again.

  4. You nailed it Mac! We gave them the opportunity. I guess the rest is up to them, I pray they can find the intestinal fortitude to carry it through.

    We still have troops in Germany, why? We’re trying to save money, cut defense budgets. Lets let Germany stand on its own, we stayed for nearly 70 years to help them. If we have to cut Iraq off the government tit now, why the hell haven’t we cut Germany off already?

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