Thursday, January 25, 2007

Our Friendly Fellow Blogger Supports Increase in Troops. Yea! So Do I!

Local Military Family Reacts To State Of The Union Address
A South Plains family watched the State Of The Union Address with special interest. Will and Buffy Rattan have two son's serving over seas, and both say they support an increase in troops.

They watched Tuesday night's speech underneath a family portrait taken over Christmas. The picture has all five of their children, but right now, their two oldest sons Steven and Crosby are serving in the Marines over seas.

The Rattans say it's important that troops know the folks back home support them. They also say it's important to finish the job, and that's why they support an increase in troops. We asked what their sons would think of Bush's speech.

"I think they would be positive about it, because they like to see when the President comes out strong, when he says that we're not going to cut and run, when he says that we're going to finish this job, that's what they like to hear," Buffy Rattan said.

As for the rest of the speech, the Rattans say it's a time of change for both the House and the Senate, and that both Democrats and Republicans were very civil. They tell us they've also had the pleasure to meet Roy Velez, and that knowing he was in Washington D.C. Tuesday night made the speech even more special.

+++ has them on video. Have you guessed who it is yet? I know Karen has, since she was the first to let us know. Lubbock Marine Parents. Buffy and her husband have two Marine sons serving overseas.

Buffy's voice is wonderful; she's from Texas and I bet no one asks her if she's from Georgia! Click here to see and listen to this family ... of seven!


Semper Fi Mom (aka MinuteMom) said...

Ha Ha! You're right that no one thinks I'm from Georgia! As soon as I open my mouth there is no doubt where I'm from. ;)

steve ramos said...

Americans must realize what will happen if we pull out of Iraq without destroying the Muslin extremists' threat. Without our presence, other Arab countries will involve themselves in the conflict to support the Sunnis or the Shiites, and the war will escalate along with the terrorists' power and ability to wage war against us. Most of the Kurd population will be wiped out, as Turkey will the use the war as a cover to gear up, once again, its desire to exterminate the Kurds.

We're paying for blunders the administration made in the planning and execution of the war, but we can't leave just because we don't like the situation we created. We vowed, in 2003, to eliminate the terrorists' threat, and we have to honor that vow as painful as it is to do so.