Hello to all my blog readers!
Yup, I am home now from my sunny vacation in the Caribbean, where I had a wonderful time feeding iguanas, jet-skiing, taking a catamaran around the British Virgin islands, and sipping fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas. Yummy!
Thank-you Catherine Moy for keeping everyone up-to-date with your jam-crammed posts (and kick-ass blogs about the moonbats who drive us all slightly crazy!)
It wasn't easy getting home, in fact it was quite aggravating in returning back to the mainland because of the nasty weather on the Eastern Seaboard that caused flight delays, which resulted in my family missing our connection in Miami.
Being a Type A personality, (Reese Witherspoon and I have SO much in common) so I had to bite my lip and lean into the situation.
As a result, I was not able to attend the California GOP convention in San Francisco where I was scheduled to speak on a panel about the future of Talk Radio.
My apologies to everyone who expected to see me there.
Meanwhile, my good friend Megan Ortagus of Freedoms Watch www.freedomswatch.org sling-shot her way out of the Beltway of insider nay-sayers to put her eyeballs on the ground in Iraq and has filed a report that I want to share with you.
(Actually, this is a photo of Megan's identical twin sister Morgan, who works for the State Department. Close enough!)
Reporting from a
Private Ryan is a name most Americans associate with Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning picture about a fictional paratrooper from the 101st Airborne Division; his three brothers are tragically killed in WW II and General George C. Marshall orders a grieving mother’s last son to be returned home from
I had the privilege of meeting an actual Private Ryan today in
As we snacked on chocolate milkshakes and fries, the clarity of his conviction struck me. “I’m living my dream,” he gushed, “this is what I was born to do.”
I can confirm that life in
Private Ryan told me of his family life in
His most telling anecdote concerned his leave time in
I asked Private Ryan why the country seemed so harshly divided over the war. “Well, I think the American people are misinformed when they say they support the troops but not our war.” I asked him to define the
I’d say Private Ryan has a better grasp of what is at stake in
Private Ryan urged me to share one final thought: he asks for us all to have faith in our military leadership and in the mission. He reminded me that he volunteered for this duty and fighting for American and Iraqis freedom was his life’s highest honor.
“Megan, we’re not just kicking up a bunch of sand over here.”
Well said, Private Ryan.
Megan Ortagus is the Freedom's Watch