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04-22-07, 09:20 AM #1
Jon Voight said what?
Posted By Blackfive
...Michelle Malkin has a post about Jon Voight talking about a recent visit to Walter Reed and his thoughts on the War. Interesting.
Jon Voight said what?
By Michelle Malkin · April 19, 2007 12:26 PM
Radar Magazine sent me a link to a very interesting interview with Jon Voight, the Hollywood actor and father of Angelina Jolie. Here's an excerpt:
You recently visited with wounded troops at Walter Reed. What were your impressions?
I was deeply impressed by them. Most I spoke to were young people, around 20 years old. And they were really very eloquent, very positive, very respectful. You have to be proud of the children we're turning out from looking at this group of people. For me, I would much rather hear from these guys than the people who are presenting the news on television on a daily basis.
Were you able to gauge the mood among the troops—have they lost a sense of mission?
These guys say, well, it's possible to win it. And I'll tell you one thing they said that was very remarkable: the increase in troops that has been recommended by the president, they say anybody who's over there knows the value of backup and we should be behind this. When you're out in that situation in danger, you want to know you've got backup. Only one guy said he wasn't going back to Iraq, and he had been wounded a couple times. But all the other guys wanted to go back. One young woman, a very attractive young woman, had her leg amputated. But she says she's going to find a way to get back into it. She just reupped and she said they would find something for her to do.
Do you think it's possible to win the Iraq War?
Here's what I think: this is a real war, extended beyond the borders of Iraq.
As in the more general war on terror?
The war on terror is real. People would have you believe it's not real. This is not Vietnam. This particular situation is not the same wherein we can walk away and just leave destruction behind us. No, we can't. Anyone who has paid attention to what [Iranian President] Ahmadinejad is saying, what all the mullahs are saying in this country and in England, and in all of the Arab world, this is serious—they're calling for the destruction of America and all democracy and that's what's going on. We could lose this war.
He also talks about left-wing bias in the media, his support for the Patriot Act, andhis criticism of Bush hatred.
Hey, Barbara Walters: How about booking Voight on The View?
Matt in Michigan e-mails:
Mr. Voight recently gave an interview to one of our local morning shows (Drew and Mike, WRIF Detroit), with the purpose of discussing his latest project. He spent 10 minutes giving an impassioned statement about his support of our troops, the war on terror, and the lousy press coverage of our troops and their successes. It was quite an impressive exchange. I just wish it didn't stand out as such an anomaly that a well known actor would express himself clearly and passionately in support of his country.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
Once a Marine...Always a Marine
04-22-07, 09:47 AM #2
The View has had to go to WIDE, WIDE, SCREEN with rosey's fat ugly dyke ass on there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-22-07, 10:35 AM #3
I nominate Mr. Voight to form and head the "Voight Commission" whose purpose would be to determine which celebrities and other high-profile persons are of a like mind to him, rout out the underinformed and misinformed celebrity whiners who use their position in the spotlight to highlight only the negative aspects of what our country is involved in, and to let our boys and girls in the sandbox know that there really is a voice of reason back home! What say ye all???
The preceding is solely the opinion of the author. The author recognizes that opposing views to his do exist, and that his views will not be popular with all persons who read his views. The author of the preceding would like to take this opportunity to say "This is America, Baby!!! The one we made from scratch. Deal with it!!!"
04-22-07, 05:23 PM #4Originally Posted by OLE SARG
There are quite a few hollywood people who feel the same!! They just never get interviewed!!
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