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Fort Hood: Suggested Speech / Approach

November 5, 2009

Nov 5th, 2009

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen.

This nation has suffered a disturbing tragedy this afternoon, at a base in central Texas.

A gunman opened fire on soldiers at a Deployment Processing Centre, killing 12 and injuring more than 30. These men and women were exposed and unarmed. 21 Year old Keara Bono was processing to leave for Iraq on Dec 7th. She was shot in the back. Francheska Valez was also shot. She was pregnant. Pfc Aaron Namelka was adding his girlfriend to his will as he hoped to propose before deployment. 62 year old Physician’s assistant Mike Cahill was getting checked for a heart attack he suffered just two weeks ago. He’s survived.

No act, so cowardly and arrogant, so obviously troubled and mean; can ever be done in God’s name, or in human understanding. No explanation will ever mitigate our disgust or fill the void of our collective anguish.

Despite the shock and the horror, despite the gunfire; men and women walked into that Centre and into the night from which some – would not return; in service to each other, in service to us all and in service to an American ideal. The rescue workers responded while the threat was still real and the horror – ever present. In an unwavering dedication that Central Texas has known before, and as time immemorial can attest;

…under the darkest threat or depths of sorrow American character suffers no paralysis. Read more…

Business & The Economy

November 1, 2009

The Vault: Business & Economy

This will be an open posting for economic and business related analysis and discussion.

Defense and Military

November 1, 2009

 

Defense & Military (To be Developed)

This will be an open posting for military related analysis and suggestion.

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