Sunday, May 18, 2008

CORRECTION: Manhattan (not Louisville) Owes Marcus Luttrell an Apology

Marcus Luttrell is not only a great American patriot, he is also the author of Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. He honors the memory of his fellow SEALs who lost their lives in Operation Redwing as well as all of our brave men and women in uniform every time he speaks in public. Marcus spoke at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting and Exhibits that was held here in Louisville May 16th-20th.

He gave a stirring speech on May 16th which you can see, in full, at the Second Amendment Blog Bash site. As if combat with our enemies abroad weren't enough of an ordeal, Marcus found himself in "combat" the night before his trip to Louisville with some nitwit Liberal in Manhattan. He tells a story about some idiot Liberal who could not seem to leave Marcus alone with his beer in a hotel bar. This story absolutely set my teeth on edge when I saw it in this video. (I would embed the video here if I could but please click on the first link in this paragraph to watch his entire speech.)

As an American, I am embarrassed and appalled at the way this true American patriot, this man who has given more than many Americans could ever imagine and survived to tell us about it, was treated by law enforcement officials in New York City. As if it weren't enough that foreign Muslim extremists turned some of that city's greatest landmarks to rubble, police officers there allowed some foreign a-hole to turn one of our greatest patriots into a jail bird overnight. (Excuse me while I spit.)

Even though I'm appalled and embarrassed, I am not, unfortunately, very surprised. It's not surprising that a Liberal from another country, visiting NYC, felt right at home harassing an American patriot on his own soil. Liberals have been allowing, nay ENCOURAGING outsiders to ridicule our country and our patriots for years now.

At any rate, Marcus, if you ever happen across this post, I hope you'll accept my apology on behalf of patriotic Americans everywhere for the way you were treated in Manhattan on May 15th. The owner of the hotel where you went to the bar to wet your whistle that night, as well as Mayor Bloomberg owe you a very sincere apology for your treatment there.

God bless you and keep you, Marcus, as you struggle to make sense of what you've been through and what it means. You have my heartfelt thanks and admiration for your courage and your willingness to educate Americans on what we ask of our brave troops in wartime.

[Thank you to all who commented to alert me to a very serious geographical error! I checked Glenn Beck's post about that incident and was immediately a ton smarter for it. Thanks again!!]


armed_citizen said...

It was my understanding that his 'run in' with the law occurred before he arrived in town.

Glenn Beck's re-telling of Marcus' tale indicated that he was in Manhattan when the incident at the bar occurred.

JR said...

That was my understanding also.

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention, Armed and JR. I sure appreciate it! I wasn't able to see Marcus's speech in person that day nor did I follow up on Glenn Beck's website, unfortunately.

Thank goodness you two were out there paying attention. Some days I can't seem to *buy* an attention span!

You two rock. Thanks again!

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