May 2, 2011, - 6:09 pm
**** UPDATE, 05/03/11: The original video was removed, but someone else posted a less visible, but audible video of the same speech, posted below. ****
About an hour ago, I was on the always-excellent Dori Monson show on Seattle’s 97.3 KIRO-FM, to talk about the Osama Bin Laden kill and body disposal. Dori is one of the great radio talk show hosts in America who should be national and is always entertaining and a great listen. Tulsa’s Pat Campbell is also atop that list, as is Brett Winterble, who is already national on satellite with his XM show. (I did all three of their shows today and am a frequent guest. But I do a lot of shows. These three are tops.) At the end of my segment, Dori told his listeners that he was going to replay audio from “the best speech on the Osama Bin Laden death, that sent shivers up the spine of my listeners.” I asked Dori what that was and he e-mailed this video, featured on his blog (a must visit and a great read–his take on last night’s Osama announcement, etc. is a short, sweet, entertaining piece). The speech–video below–is from last night’s impromptu address from U.S. Navy Academy Commandant Robert E. Clark II to his men in the Brigade.
Although I don’t think the Bin Laden kill is as significant as others do, it is still a big deal and necessary. And I definitely feel the sentiment here, as the Navy SEALS showed how it’s done, yesterday, executing their fantastic operation flawlessly. These Navy guys have every right–every reason!–to feel proud for a job well done and then some by their most elite unit. The Navy SEALS are the heroes here, and this video makes you feel extra proud to be an American. It’s a MUST-WATCH. Thank you, Dori Monson, for bringing it to us. I nominate Robert E. Clarke II for President. I already like him better than the current one and the last several.
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