Force Multipliers

force multiplier: "a military term referring to a factor that dramatically increases (hence multiplies) the combat—effectiveness of a given military force."

In Iraq an IED explodes,

An American soldier dies,

But that blast will grow as the media blow

It up before our eyes.

And trumpet to the watching world,

These fifth column falsifiers,

Like sheep they bleat we face defeat,

Our foe's force multipliers.

 

Osama and his minions know,

In combat they can't beat us;

So they hope and pray will come a day,

Our own media will defeat us.

Ignoring all the good we've done,

Liberals focus on the gore,

On losses mounting and body counting,

To prove we've lost this war.

 

They disgraced us once in Vietnam,

So now these leftists feel,

That again they'll win with media spin,

And make America kneel.

But defeatists aren't the only ones,

Learned lessons from the past;

Back then we swore we'd lose no more;

This time we're standing fast.

 

The Internet's exposed them,

As elitist media liars;

They stand unclothed and widely loathed,

Our foe's force multipliers.

Some day when all our troops return,

With Iraq on freedom's path,

The liberal elite who sought defeat,

May face some Righteous wrath.

 

Russ Vaughn

2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment

101st Airborne Division

Vietnam 65—66

force multiplier: "a military term referring to a factor that dramatically increases (hence multiplies) the combat—effectiveness of a given military force."

In Iraq an IED explodes,

An American soldier dies,

But that blast will grow as the media blow

It up before our eyes.

And trumpet to the watching world,

These fifth column falsifiers,

Like sheep they bleat we face defeat,

Our foe's force multipliers.

 

Osama and his minions know,

In combat they can't beat us;

So they hope and pray will come a day,

Our own media will defeat us.

Ignoring all the good we've done,

Liberals focus on the gore,

On losses mounting and body counting,

To prove we've lost this war.

 

They disgraced us once in Vietnam,

So now these leftists feel,

That again they'll win with media spin,

And make America kneel.

But defeatists aren't the only ones,

Learned lessons from the past;

Back then we swore we'd lose no more;

This time we're standing fast.

 

The Internet's exposed them,

As elitist media liars;

They stand unclothed and widely loathed,

Our foe's force multipliers.

Some day when all our troops return,

With Iraq on freedom's path,

The liberal elite who sought defeat,

May face some Righteous wrath.

 

Russ Vaughn

2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment

101st Airborne Division

Vietnam 65—66