Friday, October 20, 2006
Tommy Brown, Member of Very Special Forces
NCT columnist J. STRYKER MEYER discovered that Encinitas city council candidate Tommy Brown may have lied about being a member of the Special Forces Association.
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Turns out Tommy Brown was a member of the Very Special Forces. In 1999 President Clinton deployed more than 15,000 very special U.S. forces to the Persian Gulf region, of which Tommy Brown was part of. Clinton said the objective of the mission, dubbed Operation Great Job!, is twofold: to keep pressure on Saddam Hussein to permit the return of U.N. weapons inspectors, and to provide America's very special forces with a positive, rewarding, esteem-building experience.
"With Operation Great Job!, we send the message loud and clear to Saddam Hussein that his open defiance of the United Nations and international law will not be tolerated," Clinton said. "We also send the equally important message to our own troops that what's important is not whether you defeat the enemy, but that you try your best and have fun."
Added Clinton: "Hooray, U.S. troops!"
"We are going to win the war," said Pvt. Tommy Brown, MD, eating his snack cup with a Capri-Sun juice-pak. "I love to clap and sing along to the music!"
"If we take out the communications tower in Al Basrah, we can have a pizza party," Brown added. "Pizza party! Pizza party! Pizza party!"