I couldn’t think of a more appropriate and yet sad posting as December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day) comes to a close across the United States.
Sgt. Trevor at The Will To Exist brings the contrasting platforms on the War on Terror in full focus by highlighting the difference between the strategies of the Democrat National Chairman (retreat and defeat) and President Bush (victory and democracy).
Two different parties, two different men and two different outlooks. Which one do you prefer? As a soldier, I’m certainly not going to support the guy who tells me that it was all for nothing, let’s get out while the getting is good. All those deaths were meaningless. All those shattered limbs for nought. All you soldiers who fought, sweated, cried and worried in the dirt of Iraq – it doesn’t matter. All those children you passed candy and toys too – abandon them. All the water pipes you laid, all the generators you installed, all the buildings you built – abandon them. The Iraqis you trained – say goodbye, they’re on their own. Terrorism has won. The head choppers and their ilk are just too persistent for us.
Or, I could support the guy I didn’t vote for, President Bush, who despite all the things I disagree with him about, has my respect in this matter. Despite the long hours here, despite that fact that my feet hurt every day and I have a knot in my back the size of Texas. Regardless of the loud booms and the bags under my eyes. Despite missing my wife terribly and wishing I was someplace else half the time.
You can’t come to the game and then throw down the ball halfway through, give the bird to your teammates and walk off the field. Because that is what losers do.
It is also what appeasers do. I thank God everyday that for whatever reasons Al Gore and John Kerry did not become President and I didn’t have to worry at night that my life and the life of my friends and families are in the hands of a liberal President.
After Pearl Harbor, we didn’t immediately invade Japan. We strategically went after Germany in the European Theater. Those that still don’t realize the significance of taking the war to Iraq after September 11th must also have their heads in the sands about the implications of this Third World War that was thrust upon us beginning in 1979.