I haven't ranted yet on this site.
I've not really just let go and vented yet.
That's about to change.
Buckle up, hold on, here we go.
I am sick and tired of hearing the terms "Illegal war," "Bush's war," "the war was a mistake," and the like when it comes to Iraq. We had sufficient reason to go into Iraq, we had intelligence reports showing that there was reason to go into Iraq, the Clintons BOTH supported going into Iraq, Bill Clinton said that there was evidence of weapons of mass destruction DURING his presidency, Congress supported it, ENOUGH with the back pedaling.
"The American people are tired of this war."
Big whoop. Tell me about a war that isn't tiring. THIS ISN'T A NEW THING.
Where there mistakes made? Yes. There are always mistakes made during war. At the outset of World War II (don't tell me not to compare this to WWII, I'm a history major and political science minor, god dammit, I know what I'm talking about here) we were NOT winning the war. We were in trouble. The American people rallied and we soldiered on.
Step forward to today. Who's making the American people tired of the war? Who is shoving down our throats the concept that we shouldn't be in the war with Iraq? The same people who seem to be able to find terrorists whenever they want to to interview them and show the American people our enemy in a more appealing light than what our troops see when they face them in firefights. The same people who have a clear agenda that they have shown over and over again in not only this war but in politics in general. The Democratic party and the Media. It's hard to tell any more which one is the lap dog of the other.
Ask the Kurds if they think that we've violated their nation by coming in and stopping the Saddam Hussein regime from massacring them. Ask the women who are no longer being rounded up and raped in the rape rooms if we did the wrong thing. Was the intelligence wrong about the WMD's? The jury is still out on that. The Iraqi's had PLENTY of time to move things into Syria and Lebanon while the UN pussy footed around doing their inspections. There are STILL reports of buried dumps out in the desert that the military hasn't had time to look for.
Our nation was attacked on 11SEP2001, and it wasn't the first time. Militant extremist fascist imperialist Islamic extremists don't have ANY problem in dying for their cause, and their cause is global Islam with NO room for Christianity or Judaism. IF YOU AREN'T A MUSLIM THEY WANT TO KILL YOU. Can people not wrap their minds around this? Are the American people so spoiled, so complacent, so self absorbed and in such a state of denial that they can't SEE this when car bombs are driven into shopping areas and the drivers set them off, killing themselves and others in the name of Allah?
It's one hell of a damned wake up call to realize "someone is trying to kill me" as a bullet whizzes by your head. One HELL of a wake up call. And if you're armed, you're forced to make a choice. And then you live with it.
We have GOT to stop backpedaling and pussy footing around with this thing in the Middle East. The American people have to come to terms with the fact that there are factions out there who want to see us come to an end. Have we forgotten the threat of the Soviet Union during the Cold War? Did the end of the Soviet Union mean that we had no enemies? HELL NO. It simply meant that there was someone else out there waiting in the wings to come into force to be the next to try. King of the Hill mentality.
We have become so wrapped up in political correctness, so wrapped up in not being offensive to others, so hamstringed by the UN (a body I am all FOR us ending our involvement in, by the way) that we're in danger of becoming the fabled toothless lion.
Is that the legacy we want to leave for our grandchildren?
THINK about that.
To quote Dennis Miller, "that's just my opinion, I may be wrong."
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man
[Update] See the perfect accompanying piece from Amy Proctor, with video, here.