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Saturday, December 23, 2006

It's War - The Evening Bulletin January 5, 2007

As the next Greatest-Generation fights one of the most important battles in our history we, at home, are fed a steady stream of defeatism from some of our leaders and a media who thinks that the moral high ground is to turn a blind eye to the oppressed. This is nothing new and only strengthens the resolve of those who understand the consequences of losing (as has been the case in every war since our nation's birth).
But what is winning? Victory is taking a stand against tyranny just as we've done time and time again. It's what defines us. Americans seek peace and justice. We respect an individual's natural born right to be free while our enemies force individuals (under the threat of death) to conform to a very narrow oppressive view.
Saddam Hussein's Iraq, for example, had a death rate that was much higher than what it is now even under the current intense efforts against terrorists from all over the region. Hussein murdered hundreds of thousands of his own citizens during his reign, instigated almost every surrounding nation and defied the world community. Opponents of the war do not understand this basic reality or the long suffering of the Iraqi people nor do they care.
Assuring the freedom that 80% (or more) of Middle Easterners welcome is the only way to fully address the very real terrorist threat to America and victory in Iraq hinges on our national resolve to succeed. The burden our military personnel bear is made much worse without public support and the corresponding stress on their families is overwhelming as too many of us relentlessly pontificate and put politics first.
Ultimately, the win or loss is up to us here in the comfort of our homes. The military is doing their job as well or better than any American fighting force in history. Now it's time for us to do ours. Doubt and anxiety will always exist. There's nothing easy about war, but "united we stand" or "divided we fall" couldn't be more true. Supporting the troops means supporting the mission. You cannot have one without the other and peace will come sooner the sooner we all understand this with perfect clarity.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

"On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs" by Lt. Col. David Grossman

Another personal favorite. Please let me know of any broken links. Thank you.

"A Nation of Cowards" by Jeffrey R. Snyder

A personal favorite. Please let me know of any broken links. Thank you.