Friday, August 18, 2006

SHOULD WE STAY, OR SHOULD WE GO…?

Here’s the long and the short of it: I won’t debate whether going into Iraq was (on hindsight) a miscalculation. I won’t debate the fact that we underestimated the repercussions that continue to reverberate and escalate throughout the world. I refuse to discuss whether our presence in the Middle East has anything directly to do with trying to corner the world oil market. That’s not what’s worth discussing. What liberal democrats carry as their flag of retreat/surrender in our war on terrorism is their lamentable cry for us to turn tail and skedaddle on back home, abandoning our mission to rescue the people of Iraq and nurture democracy in a region of the world strangled by theocratic tyranny. We’re in a war as uncertain as the weather. We have a commitment, whether you agree with it or not, to finish what we started. And, no, you can’t use Vietnam as an argument. We’re not in a conventional war, and our enemies don’t declare themselves openly. They’re snakes in the grass. Since we can’t predict how long it’s going to take to finish this obligation we’re taken on, dropping our forks in the middle of the meal and leaving the restaurant without paying the check is the WRONG thing to do. Look at it like this: If you cut your finger slicing a tomato, look at your finger and say, “Hey, finger, you’ve got just 24 hours to heal yourself and that’s THAT!” Does that seem feasible??!! If you think so, I’d love to hear from you. So, ‘nough said!! To take it a step further, can we mandate how long we’ve got left until we die?? Uh-uh, no sir, NOT!! So, liberals, pull your heads out and take a breath of reality. If we don’t win this war, it’ll be the liberals who bear the responsibility for the fact that we’ll have to start learning Arabic.

3 comments:

Lucy said...

Wow...that's a mouthful. Wonder what sort of comments this will bring. You do have point tho.

Donna said...

Found your blog through Lucy and have to say THANK YOU! I am a republican, and I will be back time and time again to read "your thoughts".

Kari said...

A whole-hearted AMEN! in American English.