Wednesday, November 15, 2006


The American people have spoken. Or, rather, their votes—however misguided, uninformed and well intentioned—have been counted. As much can be gleaned from the mid-term election results from what was NOT said as what was so loudly heralded. But, after the dust settles and reality sets in, we’re in for what will prove to be our rudest awakening yet.

We’re at war. Until now we had a chance of winning the War on Terror. Now, with the Legion of Libocrats licking their chops at the taste of victory for victory’s sake, every drop of American blood spilled and every American life sacrificed in the effort will have been for naught. “Namby-Pamby” Nancy Pelosi is “fighting” to elevate John “Jack-in-the-box” Murtha as her “ally” in the implementation of what they’re calling “phased redeployment” in Iraq. It won’t be long now until it will become abundantly clear from whom the bell tolls.

It’s just another episode in the never-ending series of S&M from the Libocrats. No, not what you might immediately assume. The S&M here are the patently typical Smoke&Mirrors. Or as Shakespeare so prophetically put it, “…it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Though I’d be willing to debate the sound and fury in this one.

All levity aside, patriotism, part and parcel, is about to become so distorted and diluted as to make it wholly indistinguishable from cowardice, conciliation and concession. Rather than stand up to our enemies and smite them, we turn tail and slither back into our dungeon of defeat. What’s worse, instead of confining our enemies on their own turf, we’re all but DARING any and every would-be or actual terrorist to “bring it on” here in our Homeland.

Now is the most difficult time in our history as a nation for our military. They’re up against the most formidable obstacle they’ve ever faced: unpredictable and able to strike without warning, without provocation, and seemingly without respect for human life. And that’s just the U.S. Congress. In the meantime, they’re also fighting terrorists.

The U.S. military I served in was different than the one we have today. In my day, we were allowed to win. We were encouraged to win. We were EXPECTED to win. We were given the full support of a unified nation, unfettered by petty political posturing. And we didn’t have the libocrat media picking and choosing derogatory details to distract us from our duties and demoralize the American public.

Patriotism is all but dead. I enjoy listening to radio shows from yesteryear. They recall a time when to be an American meant we didn’t let ANYONE get the better of us, no matter what. We were the best, and we ALL agreed on that one concept. If it came to war, we stood together, shoulder to shoulder and fought back home and on the battlefield to come home victorious. But that was then. Unfortunately, this is now.

If we are to survive as a country, a superpower and a leader of nations, we must return to the mold from which we were formed and remake ourselves in our own image, an image that each and every one of us can wear with pride and prowess. We need to let the rest of the world know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the United States of America is made up of United States of Americans!