Friday, May 25, 2007

Patriotism 101 : The Iraq War

Rusty at Jawa Report says it best!

1) Administrations do not go to war, nations do. We did not fight the Nazis, we fought the Germans. The Nazis had no armies, the Germans did. America is at war. This is not Bush's war, it is ours. If you do not consider this your war, then you missed the patriotism boat, because it is. To think of this as someone else's war is to think of yourself as no longer part of American society.

2) Once committed to war, the only option is to win. We already won the original war in Iraq--against Saddam Hussein. But this is a different war. The war today is against violent Islamists, all related in one way or another to al Qaeda or Khommeinists in Iran.

Oddly, the Democrats supported the war against Saddam Hussein, but seem intent on losing to al Qaeda and Iran in Iraq. If anything, the meritis of this second war in Iraq are far greater than the merits of the war with Saddam Hussein.

If the Democrats point is that the first war, against Hussein, caused the second war, against al Qaeda and Iranian proxies, then I am happy to admit that we are at fault. Yes, removing Hussein from power led to a power vacuum in which Khommeinists and al Qaeda jihadists emerged. Our postwar military actions certainly didn't help.

So, because our actions against one enemy led to the emergence of a far more dangerous second enemy, then the answer is to ...... not fight the greater second enemy?

That logic baffles the mind! We defeated the Nazis, but that victory led to the emergence of a far more powerful and deadly enemy---the Soviet Union. The Nazis only wanted to control Europe, but the Soviet Unions had in mind the worldwide people's state. And, even worse, they had the weapons and capability of killing every single soul on the entire world.

By the logic of Democrats today, fighting the Soviet Union for 50 years in the Cold War was a mistake because it was "hard", "costly", a "mire", seemingly "endless", and because our own actions led to that war.

3) Root for the home team, or get the hell out of the stadium.

7 Comments:

Anonymous jane said...

No matter the war America has engaged in over the years, there have been those who chose to support the war and the anti-war group from both political parties in this country. War is not what our country wants but when it's ongoing, it behooves us all to support our troops. I cannot imagine a human on earth who does not support the troops but recently I've read many blogs where the troops themselves have been degraded. This, while they are fighting and giving their lives for our freedom, not just my freedom or those who choose to support the troops but the so-called (humans?) who hate the military. Hell is too good for someone who sits back cracking jokes about the people who are giving them an opportunity to live in a free society. God Bless our Troops.

May 25, 2007 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I fuly agree that if they can't root for the home team they can leave the stadium. Let them all go to Iraq or some other middle eastern country and see what our soldiers have to endure each and every day. It's not fair for these scuzzies to enjoy the same freedom that the rest of us do. Our wonderful men and women are there risking their lives to save us all....even their sorry lives.
It's beyond belief that anyone could be so anti-american and so anti-military. All of you out there who are in this group of anti-everything good need to open your eyes and realize how good you have it in this country because if our soldiers are pulled out now...
America as we know it now will be no more. Thanks to the military we can lay our heads on our pillow at night and sleep safely. They, on the other hand, get very little sleep and obviously no appreciation from the anti-military groups. Open your eyes people and thank God for these people and praise them for what they are doing...not condemning them for their dedication to all of us...yes, even the sorry ones who don't give a damn about them.

May 26, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger hashfanatic said...

Too bad you're in my stadium, loser.

May 26, 2007 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Arnold said...

We have a friend who is home on leave from the military. He has already served one tour of duty in Iraq and has been told he will be going again in the not too distant future. Please pray for his safe return. We are all so proud of him and he is so dedicated and so determined to do his part in keeping us free and keeping us safe in our homeland. It really makes me sick to hear anyone degrade our military. It becomes quite personal when you have a dear friend or a loved in service.

May 27, 2007 3:11 PM  
Anonymous blake said...

I see two patriotic bloggers on this issue and one lowly bastard.

May 27, 2007 8:21 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

Guess I know how hashfantastic feels about me. I fought for my country and am proud of it. I've seen a lot.

May 29, 2007 8:16 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

War is a time when the nation should come together to form a strong bond to support those who are risking their lives in order that we may have a free country. I cannot understand the hatred going on today against our military, makes me wonder if the "haters" would rather be dead themselves than to emotionally support our troops. Down with the "haters."

June 09, 2007 7:59 PM  

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