Honor Our Fallen Soldiers
Link: World Magazine AP News - Weekly News, Christian Views.
What sad news indeed, that so very many lives have been lost in this war in Iraq. Not wasted though, not by a long shot. These lives have been given, sacrificed, so that we can continue to live free, because our way of life has been bought with a great price, a price that includes these same sacrifices. This war makes perfect sense. Iraq was the proper entry point for us to engage an enemy that hides behind terror and has no borders. What do 'anti-war' people think? That if we disengage everyone will play nice? Do they have any idea how many people will be slaughtered? Or perhaps the simply do not care. It would be just like VietNam should we lup and eave, that is for sure, in the sense that we will be the cause of the slaughter of millions of innocent people who just want to be free. All they want is a small taste of what we here in the US take so for granted and indeed, what we trample in the dirt and disrespect more and more each day.
It is not big secret that Congress politicized the VietNam War, refusing to let the military do what the military does and running a war from Congress, bowing eventually o the winner of the propaganda war that caused the funds to be cut off for the war, signing the death warrants of millions of Cambodians; people who thought we cared, who thought we were their allies, who thought we were going to protect them. Allies? No, only when it benefits, but not when it is a sacrifice for someone else's well being. And our media, that is when I saw our media give up any last vestige of integrity and sign off on love of their own country and reporting the news objectively as true news reporters should.
Now American deaths in Iraq have reached two thousand and my heart aches for their families and their loss. But I will live my life in deep thankfulness and gratefulness to these men (and women) for their sacrifice. I will not dishonor them. They deserve better. They deserve for the anti-war people to shut their mouths and not say what they think just because they can. Instead they act just like Jane Fonda did all those years ago, by perpetuating lies, by meeting with the enemy who were play their political game to the hilt, and demoralizing and demonizing our military men and women at a time when they needed to be strengthened.
Silly people can spout all that want about war for oil, but they do with ignorance, ignorance of the fact that these terrorists want to completely annihlate the US. Of course that is an entirely new post, so for now I will just leave it.
In the meantime, let's not make the mistake of thinking that the Iraq War is a mistake; it is not.