Monday, November 28, 2005

How are we even having this conversation about Iraq?

Recently we have all read from various leaders in our Government for the removal of U.S troops from Iraq despite the country not being able to defend itself against the current insurgency.

I ask who will be held responsible if the President listens to these officials who are simply playing to the emotions of the public at the expense of our future security. Pulling out now or even within the next several years will only give Al-Qaeda an opportunity to plot our destruction in a new home like they did in Afghanistan after leaving Sudan.

How has the people of this great nation, who have since its founding recognized, understood and most of all had the stomach to go through with the Revolutionary War, Civil War, War of 1812, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Annexation of Hawaii, the Clod War and so on, allowed themselves to become so docile and naive to think that such difficult events do not need to occur to keep the world and our nation safe. Yes we will take out lumps, all nations do, but to survive and thrive we must continue to recognize that certain actions must be taken if we are to be certain of our safety. We cannot just hope a possible threat won’t materialize as we did during the 1990’s with Bin Laden out of fear of what people might think (thank you George Tenet) if we go on the offensive. We must move forward at all times not taking anything for granted when it comes to a potential threat.

It seems despite the waistlines of the American public getting wider it’s not making their stomachs any stronger.

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