27 November 2006

Let's Bring The Terrorists Back?

I'm getting ticked off at the "let's bring the troops home" crowd. They might as well be saying, "Let's give ourselves a warm-fuzzy by bringing the troops home now so that thousands (or more) of us can be killed when we bring the terrorists back later." I'm not the only one who is frustrated.
Sorry, I am just frustrated about all this. I am just amazed that people want to just stop what we are doing and bring all our troops home after all we've done so far and all that is left to do. Seriously, it is amazing what is going on in this country and I'm so lucky to be a part of it. These people really want to live better lives and they are trying hard to do so. I feel like we owe it to them, to folks from other countries who are watching this, and to the troops who have already sacrificed for this, to continue to see this thing through.

What frustrates me most of all is the number of Americans that are rooting for us to lose. From media, to politicians and political pundits, to folks who just have no clue but put on airs of knowing all, there is a definite segment of the American population who genuinely wants us to lose this war. The whole "it's a mistake" and "based on lies" memes are just ridiculous and aren't based in reality, rather, they are based on misguided dreams of what life should be like. I hate to burst any bubbles here, but war is a part of life, and when bad people do bad things, war just might be the best way to stop them. War just might be the best way to free millions of people from oppressive dictatorship or repressive religious zealots. Especially when those folks have either declared war on us, or have aided and abetted those who are attacking us. I'll not list all the terrorist attacks of the last quarter century, that list is posted plenty of places, but I will say that it is obvious that we've been drawn into a war with an enemy that is too happy to kill innocents, to flaunt the accepted laws of warfare, disregard the conventions and treaties protecting non-combatants and will just as soon kill a child as a Soldier.

And Americans want us to stop fighting that enemy? Why? So they can rest, recover, rearm, re-equip, retrain, re-infiltrate, and attack us at home... again?
That's from a Sergeant First Class in the Army who has his butt in the thick of things. He doesn't want us to retreat, so why do the majority of the lily-livered Democrats want that?

I'd venture to guess Democrats want that because they are playing politics with American lives, looking for a quick fix without considering the full ramifications, functioning on an outlook not rooted in reality, or any or all of the above.

Unless the Democrats change course, I'll be voting Republican on November 4th, 2008.


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