In continuance and clarification of my last post, I wanted to write a new one. Now, no worries, I still support President Bush and am behind him 100% on this war thing. I just want to clarify my point in that last post.
I have heard a lot of response about the President’s spending, decisions, etc. I agree that our economy, national spending, and political system does have some problems (whose doesn’t?) but the point I was trying to make wasn’t that we should all be thrilled with and approve of everything our President does. He is just a man. I am saying though that we should all stand behind Bush in regards to the war.
When our nation has stood behind her President, whether his decisions were right or wrong, we have seen a country that could not be defeated. The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the first and second World Wars; all these wars were fought by soldiers who had an entire nation standing behind them. But then came the era of “free thinking” and “doing your own thing” and we saw a change, not only in our nation’s people, but also in her defense. We saw wars like the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and now the war in Iraq. Do we want this war in Iraq to end up like these other wars?
Then I suggest we forget about our own agenda and plans, and we stand behind Bush and concentrate on winning this war and getting our boys home. Don’t think I’m insensitive about this whole thing; I have good friends who are over there and some who are on their way over there.
All I’m saying is that the enemy is sometimes more aware of our political strengths and weaknesses than we are. Believe me, they are watching our political system, elections, and government. They watch each debate and rejoice when we fight amongst ourselves. They are counting on us being divided over the war and simply pulling out. They know that is their only hope for defeating us. We must not let that happen.
I know its tough being in a war, but we must band together on this. That is the only way we are going to defeat the enemy.