The motto of the Green Berets is “De Oppresso Liber,” or “To Liberate the Oppressed.” Having liberated the people of Iraq from Saddam and the people of Afghanistan from the choking grip of the Taliban, our Green Berets—and all of our men and women in uniform—risk their lives every day to help the Iraqis and Afghans rule themselves in peace, free from totalitarianism and terrorism.
Sure, we all want these wars to be over. But while they last, so long as our fighting men and women are in harm’s way, they deserve our full support: from the President, to the Congress, to the media, to the people in the pews.
I hope you will join me today on this 4th of July, the birthday of American independence and freedom, in praying for the safety of the members of our armed forces who are in harm’s way. They deserve no less, and much, much more.