From a purely practical standpoint, it boggles the mind how men who pride themselves on how many medals they’ve been awarded in previous wars or who can boast of their margins of victories in various political campaigns can be so comfortable with embracing the theme of America as a losing nation. One has to believe that these are people with a competitive streak. Making a living at a job that is earned by garnering the most votes has to suggest that these are folks who appreciate a good fight, right?
And yet the fight between good and evil is just not something that they can stomach. A battle that REALLY matters, our effort to prevent more 9/11’s by defeating Islamic extremists, isn’t a fight worth fighting to these misguided, pitiful souls.
I received a phone call this week from the father of a close friend to one of the murdered American soldiers. His voice cracked as he described how his son is devastated by the barbaric killing of his buddy. He told me how his son just weeps openly at the thought of his friend being tortured and mutilated by cowards who knew that American and Iraqi forces were bearing down on them as they searched for these abducted men. And he asked me a question that I don’t think I could ever answer: “How could Jack Murtha do this?”
How could he, indeed. How does any elected American official send a message to every filthy terrorist in the world that if you cut off enough heads, we’ll retreat? That if you sicken us enough with your brutal and frightful acts of killing, we’ll leave you alone?
And ultimately, how does any politician fail to believe that as the greatest nation in the world, we are capable of defeating anybody?
These are disgusting, cowardly people. They are opportunists who are more concerned about winning elections than they are doing what’s right. They are willing to believe that the United States isn’t smart or powerful enough to figure out how to defeat terrorists. They pretend that this should be a non-complicated, brief little skirmish.
But most importantly, they freely admit that in the weeks after 9/11, they were proudly supportive of our President who promised to take the war on terror to other parts of the world, but now believe it’s time to pull up stakes and come running home to Mama.
Let’s just thank God that the winners easily outnumber them.
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