Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Stop Kissing Up to the Cut and Runners

Republicans, we need to stop kissing Rep. Murtha’s posterior and that of Sen. John Kerry for their service in the United States military in Vietnam. Just because they are veterans (as am I, though I did not get sent to Vietnam as requested) doesn’t mean that they or I have one ounce more moral authority when it comes to what the country should do in the Iraqi Battleground of the War on Terror.

All of us have equal standing when it comes to this war. It is the equivalent of World War II, the War Between the States or the American Revolution, in that it is truly a war for national survival. The terrorists want to kill all of us—men, women and children, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and atheists—just because we are Americans. They ask no quarter and deserve none.

Contrary to what the anti-war crowd, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, Howard Dean, Jimmy Carter and most of the Democratic Party claim, this isn’t Vietnam. If we lose this war, we lose our lives and our country to the vilest people imaginable. Look at Afghanistan under the Taliban. Look at the murders committed in the name of radical Islam by that regime. Look at the stoning and humiliation of women. Look at the wanton destruction of historical monuments. And remember that Afghanistan was the launching pad for 9/11 and provided sanctuary to its plotters. This is a war we cannot afford to lose, but lose it we can. We cannot allow Iraq to become another Afghanistan.

As Sen. Joe Lieberman so eloquently explained, and as President Bush has so often noted, Iraq is an essential battle in the War on Terror. When the President declared that war, and Congress assented, it was against the perpetrators of 9/11, radical Islamic terrorists, and those who provided aid, comfort, weapons, training, sanctuary and support for the terrorists. Not just the 9/11 terrorists, but all terrorists who would do us harm. That meant Iraq, as well as Afghanistan. Eventually, it may mean Iran, Syria and North Korea.

The President’s job and Congress’ charge is to prevent future 9/11s, and that requires going on the offensive.

We are all soldiers in this war; and as 9/11 so aptly demonstrated, we are all its potential casualties. So, when politicians of any stripe put electioneering and undermining the President and the war effort above national security, they deserve to be taken to task. Murtha allowed himself to be used to undercut the Battle of Iraq and bring the troops home prematurely. At the end of the day, he didn’t even have the courage of his convictions to back his own proposal. Kerry equates our soldiers to terrorists on the one hand and throws around his military service credentials with the other to the point where he has taken stands on all sides of the issue, but the bottom line is, he would cut and run if he were in charge and that would be a disaster for the rest of us. We might as well paint targets on our foreheads if the retreat crowd wins out.

Murtha and Kerry may have been servicemen once, but now, they are tired, old politicians who are just flat wrong when it comes to protecting America’s national security—that means you and me.

So, let’s stop kissing their behinds and call them for the surrender monkeys they are. Let’s continue to take the fight to the enemy until the terrorists and their allies realize that the United States of America is a country to be respected… and feared.


At 8:39 AM, Blogger Matt said...

Great post! Couldn't agree more.


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