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Re: Miss my Jeep! But it\'s worth it
Maybe you're "having fun" but I don't think anyone else who has any idea at all as to what is going on in the world arena now is. Here's some more food for thought.
If the deaths of your countrymen, from terrorist attack with any means available, be it biological or hijacking, is not cause to take up the defense of "preservation of freedom" what is? If our actions now are not for "us" who do you think they're for? I have no problem with religious or ideological differences, as someone's sig line on this board states, "I may not like what you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." There is a distinction to be recognized here and it is not a subtle one. Norman Schwarzkopf said it best in an interview I heard just after the WTC attack. He was speaking about how we have placed our people in harms way around the world but in particular in the Gulf war. How we put our troops at increased risk to avoid or minimize the loss of life of innocent civilians but "these bastards targeted civilians and that is the difference between them and us." Maybe some people see this as an insignificant difference but I don't.
Our government is not perfect, and we leave much to be desired, yet no other form of government, or country, has done as much for itself and the world as the US. Bar none, in assistance, healthcare, feeding people, defending our allies, advancing the causes of civilization and humanity we are the lead dog. Who else would you have take on this role? Nobody, no other country has been able to assume this responsibility for the world community. Thank God it is us. If the loss of over 5000 lives is not reason enough to stir a sense of duty to country, and to what it is to be American, what is? 50,000 or 5,000,000?
Yeah, we're the biggest kid on the block and some people might think that's unfair. But we've turned away from fights before, we've tried to show restraint, to avoid looking like we take unfair advantage. But if some bully picks a fight with the toughest kid on the block and gets stomped, the tough kid doesn't have to apologize or feel ashamed about it. We all have a right to our individual opinions, if someone chooses to see this as "vindictive" so be it. Don't expect me, or anybody else to believe the same.
Yeah, I'm bleeding red, white and blue and I'm not apologizing for it either. I guess I've had some stuff rattling around inside me and you just shook it loose. I don't intend for this to be an attack on anybody, but I've heard people say a lot of things about what is going on and why. If now is not the time to stand up and defend our way of life, if now is not the time to feel patriotism to our country, if now is not the time to remember and act on the behalf of our fallen countrymen, when?
Prepare for war, pray for peace.