Saturday, September 27, 2008

Not to get into politics, but...

My cousin sent this to me, and I like the overall message.

This is from: 'You ain't gonna like losing.'

Author unknown.

President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the
mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq. Bush's mistake came
in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in
WWII. It is not.

Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country
was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed
fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their
leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders.

Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied
behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them
or not or whether the war was going badly or not.

And war was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it
is today. Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we
have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people
stuck with the President because it was their patriotic duty. Americans
put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war.

Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in.
Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the
war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for
war bonds to help the effort.

Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition
trying their best to join the military.

Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing
of everything from gasoline to soap, to butter was imposed, yet there
was very little complaining.

You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President.
Interestingly enough in those days there were no fat cat actors and
entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile
countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made
upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops' morale. And
a bunch even enlisted.

And imagine this: Teachers in schools actually started the day off with
a Pledge of Allegiance, and with prayers for our country and our

Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in
our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No
newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch
spies. A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had
complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being 'tortured' by
being forced to wear women's underwear, or subjected to interrogation by
a woman, or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.

There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to
a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in
movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crack heads, dope pushers
and armed gangs roaming our streets.

No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism.

He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and
fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country
that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve.

It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra
and the land of Oz. We did unite for a short while after 9/11, but our
attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would
require sacrifices.

We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatic Muslims. They
believe that it is okay, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not
convert to Islam.

It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million
Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists cause... Hitler and Tojo
combined did not have nearly that many potential recruits. So... We
either win it - or lose it - and you ain't gonna like losing.

America is not at war. The military is at war. America is at the mall,
or watching the movie stars.

1 comment:

shannon said...

that was awesome, thanks for posting it!