Monday, August 08, 2005

The Importance of a Justified War

A mother holds a vigil, for her son's death in Iraq, outside the President's Texas ranch.

Every time I see a news story of a parent protesting the war in Iraq, due to the death of their child, I cringe. This stems from the protester's lack of understanding of the word, "peace". You see, everything in the world should be peaceful. But, it isn't. Why?

Ask the militant-fundamentalist groups who make a living killing innocent people.
Remember Lebanon?
Remember Libya?
Remember Kuwait?
Remember Somalia?
Remember Rwanda?
How about Serbia?
Vietnam? (And no, it wasn't about Communism. It was about control.)

Do any of these ring a bell?

Freedom is earned; it isn't given. We fight for justice. We fight to protect those being oppressed. Those who do nothing are just as bad. We turned a blind eye on Rwanda and look what happened....millions dead. And you so-called protestors can't understand why we must protect the Iraqis who long to have their freedom. Have you not seen the pictures of the U.S. soldiers and the Iraqi chilren? They're free!

Lastly, some words to throw at Senator Barbara Boxer.

Senator, do you remember Oct. 3, 1993? It was the day your President, Bill Clinton, approved an Army mission to arrest Somali warlord, Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Is this ringing a bell? Well, it went horribly wrong. Our men fought with bravery and were brutally dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. Now, here's the interesting part...Bill Clinton didn't know a single name of the many men who died that day. NOT ONE! And yet he approved a botched mission before it even took place. Senator, before you go sticking your foot in your mouth again, I suggest you give thanks to God for our soldiers who choose to fight for freedom and are making a positive impact on the people of Iraq.

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