In Spite of These Times
Over at Alarming News I found this post about some Big "R" quotes that a friend had emailed to the author. Reagan had a way of cutting to the quick; he also had a keen insight into what made America the envy of the rest of the globe.
But Reagan was skilled at reminding the common man the consequences of appeasment, detante and nurturing the inclination to weaken the U.S. military in times of relative 'peace.'
And yet the question remains: will the American people have the fortitude to see this current War through to a winning conclusion?
I saw Daniel Pipes speak last week and he said that it was a mistake to label our current war as 'on terrorism'. He said that after Pearl Harbor we did not declare a war on 'surprise attacks'. Our war is with Islamofascists and if we let go of Iraq, if they succeed in breaking our will, then they will win not just the battle for Iraq but the war for the world. They will have a safe haven from which to spread murderous ideology and illiberal philosophies.
This threat brings me to yet another Reagan quote 'Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.' A strong America is a necessity for us to win. I hope American resolve to finish the war in Iraq will be renewed in the new year. I don't think there is a Reagan quote to describe what will happen if it isn't.