My Dad sent this, worth posting:Â
What happened to our will to win? Where did our patience go? Why do we have to wait so long for victory?
The war on terror is an on going conflict, it is being fought all over the planet, not just in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some people are complaining about the 3,000 plus deaths of servicemembers killed. It has taken almost 4 years to lose 3,000 men and women but the battle for Iwo Jima claimed over 6800 lives in a little over a month. We have been in Iraq for almost 4 years trying to help them stabilize their country.
Our revolution lasted 8 years. The indian wars lasted over 100 years as the battle streamers on the Army flag will attest to.
If we don’t have the patience to tough out this war, perhaps we should just sit down on the side of the road and wait for the terrorists to have their victory parade. Our freedom will not be lost on the field of battle, it will be lost in the halls of congress by those who don’t have the courage to defend the freedoms we have.
Strange as it seems, a member of congress takes the same oath as a servicemember…” to uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Maybe that oath doesn’t mean that much to politicians as it does to the men and women who are doing the fighting.