“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” Winston Churchill
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I was not in favor of the war on Iraq when it was being promoted. I am not in favor of war at all, but unfortunately there are evil men in the world that will hurt us and take away our freedom if we do not stop them. Some can only be stopped by violence. I think President Bush has been an honorable president who has acted in good faith and has protected our country and many throughout the world from much evil. I found today a link to Mary Mostert from whom I have learned many things about foreign policy. She has been particularly helpful in understanding the dynamics of the Bosnia-Kosovo-Albania conflict. (Note on that: In many ways it is a Islamist-Christian conflict in which the United States has taken the wrong side). Anyway today linking to her site lead me to a review of President Bush's "victory in Iraq" speech which has been mis-characterized by many as a thoughtless and premature declaration of victory. Reading of that great speech is a connection with one of the great presidential speeches given during war and will surprise many who only recall the caricature of a buffoon presented in the mainstream media. The article and speech are found here.
12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.