This is from : "You ain't gonna like losing." Author
did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But
the mistake was not his decision to go to war in
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 went to war.
And imagine this: Teachers in schools actually
started the day off with a Pledge of Allegiance, and
with prayers for our country and our troops!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 some 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
America is not at war....the military is at war.