Thursday, April 15, 2004
I bristle daily when I read opinions regarding lies about WMD, Geneva Convention violations, terrorists regarded as freedom fighters, and calls for presidential cabinet member resignations. While I would love to argue each of these points, I would rather thank those who voice their opposition to the conflict in Iraq. Hermann Goering said “...the common people don’t want war…All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism…” The problem is that from time to time nations are attacked and they must go to war. While I steadfastly support President Bush and our current actions, it is precisely our nation’s willingness and ability to publicly denounce the actions of our government believed to be wrong that makes this a great nation worth fighting to preserve. Along with this thanks though I ask you to consider the following: The primary target of this war is the same as it was on 9/11, the will of the American people and it is here that the war will be won or lost, not in the streets of Baghdad. So please understand the power of your words and be judicious in their use because at this point, it matters very little how we got to Iraq, but it matters great deal how we leave. Vox populi vox Dei.