The Lord admonishes us not to hate, but my human frailties cannot keep me from despising those who paint themselves as public servants, and yet betray, and place in deadly jeopardy, the public they purport to serve.
I despise the leftists in congress, and their partners in crime in the mainstream media, who are working every bit as much as are the Islamic fascists to see to it that our mission in Iraq fails.
A growing number of people in ‘leadership’ positions in Washington place the amassing of political power above the safety and sovereignty of the republic they are charged to defend, and above the safety of the courageous men and women in uniform who daily place their lives on the line to secure our republic, and to bring liberty to an oppressed people.
Meanwhile, congress debates which will be the most politically advantageous way to lose the war.
And the man for whom I voted … twice … and in whose hands the fate of the free world rests, has betrayed us as well. He works under the pretext of bearing allegiance to his oath of office, but his actions betray his words.
The war in Iraq may or may not have been a necessary or wise decision when it was initiated four years ago. But, in the interim, under the president’s leadership, it has devolved into a political catastrophe, the victims of which are the best and most loyal and duty-bound among us.
There are two reasons that this war is a travesty:
(1) It has become nothing more than a flashback to the debacle that was Vietnam. Courageous, duty-bound young Americans are laying their lives on the line in order to contain a brutal, radical, inhuman movement that (worse than the threat of the 60s and 70s) threatens to place the entire globe at mortal risk. And yet (as was the case in the 60s and 70s), weak-kneed, agenda-driven, self-absorbed politicians are tying the hands of these young American patriots and preventing them from achieving decisive victory.
Personnel, arms and materiel are streaming across the Iraq border from Iran and Syria, American fighting men are dying as a result, and yet the deadly flow is being allowed to continue, while we ‘negotiate’ with those responsible for brutalizing, and killing, our countrymen … our defenders.
(2) Our president told us four years ago that America has to battle the terrorists in the Middle East in order to prevent the need to battle them here on our own soil.
So we are sending our troops six thousand-plus miles from our shores into a region surrounded by a vast sea of enemy sympathizers in order to fight a ruthless adversary, whose supply lines are easily replenished, and who wages war under rules that defy comprehension by the civilized world.
Yet, at the same time, we are leaving our own two-thousand-mile border virtually unsecured, so that those very same barbarians may enter our own country at will, circulating among us, and devising all manner of mass brutality that may eventually make the bloodshed on the battlefield in Iraq seem a comparative walk in the park.
It would appear that our president is intent on facing down the enemy half a world away, while at the same time issuing them an open invitation to walk, unhindered and undocumented, across our unprotected border.
The Secure Fence Act, passed by congress and signed by the president nine months ago, requires our leaders to achieve operational control over the entire span of our land and sea borders within eighteen months. $1.2 billion was allocated in order to accomplish that. Half of the time allotted to complete the urgent project has already passed, and nothing more than a token effort has been made to secure our borders.
To add insult to injury, in a show of politically opportune (at the time) good faith, President Bush last year deployed six thousand National Guard personnel to aid in securing our southern border. Yet just recently he announced that half of those troops will be sent home within the next month, and they will not be replaced.
It would appear that, since the so-called ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ abomination recently went down to resounding defeat, the powers that be in Washington (the president included) have decided that our southern border needs to remain an open door, so that the continued invasion of criminals will eventually redefine amnesty/guest worker programs/special privileges as a necessity rather than a choice. We are, in effect, being force-fed that which we abhor.
Back in the 80s, when we suffered through our last phony immigration reform effort, the reform was basically an economic and political issue. Thanks to 9/11, it has risen to the status of a sovereignty/survival issue – an issue that the majority of our leadership in Washington has chosen to ignore.
We could win this war on both fronts. We could contain the spread of Islamic tyranny and brutality. We could seal our borders and make it extremely difficult for Mexican lawbreakers to wreak havoc on our citizens and our economy, and for terrorist operatives to infiltrate our cities and towns, plotting their cold-blooded crimes among us. But our leadership (both in congress and in the White House) chooses not to.
Instead, congress maligns our troops, and the administration joins them in pandering to our enemies, focusing on bread-and-circus legislation, making no efforts to fortify our borders and keep the enemy out of our midst, and steadfastly refusing to learn the painful, but necessary, lessons that history has to teach.
Despite the fact that their own leadership is working against their success, our military is making progress in Iraq. They are winning the hearts and minds of the people. They are rebuilding the country. And, even though their hands are tied by politically-motivated traitors, they are holding the enemy at bay, against all odds.
But they cannot win ultimate victory without support from American leadership and the American media. And that support will continue to be withheld, and will continue to erode, until (1) the troops are unable to do their job because of inadequate supplies and half-hearted strategies that continually allow enemy reinforcement, and (2) the American public has become so weary of anti-war rhetoric that they demand complete withdrawal well before ultimate victory is achieved.
The betrayal is nearly complete.
When the promise of increased political power, and economic/financial pressures from special interest groups, take precedence over the sovereignty of our republic, the safety of its people, and the lives of those precious patriots who have volunteered to defend it, it is time for the whisper of revolution.