Wednesday, June 29, 2005
The Hokey-Pokey of War
George produced a fine speech last night laying out the reasons for remaining in Iraq for the foreseeable future. It was not a rabble-rousing speech and neither was it intended to be. The President was trying to bolster what is perceived as flagging support for the long, arduous task before us.
After 27 months of war, the resolve of this nation is beginning to falter, as the resolve of any nation would begin to falter. The War on Poverty faltered. The War on Drugs has faltered. The War on ________(fill in the blank) will falter.
Like anyone, I would like this war to end. Peace has it's place. Someday we will get there. But, so long as a hostile host is bent on the complete and utter destruction of Western Civilization, we will be at war. So long as a terrorist can frighten and hold hostage entire nations, we will be at war. So long as there are little children in need of a safe and viable future, we will be at war. And America will be there every hard-slogging step of the way.
When the Iraqis stand up, the Americans will stand down. When the Iraqis put their left foot in, the Americans will put their left foot out. Perhaps the Hokey-Pokey is what it's all about.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.