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.


dcat said...


No Indigo it's like this: you put your left foot in you put your left foot out you put in and you shake it all about. you do the hokey pokey and you Turn yourself around and that's what it's all about!

still_figuring_out said...

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

~William Ewart Gladstone

Indigo Red said...


Thank you for the Billy Gladstone quote. I couldn't possibly agree more. It is all about power, but not group power. It's about personal power such as that of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Dick Durban, Osama bin Laden, etc.

I'm afraid that looking forward is all we will ever do until the final battle and we kill ourselves off.

Kathy said...

Hi, Indigo. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I wrote you a reply.

I can't believe we have the same template. Is that scary, or what?

Take care.

dcat said...

BTW Cool clock :)

I got it now! DAMN IT!