It is amazing to see the angst of this administration over the Afghanistan war. President Obama has fallen into the typical liberal trap – Democrats want to fight any war except the one we are in. So even though Candidate Obama continued to slam the Bush administration and his opponent over “taking their eyes off the ball in Afghanistan” now that Obama owns the war he said we had to fight – he doesn’t want to prosecute it anymore.
I think that part of the problem is that liberals actually believe that there can be a world without war - an America engaged on the world stage without conflict. That view is quite naive and entirely impossible. For the overwhelming majority of our history the nation has been at war in one form or another. Whether fighting the English, French, Barbary Pirates, Indians, Mexicans, or each other, our country was conceived and forged in war. What most people don’t know is that even in times of relative peace soldiers, sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and later airmen have fought innumerable battles against nation states, pirates, renegades, and criminals all over the globe. We ended the 19th century at war with Spain and China. The early years of the 20th century saw us in various Caribbean and South American “Banana Wars.” Of course there was WWI and WWII as well as Korea, Viet Nam, Lebanon, Panama, El Salvador, Grenada, Gulf War I, Gulf War II, and Afghanistan. Anyone who thinks there has been peace for these United States doesn’t know our history.
Peace is illusive, particularly when you are not willing to fight. Now we have a Nobel Laureate for a President but we don’t have a Commander-in-Chief. Standby – our enemies are going to take savage advantage of that.
Conservative Resistance – Day 347