Saturday, November 22, 2008
Let the record reflect the great truth: the US led coalition defeated Saddam Hussein and ousted a fascist regime responsible for the murders of upwards of a million people and the displacement of millions more. Let it further show that Democracy's enemies, Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and al Qaeda, in conjunction with survivors of Saddam's regime, launched a vicious terror war that killed tens of thousands of Iraq's civilians and thousands of coalition troops and injured many more. Despite despite defeatism and craven indifference from "well meaning," "peace loving" fools who believed that a military defeat to al Qaeda and the Iranian axis was somehow in humanities best interests, a great victory is won. Iraq is now more peaceful than Chicago and has a bright future as the most democratic Arab state in the middle east.
Not only must we salute the brilliant military leadership that turned defeat into victory and a few courageous political leaders who did not accept defeat as an option, we must honor the sacrifice of the troops and their families who demonstrated time and again that they are the best America has to offer.