Dear Midwest Readers:
Whatever your thoughts are on the Iraq war, whatever your thoughts of George Bush, whatever your thoughts of liberals or conservatives, whatever your thoughts about mistakes being made, whatever your thoughts are about weapons of mass destruction, at the end of the day, you're an American.
Last week, President Bush decided to increase the number of troops to Iraq by 20,000. Bush is making the move as one final push before his term ends.
As a reaction to Bush's plan, the newly elected Democratic Congress is looking to push through a non-binding referendum against the increase in troops.
I don't know about you, but if you're an American soldier in Iraq OR more importantly, if you're an Iraqi insurgent or terrorist, doesn't the action by the Congress look like that they don't want America to win the war?
Does anybody remember that picture in 1975 as American helicopters were leaving Saigon? We left in disgrace. 55,000 lives wasted for nothing. To date, 3,000 lives have already been lost in Iraq. Are we to say that those lives have been lost in vain too.?
Of course, I don't blame the Democratic Congress for all of this. I've written about this before.in previous blogs.
"WE" are responsible for this. Americans have shown that they do not want to pay the price for the security and prosperity that we enjoy. Its the American way. We don't want to have confront our problems, we would just rather walk away and get on with our lives.
Of course, until the next terrorist attack comes.
To me, this issue is absolutely critical and you should ask yourself
Do you want America to win the Iraq war?
Its a simple question. The answer should tell you a lot about who you are . . .