Thursday, November 20, 2003


Our President went to Great Britain in hopes of bolstering a continued alliance and support from our neighbors from across the pond. There seems to not only be a great deal of Anti-Bush sentiment, but Anti-American sentiment as well. While I would agree that this is not as bad as what we have to deal with from the French or the Germans, but it is scathing nonetheless. I won't give you my opinion as to whether or not we should have deposed Saddam Hussein as leader of Iraq, but I will say that the United States is in a position where we absolutely cannot pull out. We have to keep going forward.

This past drill at my National Guard Unit, we were assisting one of our line units who has been activated for deployment. So, a second trip to Iraq seems like it could some day become a reality for me. I would really hate to go, but I would. One thing that I have to say is that I wish that the world would pull together and look at the good that can come out of this situation versus the events that led up to this action. We have to salvage something from this entire mess. I would hate to look back 20 years from now and say. Jesus! That was a God awful mess that amounted to nothing. Too many lives have been lost. Too much property has been damaged, and too many lives have been permanently changed. Yes, we will indeed look at all of the facts, but lets look at the best way to fix all of the chaos in Iraq. We owe it to the Iraqi people.

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