The contrast between tyranny and freedom is not abstract. It is not cultural. It is REAL. R-E-A-L. Want to see it. Look at these satellite photos. they compare North Korea at night to South Korea at night. North Korea is dark. South Korea is lit up. WHY!? Freedom. South Korea is free, so it is LIT UP. Same people - north and south. The south had poorer resources in 1952 - and was poorer in GDP, too. But now it is richer. One of the richest ecomnonies in the world. WHY!? Freedom. The south of Korea is FREE. Freedom creates prosperity.
The difference betweem Vietnam today and what South Vietnam MIGHT have been - if the Lefties in the Democrat Party hadn't pulled the plug - is just as stark. If the Left hadn't pulled the plug on the South Vietnamese government in 1975, then the South of Vietnam would be as rich and as free as the South Korea. We might be driving SOUTH VIETNAMESE cars instead of South Korean cars!
Why do I bring this up!? Well, because many on the Left question whether we can IMPOSE freedom on any people or culture. As if some people or some type of people are "READY" for freedom and others are not.
Well, we did "impose" freeedom on the South Koreans, and IT WORKED. Just as it worked on the Japanese and the Germans. And in all those cases it required that we keep 50,000 troops in the theater FOR DECADES to accomplish it, and THAT wasn't questioned (just like our continued troop presence in Bosnia is never questioned). It was accepted that it was worth it. We had troops in German and Japan for 50 years. We only have troops in Iraq for 2. So let's take a DEEP BREATH. AHHHHH! Exhale. Good. We can do this.
Well, so, now - after only two years - keeping troops in Iraq IS questioned - all the time. Lefties - who dominate the MSM - ask: "when will we withdraw?"over-and-over-and-over again as if that was the be-all-end-all question, and as if WINNING mattered not.
Winning matters. Freedom matters. If you believe that all men and women were created equal, then you must believe that we - as the oldest and richest and strongest democacy on Earth - have a responsibility to help our brothers and sisters EVERYWHERE re-establish their innate FREEDOM. As we are doing in Iraq. Even if it means we will have to maintain SOME troop presence there for many years. As we did in europe and Asia. FDR believed that was okay. JFK did too.
This effort in Iraq will make the world FREER, and safer and richer. And that is good. People who oppose it are either misinformed or bad. Or maybe, they just want other people to stay in the DARK!