“We face a hostile ideology -- global in scope…ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method… to meet it successfully we must carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle -- with liberty the stake.”It was said by Ike 1961 - about the Cold War. It was true then - about Communism, and it is true today - about jihadism. We had the fortitude then. And largely bi-partisan support. This year's Dem victory makes me doubt we have it now. I pray I am wrong. It's just that since 1972 - when the dove Lefties took over the party - the Dems have been very anti-military and anti-American. The new crop of McGovern's are as bad as the old crop. In the cases of Kennedy and Kerry it's literally the same old peacenik crew. They're in leadership now. the ONLY good thing aboyut that is the fact that they can't run and they can't hide, and they can't pretend to be what they're not. NO MORE STEALTH LEFTISM. So maybe more people will see what they're really all about, and reject them in 2008. I HOPE SO.
BTW: The quote is lifted from a GREAT speech by Rummy. RTWT.
He closed with this:
As we look back on those critical years during the Cold War, so too our grandchildren will one day look back on this time as a defining moment in America’s history. History will judge whether we did all we could to defeat a vicious extremist enemy that threatened our security, our freedom, our very way of life. Or, if we left it to the next generations to try to fight an enemy strengthened by our weakness, and emboldened by our lack of resolve.I thank God we had the service of Rummy. God Bless him, please.
Over my lifetime, I have had the opportunity to live in times of great consequence, times of war and times of peace. I have met countless Americans from every corner of our magnificent country, and I have developed an abiding faith in the wisdom and good judgment of free people over time to come to the right decisions. I have seen us triumph over dictators and tyrannies of many forms, and I believe that if we persevere today -- and I am convinced we will -- if we make the right choices, and develop a clear understanding of the war we face today, we can overcome the increasingly lethal threats of this young century.
Despite all the enemy tries to do to make the world think otherwise, America is not what is wrong with the world. America is a force for good. We are on the right side of history. Let there be no doubt that the great sweep of human history is for freedom and we are freedom’s side.