The past weeks have been a time of recollection. A time to look back at the day of infamy that took place. For the first time since the war of 1812, we were attacked on our own soil. I thought about Pearl Harbor as well. My grandfather was going out to eat at a Diner when he was 15 and saw everyone listening to the radio. He asked what was going on, he was told that Japan had bombed Hawaii in Pearl Harbor. That night they thought about what would happen next... Would my Great Grandfather be shipped of to fight? Would the war drag on long enough so that when Grandpa turned 18 he would also be drafted? When he graduated at the age of 18 he joined up with the service but was kept at home service for most of the war. he would have gone to Japan had the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the war.
All this time there was fear of an attack. I also feared that we would face more attacks especially as I saw our media and even our politicians dismiss Islam as a religion of peace and downplay the severity of what we were up against. Over the years I feared that we would be nuked. I thought living in Maine I would be safe but then again maybe not. A friend of mine who was involved in anti terrorism told me that any nuke going off anywhere in America would devastate us. It was a lot easier to smuggle the bomb into Bangor Maine than New York City especially since we have wide open borders with Canada.
Seven years later I am thankful that Bush and our brave men have kept us safe from terrorism and radical Islam. I hope and pray that McCain and Sarah Palin, though not the candidate we desire will none the less defeat Obama and Biden in the elections so we do not surrender. We can choose to surrender or press on to victory which may be just ahead.
Although I think there are better things we can do. For one thing we are so obsessed with Iraq we forget the threat of Iran. We also forget how terrorists are sneaking into our own soil everyday through our open borders. We are still vulnerable. We may have won the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan but there is still a long hard war to fight. This war is also on our shores. Bear in mind it is not just Terrorists, there are enemies within, a fifth column that hates us and want to tear down the liberty and freedom our founders gave us and replace it with socialist slavery. Just go down to youtube dailykos and the rest to see just how evil the fifth column is.
The majority of Americans do not want to be defeated and I am convince if we keep fighting the culture war as hard as the war in Iraq we can win. We can win if we want. We can win if we disregard those who would rather snatch victory from the Jaws of defeat.