Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No Honor Among Politicians

Michael Yon has an article on Afghanistan here

Honor. That what's missing from our foreign relations policies. Today, Obama restated his committment to withdraw all troops from Iraq by 2011. Fine, the majority of the work is done. Of course, they'll never give the previous administration any credit for it. Obama then said that there was great potential for trading with Iraq. Well, a free people and a new trade partner; maybe Iraq wasn't a huge waste after all. But they'll never admit that either.

Well, Obama, we're in Afghanistan with both feet. Yet you won't commit. You won't adhere to the advice of your generals. You turned your back on the people of Iran, why wouldn't you turn your back on the people of Afghanistan?

Politics is too involved in war. We saw it in Vietnam; people in Congress not allowing our men to fight. And then, when we had spent thousands of lives to secure South Vietnam militarily, they just pulled out and let the Communists swarm in and kill, kill, kill the civilians we had just fought and died to try and protect. No honor.

The people of the United States of America don't like war. We drag our feet and whine about how much it costs. But I, as a We the People person, sympathize with freedom fighters in Iran. I sympathize with the people of Afghanistan who've got terrorists breathing down their necks. I relate. Once you make a committment to go in, you should go in with everything you have, and the people of that country shouldn't have to worry about whether or not you'll get cold feet and leave them to face the terrorists on their own.

Walter Lippman said, “He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.” Our politicians have none. They're base scum. I don't have words for the contempt I hold for them.


Bill589 said...

A neighbor’s son recently left home to become a marine.
I wish this honorable young man had an honorable Commander in Chief.

Uffda said...

Oy. Tell me about it. I've thought about joining the Army, but Obama will be President during the time I have left to join. I'm sorry; I just don't trust the man. God bless those who are willing to defend us despite having a Commander in Chief who cares more about his own ideology than he does their safety.