The war in Iraq has dragged on for some four-odd years and understandably many Americans have expressed impatience, if not down-right disgust, with the perceived lack of progress.
The American people must remember that we have ousted a dictator that will forever be mentioned in the same breath as Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. Now, if my memory serves me well, the majority of Americans, Democrat and Republican alike, supported the war when it began March 20, 2003. Now that the war is nearing its fourth year, it seems as if America wants out. To quote revolutionary war patriot Thomas Paine “These are times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” In other words, you can’t give up when things get rough.
The war in Iraq is within the realm of victory. We need only to persevere and give support not only to our troops but the entire military; this includes President Bush – a.k.a. the “Commander in chief of the armed forces.” The majority of the military supports and trusts the President. If we, the American people, can’t support the President what kind of message are we sending our troops? Our courageous troops are the ones fighting and dying on the front lines and they support the President.
If we believe in and support our armed forces, then shouldn’t we trust their judgment? For “these are times that try men’s souls.” Will we stand now? Or, will we shrink from the service and support of our county? Support our troops. Support the President. Support the war in Iraq.