Category: Afghanistan War
I’ve never been a prisoner to need or to dictators. But “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” This year I bow my head in prayer that I might have the strength and wisdom to fight the hard battles here at home that Americans may still have a Republic worth fighting for on the field of combat.
This, to an American woman like McSally who had attained through her intellect and tenacity a role of leadership and high honor, was not just a symbolic capitulation to the outmoded and oppressive customs of an authentically sexist society, it was the literal acquiescence of her identity as a woman, endowed with liberty by God, to the arbitrary dictates of hyper-sensitive and politically-correct politics.
And now the longest conflict in our history continues in the Middle East and nobody really understands why, or whether or not politicians at the highest levels care about the lives of the warriors they are sacrificing for an unknown purpose to an unknowable enemy.
Robert E. Lee stated that “It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.” It is a good thing that war is ugly. The sanitized and tentative war fought, not to win a decisive victory, but to minimize civilian casualties, is also the protracted, expensive, bloody, destructive, futile war.