Saturday, July 21, 2007

After Iraq

by Thomas Sowell - July 20th, 2007 -

While our media are impatiently waiting for the 4,000th American death in Iraq that they can trumpet, and rub our noses in -- in the name of "honoring the troops" -- we need to understand that casualty rates in Iraq are low, as wars go.

If and when that 4,000th American death in Iraq is reached, we need to recall that more Marines than that were lost taking one island in the Pacific during World War II.

During the Civil War, more than twice as many Union soldiers as that were killed -- in one day -- at the battle of Shiloh, and again at Gettysburg.

The "war on terror" is a misleading phrase. It is the terrorists' war against us -- and it is not something that we can unilaterally call off. Our only choice is where to fight it, over there or over here.

The part of "over here" that bothers me is the way this war alignment is proceeding. Since democrats are clearly aligned with the Islamofascists, when the war (not if) comes "over here", will the shooting result in war, real war, shooting war, between Americans as well as foreignors?


At 6:32 AM, Blogger Thunder Pig said...

Since many of them don't own firearms, I expect them (the progressives) to try to use the government to prevent citizens from defending themselves.
There may be a few militant lefties out there, but I think they are outnumbered and out gunned.
And if they tried appeasement, then another revolution would be in order.

Keep your powder dry.


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