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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jerbear, Oct 25, 2008.

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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    I know everyone has a different opinion on the war and our current President, but this article makes a lot of sense. Take two minutes, read it and give it some thought. Don't miss the last paragraph.

    When electing the next President, the only decision you have to make is who you want sitting in that seat in the White House when--not if --but WHEN we get hit again and millions of American lives are put at risk!

    This is from: 'You ain't gonna like losing.' Author unknown

    President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq . Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not.

    Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders.

    Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them or not; whether the war was going badly or not.

    And war was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it is today. Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people stuck with the President because it was their patriotic duty. Americans put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war.

    Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in. Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for war bonds to help the effort.

    Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition, trying their best to join the military. Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing of everything from gasoline to soap to butter was imposed, yet there was very little complaining.

    You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President. Interestingly enough in those days, there were no fat cat actors and entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops' morale. And a bunch even enlisted.

    And imagine this: T eachers in the schools actually started the day off with a Pledge of Allegiance and with prayers for our country and our troops!

    Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch spies. A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being 'tortured' by being forced to wear women's underwear, or subjected to interrogation by a woman, or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.

    There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crack heads, dope pushers and armed gangs roaming our streets.

    No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism. He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve.

    It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra and the Land of Oz. We did unite for a short while after 9/11, but our attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would require some sacrifices.

    We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatic Muslims. They believe that it is okay, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not convert to Islam. It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists' cause... Hitler and Tojo combined did not have nearly that many potential recruits. So...We either win it - or lose it - and you ain't gonna like losing.

    America is not at war. The military is at war. America is at the mall, or watching movies.

    (Remember Obama said in his book 'Audacity of Hope,' 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction'...what better place for the Muslims to control our country, than in the office of the President of USA!

    If ever an email needed to be forwarded, now is the time. Ask God to watch over us this Election Day. Please pray about all of this.

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  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Here is America, post Obama. That is, if we're not down to using hammers.
  3. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Erie, Pa
    Our outlooks my not always be in the same direction but with this, I must agree. VOTE! and use a little common sense in the process. Who is going to be willing to stand up for our country and beliefs? I don't look foreward to the discourse that is going to follow this election and there will be alot. Our country is going to be tested to an extreme. May God help us! Once again, VOTE!

    Big Jack
  4. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Looks like another good Eastwood movie.

    I also totally agree with the OP!!!
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