On bayonets and battleships
Already, much has been made of the President’s comment about “horses and bayonets” during the foreign policy debate. The President was responding to Mitt Romney’s comment that the United States Navy is as small as it has been since our entry into the First World War. The President responded with the following (from the Washington Post): “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” | Read More »
North Korea threatens nuclear war. Again.
North Korea has threatened a nuclear war if the United States and South Korea continue to cooperate on military exercises and coordinate diplomacy with Japan in seeking to disarm the regime. North Korea has made similar threats in the past and has yet to carry them out. In fact, the recent shelling of civilians and South Korean marines on a border island is one of | Read More »
Do You Get It Now, Mr. President?
As the Obama Administration cuts defense spending, a Syrian Man with press credentials was apparently stopped before he could get close enough to stab the President. This as Mr. Obama declares to Turkey, “We are not at war with Islam.” The President is right. We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with Islamic Extremism. We are at war with those who | Read More »
The Only Way to Fight a War
When I was growing up, my father always told me, “Never, ever start a fight; but always finish one.”
I didn’t really understand what dad meant by that until I started studying military history. The victor in any fight is the side that is willing to fight it out to the end.
The bullies who picked on me growing up nearly always did so because I didn’t fight back. It didn’t matter how many times they got in trouble. Often, that was just enough excuse to keep picking on me; to get back at the boy who got them in trouble. I finally stopped getting beat-up when I started throwing punches of my own.
Unfortunately, throwing those punches also got me in trouble. Because I defended myself someone thought I had done something wrong.
In watching this recent action between Israel and Hamas, I have seen much the same kind of mentality, both in the media and in those I know in the liberal blogosphere. “How dare Israel defend itself? Don’t they realize they’ve killed more Palestinians than Hamas has killed Israelis?” My favorite so far has been a “friend” on Facebook who posted, as his profile image, a sign that says, “Support Palestine: Stop the Genocide.”
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