Folks, I was a cold warrior like many others on RS . I served in the USAF from 1978 to 1988. The jobs I performed were directly related to the threat posed by the USSR. I worked on the weapons systems of F-4 Phantoms and A-10 Warthogs while stationed in the UK. We all knew we would be crispy critters if we ever went to war…but we were ready. Later I cross-trained into communications and supported the bomber and missile forces of SAC. Again, we knew we would be a prime target if the war ever turned hot…but again, we were ready.
Unfortunately, it looks like we may be entering a new cold war. The problem I see today is that Russia doesn’t seem to take the US or NATO seriously. I believe that the reason for this has nothing to do with our military’s preparedness or capabilities, but rather the anti-war sentiment our country has demonstrated since the start of the war in Iraq. Our beloved anti-war Democrats in the Congress and their sycophant Hollywood actors and the ridiculous street demonstrators have made war with Russia more likely. Russia perceives our country as being weak…this is not good! I think the most peace loving people are those who have fought in wars, not the ignorant peaceniks who believe that if we would only be nice to our enemies, they will reciprocate. That is not the way of the world.
These turbulent times require strong leadership. That is why I am proud to support McCain/Palin. I believe they both have the strength and conviction to stand up to Russia. We have to make it known that we will not be pushed around. We are a fair people, but mess with us and we’ll fight back. I see the McCain/Palin ticket as our only hope of regaining our national security. Obama just doesn’t get it. The only way to stay out of big wars is to be so strong that no enemy wants to take us on. There is a lot that can be said on this subject, but these are my condensed thoughts.
Thanks for reading.