Connecticut writer Dan Sargis
March 2, 2007
"War conducted by half-measures is not war at all...it is a child’s game. And it is a game whose price the American people should refuse to pay.
As September 11th dragged into Afghanistan and Afghanistan dragged into Iraq, politicians on both sides of the aisle have been dispensing national security half-measures as casually as the educational; system dispenses Ritalin...and with equally ineffective long-term results.
On September 22, 2001 I wrote an article in which cautioned against a quick military response to 9-11. Needless to say, the article did not win me many friends in the Conservative community. BUT...history has proven it true.
My apprehension about a quick military response to 9-11 was a fear of half-measures by those making the decisions. Simply stated, I did not think that America understood the nature of terrorism nor would the country’s leadership (and intelligentsia) have the stomach to fight a real war......." (this is the lead, the author's conclusions follow below, complete article here)
".........America has two choices. Either it is business as usual and we ”rush out in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of our soldiers” or we fight a real war and set an example whose lesson will protect us for decades.
If this country has troops in harm’s way, it is the responsibility of our leadership to either truly support those troops and their mission with total conviction or get them the hell out now.
If America is intimidated out of Iraq or “stays the course” handcuffed by half-measures, it will only be the beginning of the end."
Dan Sargis with Ann Coulter
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