I have a good friend who is a liberal. Even though he admits he often agrees with me, we have e-debates all the time and he is very good at taking the liberal position in arguing the left's POV.
He sent me a good email yesterday that I felt like I must share here so that others could read it. In this case he was just forwarding something to me that he knew I would agree with.
Here is my response followed by the original email he sent.
I agree with this insightful message.
I would add this.
You know me as a conservative who preaches that the Democrats are a sorry lot who are not fit to lead this country yet I do support Republicans in most cases especially concerning this war. After reading this man's evaluation of the danger we face it makes it crystal clear that those in this country namely Democrats like (John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, John Edwards, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Carter, and others) are smart enough to recognize the danger we face and the world faces from impending Muslim tyranny. However they have put that danger aside in order to try and regain power back from the current Republican controlled government.
This in my simple mind is treasonous behavior that I can not stomach. We all know how much danger we are in yet we watch each day as these Democrats try and neuter our current administration and take away their ability to fight this war against terrorism. The Patriot Act, and the NSA surveillance program are two of the main tools we are using to find, capture and incapacitate terrorists. The so called Main stream Media and their constant barrage of criticism against the soldiers who allegedly tortured Arab prisoners in Gitmo and Abu Grahib, is another facet of this treachery. Most of the Democrats were right on board with this effort as well.
This is why I cannot support the Democratic party.
I will add that many so called Republicans have also been on this bandwagon and our own President is not taking control of our borders. I think this is a severe mistake, Yet at least he is willing to go after the terrorists and has managed to prevent any further attacks on the USA. Fight them over there NOT over here!
So you see why I am so adamant about the Democrats not regaining power. They will allow terrorists to complete their mission to destroy us all by trying to negotiate with them and understand them. They have already halfway destroyed this country with their liberal policies that have created the victim mentality instead of helping to teach our folks that individualism and hard work is the key to success.
The, hold out your hand and we will help you (because your to stupid to do it on your own) mentality has given us the great implosion of New Orleans and the ghetto's of Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit. etc... and all the crime that goes with it.
No, I am not willing to fall prey to their promises of having government do it all for me. I will make my own way in life and stick up for those who agree with my conservative philosophy. Conservatives are not always right but they have it hands down over the liberals in Washington, no contest.
Democrats and Liberalism = dependence, poverty, crime and death by terrorism.
>> THE WAR
>> Please take the time to read the attached essay by Dr. Chong. It is
>> without a doubt the most articulate and convincing writing I have
>> read regarding the War in Iraq. If you have any doubts please open
>> your mind to his essay and give a fair evaluation.
>> I had no idea who Dr. Chong is or the source of these thoughts... so
>> when I received them, I almost deleted them - as well-written as they
>> are. But then I did a "Google search" on the Doctor and found him to
>> be a retired Air Force Surgeon of all things and past Commander of
>> Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. So he is real, is
>> connected to Veterans
>> affairs in California, and these are his thoughts. They are worth
>> reading and thinking about!(the same Google search will direct you to
>> some of his other thought-provoking writings.)
>> Subject: Muslims, terrorist and the USA. A different spin on Iraq war.
>> This WAR is for REAL! Dr. Vernon Chong, Major General, USAF, Retired
>> Tuesday, July 12, 2005.
>> To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it. Our
>> country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we
>> know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes
>> The deadly seriousness is greatly co mpounded by the fact that there
>> are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even
>> fewer who realize what losing really means.
>> First, let's examine a few basics:
>> 1. When did the threat to us start?
>> Many will say September 11, 2001. The answer as far as the United
>> States is concerned is 1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with
>> the following attacks on us:
>> * Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979;
>> * Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983;
>> * Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983;
>> * Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988;
>> * First New York World Trade Center attack 1993;
>> * Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996;
>> * Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998;
>> * Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998;
>> * Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000;
>> * New York World Trade Center 2001;
>> * Pentagon 2001.
>> (Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581
>> terrorist attacks worldwide).
>> 2. Why were we attacked?
>> Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks
>> happened during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan,
>> Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. We cannot fault either the Republicans or
>> Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the presidents or
>> their immediate predecessors, Presidents Ford or Carter.
>> 3. Who were the attackers?
>> In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.
>> 4. What is the Muslim population of the World? 25%.
>> 5. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?
>> Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that
> > the predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful, but
>> under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also Christian),
>> that made no difference. You either went along with the
>> administration or you were eliminated. There were 5 to 6 million
>> Christians killed by the Nazis for political reasons (including 7,000
>> Polish priests). (see http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7-a.htm )
>> Thus, almost the same number of Christians were killed by the Nazis,
>> as the six million holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we
>> seldom heard of anything other than the Jewish atrocities. Although
>> Hitler kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about
>> killing anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of
>> taking over the world - German, Christian or any others.
>> Same with the Muslim terrorists. They focus the world on the US, but
>> kill all in the way -- their own people or the Spanish, French or
>> anyone else. The point here is that just like the peaceful Germans
>> were of no protection to anyone from the Nazis, no matter how many
>> peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection for us from the
>> terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing
>> -- by their own pronouncements -- killing all of us "infidels." I
>> don't blame the peaceful Muslims. What would you do if the choice was
>> shut up or die?
>> 6. So who are we at war with?
>> There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than
>> the Muslim terrorists. Trying to be politically correct and avoid
>> verbalizing this con clusion can well be fatal. There is no way to win
>> if you don't clearly recognize and articulate who you are fighting.
>> So with that background, now to the two major questions:
>> 1. Can we lose this war?
>> 2. What does losing really mean?
>> If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal questions.
>> We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound,
>> the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not
>> fathom the answer to the second question - What does losing mean?
>> It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war
>> means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about
>> our business, like post Vietnam. This is as far from the truth as one
>> can get.
>> What losing really means is:
>> We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks
>> will not subside, but rather will steadily increase. Remember, they
>> want us dead, not just quiet. If they had just wanted us quiet, they
>> would not have produced an increasing series of attacks against us,
>> over the past 18 years. The plan was clearly, for terrorist to
>> attack us, until we were neutered and submissive to them.
>> We would of course have no future support from other nations, for
>> fear of reprisals and for the reason that they would see, we are
>> impotent and cannot help them.
>> They will pick off the other non-Muslim nations, one at a time. It
>> will be increasingly easier for them. They already hold Spain
>> hostage. It doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong for Spain to
>> withdraw its troops from Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim
>> te rrorists bombed their train and told them to withdraw the troops.
>> Anything else they want Spain
>> to do will be done. Spain is finished.
>> The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that they
>> might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they are
>> finished too, in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists without
>> us. However, it may already be too late for France. France is already
>> 20% Muslim and fading fast!
>> If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life
>> will all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade or deal
>> with us, if they were threatened by the Muslims. If we can't stop the
>> Muslims, how could anyone else?
>> The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore are
>> completely committed to winning, at any cost. We better k now it too
>> and be likewise committed to winning at any cost.
>> Why do I go on at such lengths about the results of losing? Simple.
>> Until we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite and really
>> put 100% of our thoughts and efforts into winning. And it is going to
>> take that 100% effort to win.
>> So, how can we lose the war?
>> Again, the answer is simple. We can lose the war by "imploding." That
>> is, defeating ourselves by refusing to recognize the enemy and their
>> purpose, and really digging in and lending full support to the war
>> effort If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. If we
>> continue to be divided, there is no way that we can win!
>> Let me give you a few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the
>> life and death seriousness of this situation.
>& gt; President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation.
>> Although all of the terrorist attacks were committed by Muslim men
>> between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary Mineta refuses to allow
>> profiling. Does that sound like we are taking this thing seriously?
>> This is war! For the duration, we are going to have to give up some
>> of the civil rights we have become accustomed to. We had better be
>> prepared to lose some of our civil rights temporarily or we will most
>> certainly lose all of them permanently.
>> And don't worry that it is a slippery slope. We gave up plenty of
>> civil rights during WWII, and immediately restored them after the
>> victory and in fact added many more since then.
>> Do I blame President Bush or President Clinton before him?
>> No, I blame us for blithely assuming we can maintain a ll of our
>> Political Correctness, and all of our civil rights during this
>> conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of those words
>> apply to war. Get them out of your head.
>> Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the
>> Administration that it almost seems they would literally like to see
>> us lose. I hasten to add that this isn't because they are disloyal.
>> It is because they just don't recognize what losing means.
>> Nevertheless, that conduct gives the impression to the enemy that we
>> are divided and weakening. It concerns our friends, and it does great
>> damage to our cause.
>> Of more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and
>> media regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war, perhaps
>> exemplifies best what I am saying. We have recently had an issue,
>> in volving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war, by a small
>> group of our military police. These are the type prisoners who just a
>> few months ago
>> were throwing their own people off buildings, cutting off their
>> hands, cutting out their tongues and otherwise murdering their own
>> people just for disagreeing with Saddam Hussein.
>> And just a few years ago these same type prisoners chemically killed
>> 400,000 of their own people for the same reason. They are also the
>> same type of enemy fighters, who recently were burning Americans, and
>> dragging their charred corpses through the streets of Iraq.
>> And still more recently, the same type of enemy that was and is
>> providing videos to all news sources internationally, of the
>> beheading of American prisoners they held.
>> Compare this with some of our pres s and politicians, who for several
>> days have thought and talked about nothing else but the "humiliating"
>> of some Muslim prisoners -- not burning them, not dragging their
>> charred corpses through the streets, not beheading them, but
>> "humiliating" them. Can this be for real?
>> The politicians and pundits have even talked of impeachment of the
>> Secretary of Defense. If this doesn't show the complete lack of
>> comprehension and understanding of the seriousness of the enemy we
>> are fighting, the life and death struggle we are in and the
>> disastrous results of losing this war, nothing can.
>> To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over this
>> prisoner issue makes us look like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome
>> burned -- totally oblivious to what is going on in the real world.
>> Neither we, nor any other coun try, can survive this internal strife.
>> Again I say, this does not mean that some of our politicians or media
>> people are disloyal. It simply means that they are absolutely
>> oblivious to the magnitude, of the situation we are in and into which
>> the Muslim terrorists have been pushing us, for many years.
>> Remember, the Muslim terrorists stated goal is to kill all infidels!
>> That translates into ALL non-Muslims -- not just in the United State,
>> but throughout the world.
>> We are the last bastion of defense. We have been criticized for many
>> years as being 'arrogant.' That charge is valid in at least one
>> respect. We are arrogant in that we believe that we are so good,
>> powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds of all those
>> who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind our back, we can
>> defeat an ything bad in the world!
>> We can't!
>> If we don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not
>> survive, and no other free country in the world will survive if we
>> are defeated.
>> And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that
>> allow freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion,
>> freedom of the press, equal rights for anyone -- let alone everyone,
>> equal status or any status for women, or that have been productive in
>> one single way that contributes to the good of the world.
>> This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war
>> or we will be equated in the history books to the self-inflicted fall
>> of the Roman Empire . If, that is, the Muslim leaders will allow
>> history books to be written or read.
>> If we don't win t his war right now, keep a close eye on how the
>> Muslims take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will
>> continue to increase the Muslim population of France and continue to
>> encroach little by little, on the established French traditions. The
>> French will be fighting among themselves, over what should or should
>> not be done, which will continue
>> to weaken them and keep them from any united resolve. Doesn't that
>> sound eerily familiar?
>> Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some
>> external military force. Instead, they give their freedoms away,
>> politically correct piece by politically correct piece.
>> And they are giving those freedoms away to those who have shown,
>> worldwide that they abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or
>> even to themselves, once they are in power.
>& gt; They have universally shown that when they have taken over, they then
>> start brutally killing each other over who will be the few who
>> control the masses. Will we ever stop hearing from the politically
>> correct, about the "peaceful Muslims"?
>> I close on a hopeful note, by repeating what I said above. If we are
>> united, there is no way that we can lose. I hope the factions in our
>> country will begin to focus on the critical situation we are in, and
>> will unite to save our country. It is your future we are talking
>> about! Do whatever you can to preserve it.
>> After reading the above, we all must do this not only for ourselves,
>> but our children, our grandchildren, our country and the world.
>> Whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal and that
>> include the Politicians and media of our country and the free world!
>> Please forward this to any you feel may want, or NEED to read it. Our
>> "leaders" in Congress ought to read it, too. There are those that
>> find fault with our country, but it is obvious to anyone who truly
>> thinks through this, that we must UNITE, share our concerns and hold
>> the blind accountable for misleading the masses!
>> If you would like to see who this fellow is go to this Air Force web
>> sight and look him up.