By Mark Neckameyer
April 08, 2008
In the Korean War 1950-1953, 55,000 American lives were lost, an average of 18,334 per year. And in the Viet Nam War from 1965 to 1975, 58,000 American lives were lost ... An average of 5,800 per year. In the years since terrorists attacked us at the World Trade Center Americans have liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban and we have emasculated al-Qaida. Without firing a shot we have been able to put nuclear inspectors into Libya, Iran and North Korea (unfinished works, watch out Iran!). We also overturned and captured a monster dictator who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. Still the Democrats rant and rave about how George Bush started the War Against terrorism. Never mind that Democrat FDR took us to war against Germany who had not declared war against us (the Japanese attacked us, not the Germans.) Democrat Harry Truman took us to the costly non-won war in Korea and certainly Democrats Kennedy and Johnson got us into loser Viet Nam. So in the past 100 years it is Dems 3 wars, 4 if you count Wilson and WW1, GOP, 1 war with far fewer casualties? All this historical stuff is important to me. It is why I vote Republican. Consider; It took less time to take Iraq in 2003 than it took Janet Reno to massacre the Branch Davidian Compound (53 days). We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm Billing Records. It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick drowning his "friend". Need more? The economy stinks the past year ... Ever since the Democrats took over the Congress where constitutionally all spending/economic laws must originate. Why is anyone a Democrat?
Received April 08, 2008 - Published April 08, 2008
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