During recent anti-war protests in our Nations Capital, the peaceful hippies show, shall we say, a less peaceful side. Iraqi vets stand on the side lines and ask simple questions while the screaming, degrading crowd shows a lack of gratitude for, these former soldier's, military service.
With great leaders like Mitt Romney trying to rally unity and self comprehension within our divided country with words like:
"What is the culture of this country, what are our underpinnings? We respect hard work ... We are self reliant, we respect human life, we are a religious people... We are a purpose-driven people founded on the family unit.
"Iran must be stopped and can be stopped," (Romney said to a standing ovation at the Herzliya Conference, an annual gathering of leading Israeli and American political figures and security specialists), Anti-war activists are saying George Bush must be stopped, George Bush can be stopped.
Is there no sense of gratitude anymore, in this great country, for this great military?
And what of congress? What messages are they sending? I say a message of weakness and disorganization is being trumpeted throughout the world.
A message of poll chasing:
Chuck Hagel: "What are the consequences? Are we then going to pull out?" Hagel asked. "Are we going to cut funding? Now, that falls more in the intellectually dishonest category."
A message of uncertainty:
John McCain: "In other words, this is a vote of no confidence in both the mission and the troops who are going over there,"
A message of irresponsibility:
Hillary Clinton: "I want to be very clear about this: If I had been president in October 2002, I would not have started this war,"
Hillary Clinton: "If we in Congress don't end this war before January 2009, as president, I will,"
Please Mitt Romney, with the help of God, save us.