I hope to God that we still have some military commanders who have this attitude about our nation’s role in the world. I realize that Dr. Strangelove is a dark comedy, but this does apply:
Read the dialog below the video:
"Well, boys, I reckon this is it — nuclear combat toe to toe with the Rooskies. Now look, boys, I ain't much of a hand at makin' speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin' on back there. And I got a fair idea the kinda personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin.' Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat. I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a-countin' on you and by golly, we ain't about to let 'em down. I tell you something else, if this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I'd say that you're all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing's over with. That goes for ever' last one of you regardless of your race, color or your creed. Now let's get this thing on the hump — we got some flyin' to do." – Slim Pickens as B-52 pilot Major T. J. "King" Kong in Dr. Strangelove
So why is it so hard for our leaders here at home to stand strong about Vlad the Invader and the current Rooskie threat that has started in Georgia.
Again, The American people do not have to know any details. But if our president doesn’t appear strong, and take an initiative to show just how steadfast we are for the promulgation of liberty and democracy in this world, then soon, there will not be a country on this planet that will follow our lead. Because AMERICA has NOT lead, but followed in political landscapes in the last 20 years, we are weakening our own nation and our future.
In 1975, the rock group Styx released a song called Suite Madame Blue. This was written as their thoughts about the upcoming bicentennial. Ronald Reagan brought us out of those doldrums. But we are right back there today. When will America once again rise with pride to be that “shining city on a hill” that inspires the rest of the world to strive to reach that same level of greatness? When will we realize that no matter how bleak things seem to be, that with God’s grace, we are still the best hope for the world. We are blessed to live in this nation now and our best days are still ahead!
Time after time
I sit and I wait for your call
I know I'm a fool, but what can I say
Whatever the price I'll pay for you,
Once long ago
A word from your lips and the world turned around
But somehow you've changed
You're so far away
I long for the past and dream of the days with you,
Suite Madame Blue, gaze in your looking glass
You're not a child anymore
Suite Madame Blue, the future is all but past
Dressed in your jewels, you made your own rules
You conquered the world and more …………..heaven's door
Red white and blue, gaze in your looking glass
You're not a child anymore
Red, white, and blue, the future is all but past
So lift up your heart, make a new start
And lead us away from here
The world is crying for true leadership that gives a crap about what is right and what is wrong, that makes a stand against evil and tyranny, that leads by example and not by following trends, and that is respected by the rest of the world for its might and its generosity.
President Bush has an opportunity right now to show that the United States of America has and angry one with two big brass companions!!! The genius of strength in the world is that the majority of it is due to perception. As long as the world sees us as weak and flaccid, then that is what we are.
I am not endorsing an unmitigated military solution, mind you. But I do believe that a show of strength is incredibly important in this day and time. We have to STOP and DEFEAT evil. We cannot battle evil on one front while letting it go unchecked on another. And as we know from experience, battles on different fronts can be fought in different ways.
America needs to get out of the recliner, turn off the golf channel, change out of Bermuda shorts, grab a rifle and defend the freedom we brag so much about!