Throughout history, there have been innumerable examples of people excelling at crucial moments, more through simply being the right person at the right time than having earned the honour. It is a simple truism to say that without the intervention of these folk, the history of countries, continents, and, indeed, the world would have been significantly different.
When one considers the impact of people like Churchill, Gorbachev, and Gandhi, to name but three, it is clear that the world would undoubtedly be a less pleasant place.
Today, we stand at another crossroad in mankind’s journey. The free, democratic countries around the world are under attack from Islamic extremists. People of every faith (including Islam) are being persecuted by these terrorists. The will to fight for freedom and justice is weak among many countries. Why? For many, the threat is not crystal clear. Hence, the vitriol aimed at Bush and Blair et al.
Many sought peace with Hitler, too, but were, fortunately, ignored.
John McCain stands alone with regard to his resolute defence of the war – not how it was handled but why. He is prepared to sacrifice his Presidential campaign, if necessary. He will not shy away from reality. Following his visit to Iraq, McCain wrote an excellent piece in the Washington Post, where he stated…
“There is no guarantee that we will succeed, but we must try. As every sensible observer has concluded, the consequences of failure in Iraq are so grave and so threatening for the region, and to the security of the United States [and the world! - Libertas01], that to refuse to give Petraeus’s plan a chance to succeed would constitute a tragic failure of American resolve.”
The Democrats fail to see the catastrophic consequences of capitulating to the extremists (or, at least, they seem to – maybe for political reasons at home).
Bush was the man of the hour for the start of the war on terror campaign following the events of 2001 and Hussein’s refusal to adhere to UN resolutions.
McCain is shaping up to be the ideal candidate to continue the fight. A man of principle and vast experience whose passion for America and what it stands for knows no bounds.
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