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You Ain't Gonna Like Losing - December 5, 2007, 10:01 AM

This was emailed to me, and I'm Miami and I approve of this message. lol.

I know everyone has a different opinion on the war and our current President. But, this article makes a lot of sense, and I hope you will read it and give it some thought.



You Ain't Gonna Like Losing

President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not.

Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders.
Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them or not or whether the war was going badly or not.
And war was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it is today. Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people stuck with the President because it was their patriotic duty. Americans put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war.
Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in. Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for war bonds to help the effort.
Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition trying their best to join the military. Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing of everything from gasoline to soap, to butter was imposed, yet there was very little complaining.
You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President. Interestingly enough in those days there were no fat cat actors and entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops' morale. And a bunch even enlisted.
And imagine this: Teachers in schools actually started the day off with a Pledge of Allegiance, and with prayers for our country and our troops!
Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch spies.
A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being 'tortured' by being forced to wear women's underwear, or subjected to interrogation by a woman, or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.
There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crackheads, dope pushers and armed gangs roaming our streets.
No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism. He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve.
It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra and the land of Oz. We did unite for a short while after 9/11, but our attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would require some sacrifices.
We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatic Muslims. They believe that it is OK, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not convert to Islam. It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists because...Hitler and Tojo combined did not have nearly that many potential recruits.
So...we either win it - or lose it - and you ain't gonna like losing.
America is not at war. The military is at war. America is at the mall.




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I'm not going to play devil's advocate on this one.



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Yeah.. I'll just stay out of this one too.


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You can all stay out of it if you want however i will not! Great post Miami. While my political views may be that of a layman in the working class of America and i might not be as educated as others. It is also important to realize that most of America is in the same situation that i am in. Weather i believe in the reasons we are at war or not i still support all of those that are fighting for this country and believe that all Americans should do the same. this country is not what it was 50 years ago and while that might be a hindrance to us it can also be a blessing. It is our rights as Americans to question our government but it is also our duty to support it! I will leave it at that for now.





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You can all stay out of it if you want however i will not! Great post Miami. While my political views may be that of a layman in the working class of America and i might not be as educated as others. It is also important to realize that most of America is in the same situation that i am in. Weather i believe in the reasons we are at war or not i still support all of those that are fighting for this country and believe that all Americans should do the same. this country is not what it was 50 years ago and while that might be a hindrance to us it can also be a blessing. It is our rights as Americans to question our government but it is also our duty to support it! I will leave it at that for now.
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"President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not."

If this is true why are so many people upset over the war in Iraq but not the war in Afghanistan?

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"President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not."

If this is true why are so many people upset over the war in Iraq but not the war in Afghanistan?

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"President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not."

If this is true why are so many people upset over the war in Iraq but not the war in Afghanistan?

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Easy answer: Publicity. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and all the others know exactly where they're gonna get the best viewer ratings. Take a second and image what the public's opinion of WWII would have been like if CNN were there on the beaches of Normandy....


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Media coverage.
I'm sure you're right. The actual reasons for invading those two countries couldn't have anything to do with it.

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This thread is full of oversimplifications of complex issues and hasty generalizations that support each poster's personal opinions and not necessarily the issues as a whole!

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