Wednesday, Barack Obama turned Hillary Clinton’s “irresponsible and naive” phrase back on her.
“I think what is irresponsible and naive is to have authorized a war without asking how we were going to get out. And you know, I think Senator Clinton hasn’t fully answered that issue.”
Now what is the simple and logical answer to the first sentence in that statement?
You get out by winning! See it isn’t that hard. I know some of you are saying we can’t win. I’m going to quote George Patton’s speech to the Third Army on the eve of D-Day. It’s rough but still rings true today.
“Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle…Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war, for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American”
These words are as true today as they were 63 years ago. The idea of losing is hateful to Americans. That is the reason that Bush’s poll numbers are so low. Americans don’t want out, we want a new wining way. The 2006 election was more about the stupidity of local republicans not being republicans, than wanting out of Iraq.
Sen. Obama’s remarks might get him points with the liberals who I think hate the country of their birth. But those of us who love America, we want to win. The world might tell us we are stupid, but that makes me want the fight even more. Because I’m an American, I want to win in Iraq. If this has made you mad, I mean really angry, maybe you need to look at yourself and ask am I mad because he said something that hurt? Did the truth hurt?
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