copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org
Republicans rant. It is our patriotic duty to support the war. Every citizen must fund murderous actions and accept more soldiers, and civilians will fall. Our countrymen need to devote millions, billions, and trillions of dollars to the cause. We, the people have no choice. Our image is at stake. The world's greatest superpower must win! Americans must never say die. We must only discuss victory.
In this nation, might makes right. It is it not this war it will be another. Americans will remind people throughout the globe, we are strong.
Progressives say, we must stop the "Right." With John McCain at the helm, it is certain, military missions will continue. We must remind Republicans of our priorities. Jobs must be the focus. However, might we mention to those labeled Liberal, Democrats, or bleeding hearts, it is essential we not forget a Potential President McCain is not our only concern.
Hillary Clinton wants to send more troops to Afghanistan. Barack Obama, like Clinton offers a conditional and tepid plan to withdraw troops in Iraq. Obama also intends to shift the battle to Afghanistan. John McCain believes war is inevitable, always. The Arizona Senator and Republican aspirant claims the United States can endlessly occupy other nations without the loss of an American life. As long as no citizen of the States is sacrificed, war is unavoidable and perhaps good for the country or at least fine with John McCain.
Democrats, Progressives believe we must fight against a McCain Presidency. This former prisoner of war will sustain a surge. Under the authority of McCain, citizens will continue to die abroad and struggle to survive at home. I inquire; will a President Clinton or a Commander-In-Chief Obama truly end the wars or merely transfer the troops to another battlefield Will jobs here at home be restored or the budget balanced as we continue to engage in hostile entanglements? There are no plans to conclude combat worldwide, not among Progressives or those the Left deems the enemy. Perchance, we must change the Party platform. Fighting against a foe named McCain will not end the skirmishes. A combative Clinton or Obama are of equal concern. War is war. Please let us work towards peace.
Promote a Peaceful Progressive Platform . . .