Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama is finally dead. Where do we go from here?

I got news of Osama bin Laden's death early this morning. It couldn't have put me in a better mood. Morale is high here among the troops; many soldiers I know who were once distraught are now pumped up. The fire we had after 9/11 is back. I have just a few things I want to say about this recent event.

I keep seeing images and videos of half drunk, jubilant Americans shouting and partying in the streets over this. Tomorrow they will be silent. Just like the memory of September 11th faded from so many Americans' minds, so will this. It's just another vain way for people to feel good and patriotic again. Chanting "USA, USA, USA" in the street for a day will do nothing to help the war effort, especially following that up with a chant of "Obama, Obama Obama". A real way you, as an American, can celebrate this is to begin supporting political candidates who sincerely believe in what we are doing, not two faced liars who say one thing, do another, and then claim credit for something they are totally against. While we are on the subject of Americans celebrating I would like to encourage every last person who did not support the war in Afghanistan, or decided it was time for us to retreat even once these past years, to please SIT DOWN and SHUT UP. I don't want to hear a peep from you. If we had your way and accepted defeat, we never would have scored this victory. So for all the defeatists, you should have nothing to say.

Osama bin Laden may be dead, but the War on Terrorism (War on Islamofacsism) is not, nor will it ever be. There are thousands upon thousands of radical Islamic terrorists in the Middle East, in Europe, and likely even in America who are still eager to attack us, if not more so now. It is common knowledge here in Iraq that attacks will now step up because of this. They likely will in Afghanistan too. Expect more terror attacks and general increases in Islamic terror activity in Europe as well. This fight isn't over. I keep hearing people saying how now that Osama is dead the war is magically over and we should pull out of Afghanistan. This is naive and foolish. The enemy is now more emboldened than ever. The American people need to understand this. We do here.

Next, let's get something straight and give credit where it is due. To give President Barack Obama credit for this is completely idiotic. Credit goes to our military, whom Obama has not supported,

as well as President Bush. Like him or not, President Bush laid the groundwork for this kill, while a then Senator Obama did nothing but criticize and whine. Now we watch on CNN as King Obama puffs his chest out for this monumental achievement, "I, I, I." Likely he views it as nothing more than an addition to his war chest for the upcoming campaign.

I know the truth. And the truth is this. The death of Osama bin Laden is only symbolic. We can rejoice as Americans today. But the war isn't over. This very moment, motivated and angered Muslims are preparing plans for their next attacks on Westerners. The worst thing we can do is let up. The best thing we can do is ratchet up the offensive and continue to show the enemy that we are just as motivated, determined, and willing to continue killing them!

1 comment:

The Conservative Lady said...

This is a wonderful post and I couldn't agree with you more. I'll be linking to this post over at TCL FB.
My prayers for your safety and thank you for your service.
God Bless Our Military.