Support the war against radical Muslims
Re: “Walk the Walk” (Daily Mail, Feb. 23)Len, I have walked the walk. “22 912 xxx” is a number you may or may not appreciate. It’s the number off my “Dog Tags,” which is another term you may or may not understand. For those of you that do: “Boo wah”!I don’t want to mislead anyone by thinking I served in Iraq, but I did serve and I served voluntarily in the military. The vast majority of our “volunteer” military believe in the Iraq mission. It is our media and some of our politicians that are muddying the waters.As history tells us, (a subject no longer taught in our public school systems) it’s always been the the American soldier who has preserved the freedoms that some of us seem to be taking for granted these days. It’s never been our politicians or media. The facts are, the fanatical minority of the Muslim people who primarily practice Islam have taken control of many Middle Eastern countries and are imposing their will on the vast majority of Muslims who would like to live in peace. Just like the Nazis and the radical Japanese some 50-plus years ago imposed their will on the majority of there countries men and women who were not affiliated with, or actively supported there radical views. The radical Islamists are imposing their will on the majority of Muslims using tactics that most human beings would find abominable. (Human beings strapped with explosives, beheadings, and mass murders) and they will use these tactics anywhere at anytime. It took the saturation bombing of Germany and the use of nuclear weapons in Japan, with much collateral damage, and billions of U.S. dollars in aide to restore Germany and Japan to peaceful productive societies. Hopefully it wont take such drastic measures to awaken the peace loving Muslims to rid themselves of the radicals in there midst.The situation in Iraq is ugly, and will probably continue to require sacrifice. Our withdrawal will only embolden the radicals and the next battlefield could be a U.S. city. The vast majority of our military understand this. Why can’t we? We can argue our tactics, but lets keep the mission nothing less than a peaceful Middle East.The next time you encounter a military person, give them a hug and thank them for the sacrifices they are making for you and me. Let’s not take our freedoms for granted.The next time you encounter a military person, give them a hug and thank them for the sacrifices they are making for you and me. Let’s not take our freedoms for granted.
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