Sunday, November 07, 2004

Unpleasant Realities

Many people who write letters to “the editor” understand the situation about which they are writing, quite well. Here are quotes taken from the WSJ on 10/7/04 and written by Allen Weingarten Morris Township, N.J. “I submit that Mr. Kerry and Mr. Bush are savvy enough to recognize the resentment toward America by Arabs, Muslims, Europeans and most nations in the U. N. Yet it would be politically damaging to acknowledge these hostilities, while it is advantageous to pretend a supportive world, open to virtue, rather than one guided by interests and resentments.

I doubt that Mr.------would be willing to face the unpleasant realities of: an Arab-Muslim world committed to our destruction; a willingness by Europe and the U.N. to let it happen; a domestic and radical aim to find America at fault, and a population that wishes to pretend that we are not in a war to defend our civilization. Imagine how unpleasant it would be to consider that we have been in a losing war, which will not be taken seriously until America experiences heavy losses on her own soil; and that we have been mistaken in our political analyses for decades”. Well spoken!!

With U.N. leaders like Kofi Annan, a man who can’t take action in North and Middle Africa, that section of the world in chaos or near anarchy, and being his own fellow men, a man who speaks publicly against our pursuit of the anarchist rebels and terrorists in Fallujah, the U.S. as the only remaining super power in the world must do what must be done without the support of many of the world’s former powers. That includes the U.N. as long as it has relatively incompetent “leadership.”

The election is over, accept the results and offer your help to the winners, if they ignore it, there are elections again in 2006 and 2008. I for one will continue to keep files on past, present and future promises and actions taken or not taken and with whose support or do not support the efforts of the U.S. to bring terror to justice, educate all who are willing and bring stability to the world. In the meantime, approximately 95% of all citizens of the United States of America are on American soil right now. If you are one of us are you doing your part?? In my small ways, I am trying.

I am reminding you again that 42,000 Americans were killed in vehicle accidents last year and over a million injured. 16,000 in alcohol related deaths, including 2300 teenagers. This compares to 1100 Americans who have died from all causes in Iraq since the war on terror began. If you say “what about all the Iraq people killed since the war started then you must have put out of your mind that most of these Iraq’s were killed by their own people and I’m sure you have put out of your mind the 300,000 unclaimed dead so far discovered in Iraq, killed by the deposed regime of Saddam Hussein.

I leave with this old Burma shave saying “The One Who Drives When He’s Been Drinking, Depends On You To Do His Thinking”.


Rob said...

Merle, your stats here do a nice job of showing how we can't effectively manage many of our own problems, yet think that we should force our beliefs on others. How much longer are people like you going to keep putting out " Hussein was a bad man" propoganda to keep everyone's fear level high enough to keep cosigning the "war on terror"? We are losing support from the rest of the world, our economy is going south(and overseas), our borders are wide open, and we will not see the day when insurgents "give up". Did we learn nothing from Vietnam?

The US is the one with incompetent leadership, at least for another 4 years. Bush can't see past his own pocket. What is your part, Merle, other than helping the fear machine wheels spin?

Merle Widmer said...

Gee Rob,

Tell me how you really feel!!

Anonymous said...

I doubt those rebels are anarchists. More likely they are Islamic fundamentalists. Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates an end to all hierarchy and replacing it with a society based on voluntary cooperation and mutual aid.