I wrote recently about the war in Iraq and the larger
war against radical Islam, eliciting a number of responses. Let me
try and put this conflict in proper perspective.
Understand, the current battle we are engaged in is much bigger that
just Iraq. What happens in the next year will affect this country
and how our kids and grandkids live throughout their lifetime, and
Radical Islam has been attacking the West since the seventh century.
They have been defeated in the past and decimated to the point of
taking hundreds of years to recover. But they can never be totally
Their birth rates are so far beyond civilized world rates that in
time they recover and attempt to dominate again.
There are eight terror-sponsoring countries that make up the grand
threat to the West. Two, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan just need firm
pressure from the West to make major reforms. They need to decide
who they are really going to support and commit to that support.
That answer is simple. They both will support who they think will
hang in there until the end, and win. We are not sending very good
signals in that direction right now, thanks to the Democrats.
The other six, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Libya
will require regime change or a major policy shift. Now, let's look
Afghanistan and Iraq have both had regime changes, but are being
fueled by outsiders from Syria and Iran. We have scared Gaddafi's
pants off, and he has given up his quest for nuclear weapons, so I
don't think Libya is now a threat. North Korea (the non-Islamic
threat) can be handled diplomatically by buying them off. They are
starving. That leaves Syria and Iran. Syria is like a frightened
puppy. Without the support of Iran they will join the stronger side.
So where does that leave us? Sooner, or later, we are going to be
forced to confront Iran, and it better be before they gain nuclear
In 1989 I served as a Command Director inside the Cheyenne Mountain
complex located in Colorado Springs, Colorado for almost three
My job there was to observe (through classified means) every missile
shot anywhere in the world and assess if it was a threat to the US
or Canada. If any shot was threatening to either nation I had only
minutes to advise the President, as he had only minutes to respond.
I watched Iran and Iraq shoot missiles at each other every day, and
all day long, for months. They killed hundreds of thousand of their
people. Know why? They were fighting for control of the Middle East
and that enormous oil supply.
At that time, they were preoccupied with their internal problems and
could care less about toppling the west. Oil prices were fairly
stable and we could not see an immediate threat. Well, the worst
part of what we have done as a nation in Iraq is to do away with the
military capability of one of those nations. Now, Iran has a clear
field to dominate the Middle East, since Iraq is no longer a threat
They have turned their attention to the only other threat to their
dominance, the United States. They are convinced they will win,
because the United States is so divided, and the Democrats (who now
control Congress and may control the Presidency in 2008) have openly
said we are pulling out.
Do you have any idea what will happen if the entire Middle East
turns their support to Iran, which they will obviously do if we pull
out? It is not the price of oil we will have to worry about. Oil
will not be made available to this country at any price. I
personally would vote for any presidential candidate who did what
JFK did with the space program---declare a goal to bring this
country to total energy independence in a decade.
Yes, it is about oil. The economy in this country will totally die
if that Middle East supply is cut off right now. It will not be a
recession. It will be a depression that will make 1929 look like the
The bottom line here is simple. If Iran is forced to fall in line,
the fighting in Iraq will end over night, and the nightmare will be
One way or another, Iran must be forced to join modern times and the
global community. It may mean a real war---if so, now is the time,
before we face a nuclear Iran with the capacity to destroy Israel
and begin a new ice age. I urge you to read the book "END GAME" by
two of our best Middle East experts, true American patriots and
retired military generals, Paul Vallely and Tom McInerney. They are
our finest, and totally honest in their assessment of why victory in
the Middle East is so important, and how it can be won. Proceeds for
the book go directly to memorial fund for our fallen soldiers who
served the country during the war on terror. You can find that book
by going to the internet through Stand-up America at http://www.ospreyradio.us/
On the other hand, we have several very angry retired generals
today, who evidently have not achieved their lofty goals, and insist
on ranting and raving about the war. They are wrong, and doing the
country great harm by giving a certain political party reason to use
them as experts to back their anti-war claims.
You may be one of those who believe nothing could ever be terrible
enough to support our going to war. If that is the case I should
stop here, as that level of thinking approaches mental disability in
this day and age. It is right up there with alien abductions and
high altitude seeding through government aircraft contrails. I
helped produced those contrails for almost 30 years, and I can
assure you we were not seeding the atmosphere. The human race is a
war-like population, and if a country is not willing to protect
itself, it deserves the consequences.
Now, my last comments will get to the nerve. They will be on
I am not a Republican. And, George Bush has made enough mistakes as
President to insure my feelings about that for the rest of my life.
However, the Democratic Party has moved so far left, they have made
me support those farther to the right. I am a conservative who
totally supports the Constitution of this country. The only
difference between the United States and the South American, third
world, dictator infested and ever-changing South American
governments, is our US Constitution.
This Republic (note I did not say Democracy) is the longest standing
the world has ever known, but it is vulnerable. It would take so
little to change it through economic upheaval. There was a time when
politicians could disagree, but still work together. We are past
that time, and that is the initial step toward the downfall of our
form of government.
I think that many view Bush-hating as payback time. The Republicans
hated the Clintons and now the Democrats hate Bush. So, both parties
are putting their hate toward willingness to do anything for
political dominance to include lying and always taking the opposite
stand just for the sake of being opposed. JUST HOW GOOD IS THAT FOR
In my lifetime, after serving in uniform for President's Kennedy,
Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush I have a pretty good
feel for which party supported our military, and what military life
was like under each of their terms. And, let me assure you that
times were best under the Republicans. Service under Jimmy Carter
was devastating for all branches of the military. And, Ronald Reagan
was truly a salvation.
You can choose to listen to enriched newscasters, and foolish people
like John Murtha (he is no war hero), Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry,
Michael Moore, Jane Fonda , Harry Reid, Russ Feingold, Hillary
Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and on-and-on to include the true fools in
Hollywood if you like. If you do, your conclusions will be totally
The reason that I write, appear on radio talk shows, and do
everything I can to denounce those people is simple. THEY ARE
PUTTING THEIR THIRST FOR POLITICAL POWER AND QUEST FOR VICTORY IN
2008 ABOVE WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY. I cannot abide that.
Pelosi clearly defied the Logan Act by going to Syria, which should
have lead to imprisonment of three years and a heavy fine. Jane
Fonda did more to prolong the Vietnam way than any other human being
(as acknowledge by Ho Chi Minh in his writing before he died). She
truly should have been indicted for treason, along with her radical
husband Tom Hayden, and forced to pay the consequences.
This country has started to soften by not enforcing its laws, which
is another indication of a Republic about to fall. All Democrats,
along with the Hollywood elite, are sending us headlong into a total
defeat in the Middle East, which will finally give Iran total
dominance in the region. A lack of oil in the near future will be
the final straw that dooms this Republic. However, if we refuse to
let this happen and really get serious about an energy
self-sufficiency program, this can be avoided.
I am afraid, however, that we are going in the opposite direction.
If we elect Hillary Clinton and a Democrat controlled congress, and
they carry through with allowing Iran to take control of the Middle
East, continue to refuse development of nuclear energy, refuse to
allow drilling for new oil, and continue to do nothing but oppose
everything Bush, it will be over in terms of what we view as the
good life in the USA.
Now, do I think that all who do not support the war are
un-American---of course not. They just do not understand the
importance of total victory in that region. Another failure of
George Bush is his inability to explain to the American people why
we are there, and why we MUST win.
By the way, it is not a war. The war was won four years ago. It is
martial law that is under attack by Iranian and Syrian outside
influences, and there is a difference.
So, what do I believe? What is the bottom line? I will simply say
that the Democratic Party has fielded the foulest, power hungry,
anti-country, self absorbed group of individuals that I have
observed in my lifetime. Our educational system is partially to
blame for allowing the mass of America to be taken in by this group.
George Bush has done the best he can with the disabilities that he
possesses. A President must communicate with the people. And, I
would tell you that Desert Storm spoiled the people. Bush Senior's
100-hour war convinced the people that technology has progressed to
the point that wars could be fought with no casualties and won in
very short periods of time. I remember feeling at the time, that
this was a tragedy for the US military. To win wars, you must put
boots on the ground. When you put boots on the ground, soldiers are
going to die. A President must make the war decision wisely, and
insure that the cause is right before using his last political
option. However, CONTROLLING IRAN AND DEMOCRATIZING THE MIDDLE EAST
IS THE ONLY CHOICE IF WE ARE HELL-BENT ON DEPENDING ON THEM FOR OUR
FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS.