How did it happen?
Four (of our own!) airplanes were used as guided missiles against us.
3,000 innocents died a horrible death.
Because we weren't paying attention.
We allowed our enemy to take sanctuary in Afghanistan. They set up training bases and plotted against us there, knowing they need not fear we'd attack them.
There is now a rising tone of opposition to our mission in Afghanistan...
"It's Obama's Viet Nam."
Yeah, if we don't learn from the history of Viet Nam, it very well could be.
Go to the center of the "V" of the black granite memorial wall in Washington, D.C. and face it.
Many of the 29,000 names to the right of that cleft are there because our media failed us...
"Peaceniks" got the spotlight and we lost confidence that we were doing the right thing.
Was Viet Nam mishandled?
Of course. Robert McNamara, President Johnson, and other politicians tied the hands of our military leaders.
Will we learn from history?
Will we allow our military to do its job?
Only if those of us who actually remember why we failed in Viet Nam speak up.
And if we withdraw from Afghanistan?
If the Taliban once again control that country...
How long before we have to return and lose EVEN MORE of our warriors?
What was the phrase Democrats were using before the election?
I like that...
Let's actually use "Smart Power"!