Many people in this Nation have proposed that the United States spend money on domestic issues rather than spending money on the War on Terror. They say the war is a fruitless effort and must be stopped.
I would agree that domestic issues are imporant, but am also aware that there are terrorist thugs out about in the world who would love nothing more than to see America destroyed. If they succeed in their goal, America won't have any need to worry about domestic issues.
Therefore, it must be understood that the #1 Constitutional responsibility of the president is to protect the Citizens of the United States of America. Thus, as President, I will do whatever I think needs to be done in order to protect the people, even if my policy on this matter is unpopular with the people.
What I mean by this is I will make a decision and stick to it, and I will not allow my my policy on
this matter sway from day to day based on polls, which can change from day to day. I will listen to the advice from commanders in the field regarding military matters before seeking the advice of others in Washington. However, I will listen with both ears to that advice and consider it wholeheartedly.
That said, I do not want any American under my watch to die in war, but I am not afraid to go to war should one be necessary. There are many dictators out in the world today, and many terrorists groups, who would love nothing more than to see the U.S. humiliated by successful terrorist plots as what happened on 9-11-2001.
We cannot allow another 9-11 to happen.
We must continue this streak.
We must continue to work with the United Nations in working toward world peace. I believe the best way to do this is by placing pressure on all Nations who harbor terrorists, and pose a threat to the United States and the rest of the free world.
We must win the War in Iraq, and we must win soon. I propose finishing the job and getting out. It was the Great General Patton who said, "The only way to win a war is to kill the enemy." If one tyrant choses a war against the United States, we will fight to win a quick and efficient war to the best of our ability. We do not want to go to war against the people of any nation, but should they take up arms against us we will have no choice.
We will try to avoid such war at all costs. We will try via efforts of the United Nations and other Nations to create peace, but not if the tyrant cannot be trusted. If a Tyrant cannot be trusted, we will not ignore him, for fear he might build weapons of mass destruction behind our backs, defying our trust. That is exactly what happened in North Korea. We must not and will not let that type of thing happen again.
And we must win the War on Terror. We must continue to be vigilant, yet we must strike the enemy where the enemy lives, before they have a chance to strike us. We would rather our valiant military handle the terrorist thugs, as opposed to having civilians doing this job. That’s what our military is for.
Not one terrorists attack has occurred on U.S. soil since 9-11, and this verifies the course we are on is working -- however sloppy, it is working. And the latest surge in Iraq has showed great signs of success, as the level of casualties has declined over 75%. This is not enough of a decline, but headed in a positive direction.
Iraqi's that fleed Bagdad druing the height of the insurgents fight against us are now starting to return to Bagdad, to open up businesses, churches and schools. They have a newly formed democracy, and are eager to reap the benefits of such.
While many may not see the necessity of, we must continue the fight for a stable Iraq and a stable situation in the Middle East. It may be slow in coming, but once a few people see how wonderful freedom is, other people will want freedom too.
That is why we must not only support a free Iraq, but we must support Israel in their quest to maintain their God given freedoms. We must work together with the leaders of that great nation to help them fight the continuous barrage of terrorism against them.
Their fight is not unlike our own. And if terrorism is going to go the way of the USSR, we, along with all nations of the free world, must be patient and willing to support a war that might last a lifetime.