2000 Deaths In Iraq - Only The Beginning
There have been 2000 American deaths in Iraq since we decided that Saddam Hussein had to go. The anti-American left-wing Democrats and media types would like us to leave Iraq - NOW. They want a timetable for us to leave. They demand a plan for our retreat.
Unfortunately, a plan made public for our retreat would allow our enemies to hunker down until we leave. They could become good little Muslims until we left and then they could begin their reign of terror on the Kurds and Shiites all over again.
Does anyone remember all those killed after we left Vietnam? Apparently not enough of us!
Should we have stayed in Vietnam to keep millions of Cambodians and Vietnamese from dying? Yes!
Should we have fought to win the war rather than turn tail and run? Of course!
We are now in another war. Some call it the war on terror. It is really much more than a war on terror. The war in Afghanistan and Iraq is all part of the same war. Maybe it wasn't when we first began, but it has become the front line of World War III. This is a war that will ultimately effect more people than WWII. There will be more deaths, more destruction, more suffering. It is a war for the soul of civilization. It is a war that will go on for years and years; perhaps even centuries. It is a war a large part of the Muslim world has declared against non-believers and they are going to keep trying to kill us until we cease to exist.
Prior to September 11, 2001, the Islamofascists had been taking pot shots at us for a number of years: blowing up a ship here and an embassy there, and, of course, there was the earlier, albeit, unsuccessful attempt to destroy the World Trade Center in 1993. People were injured and killed in these attacks, but until President Bush ‘43’ came along, American presidents were content to ignore the problem, giving the Muslim fanatics little more than lip service. (President Clinton was too busy getting lip service to give it. He did, however, manage to blow up some tents and an aspirin factory.)
- Lest we forget, the fatalities of September 11, 2001, were in the thousands!
- At the World Trade Center 2,742 innocent souls were lost. There were 76 passengers and 11 crew members on American Airlines Flight 11 which smashed into the first tower. There were 51 passengers and 9 crew members on United Airlines Flight 175 which crashed into the second tower. There were 2,595 people killed in and around the World Trade Center, including 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers.
- At the Pentagon, there were 125 civilians and military personnel killed along with 53 passengers and six crew members of American Airlines Flight 77.
- On United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, there were 33 passengers and 7 crew members.
- A total of 2,966 innocent people lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
- Unfortunately, only 19 despicable, contemptible Islamofascists went to hell.
The property damage was in the billions of dollars. In addition to the destruction of the 110-floor twin towers of the World Trade Center, five other buildings at the World Trade Center site and four subway stations were destroyed or badly damaged. A total of 25 buildings were damaged on Manhattan Island. Communications equipment such as broadcast radio, television and two way radio antenna towers were damaged beyond repair. At the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, a portion of the building was severely damaged by fire and one section of the building collapsed.
The economic losses in the aftermath of the attack have been every bit as devastating as the actual attack, but there is really no way to gauge the total cost. The ongoing cost of additional security at virtually every level of society has become almost prohibitive.
For argument sake, let’s say we have now lost 4,966 people in this war. Really a drop in the bucket when a comparison is made to World War II.
During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy were running amuck across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Millions of civilians were killed; millions more targeted 'undesirables' including especially Jews, gypsies, Poles, Russian war prisoners and other Slavs, Roma and Sinti, the mentally or physically disabled, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Communists and political dissidents were exterminated by Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito. Our efforts to defeat the Axis are never questioned. The 407,318 American lives lost were the unfortunate cost of victory.
We are in another world war; World War III, if you will. Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry would have you believe we are not, but when they speak remember you must consider the source. Mark my words, the Muslim fanatics are going to keep coming to kill us - kill your mother and your father - kill your kids - kill your neighbor - kill your dog. They are chicken shit, brain dead, scum sucking ragheads who would just as soon cut off your head as look at you. There is no reasoning with them. There can be no peace treaty. They want you and I to stop breathing. They want nothing more from us.
Since a quarter of the world is Muslim, many of them religious fanatics, they are going to kill many more than the current total of 4,966. The only way to stop them is to kill them. Unfortunately, we are going to be killing them for a very, very long time.
Right now, the front line of the war is in Iraq and I would prefer to keep it there. Once the war comes to Main Street, USA, Mr. Kennedy will be hiding in a bottle of scotch, and Monsieur Kerry will be residing in the Islamic Republic of France.
Posted by Rick | October 26, 2005 03:20 PM