My father knew war. He fought in WWII at the Battle of Guadalcanal. He never talked about it much but once mentioned that he was strafed by a Japanese Zero. Thankfully, he dodged the bullets. My father was a conservative who loved America all of his life. During the Vietnam War he asked me an interesting question that only resonated with me much later in life. Dad said, “Do you think that we are doing the right thing fighting a war in Vietnam?” I was young, gung-ho and stupid at the time and I responded, “Dad, if the president thinks that we need to be in Vietnam and fight commies, I’m on board with that!” I’m much older now and often reflect on the loss of 57,000 brave Americans who died terrible deaths in fetid rice paddies far from home. That war wasn’t glorious-it was meaningless and tore our country apart at the seams. Our wonderful, courageous soldiers returning from that conflict were spit upon in airports and called baby killers. America never fully recovered from that tragedy.
There is a time for war and Americans have shed blood across the globe. “Theirs is not to reason why, theirs is but to do or die.” However, the cost of war is terrible and conflicts since WWII have drained America of money, valuable lives and support for our government. The debacle in Vietnam never set well with people who watched their beloved sons and husbands die on national TV. Recently, 13 brave American soldiers, sent on a fool’s errand by Biden, were blown up by a terrorist bomb in Afghanistan. The mission was ill-conceived and caused needless death and suffering. When the bodies of those gallant warriors were unloaded at Dover Air Force Base, President Biden was observed checking his watch like he was bored and wanted to be in Rehoboth Beach, eating ice cream.
Now Biden wants to wag the dog and get into a war with military juggernaut Russia over a border incursion in the Ukraine. The Ukraine is 5,687 miles away and Biden wants to put American boots on the ground, in harms way, just because he wants to deflect from his disastrous first year in office! The worst president in US history is now going to push us into a horrible war with Russia. Let’s recap: We tied in Korea, lost in Vietnam and spent 20 years in Afghanistan only to be humiliated by the Taliban. After Iraq, President Bush hung a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner to celebrate beating Saddam Hussain while idiotically destabilizing that entire region. Now our feckless leader wants to “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war,” with Russia which could quickly morph into WWIII. That’s not going to end well for anyone.
WAR…WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
It is ironic that Biden is willing to fight a war over a border. Come on man! Biden won’t even close off our southern border and yet he is willing to sacrifice the lives of our patriotic men and women to defend a border 5,678 miles away. That doesn’t make any sense. Americans are not going to rally behind that moronic decision. Americans will see it for what it is: STUPID.
I have a solution for President Biden. I watched his recent press conference and he stated that he wants to get out of Washington and mingle with real Americans to get their perspective. I applaud that effort and suggest that he join me in a beer summit at my home. We can sit down and I promise to give him 10 amazing recommendations that are guaranteed to improve his popularity with all Americans. The first recommendation (just a teaser) is to find the best negotiator on the planet to adroitly resolve our conflict with Russia in a timely manner. You must accomplish that task immediately. When you arrive at my home we can discuss some other excellent strategies. I’ll leave the porch light on for you.