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The Warriors Code

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Thinking about Lt. Daily caused me to think again of the soldiers now in Iraq. Not that I don’t think of them every day. I find it strange that whenever you hear people bemoaning the state of the troops or wanting to leave
Iraq before the job is finished, the loudest voices are those of Liberal Democrats, or pacifist relatives of active duty military personnel who didn’t agree with a family member’s decision to enlist in the first place.

The members of today’s volunteer armed forces embody The Warriors Code. This code is found in many forms throughout history. One example of such a code can be found in the 19th century book “Chivalry”, by French historian Leon Gautier.

It reads in part:

Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them.

Thou shalt love the country in which thou wast born.

Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy.

Thou shalt make war against the Infidel without cessation, and without mercy.

Thou shalt never lie, and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word.

Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil. 

After reading Lt. Daily’s words, and those of other soldiers now serving in combat zones throughout the Middle East, it seems contradictory to me to hear some say “I support the troops, but I’m against the war.” How can anyone deny that this Just cause must be seen through to victory? To do anything less is to cheapen the lives given in defense of liberty. The time for protest and vacillation on the part of our civilian leadership, and the “I Hate America” crowd,ended the moment the first American soldiers received hostile fire. The only proper course of action is to present a united front at home and a merciless prosecution of the war on terror in the field, until total victory is achieved. 



Written by thescolai

January 21, 2007 at 7:06 am

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