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In September 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman began his historic march to the sea.
Sherman applied the principles of Total War in his effort to bring about an end to hostilities in the southern states. The General ordered his troops to destroy civilian infrastructure, crops and livestock, and to consume like locusts any supplies that might be of use to the Confederate war effort. Sherman also realized that because Lincoln had recently been re-elected in a landslide, he would probably be spared any sniping from the left wing of his day. There can be no doubt that
Sherman ’s plan broke the back of southern resistance.

Fast forward 142 years or so. We find ourselves bogged down in a war that many politicians are calling un-winnable. They say that troop levels are too low, but refuse to send the number of troops needed to ensure victory. They say that casualties are too high, but conveniently omit that the casualty rates in Iraq are comparable to cities like New York , Philadelphia , and Washington D.C. to name a few. They say that America must fight with one hand tied behind its back, that we must fight a clean and gentlemanly war. In the back of their minds, as yet unspoken, I believe there lies an urge to say “Its time that we turned our sovereignty over to the world.” These politicians go to bed, in many cases, wishing for the defeat of the United States of America .

Many Hollywood celebrities march lockstep with these defeatist politicians. The usual suspects like Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon, are joined by “Johnny come lately’s” like Tim Robbins and Sean Penn. I always laugh when I see Penn described as a “Hollywood tough guy.” Tough with who? Jennifer Garner is tough in Hollywood . Let Sean Penn walk into any Michigan fire station staffed with veterans; Mr. Penn would quickly find out that what passes for tough in Hollywood, at best makes you a punk in the heartland. These actors and actresses need to leave the prosecution of this war to the same people that guarantee their right to protest it.

I am sick and tired of hearing how we are in a no win situation. American blood has been shed. I don’t care if going there was the right thing to do or not, the fact of the matter is that we are there and winning is the only option. We are the
United States of America !! The most powerful nation in the history of the world, certainly we need not take any guff from some backward, third world dirt bags. The Vandals and Goth’s are at the door in the guise of Muslim Extremists, now is not the time to play nice. Now is not the time to support diverse opinions. Now is not the time to show our benevolence. Now IS the time to slap these murdering, conniving, evil bastards back into the desert for another 2,000 years!

Given the chance, I could have us out of Iraq in a year. The solution is simple. Trouble in Fallujah? Cut off electrical power, water, and food shipments. Stop up the sewers (if there are any), no gasoline, and no one comes in or out until the citizens give up the names and hiding places of every terrorist in their midst. The Terrorists, once rounded up, would then be summarily executed. No stays at Club Gitmo, no extended trials, no giving a damn why they did what they did, and absolutely no reason to fight them a second time. 

Middle Eastern Television networks that support terrorism (Al-Jazeera, Al-Zawara, etc.) would receive a phone call giving their employee’s three minutes to clear the facilities. Their buildings and equipment would then be on the receiving end of a strategic air strike. These networks would remain in ruins for the duration of hostilities. Any opposition to occupation forces would be put down with extreme prejudice until such time as a duly constituted Iraqi regime was in place and able to defend itself.

These actions would also cause Iran and North Korea to rethink their plans to test American resolve. The only thing a terrorist, like any common criminal, understands is force; force greater than he is able to project. Let me state again that no thinking person wants war. However, once the fight is joined, no honorable person walks away before victory is won.

Scolai

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Written by thescolai

February 3, 2007 at 8:35 am

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