Victor David Hanson in his latest Article, History or Hysteria, takes to task the whining harbingers of doom who whimper and cry about how bad they think the war has gone. After a little less than two weeks of war we have gained an unprecedented amount of ground with very few casualties. People with no knowledge of the overall situation rant and whimper because they see a small pieces of information and from their perspective it looks bad. Yet they ignore those who know better, and fail to consider the lessons of history, rushing off to write another scathing attack on one of the most generous and altruistic nations this world has ever known.
How many nations in history can stand and say that of all the wars they have fought, precious few have been for conquest. American’s have consistently given their lives for the freedoms of other people. Our military protects half the civilized world, and our money sustains a large portion of the international economy. Considering the fact that America’s population makes up less than 3% of the total population on this planet, that is no small feat.
I’m tired of the ceaseless rantings of an arrogant and knowledgeless minority. What the media has done has been inexcusable, and many bloggers have blindly followed along. All I can say is I have absolutely no respect for those who cry and whimper for peace, but have no stomach for the kind of measures that are needed to attain it. You have shown your face and it has been ugly. It’s a pity you scorn the very substance that gives you the right to whine. I rather wish you had been born elsewhere, for you certainly do not deserve the freedoms of America.
Other stuff: Oh and here’s some fun stuff by Mark Steyn
Addendum: I wanted to note that in a comment on Gail Armstrong’s blog I said I was tired of, “The ceaseless rantings of an uninformed majority”. I changed that quote when I used it here because I was uninformed. Apparently, the majority of Americans support Bush. And as a recent poll shows, so do a majority of Canadians. So with great pride I ammended my statement, for it is really the ceaseless rantings of a minority who is uninformed, and who refuses to accept the word of those who are..