Monday, April 09, 2007

Word from Sgt Brooks

via Powerline

Many people believe that being in Iraq has little bearing on the war
on terror and winning is no longer an option. Yet even if we have no
chance of winning we must have the moral strength and courage to
continue to fight.

Through our operations we have tilled up the Iraqi society and our
departure would only allow the enemy to embed themselves deeply within
the social fabric. Left unchecked this situation would produce a state
that is evil, radical, and anti American. This would be a Jihad
Victory. Because of this we must be victorious.

I say that it is the “Right war to Fight” and I mean it with every
fiber of my being. America is in this fight now. Much like Israel is
locked in war, we are now locked in war. It may be slow and protracted
but it will remain.

You may be thinking that this is not the case and that the attacks
on American soil were a fluke. I say to you that you are lying to
yourself and are in for a rude awakening. Not only are you in for a
rude awakening but your self deception will cost our nation dearly in
mindset and readiness. You have become tired of fighting. But how can
anyone become tired of fighting the right fight? Much like in a foot
race you will begin to tire and hurt. You will begin to focus on what
is happening to you now. You have lost sight of the goal as you focus
on yourself. And the pain that consumes you now has killed your
aspirations of winning. You will only be able to win when you keep your
eyes on the end goal and you see past the now. But unfortunately our
eyes, via the news, have been focused on the now far too long.

Where have the enemies of our country come from? The answer is
Radical Islam. The only thing that I can equate Radical Islam to is a
gang. In a land where there is little to offer in terms of education,
jobs, and class advancement the idle public will begin to look for
affiliation. They find that affiliation in their religion. Similar to a
gang, Fundamental Islam provides a sense of belonging which translates
to influence and through that affiliation and influence the members
execute the will of the organization.


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