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A Dozen Lessons Learned By: Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, April 14, 2003


George W. Bush understands the existence of, and the difference between, good and evil – and the free world should be forever grateful that he acted on his convictions.

There is a cultural, political, philosophical – indeed, even a spiritual – affinity common to the native English-speaking world, evidenced by Britain’s and Australia’s major contribution to the Iraq campaign.

The UN inspection process, like the UN itself, was a costly farce, and Kofi Annan, who apparently sees himself as President of the World, is the quintessentially appropriate Secretary General of the United Nations.

The Democrat congressional leadership has shown itself incapable of putting national interest above cheap partisan politics.

Representative Charles Rangel – consistently billed as a Korean War hero (though he has never made public his DD-214 Record of Discharge or Separation) – has come out of the closet as a virulent hater of President Bush, a myopic opponent of the war to free oppressed Iraqis, and an insult to all the heroic black servicemen and women who have put their lives on the line in defense of freedom. 

It is a misnomer to label many of those who have opposed the war as “protesters” or “antiwar,” although they have protested and are, indeed, antiwar. Fundamentally, they are anti-American,  their dishonesty driven by agendas at variance with our national interest.

The arrogance, ingratitude and profiteering of the French government has finally been exposed, and the conniving of the opportunistic Vladimir Putin is yet additional proof, as Vladimir Bukovsky and others have argued for years, that KGB-run Russia is no friend of the United States or of our foundation principles.

Fox Cable News has achieved preeminence as a source of information untainted by the liberal bias that infects too many other news organizations.

Our enemies seriously miscalculated when they thought America was not prepared to take casualties and, for reasons that are obvious, Iraq has not been Vietnam – except in the bravery and sacrifice of our fighting forces.

This war should be the last example we’ll ever need of Saudi cowardice, Turkish pragmatism, Syrian treachery and Iranian duplicity.

The journalists covering the war, embedded and not, are brave men and women who, at great personal risk, have done an indispensable job of informing the public through indisputable facts and unforgettable photographs – and in so doing have made a significant contribution to winning the war.

America found a new hero in the articulate, unflappable and brilliant Secretary of War, Donald Rumsfeld, and  the intelligence and dedication of those in the Pentagon who conceived the battle plan will never receive the full measure of acclaim they richly deserve.

To paraphrase Julia Ward Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic, “We have loosed the fateful lightning of our terrible swift sword.  Our truth is marching on.”  God bless America!




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