You know I can't stay away from socio-political commentary for too long. Here's a great quote I just ran across:
"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." –John Stuart Mill
War is difficult and often ugly, but those who insist that it is never justified or never necessary have little or no understanding of the reality of evil and the fact that sometimes genuine evil must be forcefully resisted. No, things in Iraq may not have always gone as smoothly as we might have liked, but then neither did many of the Civil War campaigns, the landing on Iwo Jima or the Normandy Invasion for that matter. That does not change the fact that all these sacrifices were for noble and worthwhile causes… no matter what idiots like Cindy Sheehan or moveon.org may claim!
This Memorial Day, take some time to think of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf not only of our freedom, but many others facing oppression and even annihilation around the world.