Should there be any doubt…..
As to who is more qualified to lead this country for the next 4-8 years after last night?
People that have never served their country, or endured incredible hardship, or both, are the ones spouting “I’m tired of hearing about him being a POW..blah blah blah, yadda yaddda.”
Knowing Senator McCain I can assure you he’s being pushed to talk about this, no doubt; but please, even if you are tired of hearing about it, don’t diminish what it means.
Unlike every other person up for election in this campaign, the Senator can speak from experience about commitment, sacrifice, honor, integrity, loyalty, duty to country, others first, like no other. He had his chance, he passed that test, and many others along the way.
This man has done everything we are asking and looking for in our next President. Has he made mistakes? Sure, who hasn’t; but he’s made it clear that this campaign is not about him, it’s about us. This is not his personal crusade, but a repayment of debt. Who else would say that? Who else, after 5+ years as a POW, would walk out of prison and then years later be at the forefront of the group shaking hands with leaders of the very country that imprisoned him? We live in a country that sees people kill each other in fits of road rage, so can’t pretend to possesses or exhibit the forgiveness this man has shown his entire life.
I know Senator McCain, well. I am voting for him, and for Governor Palin (a fellow Alaskan I might add!). I’m doing so because he possesses the qualities we must have if we are going to get back on track as the greatest nation on the planet.
War monger? Please. Why is it that you have yet to hear someone that has served this great nation, offering up the ultimate sacrifice, say those things? Because people that have done so are the only ones who can truly understand the horrors of war, and they are the last people to talk about war and all of it’s horror in terms disrespectful to the men and women who’ve paid the price.
As a father I can’t fathom the daily life of having a son serving overseas, yet he did, and does. So will the Governor in a few weeks. Who could want war less than a parent with a child serving?
How’s that ‘surge’ thing working by the way? Who was for/against it in the first place? Is it any surprise that a man who’s spent his life defending his country, fighting for his country was right? Have we won? No, not yet and not soon. But are we, are they, all in a better place now than they would have been? Senator Obama admitted that the surge has succeeded, admitting that he was wrong in voting against it no? I can’t wait to hear how that one continues to get spun. It’s clear, black and white, Senator Mccain and all those in favor of the surge knew what the hell they were doing, and at the same time the horrible price that must be paid to achieve the ultimate goal, which we cannot under any circumstances lose sight of.
Why do you think we are reading, seeing and hearing SO LITTLE about the Middle East compared to one year ago? You know the answer.
I’ll close saying this. I will vote for him, and for her, of that there is no doubt; but at the end of the day if things don’t go their way I will support whomever we elect as our next President as my Commander in Chief. This country deserves that from each and every one of us.
Oh and here’s an image you WON’T see on the news…
(This is a photo from a recent re-enlistment ceremony held in Iraq.) Like every internet photo thrown around I am sure there are urban legends flying on this one. From what I have heard the only piece of ‘news’ we over here heard was about the pizza’s that were delivered from the U.S., to these brave men and women. Man stuff like this is just so right to see and hear about.
God Bless each and every person in this photograph and all of their fallen comrades. God Speed to you all.