After Verdun, a 6-month World War I battle that cost over a million dead, wounded and missing, Western Europe could no longer fight. Not would not fight; could not fight.
The psychological impact destroyed any will to freedom, any capability to fight to be free, any desire for anything other than appeasement. Absent one man, Winston Churchill, and one army – the British, Hitler would have conquered Europe – and perhaps (probably) Russia.
McCain’s 25-year history of bipartisanship, even when unnecessary, such as in the Gang of 14 debacle that prevented originalist judges on SCOTUS, seen in light of the history of vanquished men (and McCain certainly was vanquished as he brings up on various speeches telling how the experience changed him) can easily, perhaps correctly, be viewed as the appeasement of the opposition by a man no longer able to fight.
Faced with the strongest enemy America has ever fought, and one internal to our shores: the Soros-funded, union-educated, anti-American Baby Boomer Left, McCain “respects” and says we can “trust” a proclaimed socialist, a man not bashful to attack America at every turn, to associate with some of the most vile characters our country has ever produced. With an Obama presidency, make no doubt, our foreign enemies will prosper – from Teheran to Pyong Yang to Caracas to Moscow.
Faced with a Democrat-caused possible Depression 2.0, McCain refuses to fight for my country and my children. Maybe he cannot.
Faced with an unpopular overseas war the choices in which are to win or run – as his opponent’s party did in Vietnam, leaving millions to die in a socialist bloodbath, McCain is not fighting to win, to win for my children, my country or those millions around the world who, yet again, mistakenly trusted America actually to care about them rather than the world-class selfishness that defines the Baby Boomer left.
The American psyche developed when America was protected by oceans from the ancient warring tribes of Europe and Asia. Somehow many imbibed therefore that America never need fight. Times have changed – but this mindset has not.
Well we need to fight now.
We can fight with words and facts and win this election, or our way of life will be at serious risk. This is true whether or not you understand the world situation at this time, whether or not you understand the increasing fragility of freedom in the storm of tyranny that has swept Russia, Iran, N. Korea, Venezuela – and the entire Middle East.
Whether or not you understand that it can sweep over America, too.
And then we’ll need to fight with more than words.
For make no mistake, among the first geopolitical events in an Obama world will be Russian missiles in Venezuela – a Cuban Missile Crisis II, North Korea’s restarting and accelerating their nuclear weapons production (and with their need for cash, the sales of same to anti-civilizational terrorists), Russia turning off the energy tap to an enfeebled Europe who neither can nor will do anything other than roll over for its new masters – and last but certainly not least, Israel’s recognition of a lack of Plan B will lead them to attack Iran, likely with nuclear weapons as America has refused the conventional bunker-busters required to smash Iran’s nuclear production.
Obama will be talking while the world burns down, leaving freedom and liberty and my kids’ future in ashes.
Yet McCain is not fighting this most important fight of his life. Of all of our lives.
The old saying is Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way.
McCain is NOT leading. I really don’t care if he wants to follow – but he needs to GET OUT OF THE WAY.
Time for McCain to step aside and let Romney or Rudy fight for the future of America.
The word in Republican circles now is that McCain and his Campaign Manager, Salter, would rather, “Lose with dignity” than attack their opponent.
If that sounds familiar to those who remember “Peace with Honor,” and the millions who died after the last helicopter left Saigon, it probably should.