Monday, August 16, 2004

Sometimes, short, sweet and to the point says it best. Homespun's own Tom, at mudandphud, in "Changing America's World Involvement" is rather sanguine about what the war on terror is and the direction we need to to take. It is also very moral stand. I'll get to that in a minute.

"So we will continue to use our military and economic power to shape the world as we see fit. With any luck we will choose leaders who have the vision and the guts to both see what is necessary and right, and actually do it."

He's right. For too long, too many of us believed that somehow, we could talk our way out of our problems. We've been conditioned in our society that civilized behavior can somehow be elicited through rational exchange. Well, it hasn't been perfected yet in our own back yard, and it sure as hell hasn't worked elsewhere.
Why is a 'line in the sand' moral?

"For everything, there is a time... a time to love and a time to hate, a time to rend and a time to sew, a time for war and a time for peace." The Bible's moral messages can be and is relevant, irrespective of one's religious beliefs.

We are not perfect, we have made mistakes-- and no doubt will continue to do so. Our support however, of freedom, democracy and our allies have never been used as a weapon against anyone or any value system.

We will fight for peace. We will also go to war to uphold our values.

The time for talking ended on 9/11. As Tom says, you're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Wandering Mind

may not be suitable for political vegans