This is a bit long for today's soundbite generation, but read what an enlisted soldier serving in Iraq has to say about the war on terror and radical Islam. I'm so very appreciative that we have people of his caliber serving on the front lines in this war. He has thought through why he does what he does and has reached the right conclusion. God bless him.
His ending paragraph:
If anything, our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan are an attempt to push back against America's enemies and the looming darkness that threatens us. As Americans, we live in a paradise, and it is thoughtless of us to think that our freedoms exist simply because evil will never encroach upon them. We have had to secure our freedoms for over 230 years against virtually constant assaults, and will forever have to defend it against all enemies. America is truly worth fighting for. Anything short of victory in Iraq will jeopardize our freedoms and our future, and in light of all the past sacrifices made in our nation's history to preserve freedom and the future, that we cannot allow. Nothing short of victory should be acceptable.