December 14, 2005

And when the history of these days is written....

From the President's speech yesterday...

...In our fight to keep America free, we'll never quit. We've lost wonderful Americans like Ryan McGlothlin. We cherish the memory of each one. We pray the loved ones -- pray for the loved ones they've left behind, and we count it a privilege to be citizens of a country they served. We also honor them by acknowledging that their sacrifice has brought us to this moment: the birth of a free and sovereign Iraqi nation that will be a friend of the United States, and a force for good in a troubled region of the world.

The story of freedom has just begun in the Middle East. And when the history of these days is written, it will tell how America once again defended its own freedom by using liberty to transform nations from bitter foes to strong allies. And history will say that this generation, like generations before, laid the foundation of peace for generations to come.

May God bless you all.

It's ironic that the people who castigate Bush for not deferring to our allies never acknowledge that many of them are our allies precisely because we liberated or conquered them with application of massive destructive force, and then took enormous pains and trouble to sponsor democracy and freedom in those places. Iraq may prove a better ally in the long run, because it has had the enormous advantage, unlike Germany or Japan, of having had to fight and bleed for its freedom.

Posted by John Weidner at December 14, 2005 10:27 PM
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