Have we forgotten that on Sept. 11, 2001, this nation was attacked? And that those who attacked us have not been defeated?
America needs to fight these enemies wherever they exist. And they are currently in Iraq. They are still plotting ways to destroy us and our way of life. Fight them there or fight them here?
Should America have attacked Iraq? Hindsight has always been better than foresight. Have mistakes been made? A much bigger mistake is to not defeat your enemy. Is the war costly? Can we afford to lose?
America needs leaders who will have the courage to make the necessary commitments and provide the resources and patience to win this war. Any candidate who ignores or denies this is being dishonest or is in denial. Waving a magic wand of hope and change will not make the enemy disappear.
The economy, health care and other issues will be irrelevant without homeland security. The real question is not who answers the phone at 3 a.m. It is “Who will keep it from ringing?”