I read it this morning because I was running errands and doing family stuff during the address. I also spent a few minutes last night trying to figure out my upgrade induced blogroll/link issue, which may still be on the lower left of this page. I then stayed up too late watching a movie I wasn’t sure I really wanted to watch, World Trade Center, the one with Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena. In the scene after the towers were hit, the movie panned around the world showing lots of solemn people. But they neglected to show the scenes from Muslim nations with people dancing in the streets. I wanted to turn off the movie at that point, but didn’t. And overall it didn’t turn out to be a bad movie. Not good, but not bad. But it was good from the standpoint that it put me in a right frame of mind for reading the President’s address.
The address was about what I expected. The President addressed a lot of social issues. His thoughts seemed totally acceptable to me. He provided a bit on the hope and inspiration front with comments about energy independence. But for me, all the social issues are overshadowed by the fact that we are fighting a war against a centuries old enemy of most of the world. I was glad we were reminded that we were attacked. I was glad we were reminded that we are still being attacked and that we are stopping them. I was glad to hear that the audience applauded taking the fight to the enemy. If we don’t we will become like Israel, surrounded by enemy nations with but one thought; wiping us out of existence.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone who reads Wally, to know that I am for sending more troops. The radical elements of Islam must not be allowed to flourish and the mainstream elements of Islam must be made to see that they will suffer for supporting the radical elements. The words the President spoke should burn in the minds of every peace loving person in the world.
Listen to this warning from the late terrorist Zarqawi: “We will sacrifice our blood and bodies to put an end to your dreams, and what is coming is even worse.” Osama bin Laden declared: “Death is better than living on this Earth with the unbelievers among us.”
It is a twisted and evil ideology that has been killing for about 1400 too many years. Did anyone catch the similarity between Osama’s words and the words of Paul?
Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose.
As long as I’m alive in this body, there is good work for me to do. If I had to choose right now, I hardly know which I’d choose.
Too bad it is only the words that are similar and not actions. Many Muslims such as Osama live to carry out Allahs command to either convert or destroy Christians and other infidels.
When Paul received Christ, he stopped killing Christians.