By John W. Lillpop
A reader in the San Francisco Bay area recently had a letter published in the San Jose Mercury News in which he cited some interesting facts about the length of the war on terror as compared to World War II.
Unfortunately, the reader--obviously a biased liberal--made no attempt to explain why World War II was decided in so much less time.
The fact is that during World War II both political parties were solidly behind the American troops and the U.S. president. Both parties wanted the United States to win.
There was no John Murtha, Nancy Pelsoi, John Kerry, or Howard Dean doing their best to cripple U.S. war efforts. The United States Supreme Court was not working against American interests. Mike Wallace had just barely reached retirement age!
Back then, there was no ACLU working 24/7 to destroy the U.S. military. The New York Times was not leaking highly sensitive information about government surveillance programs.
Most reporters and editors in the mainstream media were American patriots first, and reporters trying to sell war stories second.
The bottom line is that if the liberalism of 2006 had been around during World War II, America would still be fighting Japan, Germany, and Italy.
Or, even worse: we could be living under a Nazi and/or fascist regime.
John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal.