Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: What's Really Wrong With the Democrats?
Perhaps if the Republicans did not wage a war by hijacking the people's armed forces, we would not be so divided. The War in Iraq is the first war in our history waged by a political party instead of a united country. The only thing that comes close is the Civil War, and even in that the Republicans and Northern Democrats were united. When a war is waged by a political party, there is going to be dissent. Look at Vietnam - a war waged essentially by the conservative wings of both parties - a friggin mess. How do we stay out of these quagmires? By going to war very, very reluctantly - with a clear purpose in the face of a clear danger.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address