Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The end result of the War in Iraq and The Surge is apparent to everyone now. Iraq has been delivered to Iran, and it is Iran that is actually controlling the country. Most of the rest of the oil left on the planet is now in the hands of Muslim religious fanatics. If that doesn't define defeat in a war based on 9-11, I do not know what does.
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