"Now there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose. " This and the following quotes from "Patton" (1970)
War is hell as they say, and make no mistake - we're at war.
You have heard that we are not fighting a conventional war, one against Nations, but against ideology, against terrorism- against an idea. That is absolutely true.
The Nazi's weren't a country, but at their essence an ideal - born from the pit - but an idea nonetheless. There were in fact Germans living in Germany who were not Nazi's nor necessarily had they subscribed to Nazism.
Subsequently we did not fight a people - a nation, but an ideal that could not be allowed to exist if we were to survive.
World War II was a "World War" because the World decided that Hilter could not be allowed to continue his murderous ramage across Europe. Yet even with the World fighting that tyrant, there would have been no success until the United States jumped into the fray.
On September 11th, 2001, we were attacked by a group with an idea - an idea that states that we as "infidels" could not be allowed to exist. Therefore according to their ideal of the world, we who do not fit into their idea must be extinguished. So that in essence we have been sentenced to die by madmen who cannot be bargined with, or with whom we cannot 'beg for our lives" and ask them to leave us alone.
Why does a madman act mad? Because he can not do otherwise - it is his nature.
However, because of who we are and because we have a history of kicking the crap out of punks such as Bin Laden and Al Zarqawi. It's what we do. We have a fine outstanding tradition of winning and of making sure that people understand that when you kick this dog, it bites back and bites hard.
Any doubts, ask the Germans. Better yet ask the Japanese.
"Were not just going to shoot the bastards, were going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads on our tanks."
Yet in our midst there are others that perfer a 'gentler and kinder" way of going about it. That would prefer to "comfort and counsel" with those who would rather see us dead and our cities burning. It is with those that we cannot tolerate their ideas for to do so may mean our demise. I've had a belly full of them.
"I'm not going to subsidize cowardice."
Not a chance.
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