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Freedom is not free. It is paid with every drop of blood, sweat, and tears of our men and women who serve or has served in the armed forces.

Freedom Takes Time

The milestones that our troops are achieving in Iraq, are often overlooked by the impatience of the populace.  Our society has been conditioned to think that wars should be resolved in a relatively short time frame.   However, the reality of fighting for freedom does require time.  What most people forget is that the American Revolutionary War continued for more than 8 years initially.  And, it was only about 25 years later that we were still at war with the British in 1812! 

When a country fights for freedom, the process is not easy and can take years to accomplish, as it did for the American people.  So when you look back at the cost, time, and effort put into the American Revolutionary War, ask yourself if it was worth the 25,000 lives lost during that war? Was it worth the approximate 150 Million Dollars spent on the war?  If you love America, then your only answer is yes. 

Some may say that you cannot compare the American Revolutionary War with the Iraq War.  Although the causes of both wars do have similarities and differences, the ultimate objective of both wars is centered around freedom.  The early Americans wanted freedom from a ruler who imposed hardships upon them.  The Iraqis also wanted freedom from a dictator who brutally ruled over their country. 

Another similarity between Americans gaining their freedoms and the Iraqis gaining their liberties, is the Anti-War critics.  Critics claim that the Iraq War is not justified.  But in looking at history, one third of those living in America at the time of the American Revolutionary War opposed the idea of going to war against the British. 

Critics may also say that America should leave Iraq and let the people of Iraq deal with it themselves.  They claim that it is not worth the lives of our men and women serving in the military.  I wonder what would have happened to America in 1776 if the French decided to withdraw their troops and all funding during this critical time?  One can only image that America would not have been born and that people like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington would have hung from the gallows.

America has always stood on the principles of freedom since the American Revolutionary War.  It has reached out to those less fortunate to assist them in achieving similar freedoms that we enjoy. Little did the French realize in 1776 that the country they helped to become free would someday save their own country. 

The future of America depends upon the strength of free nations.  This is the principle that our troops bring to the Iraqis.   Being selfish with our freedoms can, and may cause serious damages to our way of life in the future. 

For this reason, our men and women in the military stand firm in protecting this country and helping other nations achieve similar freedoms.  Let's remember that the brave and the bold serve our country with honor.  They sacrifice everyday to keep the light of freedom shining throughout the world.  Please continue to support our troops.  Let everyone know of their sacrifices and their heroic contributions to our country.  Because of them, we are free!

 

Sacrifice for free is not duty but an honor.

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