As I write, the United States has ended its longest war. Our army and air forces have been in full retreat and have left a great deal of war material behind.
Retreat in the face of the enemy is considered defeat in every history book ever written. It doesn't matter whether the losing army runs, rides a horse, sits in a truck or flies out on a helicopter or massive transport aircraft. The army that's left on the field is considered the winner.
Masking our loses with patriotic denial doesn't change the truth. America has LOST ANOTHER WAR.
Several years ago the Arab news agency Al Jazeera published a quote that said, "unless America turns to Jesus Christ it cannot win the war (in Afghanistan)." That's a rather odd thing for a Muslim news agency to broadcast, but it turned out to be prophetic. Watching our retreat from another battle zone, I wonder how many more innocent American lives must be lost in pointless wars abroad.
This is not a day for pride. Its a day to reexamine our national priorities. The ones we've been using haven't worked too well for us, have they?
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...