I am feeling like a cheeky monkey today, so I am going to send you to truthout.org to read the Junior Senator from VA's response to the SOTU, but let's focus on his Eisenhower quote.
As I look at Iraq, I recall the words of former general and soon-to-be President Dwight Eisenhower during the dark days of the Korean War, which had fallen into a bloody stalemate. "When comes the end?" asked the General who had commanded our forces in Europe during World War Two. And as soon as he became President, he brought the Korean War to an end.Let's not cherry pick history (the Korean War never ended BTW, but I won't quibble, I know what he means) - let's see what then-General Eisenhower had to say on the 2nd Anniversary of D-Day.
Want the transcript?
Two years ago on D-day, the American soldier again proved his outstanding worthiness as a fighting man. No obstacle could stop him. No enemy could withstand his outstanding courage, determination, and will to win. We have yet to complete the job, he so well advanced at such great cost; for victory in war is barren until a secure peace has been established. Young men who have not yet done their share must now come forward to help bear the burden. May the memory of what the fighting man accomplished inspire in us a high resolve to see the job through. We, whose strength did so much to end the shooting war cannot afford to become laggard now. That we owe to every man who fell on D-day and so many other fields throughout the world.I wonder what "Progressive Virginians" would think?
Let me help Senator Webb out. Perhaps he should try this on for size.
As I look at Iraq, I recall the words of former general and soon-to-be President Dwight Eisenhower during the years right after WWII when so much more needed to be done to ensure a lasting peace. Europe had been split in two by the forces of Communism. "Young men who have not yet done their share must now come forward to help bear the burden." asked the General, "We, whose strength did so much to end the shooting war cannot afford to become laggard now."Maybe next speech.
Hat tip Jonah.
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