Friday, January 6, 2012

To Lose or To Nuke---That May In the End Be the Question!

"Nuke em", I often see this while visiting around the blogosphere and my usual first reaction is to recoil at the mere idea of setting loose those terrible WMD's. Being a child of the 1950's and having seen all the old movies such as "Fail Safe", "Doctor Strangelove" and many more coupled with my real nightmares as a child about those looming mushroom clouds the mere idea of a nuclear explosion scares the hell out of me.

Having gotten that out of the way, I've come to face a new reality and that reality is that one day we will be confronted with the cold hard truth of using the nuke or losing the battle. Tactical nukes are at the ready should they be needed. However, when such things are mentioned the American left recoils for they would not shoot so much as a spitball at the enemy and have shown consistently they will not even hurl insults their way. Although they have no problems with calling those of us on the right every name under the sun. It is becoming increasing obvious to me that the only enemy the American left sees, are those fellow Americans on the right, and they feel if they can defeat those all our other enemies in the world will miraculously vanish in a cloud of cleaning smoke.  I'm a firm believer that our current president thinks this way!  Yes, he sends drones to eliminate small bands of terrorist in remote mountain villages, but a the same time seeks compromise with those that want nothing short of our heads on a pike!

War is not a game and the timid have no place on the battlefield or in the command post. I recall a scene from "War and Peace" when a Russian major was asked by one of his men what to do with the French prisoners he had captured---his reply was simple and to the point, "shoot them--war is not a game and I don't play at it"!   To play at war is to lose and before losing I would say those frightening words, "nuke um'!
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