A Reminder of the Reasons We're Fighting

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, August 24, 2004

A Reminder of the Reasons We're Fighting

August 24, 2004

It isn’t often that something favorable to the Bush administration appears on the pages of the ultra-left, pro-Democrat New York Times.

Yesterday, however, the Times carried an essay by United States Marine Major Glenn G. Butler. If you don’t get the newspaper, find yesterday’s edition online. This remarkable piece is well worth reading.

Major Butler writes that success in Iraq depends upon the trust and confidence of the American people. He opposes cutbacks of our troops, saying it would lead to total withdrawal and a takeover by the fanatics.

Butler chastises liberals like Michael Moore, who he says have denigrated the cause in Iraq, which aids the enemy.

And he says it is important that we defeat the fanatics in Iraq so we won’t have to fight them in Des Moines.

Major Butler concludes: "I miss my family, my friends and my country, but right now there is nowhere else I’d rather be. I am a United States marine."

It is a brilliant and moving piece that you must read.

While you’re at it, checkout singer Larry Gatlin’s piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. He takes on the lefty entertainers who are campaigning for John Kerry.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.