Hubby home last night a little after midnight. Going back out Friday but from Galveston this time so a much easier drive to the helicopter or boat. He is still shocked by the destruction he has seen in the different areas of the Texas and Louisiana coasts from these last two trips. Television doesn't do it justice.
We learn the NYC terror alert was brought on by a hoax. I don't care. I'm glad it wasn't true. New York had a great practice run and the leaders did the right thing. The Department of Homeland Security continues to make me shake my head in disbelief. What are these people thinking anyway? Sounds like petty turf wars and too many mixed messages. One day the threat will be real and everyone better own up to that fact and be prepared. The recent incidents in Oklahoma (what's with Oklahoma?) and Georgia are not looking good for the home team. Plastic bottles with explosives, stolen aircraft, frequent mosque visitors all point to a certain conclusion. Hello?
And then the letter surfaces. If you are interested in such things, you should check out the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which published a 6,000 word letter on its website. This letter is from Al Qaeda's top director, Zawahiri, to the leader of the insurgents in Iraq, Zarqawi. I know that those who would benefit most from reading this letter will never do so but if they were truly doing what they felt was best for America, they would. The letter sets out in detail the plan to defeat the U.S. and our allies. They learned well the lessons of the anti-war protests of VietNam and how these events wore down the will of the American people to win the war. So, since we cut and ran from that war and left the people of South VietNam to be slaughtered by the North VietNamese, the Al Qaeda leadership thinks this is a nifty plan to use again for this war. All those placard carrying, foul mouthed, senior citizen protestors must be proud. Zawahiri is so happy you are doing his bidding. They intend to wear down the American public, loving the polls showing decreased support for the war and the protestors personalizing their disapproval by public name calling of the President of These United States. By all means, don't protest policy, name call those you disagree with because that's a real sign of maturity. Wonder why you aren't taken seriously? And where was all this during Bosnia? Or Somolia? Bosnia was to take one year, according to that military leader, Bill Clinton, and ten years later we are still there. Americans must stand together and get over themselves in order to support the effort in Iraq. If you truly want the best life possible in freedom the sacrifices must be made now. The Middle East can change in an incredible way. The time is now.