As we approach the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, it is worth reflecting on the current state of war and peace – and how things have evolved over the past 19 years.
When we look back at the Obama-Biden years, we recall failed policies that achieved neither victory nor peace. This was a grave disservice to the American people, to those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to military families.
The Obama-Biden administration pursued a policy of deference to our adversaries – a policy of apology, weakness, retreat, appeasement, decline, and defeat.
The result? The horrific Benghazi attacks of September 2012. The growing threat of a nuclear Iran. The rise of ISIS and its caliphate. The Syrian refugee crisis. And the wars did not end – it was as if the only alternatives were surrender or quagmire.
It’s quite sobering to consider that Joe Biden wants to be President. We certainly don’t want to return to the failed policies of Obama and Biden.
When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, the liberals and media raised hysterical fears that the new administration would get us deeper into military conflict, probably leading to a World War.
Instead, with Obama and Biden no longer in office, we saw quite a turnaround. The ISIS caliphate has been crushed and eliminated – and ISIS terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. The Iran nuclear deal was scrapped – and Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani is also dead. Apology and weakness have been replaced by victory.
But perhaps most of all, under the new administration our troops are finally coming home. Quagmire and stalemate will be replaced by peace.
Every veteran, and everyone serving in the military, knows about war. But nobody hates war and seeks peace more than America’s warriors.
Peace. Yes, peace. As the nation observes the anniversary of 9/11, for America’s veterans there is no greater honor and no tribute more deserved than peace.