As we head into the 48 hour deadline that our President has give Saddam and his sons, it is important that we remember that the choices that our government has made have not been easy, and that while it was fine to display anti-war demonstrations when we weren't sure about the future, it is no longer an appropriate response.
America is one of, if not the best places on Earth to live. It is almost funny to look at some of our country's complaints compared to others in the world. I mean, "to latte or not to latte?" compared to "will I have a chemical bomb dropped on my house by my leader?"--come on folks.
We as a people need to support our commander. Our president--who, whether you voted for him or not, is still our president--has many difficult choices ahead of him that will affect our nation. If you support him, he may never know your name or your address even that you are alive, but the bottom line is, in exchange for all of the freedoms that we have in this country, the least we can do is show support for our leaders.
I have a friend that is a waitress and she was at her job last night, taking food to a table in the bar and while our president was on TV people were screaming "turn him off" and "I didn't vote for him". That is ridiculous. I didn't vote for Clinton, but it still made me sad to see all of the problems that befell his administration. Why? We are to support the office of president no matter if we like the man in the office or not.
So, as our country heads into war, whether you are religious or not, when you feel the urge to criticize--resist. Instead, pray for the man who is making the choices that would give us ulcers if they were put on our shoulders. In 2004, if you aren't happy with the way this all pans out, vote for somebody else. Until 2004, be a REAL American, and support your president. If you can't I am sure France and Germany and all of their anti-American sentiments would be happy to welcome you with open arms.