Regardless of what happens in this election, this President will go down as one of our best. The partisans of today will use this President as an example like they like to use Ronald Reagan now.
This Presidency is defined by 9/11. Not for the attack itself, but for the response President Bush made. He did more than made us safer, he brought us back. Through the horrors that horrendous, dreary Tuesday morning we were reassured by this President that in response to this act of war, we will not tire, we will not relent, we will not fail.
This President has not let us down.
Through moral clarity and conviction, he led us through the war in Afghanistan. When reporters were questioning the success of the war, he did not tire, he did not relent, and he did not fail.
Democrats questioned our troops ability to win in Afghanistan. After all, the great Soviet Union could not win, how could we?
Though Democrats questioned the Afghanistan War like they do in Iraq, Afghanistan had free and fair elections.
This is what we are now seeing in Iraq. Though the deaths are higher, the outcome will not be as long as this President stays in the White House. The only way will lose this war is if we choose wrong.
If we forget what this President has done for our country, we will have lost the will to fight.
We should learn the from the mistakes of the past. Vietnam was led by leaders who did not believe with all their heart that the war in Vietnam was the right war. Lyndon Johnson was debated into sending troops in, and was very conflicted about it. Nixon then ran on a platform in 1968 to get out us out of Vietnam. President Bush's opponent runs on a platform in 2004 to win a war that was the "wrong war, in the wrong place, in the wrong time."