The past month I have watched several interesting movies set during the Vietnam War. One of them is "We Were Soldiers" staring Mel Gibson. The other is "Good Morning Vietnam" staring Robin Williams. Having watched these movies, I believe I have stumbled onto something that has disturbed me deeply and has also inspired me.
The Vietnam War has been distorted by the media and in the minds of the people is the darkest time of our country. We were so close to defeating the Communists in Vietnam and yet surrendered right when we were close to victory.
I am not going to pretend that I know all the facts behind the Vietnam war just from watching two movies, but what those movies depicted is a great injustice that I would never EVER want to see happen again. However, I see on the horizon another "unpopular" war in Iraq today. Trust me, losing should not be an option to the United States, because if you open the door even a crack to evil, they will charge into your house and tie you up before you know what happened.
Because of the surrender in Vietnam, it took another 20 years to defeat communism. It took a Reagan to defeat communism. I know for certain that unless the hand of God moves upon our election, that the next Reagan is not going to be in the White House for at least another 4-8 years. We have to win in Iraq and we have to remember history. Vietnam was ours and Iraq is also ours, the troops believe in what they can do now just as another generation of freedom fighters did back in Saigon.
Don't let darkness fall on our country again...