2nd Update: Matriotic versus Patriotic
Some questionable American males have heeded militant feminine advice to "get in touch with their feminine selves." Richard Alleyne of the Telegraph Group Limited has written more in It's a woman's world, moans Michael Buerk. By the way, Michael Buerk, the veteran BBC newsreader, has launched a tirade against what he believes is the all-pervading influence of women in society, claiming that men have been reduced to little more than "sperm donors".
Why is this important now? Cindy Sheehan's movement (90% female) has attracted some, effete male supporters.
The question was never why did the U.S. declare war on Iraq, the U.N.'s chief miscreant, defiler of women, abuser of children, molester of men. The question was why did Saddam Hussein not seek to avert the promised war by acceding to the lenient terms of WMD disclosures?
Nevertheless, Buerk is right. "Life is now being lived according to women's rules," he said. "The traits that have traditionally been associated with men - reticence, stoicism, single-mindedness - have been marginalised.
The unfortunate result of this sad, gender bias is not only inadvertent destruction of male combatant morale and noble spirit, but the explanation of why Iraqis endured Sadaam so long a time. American's who proclaim the war is illegal, unjust, and based upon lies are of the same mind as Iraqis who believed resistance was futile. Less power to you, eunuchs and male castrators!
Your success will place your progeny in the hands of stone age muslim war lords. Yet your emotions do not allow you to connect the obvious dots before you. It is time for you to acknowledge your peers, the bowed head shopkeepers of Baghdad, and applaud the heroic soldiers of democracy. You have been playing wantonly with the welfare of your grandchildren.
Your emotion is nice at birthday parties; at the funerals of heroes, your misgivings and weakness are encouragement for the evildoers and thugs who would soon deny your very freedoms of expression. Your femininity should be virtuous, not this great country's flag of weakness.
Without sacrifice, what can be worthwhile?
1st UPDATE: Excerpt is from Security or Hysteria? Syndicated Column by Dr. Walter E. Williams, published Aug. 24, 2005:
During last week’s commemoration of VJ day, I thought about American responses to loss of life in Iraq compared to yesteryear’s American response to loss of life in the Pacific. Taking Iwo Jima cost 7,000 American lives and thousands wounded. Okinawa cost the lives of 5,000 sailors, 7,600 soldiers, and thousands more wounded. There were no calls to cut and run and no political attacks on Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Instead those losses stiffened the backbone and resolve of the American people. But of course, back then common sense prevailed. We hadn’t become feminized and turned into a nation of wimps and nervous nellies.
2nd UPDATE: As OSAPian correctly points out in his comment below: There are many clear headed rational women who understand the GWOT must be won if we are to survive as a free people, and winning it will require the sacrifice of as many of our best young people as it takes. But they are in a minority among their gender.
One of the rational women in her gender's minority is Jennifer Martinez of A Collection of Thoughts.