MANNING THE WALL

Many people remember one scene line from “A Few Good Men.” It was delivered by Jack Nicholson.

“You can’t handle the truth! …Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.”

In the movie, the hero is Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) who succeeds in getting Col Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson) arrested. But in the real world, people relate a lot more to Col Jessep than they did Lt. Kaffee.

His quote rings equally true today. A lot of people can’t handle the truth. When we are truly threatened, we don’t want someone like Lt. Kaffee we want a Colonel Jessep. If someone is coming after you with a gun, you probably won’t call a priest, you will call the police. If you’re very lucky, they will get there in time.

The threat from Iran is beyond obvious. Even Mayor worthless from New York recognized the threat and took action. At some point, someone or something will have to change or Iran will definitely trigger a war. Some people never learn from history. France and the UK tried to appease Hitler. The result was beyond catastrophic. Incredibly many people still want to appease Iran, apparently obviously to the cost of confronting Iran after they have a nuclear weapon. This is not a new concept. In 2014 Ted Cruz warned about this by repeatedly saying: “If someone says they’re going to kill you, you should believe them.”

Trump has been confronting Iran with sanctions. He is now confronting them militarily. It would be better for everyone, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican if Iran believes him. The most dangerous thing anyone could do right now is to undermine Donald Trump. Yet, that is exactly what Nancy Pelosi and many other Democrats want to do. They want to pass legislation that will prevent Donald Trump from defending us. They want him to seek permission from Democrats in congress. That would be people like Pelosi,Omar, AOC and Adam Schiff. I do not think they will succeed. I am frankly embarrassed, as an American that they would even try.

When Iran launched those ballistic missiles into Iraq, the MSM immediately predicted that Trump would over-react and start another unnecessary war. Then, Trump didn’t even speak last night. Soon it became obvious that this attack didn’t actually cause much damage. In addition, Iran warned Iraq, knowing that Iraq would warn the U.S. Clearly it was Iran looking for a way to de-escalate. Trump did speak today, he looked strong and presidential. He looked in control and he looked like exactly the man you want on that wall.

Democrats went to sleep with visions of Iran attacking us and someone like Mayor Pete, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, or Bernie Sanders, not standing on that wall, but rather shivering in fear huddled down in an underground bunker trying to get approval from Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi to fight back. Sweet dreams.

TDM

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