The bitterness and dissension of the current campaign can be distressing, but none the less, it is for the best. Rancorous campaigns are cathartic; they are required by the American body politic to deal with Political issues. It might not seem like it, but America has adjusted better to a changing world than any other country. A few hundred years ago we were tiny, weak and thankfully isolated from Europe by big oceans. Our capacity for change is the source of our economic, military and cultural power. Thus, as a reflection of this, our campaigns are noisy and accusative, but unlike other countries, no matter how much we feel like doing it, we kill few of our political opponents. The hot air we generate on the stump will dissipate, and the country will find a new direction, a new world view and a strategy for dealing with the terrorists.
The problem, this election, is not simply the war and how best to wage it, but that it is time for America to put Vietnam and the communist menace behind it. Vietnam represents unfinished business for many Americans. The Liberal Establishment got us into the war, botched the job and then made their political opponents pay the price instead of them. A mass conspiracy was then erected in The Media, Hollywood and Higher Education to deflect blame off them, but that conspiracy is crumbling. The reason is that the Democratic Party is losing power and alternative news has been developed to make an end run around the Liberal Establishment. News that has been thwarted for thirty-five years is becoming available. Of course, this was due to a miscalculation on Kerrys part, but America must still go through this.
What America does about Israel, Syria and Iran is part of President Bushs Strategy for winning the war against the Islamic Militants. But, the Israeli/ Palestinian war is a side issue, not a root cause. If Israel did not exist, America would still be in this war. These are complex issues, so lets wait a bit to talk about those.