Wednesday, October 3, 2007

General Pace Responds to Anti-War Protesters During Farewell Speech

When I watched General Pace deliver his final farewell speech this week, I couldn't help but picture him speaking in the chamber of the US Senate. He is a natural. I was particularly impressed with his response to the anti-war protesters that were demonstrating outside of his departure ceremony. See a short exerpt below. America needs this man of honor to heed the call to service once more. Help us draft Gen. Pace for the US Senate!

"Our democracy is strengthened by divergent views and dialogue about those views when that dialogue is conducted in a civil manner, in a gentlemanly way, in a way that allows people to argue on the merits of what they believe and to understand that what they believe is part of the answer and if they have the willingness to cooperate to find the right answer for our country. And what worries me is that in some instances right now we have individuals who are more interested in making somebody else look bad than they are in finding the right solution. They are more interested in letting their personal venom come forward instead of talking about how do we get from where we are to where we need to be....But I want them to understand -- I just want everyone to understand that this dialogue is not about can we vote our way out of a war. We have an enemy who has declared war on us. We are in a war. They want to stop us from living the way we want to live our lives. So the dialogue is not about are we in a war, but how and where and when to best fight that war to preserve our freedom and to preserve our way of life and to do so with the least damage to our own society and the least damage to those we're fighting against so we can -- we can put the pieces back together on the end of this.”

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