The will to fight
Blogger Dan Melson is new to me. His blog, Searchlight Crusade, (which sounded vaguely evangelical, but is not) seems to be mostly about consumer and financial issues. He's currently employed as a real estate loan officer and agent, and has past experience as a financial planner.
No doubt Mr. Melson writes great articles about insurance and investing and real estate and all that stuff. But I wouldn't really know, since I haven't read them. Actually, I've only read one post on his blog, and it's most decidedly not about any of those things. It's this one, entitled "Recent US Political and Military History and the War on Terror." It was recommended to me by a reader, and he certainly didn't steer me wrong.
If I were to summarize what that post is about, I'd say it's about the importance of the will to fight.
I suggest you read it. Warning: it's long--but my guess is that anyone who's been a reader of my blog doesn't really mind long too much.
Melson's post is one of the best summaries of the entire post-9/11 situation that I've ever seen. As such, despite its length, it's actually rather compact, compressing an impressive amount of military and political history and combining it with logic and just plain common sense.
The post is one of those things that--if any of my liberal friends were still reading anything I might forward to them on the topic of politics/world affairs--I'd send to every person on my list. But alas, no.
As it is, I'll just recommend it to you. And if you've got anyone to send it to who might still listen, you could try forwarding it.