Captain Ron Howard is the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. StrategyPage has the announcement he gave his 6,000-man crew before the start of hostilities over Afghanistan.
I’ll quote you one graf, but you really owe it to yourself to read the whole thing.
They hate us and attack us because they oppose all that is good about America. They hate us because we are prosperous. They hate us because we are tolerant. They hate us because we are happy. Mostly, they hate us because we are free and because we will “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” Make no mistake – this is fight for Western Civilization. If these monsters are not destroyed they will destroy us, and our children and children’s children will live in fear forever.
Capt. Howard is the man some in our country would call “baby killer.” Remember that as you read his words.
UPDATE: From the Dirty Little Secrets section of StrategyPage comes word of how warm spring weather will help us root even more al Qaeda out of Afghanistan. And it’s not what you think.