Sunday, March 06, 2005

One of the Best

den Beste has posted to the USS Clueless!

It is a tragic fact of life that sometimes we must sacrifice the best among us to preserve and protect that which we love most.

My greatest satisfaction now is knowing that their sacrifice was not wasted. I strongly argued in favor of this war, knowing full well that if we fought it that many, many good young men and women would die, whether we won it or lost it. That was always a very heavy weight. I felt and still feel that it was the right course for this nation to follow, and recent events clearly show that now to all but the most willfully blind.

But we cannot and should not forget the price that was disproportionately paid by a very few. Victory is never cheap. Liberty is the most precious thing we have, and it has been paid for in blood yet again.

Thank God for Stephen den Beste. He is on this earth at the exact time that we need him. Go read his archives, then try to tell me he is here by accident.
And thank you, Stephen. Thank you so very much.