Jeff Beatty on Homeland Security
Republican Senate challenger
Let's talk about what my take is on how our military should be used. I think that the American military is small, should not be, and it won't be structured for occupation. We should really be a military that when we use it, it's a last resort, but it should be used for liberation not occupation. When you do that you're able to go in, you try to keep as much of the host country infrastructure in place as you can. That's what we did after World War II in Japan, we kept a lot of infrastructure in place.
Contrast that to our enemy. We face an enemy that is evil to the core. The enemy routinely tortures, mutilates, and even beheads American Prisoners of War and Civilians. Murder is mild for them. For our enemy, War Crimes and Murder are the rule and not the exception.
The enemy will not go away if we try to ignore them. The enemy will also soon start fresh attempts to attack us in different ways. They will try to attack in our Transit systems as they did in Madrid and London. They will try to attack our school children as they did in Russia. They will change their tactics and we must anticipate those changes. We must also realize that we are in a long war. We will lose a fight now and then, but we will prevail and we will win the war. We did not start this war but we will finish it.
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