I'm not sure that America will ever be safe until the last whiny, pious, selfish, Leftist, baby-boomer pining away for their lost Viet Nam protest days, is dead and in the ground.
The lessons they learned from the Viet Nam war are unfortunately still with us today, and those lessons are just as likely to kill millions of innocents today as they did almost forty years ago. But don't try to explain that to someone who didn't care about it when they protested in '68, and didn't care about it when the dead were rotting on the streets of Phnom Penh and clogging the Mekong River. Those were brown people then, and those are brown people that will be dying in Iraq when we pull out now. Just as my dad's generation earned the title "the Greatest Generation" for their willingness to fight fascism, the boomer generation will likely earn the title of the "Selfish Generation" for their inability to see beyond their own personal wants. And they will have earned that title in spades.
I read earlier this week where one political commentator said that he hoped the Democrats win it all in 2008. That way they will have to support the War on Terror. He believes that the only reason they can be against it now is because they can hide behind the facade of being the "loyal opposition". He's forgetting that the Democrats were never the "loyal opposition" during the Cold War. They were not loyal to the US, they were loyal to the idea that the Soviet Union and the US were on equal moral footing, despite knowing of Stalin's purges, the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, the political gulags...all of it. They knew of these things, and still believed that the US and the Soviet Union were morally equivalent. The same thinking is prevalent in what passes for political thought in the Left today. Saddam is no worse than Bush (actually most on the Left consider Bush worse than Saddam), Al Queda is no worse than the Southern Baptist Convention, bin Laden is no worse than Ted Haggard. There is no reason to believe that once in full control of the war (i.e. a Democratic Commander-in-Chief with a Democratic Congress holding the purse) the Democrats will suddenly understand that there are cultures and societies that should be defended, and cultures and societies that should be defeated. Truth be told, if you polled those on the Left, a majority would likely believe it is our society that needs to be defeated. "US OUT OF EVERYWHERE" pretty much says it all.
Let's hope the self-absorbent lifestyle that has become the hallmark of these baby-boomers becomes the death of them all.