Over 100 years ago Carl von Clausewitz wrote his definitive analysis of war vs. peace. One of his key mandates to those under attack went something like this “When under a strong attack, a stronger counterattack is called for.” That is how we and our allies won WW II in less than four years and why our phony war on terror is in its 18th year with no end in sight.* Our politicians, fearful of counter attacking the forces supporting perpetual war, have failed to end the fantasy.
Donald Trump has been waging aggressive warfare against not only our constitution and the rule-of-law, but specifically on the Democratic Party, including Nancy Pelosi. Now is the time for a strong counterattack and that is called Impeachment. Each day that goes by with the Democratic-controlled House failing to launch a strong counterattack against Trump only makes him stronger and the protection of our democracy weaker.
* Less then a year after we entered the war in December 1941 we had secured bases in northern Africa and started the planning for strategic counter attacks. By he time I entered the Air Corp as an 18 year old in 1943 our planners had put together a strategic counterattack on Germany’s war effort. Ploesti. in Romania supplied 25% of the Reich’s fuel. We assembled an air armada of 175 bombers to destroy the Ploesti oil fields production. Our losses were significant but the counter attack shook the German military. Impeachment is our Ploesti.
traven is a veteran of War War II serving from 1943-1946 in the US Army Air Corps.