I am unashamed to say I took this almost verbatim from Mike over at Cold Fury.
How often to do we forget that great men have faced great evils in the past, and that these great men have passed on to us their wisdom in the hope that we won't have to make the hard decisions they did. Perhaps if some of those so stridently anti-war took the time to read the words of Winston Churchill, they would come to understand that we all stand at a crossroads, one that will decide for us whether we will survive as a great nation or as a toothless tiger.
They should pay heed.
Some of the Great man's quotes in today's context:
On Mr Bush and his logic: If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
On the Franco-German leadership: Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.
On things not changing: I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
A fact: Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
On Mr Schroeder: No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
On Mr Powell: True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous and conflicting information.
On Mr Rumsfeld: Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
A fact: The Americans will always do the right thing... after they've exhausted all the alternatives.
On US Policy: You ask, what is our policy? I will say; It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.