Kind and patient as usual, Natan Sharansky nonetheless has some stern words for those who want the U.S. to leave Iraq.

Jeffrey Lord argues for the same conclusion and he brings forward Patrick Henry and Abraham Lincoln to testify:

And to understand as well that what has happened in Glasgow and London -- and the debate that rages in America right now -- is in reality nothing new at all. Patrick Henry would have recognized all of it, and understood the significance immediately. So too would Lincoln.

Neither would be surprised that as we celebrate this latest Fourth of July, there are still those among their own modern countrymen who, "having eyes, see not, having ears, hear not."

It is a painful truth. And there will be a price.