It has been a trying month, and we may sometimes get the feeling that the bad guys are winning. Let us remember that we are fighting a war. What occurred in Lebanon was an unsuccessful campaign in that war. We must examine why Israel failed to defeat and dismantle Hezbollah. We must not excuse those who erred. But we must not give up. Lincoln did not give up after the Civil War battles of Manassas and the Seven Days, nor even after many worse Union defeats. We cannot give up either; Western Civilization literally depends on continuing the struggle.
Art sometimes imitates life, and in that vein, if you need inspiration, listen to Aragorn's speech before the Black Gate of Mordor, from The Lord of the Rings--Return of the King, which I have linked here.
The speech is worthy of a great photo, which I had, but I have not been able to successfully post a picture for over a week. Hedgehog says that posting images has been "spotty," but for me, depite multiple tries, it has been hopeless. Any thoughts would be appreciated. No, it is not my popup blocker. [As you can see, the problem has been solved. --Ed.]