By Robert McGovern
Captain Robert McGovern epitomizes all that's correct and stable in the USA. certainly one of 9 little ones transforming into up in a brand new Jersey relatives, he made neighborhood headlines as a highschool soccer phenom ahead of turning into a celebrity linebacker for the Kansas urban Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the hot England Patriots. whilst his illustrious NFL profession was once over, he earned a legislation measure from Fordham collage and went to paintings for the hot York urban district attorney's workplace. From that vantage aspect he witnessed close-up the autumn of the dual Towers on that world-altering morning in September 2001—an occasion that encouraged him to depart public existence and sign up for the U.S. military to higher serve the rustic he loves. As an army prosecuting legal professional, Captain McGovern has prompt battlefield commanders on felony ideas of engagement in Afghanistan and has prosecuted suspected terrorists in Iraq. A devoted soldier and a guy of religion who has been at the entrance traces of the battle on Terror—both at domestic and within the center East—Captain Robert McGovern is a rare American with a awesome and demanding tale to tell—one that each American must listen.
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Extra resources for All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq
Our Defining Moment ★ ★ ★ 45 ★ t h e d e bat e ov e r how we meet this challenge dominating our nation’s discourse, and the outcome, will determine our nation’s future. I wrote this book because I want to have this debate and I want you to be fully informed before you decide what you think we should do in Iraq or anywhere else. I also want you to hear about the heroic men and women who are serving us every day far from the spotlights and cheering crowds. They are the true “all-Americans” for whom this book is named.
In the months and years to come, there will be pitfalls and roadblocks on the path to democracy for both Iraq and Afghanistan. New conflicts may arise elsewhere in the world, or in other nations in the Middle East. But that does not mean we should hit the panic button. These bumps in the road are not unusual, nor do they spell disaster for democracy and peace in this area of the world. We have seen other countries through this same journey. S. occupation forces were in Japan for approximately ten years after the end of hostilities in World War II.
Whenever we are engaged in a war, we are simultaneously engaged in an important debate over the propriety of that war. Today is no different. We must decide if our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are worth continuing. The media today figure prominently in that debate—a debate that will direct the future course of our nation and impact the lives of millions of Americans. In light of this, I think it is imperative that the news media provide an unbiased and accurate picture of the war to the American people.
All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq by Robert McGovern