There was a time in America when American ideals and convictions were thought worthy of war. Now the convictions of our forefathers are just up for conversation and debate for many because we are so wise and civilized. When I think of winning the hearts and minds of the people, it is not only in some foreign land but in our own Country where the need exist. A more appropriate wording would be, Win the battle for the harts and minds of the people. I don't want to be a Neutered American. Thank You... to our Military men and women who are in the heat of the battle. Just some thoughts from an old ( but, All American ) man. May not mean much to anyone but me.