This Christmas is much different from any in recent memory.
Our country is in a war with pure evil, one that is trying to wipe us and our way of life off the planet. The forces of evil sucker-punched our nation a few months ago, but we bounced back quickly and are chasing down the sneak attackers even on this Christmas morning.
Yes, we were in a war a decade ago, but that war was against an enemy we could clearly identify and that was in one place. This enemy runs and hides from our power, then attacks us when and where we least expect. Or so it thinks. Unlike any enemy in the past, it attacks the innocent, the citizenry. It is an enemy with no boundaries and no conscience.
Still, despite this battle, despite our tremendous losses, despite the terror we the American people must face, we are on our feet and recovering well. We are going on with our daily lives even as we support the mission of our soldiers and allies overseas.