Monday, November 17, 2014

The Real Strategy

So after the Clinton, Gates and most recently Panetta books and interviews the questions being asked by the talkers are: does 0bama have the “courage” to fight? Does 0bama have the “guts” to get in the ring? Does 0bama have the “will” to do the right thing? This is all just so much yapping and absolutely misses the mark.

Barrack 0bama IS fighting. He’s fighting against the enemy that was identified to him by his mother and father and by his grand parents and the mentors they chose for him, by the enemy he discussed with his friends and colleagues in Chicago, by Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. The enemy he is fighting against is what America IS. His goal is as it was: to fundamentally transform America. That means to turn it into something else, something less successful, less powerful, less confident, less……. American.

His agreeing to launch a few paltry air strikes in Iraq and Syria now are the same as his lame attempt to get congressional approval to bomb Syria after the chemical attacks all those months ago, simply pathetic window dressing designed to be just butch enough to get through the elections. The headlines today were that 0bama was going to the Pentagon to “Huddle” with his top “War Planners”. More clap trap. He went there to lecture the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States military, on why he was not going to use force adequate to accomplish his publicly state goal, nothing more.

Obama, in 2008, told Patrick Gaspard, who was at the time his political director “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.” Why then, would anyone be surprised that he thinks he knows more about intelligence than any of his intelligence staff, has more knowledge and insight into which foreign policy is wisest, or what military strategy will be the most effective? Why else would he surround himself with such hapless cabinet secretaries whos main job is simply to repeat the “word”: Napolitano; Sebelius; Johnson, Hagel. Seriously?

Barack 0bama believes as he was taught that American success and the power that grew from that success is the root of all of the tension in the world today, and that’s why every single foreign policy decision he has made has been meant to lessen America’s influence in the world. His goal in the Middle East at this point is to give Arabia back to the Arabs. Whether or not this is a good strategy is arguable. He plans to allow Iran to achieve its goal of nuclear capability. He plans to abandon our allies there. This will also work to further his environmental goal of increasing oil prices to the point where the use of alternatives is finally economically feasible.

Make no mistake. Barack 0bama’s actions or inactions are NOT the result of a lack of courage, or the will to fight. They are the result of his heartfelt belief that American success has been undeserved, is a negative influence in the world, and that he is finally in a position to do something about it.

But that’s just what an average guy thinks.

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