Wednesday, December 02, 2009

President Does Not Want to Fight - Get The Troops Out.

"The economy is everything," said a liberal Democratic consultant closely allied with Obama. "If more people are back at work and feeling better about their future, he'll get some slack for Afghanistan. If the economy's still in the toilet, he won't get slack on anything."

That statement by Democrat wizard is why President Obama does not want to fight - but thousands of American Kids will and many will die.

I listened to President Obama's Speech at West Point. It is clear - his word - to me that this President does not want to fight. Rather, he does not want this theatre of war in the Global War on Terror - Afghanistan - tagged to his resume.

I've spent this year renewing our alliances and forging new partnerships. And we have forged a new beginning between America and the Muslim world -- one that recognizes our mutual interest in breaking a cycle of conflict, and that promises a future in which those who kill innocents are isolated by those who stand up for peace and prosperity and human dignity. And finally, we must draw on the strength of our values -- for the challenges that we face may have changed, but the things that we believe in must not. That's why we must promote our values by living them at home -- which is why I have prohibited torture and will close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source, the moral source, of America's authority.

The President did a nice job of parsing America's better Angels, but also needed to slip in his customary apology for America -

Since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, and the service and sacrifice of our grandparents and great-grandparents, our country has borne a special burden in global affairs. We have spilled American blood in many countries on multiple continents. We have spent our revenue to help others rebuild from rubble and develop their own economies. We have joined with others to develop an architecture of institutions -- from the United Nations to NATO to the World Bank -- that provide for the common security and prosperity of human beings.

We have not always been thanked for these efforts, and we have at times made mistakes.

Yep, America makes mistakes and most often at the ballot box.

To get elected, Barack Obama needed to seem tough on terror -at least somewhere - and Afghanistan was the place: nothing much going on there at the time.

President Obama got the war that he rhetorically supported.

Radical Progressive Democrats, like Howard Dean who said that Capitalism lost the debate to Socialism, control my Democratic Party at the National Level. In order to fund Government Run Health and Nationalize all American Labor under SEIU, they need to reduce America's military and arrest any and all foreign interventions.

Here is Obamas problem in a Nutshell -

"The economy is everything," said a liberal Democratic consultant closely allied with Obama. "If more people are back at work and feeling better about their future, he'll get some slack for Afghanistan. If the economy's still in the toilet, he won't get slack on anything."

The President does not want to fight. I never heard the word Victory in his speech. He quoted President Eisenhower about being cautious, but I recall an Ike quote about victory,

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

America had a smaller combined Armed Forces than Romania in 1941. Americans can fight. They are doing so every day.

These heroic women and men need a fighting Commander in Chief. I did not see any fight in this President.

The end of War is Victory. Pull out now and save these kids from the Fifth Column of Loudmouths ( MSNBC, CNN, GE, NBC) who are already bringing the war home.


Anonymous said...

President Clinton was 'one grenade away from disaster' in Bosnia and now the entire Democratic Party is one undeniable domestic Jihadi attack away from extinction.

Anonymous said...

It's good to see you've become such a Hawk in your fifties.

I don't recall you rushing to enlist in the Viet Nam conflict when you were of age.

Obama inherited this mess from Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld when he took office. Afghanistan is the only place in the Middle East where we should have sent our military in the first place.

Terrorists trained in Afghanistan and are mostly from Saudi Arabia, a country that our previous Commander and Chief has close ties with.

If you read the interviews with Iraq veterans today you would have seen that most of the feed back was positive.

It's time you got off your cyberspace soap box and joined the real world.

pathickey said...

I inherited Vietnam from Kennedy and Johnson and took to the streets pursuing my own pleasures and passions - it was a time of great personal sacrifice - not for me -and I always cherish the hardships.

It is really good to see an anonymous Old Pal. You look somehow different - really. Much more concerned for people and intensely aware of what popular thoughts abound and not so much the glue-sniffing, Ripple drinking, sweet boy willing to make happy with winos on the railroad tracks at 75th Street. Time has been good to you.