Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Qualuude In Chief

After months of dithering and blithering, we finally have Chairman Obama's decision on Afghanistan.

Apparently, he has decided to use the old "Stoner On The Couch" strategy. Give a half-hearted, lazy attempt at doing something and when the attempt goes belly up, shrug your shoulders and say "I did my best, dude."

After sitting through a speech that was as interesting as watching Rachel Maddow after dropping some qualuudes, I realized something: Obama couldn't care less about winning in Afghanistan. Never once did he utter the words "victory" or "Let's give 'em hell, boys!" No, instead he threw the troops in Iraq under the bus yet again, whined about the cost, determined when he would get a yellow stripe down his back and pull the troops out of Afghanistan, and of course, attack the right.

I don't know about you, but I would have a real tough time being motivated by crap like this. You could see it on the faces of the West Point cadets who were ordered to clap enthusiastically. (The ones who managed to stay awake, of course.) You don't have to be a body language expert to realize that Chairman Obama was about as comfortable giving this speech as my cat at the vet's office. You could tell that the Failed Messiah and his nonsense were not welcome at West Point and you could also tell Obama was doing his best not to call the cadets future baby killers. The scene was about as comfortable as wearing shoes two sizes too small.

The speech started off as poorly as possible with Obama recalling the horrid events of 9/11. Even then, he couldn't bring himself to say the word terrorist. "As we know, these men belonged to al Qaeda- a group of extremists who have distorted and defiled Islam, one of the world's great religions, to justify the slaughter of innocents" Really, is there any need to get politically correct from the get go ? The Koran explicitly orders holy war on the non believers, and anyone with even one functioning brain cell knows that's the truth. I'm not saying that this should be the focus point of the war, nor do I believe that all Muslims are like the al-Qaeda creeps, but when the President of The United States is sending troops into battle, is there any reason to compliment anything about the enemy ? It's like FDR complimenting the Nazi party and saying Hitler and his goons hijacked the Nazi message of defending the middle class. We've already heard Obama's "we love Islam" rhetoric at the Cairo surrender speech, and most rational Americans realize all Muslims are not like al Qaeda. That little snippet certainly foreshadowed was coming--another excuse to bash America.

Chairman Obama, without missing a beat, reached into his anti-war past and again attacked the Iraq war as soon as he was done complimenting Islam. The only time there was any emotion in his voice is when he described the "substantial rifts between America and much of the world" Again, I have to ask: Why ? Why throw the troops in Iraq under the bus yet again ? During his critique of the Iraq war, does Chairman Obama call the troops in Iraq brave or give them a verbal pat on the back for a job well done while he and his liberal pals did their very best to undermine and slander them ? Of course not. Mother Earth forbid he should do that, or speak the obvious truth: The United States won the Iraq war. Instead, we got : "...we are bringing the Iraq war to responsible end." We are going to escalate an armed conflict with a Commander in Chief who wouldn't know a military victory if it bit him. It's kind of like hiring Joe Torre and asking him to turn around the Detroit Lions. (Or better yet, it's like hiring Barney Frank to be your financial advisor or hiring anyone from MSNBC to cover news stories without bias.) Clearly, Obama is an even worse wartime consigliere than Tom Hagen was in the Godfather part I. You can't fit a liberal peg in a Conservative hole. Obama is certainly no wartime (or peacetime, for that matter) President.

Thankfully, there was a bit of humor in the speech, and I was not forced to slash my wrists in despair. Obama actually had the nerve to complain about the 30 billion dollar price tag to wipe out al Qaeda and make sure Pakistan's nuclear weapons don't fall into the wrong hands. This from a man who has wasted 786 billion dollars on a "stimulus" plan that included 198 million dollars for Fillipino WWII veterans. This from a man who signed an Omnibus bill with 9000 earmarks. This from a man who wants to waste over two trillion dollars on a health care "reform" scheme that the majority of Americans have decided was worse than New Coke or Bud Dry. The horribly ironic thing about this is the fact that this is one of the few Constitutional proposals Obama has cooked up yet. (Presidente, I know you're a Constitutional lawyer and all, but defending our country is what you're supposed to do, unlike running banks and car companies. I'm fairly certain you learned that in Harvard.) I just couldn't help but laugh at the fact that 30 billion dollars was too much to pay for keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of psychotic terrorists but the sky's the limit when it comes to growing government.

The laughter stopped the moment Obama uncorked the "Home in 18 months" strategy or The Stoner On The Couch Strategy. Not only is not tactically responsible to announce to the enemy what you're going to do, but it further reinforces the fact that our Commander in Chief doesn't have that "steel in his spine" that Joe Biden rambled incoherently about. Forget all of that "conditions on the ground" baloney.
Conditions on the ground will have nothing to do with any decision to withdraw. It will be more like the conditions in Rasmussen, Gallup, Zogby that will determine when the troops are coming home. The moment Cindy Sheehan shows up with all ten of MSNBC's hard core viewers at the White House gates, Obama will be pulling the plug faster on this faster than Ezekiel Emannuel on a dementia patient.

Lastly, there was Obama's attack on the right, Obama's second favorite target, next to George Bush. In a speech that should have got the military all ginned up and ready for battle, we got: "But I also know that we, as a country, cannot sustain our leadership nor navigate the momentous challenges of our time if we allow ourselves to be split asunder by the same rancor and cynicism and partisanship that has in recent times poisoned our national discourse." Well, this is probably the worst line ever spoken in a political speech since Bush's "Mission Accomplished" fiasco and as hypocritical as Tiger Woods giving marriage counseling. If Obama thinks he's going to all of a sudden be looked at as the new FDR, he's sadly mistaken. (Don't get me wrong, on social and political issues, I couldn't disagree with Roosevelt more if I tried. However, this nation owes its continued existence to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's superhuman leadership during World War II. Liberal tyrant or not, he was one of the greatest Presidents of all time.) If Obama thinks he's going to use these brave men and women as pawns to shove his socialist nonsense down our throats, he better think again. Just like the cadets bored to death at the West Point speech, all of us rancorous, cynical partisans are on to Chairman Obama's scam and we aren't giving in.

I will always support our troops no matter what the mission is. I will never, ever, diminish in any way anything they ever do in defending our country or our cherished freedoms. These young men and women deserve no less from every American whether liberal or Conservative.

The same does not go for their civilian leaders.

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