Even as Congress considers President Obama´s push for military strikes on Syria, the details of that plan continue to change by the day -- with one source telling Fox News that military officials have been asked to revise their plans 50 times since the Pentagon first began considering a “limited” action. Still to be resolved is what method of attack the U.S. would use. While missile-equipped ships are at the ready in the Mediterranean Sea, a senior defense official told Fox News that the possibility of launching military aircraft strikes was one of the range of options presented to Obama. The official
No wonder General Dempsey seemed confused and non-committal when he was answering questions put forth in committee hearings. Never have I seen a General so unable to talk about plan outcomes, goals of the military intervention, etc. they were changing every hour ( probably on the whim of General Obama).
We have known from the beginning that Obama never had the background or qualifications to be President and was solely elected on a fluke mainly based on race. If he were not an egotistical sociopath he would have at least surrounded himself with seasoned experts who could give him sound advice but instead his Administration is made up of Chicago political hacks, fawning toadies, and terrorist sympathizers. Small wonder he has earned the world´s contempt and is now begging for reluctant support from his own Party. I think the chickens have roosted.
Well said, #3. You would have to look long and hard to find any seasoned experts in Obama´s circle. They are a reflection of him; young, inexperienced and committed ideologues. I doubt he ever hears a differing opinion.
The numbskulls who voted in this man are not going to wake up until they fear for their lives, have bad thing happen on our shores and take this danger personally. Then the connection with this disastrous leader will finally be broken. They will be crying for a strong American, not a weak Muslim to save them.
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mc squared, 9/6/2013 10:15:26 AM (No. 9508300)
Like poster #2, I thought Dempsey would rather have been having a colinoscopy than sit with the Won.
Having said that, you don´t get to high levels in the P´gon by being a good soldier: you need to be a good politician. I wonder if Dempsey has the spine to tell his C-in-C to either use it or get off of it.
I don´t wonder. The Pentagon has become a building full of Nancy Boys, planning things like Gay Pride Day. You really expect them to plan a war? They have trouble just deciding on lamp shades and curtains.
So many targets, so little time, so much ammo...worry worry worry...
Hey fella´s, here´s the real solution... 24 hours notice to get out, 1 NUKE! Follow it up with a similar remedy in IRAN...then warn the world we´re tired of the Muslim extremist crap and if it doesn´t stop immediately Mecca, Medina and every Mosque will disappear.
There really is nobody in DC that really is fit to plan a war. I mean, how many congress critters or WH personnel can you name that have military experience? John McCain? He really doesn´t qualify. I´m talking about someone who has actually attended the War College before being elected to office. Someone with real experience in leading a military unit.
Sadly, over the past 50 or 60 decades, we have also seen the degradation of our highest order of military leaders. I serve in SAC during the last days of Curtis Lemay as CINCSAC. Now, he was a real general. So were Patton, Eisenhower, Nimitz, McArthur just to name a few. None of that caliber exist today. It´s all politics. And with Obozo in the WH, those who are best at kissing butt are the ones that get to be in charge. The entire DC scene is nothing more than a cesspool of people that are only interested in their own careers and really don´t give a damn about the country and it´s citizens./rant off
You must be reminded that any general officer above 2 stars is looked at very closely by the Congress. This way very few real warriors slip through. Even if they do Ø and others like him see that they are cut off at the knees. Dempsey showed the results of the liberals getting rid of strong leaders. He made they entire military look foolish by appearing at a hearing and not knowing what he wanted.
Axelrod gleefully tweeted a few days ago that Congress is "the dog that caught the car". They took the bait.
If the House votes Yes, Obama bombs an aspirin factory, makes a few points with the Saudi´s for standing up to Assad, and takes a few photos on a destroyer deck with a big Mission Accomplished sign behind him as he starts the 2014 House campaign rounds in his Commander In Chief jacket.
Much, much better, if the the House votes No the press will make sure that everything that happens in Syria now (and forever) belongs to the House Republicans. It will then just be a matter of time until something horrible, with a staggering body count, "happens". Happens because of those spineless House Republicans and Obama´s great respect for the will of the people and the constraints of an antiquated Constitution. Just look, they will say 10 times a day, at all this HD video of the poor murdered children. The campaign ads practically write themselves.
Though the total death toll of Fast and Furious will probably never be known, estimates run in the hundreds, and that operation was just meant to push a policy point. No election hung in the balance and they were quite willing to "break a few eggs".
Single party rule from here to Jan 2017 is on the table, and the stakes have never been higher. An election-free Obama with a rubber stamp Congress. I believe they are willing to "break" as many "eggs" as needed.
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