War presidents don’t quibble. They don’t leak. They don’t go AWOL. They aren’t dispirited or downbeat. They aren’t ambivalent about the mission. And most important of all, war presidents are never irresolute. These are a few of the rules for presidents before, during, and after the country goes to war. On Syria, President Obama disregards all of them. This should mean one of two things. Either Obama is a poor war president, at least in the current pre-war stage, or he’s an altogether different kind of war president. In his World War II memoirs, Winston Churchill offered this lesson: “In war,
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This kind of chaos is what you get when every decision you make is based on political strategy. Obama is a political animal first and foremost. Everything else is secondary even a decision as grave as taking this country to war.
How ashamed did you feel when he said it wasn´t his fault but the world´s ? I did not vote for him and if the world thinks all Americans support him they are mistaken but we have him for a president and he is an unmitigated disaster. He will never understand bravery or integrity nor is he any kind of patriot. To have him as commander in chief is truly a travesty.
Having this very small man at the helm of our ship in such ´treacherous waters´ is frightening and embarrassing. Still hard to stomach how this snotty, snarky little man rose to the heights of the Oval Office. If someone had told me years ago America would elect a president of such low caliber during my lifetime - or any time - I would not have believed it possible.
His whole five years have been disparaging ones with little hope for growth. He just ain´t got it! Too late now to save us from his and the Democrat´s anti-military mind set. So many possibilities as to how this will end.
It´s a theater of the absurd. Even Democrats can sense the amateurism of this. We have an extremely anti-war President, Sec State... face it, the entire administration, trying to convince us this war action is imperative based on contrived evidence. I´m sorry, it´s not believable.
I´ve watched this closely and Kerry´s boast that Saudi Arabia would be willing to foot the bill should be a clue. There is so much disinformation swirling around that it´s hard to follow.
Why is no one talking about the nuclear reactor that was revealed yesterday? The Russians said it contains highly enriched uranium. Where did it come from? Who built it? Who supplied the fissile material? If we were honest and said that was what we were going after it would make more sense.
Check your premises, as Ayn Rand always said Everything about Obama is a lie. Of course he is undecided. He’s an imposter, a treasonous imposter. All these unprecedented, horrible events stacking up on him, all started with his first lie of birth. The forged certificate finally produced is a badly manufactured fake. He cannot be impeached. He is not President. He will be charged and arrested for treason. It´s all staring to happen.
If sticking your finger in the air, twirling it around to check the political consequences, or giving it to the audience is the norm, he´s you man. If he could have proven to the American people that Assad was guilty of murder by gas, he would have. But given all the print bias towards his agenda, he hasn´t.
Instead he has made the usual bad guys like Putin and others seem sane, reasonable and reliable while he looks small, unprepared and inconsequential. Basically just a small time political hack from murder city.
Hesitation, delay and unreliability in his case seem to be his good points. Burdened with multiple choices, he goes on vacation. Yesterday´s publication of his Muslim buddies executing seven people even got the NY Times attention. They threw up while watching the action. A little reaping what you sow is good for the digestion.
Why hasn´t the House started Impeachment proceedings against this monster. It´s one killing spree to another. As they say, this isn´t going to end well. If they could speak, I´m sure those murdered at Benghazi would agree.
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little guy, 9/6/2013 11:17:11 AM (No. 9508440)
Our white African president wants to check off another box on his presidency. Used the military to attack a small country so I can look bigger. Check.
This is nothing more than a move to try and burnish his own image, and it ain´t working. Escalate a civil war beyond its borders? For what? Drag the US into another conflict? For what? Where´s the Lusitania moment or the Maine or Gulf of Tonkin? Never mind. Obama shot his big mouth off and got his bluff called and so he feels that´s not "cool" so to help his street creds we need to blown $100 million in explosives. Not with my money!
where are all the satellite photos of this region? I bet 3 times a day there are sats that take photos of the Mideast.Plus the high flying supersonic planes.. there are other countries with space craft up there. we should have those pis to se whre the missles came from, what they had as a war head and the after-effect.
Things are as one would expect with the people involved. They are not doers, they are criticizers. You have a group of people in charge who never had to do anything of substance in their lives. Their biggest moments would have been when they carried protest placards. They have no concept of reality, and no regard for truth or honesty. Why do you think Putin has brushed them aside with a sneer? The best America could do now is wait out foreign affairs for the next 4 years and let events take care of themselves. The fools in charge would only blunder into a worse situation whenever the situation was really serious. The cost is too great to let these self-centred fools impose their ideological and nitwit academia ideas in a real life situation. That stuff is for the faculty lounge and coffee houses.
A friends sister, on leave has been recalled back to her ( army)base in Vrginia. she is a truck driver ( supply). she has been told that she will be receiving training in chemical warfare. NO boots on the ground????? doesnt sound like it. I live near an army base, planes having beeen flying around all week,.....jets and heliocopters. We are being dragged into a world war.
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