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Obama doesn’t get to
say he is tired of war

Washington Post, by Eliot A. Cohen

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 9/12/2013 10:51:13 PM

It is the phrase of the moment, dropping from the lips of television reporters and radio commentators, salting the columns of pundits, earnestly being spoken by furrow-browed politicians of serious mien. The families of the fallen are entitled to war-weariness. So are those wounded in body or spirit, and their loved ones. The mother who has sent her son to war has a right to war-weariness, as does the father who prepares to send his daughter to battle again and again. But for the great mass of the American public, for their leaders and the elites who shape public opinion,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: EQKimball, 9/12/2013 11:42:08 PM     (No. 9518681)

Imagine had George Washington told his troops at Valley Forge that he was "war weary." Suppose Knute Rockne at half-time told his players that he was exhausted. Fathom had Winston Churchill told his nation that he was tired of war. Leaders, from a platoon sergeant to the Commander-in-Chief must demonstrate commitment to the cause, and a can-do spirit that inspires those who follow. Anything less will mean defeat.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/13/2013 12:32:21 AM     (No. 9518721)

Are you tired of being the prez yet ?

Nobody told him about this part of the job.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/13/2013 12:40:30 AM     (No. 9518730)

Obama much prefers hanging out with his lady friends on The View than being Commander in Chief. There´s a good chance he´s going to melt-down under the pressure, especially with Putin hot on his tail.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LAW428, 9/13/2013 1:59:24 AM     (No. 9518771)

I don´t give a rat´s waste-hole what Obama is, or isn´t, tired of because we sure as he77 are tired of him. Two things he isn´t tired of for sure; lying and spending our money on vacations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/13/2013 2:15:58 AM     (No. 9518773)

He has failed in his duty ,as POTUS and CIC, from the get go.
The shame is that he has been allowed to be so successful in his intention to "fundamentally transform" the United States of America.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher, 9/13/2013 2:27:36 AM     (No. 9518776)

But for the great mass of the American public, for their leaders and the elites who shape public opinion, “war-weariness” is unearned cant, unworthy of a serious nation and dangerous in a violent world.

I have to disagree with this. The bulk of we great unwashed might not be in, or have sons, daughter or kin in, the military but it affects us all in one way or another. War wreaks havoc on civilians and the military alike, as well as the economy...war doesn´t come for free, you know. It´s not like we asked for all these wars on "Terror" and it´s unclear to me exactly how our interests have been well served to date. Oh, woo-hoo, we got bin Laden...boy that brought the ´war´ to a screeching halt, huh? What I do see is blood and treasure being frittered away, particularly by this arrogant and incompetent ´administration´, and any gains we´ve actually made are either gone or are well on the road to being lost. I´m tired of seeing the fathers of future generations being killed for what? All of the mouthpieces for Political Correctness won´t dare admit, and will demonize you for saying, who and what the real enemies are...God forbid you call Islam the enemy. I´m tired of war after war after war where we aren´t allowed to accurately define the enemy so that we might actually be able to establish goals. As it stands today, war is used as a political distraction by criminals...that makes me angry. ....siiiigggghhhh...sorry for the rant. These are dark times and the whole thing just gets my blood up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/13/2013 7:00:53 AM     (No. 9518890)

That lofomofo has never even had a conflict of conscious, much less been in a war. My First Amendment rights allow me to say stuff I could never print on this site. Most of you know what I mean.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jigzsaw, 9/13/2013 7:15:00 AM     (No. 9518910)


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Reply 9 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/13/2013 7:47:14 AM     (No. 9518956)

So the pretend POTUS is war weary. I´m weary of seeing pictures of him with his shoes on an historic empty desk. What war in particular is he tired of?

Perhaps the ones he hasn´t participated in, just the ones where he has someone else launch drones from 5,000 miles away. The ones he (and Hillary) ignore when Americans are being assassinated and slaughtered while he is playing golf and Hillary is out raising illegal campaign money.

Perhaps he is tired of combat. Whoops, he´s never been in the service. That probably wouldn´t have worked, because you have to give them a real birth certificate if you enlist or are drafted.

If he is so tired of ´war´, he should resign and make most of the world happy (except for McCain and Missy Graham). Why hasn´t the House started impeachment proceedings.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sadc, 9/13/2013 8:24:15 AM     (No. 9519013)

Right on #8. We are Obama weary, every one of them. I am sick of him, his wife telling me what to eat, now how to drink water and how we are greedy for wanting to keep money we earn but the ones who take money they did not earn are not greedy. I am sick of paying for my phone and watching him give away and force me to pay for phones for deadbeats. I am sick of watching volunteer military patriots try to live on a shoestring while deadbeats post how easy it is to get all kinds of things free and then post how to do it. I am sick of liberal mentality, altogether. But he did keep his promise to fundamentally change this nation and we are weary of even more plans to punish this nation for what he deems our unfair success. I could go on, and unfortunately, so will he.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pros7767, 9/13/2013 8:31:24 AM     (No. 9519027)

There is a miniscule percentage of this country entitled to war-weariness.

They are our brave members of our military, the wounded warriors, and the Gold Star Families.

Most Americans do not know anyone in the military. Even fewer know someone who has died or been wounded there.

If Obama is tired of war, he shouldn´t have run for a second term. He has squandered the gains of our military in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has squandered America´s reputation in the world, and the end result will be a much longer ongoing conflict because he handled the situation so badly.

For those who have fought, those who have been wounded, and those who lost someone in these conflicts, it´s personal and we are offended at the level of incompetence shown by this Administration. Our military are not a bunch of toy soldiers you get to play with. If you´re sending them to war, give them the tools to fight and fight to win.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/13/2013 8:33:52 AM     (No. 9519033)

I can say people will follow a man that has love of country and fellow men. Weary or not if there´s a serious leader with a steel spine people will not give up.
In the case of Obama there are things that will make you question his leadership. His attentiveness is nil, playing cards and leaving the room while a serious military mission is in progress. That´s not a CIC. Golfing while American soldiers fight an unending war, vacation after vacation and appearances on TV shows yucking it up with nitwit comedians.
Another person who deserves some blame is John McCain he´s not serious. Playing a card game in a hearing. These aren´t men of steel they are loser elitist whom I wouldn´t want to send my daughter or son to war under.
War weary? You betcha. Washington is a place where idiots, tax thieves and ignorance resides. It´s time to get off the stage.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rplat, 9/13/2013 8:36:11 AM     (No. 9519039)

War weary, my backside. He may be tired from his constant partying, or golfing, or expensive travel, or talk show appearances, but war weary . . . get real.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LadyVet, 9/13/2013 8:41:50 AM     (No. 9519047)

I am reminded of the scene from the movie "Braveheart" where Wallace is trying to persuade Robert the Bruce to join him in the fight:

"Men don´t follow titles. They follow courage."

Obama has always thought people would follow him because he was president of the United States, because he would talk to them (more, talk down to them). He never understood that courage was a requirement.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/13/2013 8:56:53 AM     (No. 9519066)

It´s a shame that more Americans aren´t tired and weary of Obama.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/13/2013 9:12:32 AM     (No. 9519094)

He could always resign...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/13/2013 9:31:31 AM     (No. 9519141)

And he ain´t done yet. It´s only been 4-1/2 years. We have another 3-1/2 years of this. We´re all just waiting for the other shoe to drop. In another time Captain Queeg would have to go before he sinks the boat.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/13/2013 10:24:55 AM     (No. 9519240)

Alas, it sucks to be thee!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 9/13/2013 11:19:16 AM     (No. 9519340)

“I am not going to send your children to fight this misbegotten war,” or words like that, come from politicians who know full well that our country has an all-volunteer force. No one is sending anyone who did not sign up. And anyone who volunteered for military service in the past decade had to know that meant signing up for war.

This is information worth repeating: Obama likes to tell America that he´s so concerned about "sending our boys and girls" off to war that low-information voters simply accept that those "boys and girls" volunteered for it. He just loves taking credit for the high moral ground while he sits on his useless arse on shifting sands.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: strike3, 9/13/2013 1:50:14 PM     (No. 9519521)

Don´t let the White House door hit you in that skinny backside, obie. There are plenty of more qualified men and women standing in line and itching to get this country recovered from your disastrous reign and back on its feet. This is not Kenya or Indonesia or wherever the hell you came from, this is America.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: larryp, 9/13/2013 4:18:19 PM     (No. 9519672)

yeah well we are tired of all the legislation behindthe scenes that your trotskyites are instituting. Partic while this kabuki paly with Assad goes on.
the latest is that HUD wants to void zoning laws and impose high-rise apartments and low and moderate income dwellings into 1200 communities in the USA. These 1200 towns have been identified as not having a calculate amount of minorities and poor people. so the tons gointo orcthe down our throat.By decree.
Check it out...coming to a town, your town, our towns very soon.
That is what was going on while assad was talked about.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 9/13/2013 4:36:40 PM     (No. 9519694)

It would be different if our politicians would let us actually WIN a war. Get in, do what needs to be done, bring the enemy to their knees, and leave a small base there to knock down any further threats, and get OUT!

Now, ever since Vietnam, the politicans play games, refuse to go all in, get all politically correct, and get our men killed with ridiculous rules of engagement. We all should be war weary, but this pres. and his party are very much to blame for it. If we are not willing to do everything we need to do to win a war, we should never get involved in the first place.

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On Tuesday night two things happened. 1. A trio of Secret Service agents were sent home from Amsterdam after one was found passed out drunk in a hotel hallway. 2. The Obama Administration announced (another) extension of the enrollment deadline for Obamacare signups. At first glance, these two events have little in common with one another. But, modern politics is all about narratives and storylines. And, both of these events confirm a growing concern from the public about President Obama: That he´s just not up to governing his administration and, by extension, the country, effectively.


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