The Democrat’s “REAL” War Not So Real After All
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Americans have been accused of having the shortest collective memory of any people on earth. Back when I was but a wee lad, I brushed that off. Common sense told it was what we used to call in the advertising business “Puffing.” Puffing is rhetoric that is known to be untrue but is often used to make a point. Back in the old days even the federal government allowed a limited amount of puffing in advertising.
Note that above I said the “Common sense told me…. .” Problem is, these days common sense is certainly not common, and those expressing an opinion based on common sense are frowned upon and often mocked.
We have often stated the political left does not understand making war. They have shown us time and again they do not understand the military, itself, nor how to apply military strength against an enemy of the US. Their naiveté is such that they cannot grasp the simplest military tactic. And they totally do not grasp the meaning behind the old saw: “All’s fair in love and WAR.”
You may recall that we railed against the Obama Regimes’ public announcement of the date US troops would be withdrawn from Iraq. You may also recall, we predicted that Iraq would slip back in to anarchy and eventually wind up under the control of another “strongman dictatorship” akin to the one headed by Saddam Hussein, which we overthrew at a rather high cost to America. It was a cost, which Americans paid in blood and treasure.
Hardly had the dust (kicked up by American forces leaving Iraq) settled until the struggle for a new dictatorship was underway. It is plain to everyone that our effort in Iraq was a total waste of time, effort, treasure, and blood.
It is universally understood that when at war with a nation or a stateless rag-tag group of irregulars such as the Islamofacists we’ve been fighting for over ten years now, you do not telegraph your next move. And you certainly do not openly inform them of the date you intend to leave the battlefield.
But Obama did. Now Iraq is lost … again, and will most likely necessitate another war with Iraq at some point in the future.
That was bad enough. But now Obama is doing it all again in Afghanistan. The Taliban has openly boasted they have beaten America and will rebuild their forces and move to take over Afghanistan as soon as American forces are out of the country. Unlike the Obama Regime, the Taliban is smart. The Taliban has completely flummoxed the American Commander-in-Chief and, yes, they will have beaten the American military as a result of the catastrophically poor leadership from Obama.
Obama’s awful leadership as a war commander has unnecessarily cost many lives of American military men and women and will, undoubtedly, cost even more as he compounds his mistakes on the battlefield with his blunders in foreign policy in the Middle East.
At the moment, while a very short fuse is burning on the powder keg in the Middle East, Obama is attempting to “talk” with Iran.
Only a fool would suppose that talks with Iran are anything more that a sham and an instrument to stall America -- AND Israel -- and buy more time for Iran to realize their dream of building an “Islamic Bomb,” (an atomic bomb), which they have every intention of using on both America and Israel.
Obama has proven to be Iran’s best weapon against the non-Islamic world.
The bottom line is this: America is in deep trouble and needs a replacement for Obama who will deal a crushing blow against the terror nations of the Middle East. It has been called a “Peace Through Victory” policy.
It is clear that anything less that a resounding victory is a total waste of time when dealing with the masters of hyperbole. They can, and will, make anything less into a victory for themselves and spoon-feed that propaganda to their followers who will lap it up with gusto. It will stoke their anger and enmity toward the US.
As a lad I was taught to say little because it lends importance and gravitas to what you DO say. For three years we have had a constant stream of talk from Obama, yea, even rivers of rhetoric flowing from our supposed leader. His continuous talking has lent new meaning to the phrase: “talk is cheap.”
Our new leader must be a man of few words and more action, especially towards America’s enemies. America is tired of towering talk and flowing phrases. It is past time to stop talking and starting doing.
J. D. Longstreet