Barack Obama, the nations fearless leader in training, stepped in it last evening, even overshadowing his pitch to convince us we need to accept his plunging the nation further in debt by accepting his socialist healthcare plan, when he chimed in about the arrest of prominent Black Harvard Professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Everybody and their brother is discussing his poor choice of words and He stands by his words, ignoring that the arresting officer is actually the one who teaches the Departments Racial Profiling course, or that he once tried desperately to save a Black basketball player who collapsed on the court. No, he doesn’t even consider his own prejudice towards the Cambridge PD over 15 unpaid parking tickets that he hurriedly paid just before launching his campaign for president.
No, this isn’t just another post addressing the “stupidly” made comment by Obama. This is about yet another “Stupidly” made comment, the second in 24 hours.
In an ABC Nightline interview that was to be broadcast Thursday, July 23, Obama was asked to define victory in Afghanistan.
As we all know, victory in the greater war on terror will not be a conventional victory as we are neither at war with a conventional enemy nor against a nation. We are fighting an elusive shadowing enemy that terrorizes civilians in order to oppress them under their distorted view of Islam’s Qu’Ran.
Basically, Obama chose to further inject Political Correctness into the war, just as they did when they decided we would not describe terrorist attacks as such, but call them “man-caused disasters.”
Although he claims to be putting securing Afghanistan near the top of his foreign policy agenda, he now indicates that victory in Afghanistan isn't necessarily the United States' goal.
“I'm always worried about using the word ‘victory’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur.”
No, you imbecile, in this war it means terrorists are so minimized that neither Americans nor inhabitants of those Muslim countries Al Qaeda has been attacking, excuse me, creating “man-caused disasters,” feel secure to live freely without fear of being blown to bits by radical Jihadists.
Obama, who was mid-way through his first term as a U.S. Senator, who has never served a day in the Military and who has few ex-Military members in top positions in his cabinet, shows the folly we continually see when liberal Democrats are placed in charge of the Military.
Lyndon Johnson micro-managed Viet Nam from the Oval Office, creating a disaster there for the Military, who never lost a battle, but was eventually forced to abandon the country, allowing the Communist North Vietnamese to attain their “Victory.”
Jimmy Carter launched a disastrous campaign designed to rescue hostages in Iran, even though he was told it wouldn’t work.
Bill Clinton turned a humanitarian mission in Somalia into a limited fight that resulted in the infamous Black Bird Down incident, where our fallen Troops dead bodies were drug through the streets of Mogadishu and showing Al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden that Americans would not fight a sustained battle against him if he could just prolong it, as did the North Vietnamese.
And now, still relying on training wheels, Obama isn’t “comfortable with ‘victory.’ ”
But, he does say, “our goal is to make sure they can't attack the United States.”
How does he plan to accomplish that?
“But with respect to Afghanistan, what that means is -- or Pakistan, for that matter. What that means is that they cannot set up permanent bases and train people from which to launch attacks. And we are confident that if we are assisting the Afghan people and improving their security situation, stabilizing their government, providing help on economic development so they have alternatives to the heroin trade that is now flourishing.”
Trillions of dollars in debt and growing and we are to conduct “Peace Corps” missions in regards to terrorists?
It’s little wonder the violence is increasing since President Bush left office and this poseur; this scofflaw who wouldn’t even pay parking tickets was made America’s first Affirmative Action president.
It’s no surprise that his approval rating has dipped slightly lower than that of President Bush for the same period in his first term.
If we survive to 2012, we must make this Obama’s ONLY term!
UPDATE: July 15, 2008. Candidate Obama says, "Afghanistan is a war that we have to win"