We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The idea of rejecting the proposals of the new commander on the ground less than six months after his appointment is bad enough, but to do so because Slow Joe Biden has a bright idea is truly terrible.
The president's domestic agenda is in a shambles and his ratings are plummeting to near record levels for a modern president in his first year in office. His global warming hysteria of yesterday adds to the idea of a rookie being handed unvetted speeches --like the one in Congress with the man who died from denial of treatment, except he didn't-- and rushing off to his next media event.
Thousands of Americans died because of the Taliban's partnership with al Qaeda, a partnership that endures. Hundreds more have died pushing the Taliban-al Qaeda alliance deep into the remote mountains of the region. General McChrystal's report asserts that with the right forces, stability can be achieved, and within an acceptable number of years.
The choice facing President Obama is a defeat and vulnerability to more terror plots and a second mission back when one occurs, or the acceptance of the commanding general's recommendations. This isn't hard. The fact that Joe Biden is on the other side makes it even easier to tell Secretary Gates to proceed with the McChyrstal plan.
Here's part of Obama's UN speech. He is delusional and deadly.
"In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold. The traditional division between nations of the south and north makes no sense in an interconnected world. Nor do alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long gone Cold War."
I guess he never had to read "Lord of the Flies". Imbecile.
On the Fox All-Stars tonight, Krauthammer said the speech was embarrassingly naive. Besides abandoning Israel to the 'tender mercies' of any Mid Eastern power that wanted to drop the bomb on them, he trashed the idea of America as a stern power for good among contentious enemies.
Embarrassing is too mild a word. Couldn't stand to listen to Juan Williams gushing over the speech. Now there's an imbecile, Meta.
Israel will take care of itself. There will be lots of posturing from the surrounding countries, but that's all it will be: posturing. There isn't a country in the ME that wants Iran to have nuclear weapons.
War is capitalism with the glove off. They all need each other for something - except the Israelis who need no one - and no country can show support for Israel for fear they won't get their energy or whatever it is they've become dependent on. The Mossad will do it and watch.... nothing will happen except there will be a huge sigh of relief coming from every leader over there. Our great leader, our first Post-American president and Post-American people, will grin and act as if he planned it.
I can't claim the line, Luther. Well, I claim the line, but the Post-American president I got from Memeorandum. I laughed out loud while I felt sick to my stomach. How utterly creepy is that? It's so true that it just makes you sick from the betrayal. That and how stupid a lot of people are. History books a hundred years from now will say "America, once the greatest country on the planet, ate its own. Then all the other countries died except for Israel, a small country of 5 million used to going it alone and reconciled that their people will never get into heaven because Jesus said so."