Right now as our southern border is under siege and the news is filled with solemn discussions of a total fantasy excuse about hard drive crashes magically making email vanish. The House and the Senate can’t agree on where to eat lunch and the oval office is still trying to legislate with a pen. And of course there’s an big kickball game everyone pretends to care about.
In this environment the LAST thing anyone in the US gives a rip about is Iraq or Syria. “They’re on the other side of the globe for heavens sake.” “Not my circus, not my monkey.” “Didn’t we just get OUT of that mess?”
Read the article linked below. Basic premise is what exists in that quarter is reminiscent of the conditions that turned the assassination of an archduke in 1914 into a conflict that drew all major players of the world into a protracted bloodbath (the resolution of which pulled us into yet another).
I won’t go into detail (read the article), but failing to participate in SOME productive and effective form may be the catalyst for ensuring that in the future we are fully engaged whether we want to or not.
The tangle of friends, enemies and alliances is a mess even if our own foreign policy didn’t seemingly have us on opposite sides depending on which sides of a now non-existent border between Syria and Iraq one stands on. Malaki is in tacit alliance with Syria’s Assad, and visibly aligned with Russia and Iran against ISIS. Whose “side” would that put us on? And if ISIS invades Jordan, it gets messy.
The last paragraph of the article is especially troubling. Our administration hasn’t the personnel equal to the the task. We have exactly the wrong people for the task. Contrary to reports, this isn’t Al Qaida’s JV. The only JV on the circuit right now is our administration.
God help the world… this problem has to be dealt with and we have an amateur golfer and pro fund-raiser in the White House, and an idiot at Sec State. I don’t see it ending well.
As we approach the 1 year anniversary of the attack on Benghazi…
…an attack that killed an ambassador and three others while our drones relayed the action in real time and no help was sent… We still have yet to hear testimony from a single survivor of the attack, despite the president’s firm promise that those involved would be hunted down.
A year after the attack the administration still has not brought a single attacker to justice and still refuses to accede to a congressional demand the survivors be made available to tell their story.
Now the only time he acknowledges the attack, he calls Benghazi a “phony scandal”
If he did not that night find it worthy of sending assets for protection, and doesn’t consider THIS a cause for action, one thing is certin; his desire to place our military in harm’s way in defense of al qaida warriors in Syria is motivated by something other than deeply seated moral outrage.
The only thing “phony” is the need to risk American lives in Syria
Congress must ignore the Syrian rabbit trail and tend to business that affects OUR country.
Gosh, it’s been DAYS since the president took a well deserved vacation (not counting a golf outing moments after saying he’ll put troops in harms way to avoid embarrassment).
The following are…
Top 10 Publicly Suggested Obama Vacation Ideas
10. 3 Hour Tour on the SS Minnow
9. All-expense sailing adventure on the coast of Somalia
8. We don’t care as long as he pays for it himself
7. Make him honorary ambassador to Libya, send him to Benghazi
6. Hiking trip on the Iranian border
5. 1-way ticket to one of the 57 states he missed in 2008
4. Rio Grande raft trip. [Send “Gun free zone” sign for security]
3. Wherever his security detail suggests when he can’t hear
2. Walking tour of South Chicago to see how gun control works