Our President and leader, Barack Hussein Obama, has been having problems dealing with the real world. I admit it must not be easy, especially for a man whose only accomplishment has been on basketball courts playing trash-mouth, in-your-face games. That’s his adopted style for pretty much any conflict with anyone.
Just talk trash, Mr President. The American people will take care of upstarts like Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, and world-wide Muslim terrorist organizations. Once you have contributed your bad-mouthing we will do the hard work of designing a strategy for Iraq and the Middle-East.
We have to understand what our interests are in the area. Some of these are international oil markets, terrorism suppression, business and trade aspirations, human rights, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, helping our allies (Israel), and protection of US citizens as tourists or expatriates. Once we have agreed what these interests are, it is a process of prioritizing, or rank-ordering the importance of each. I think everybody will agree that human rights is up there almost at the top of the list, otherwise, why did we interfere in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Somalia (Black Hawk Down)?
If suppressing world-wide terrorism is on the list, I think that most people would agree that it is best done in the deserts of the Middle-East rather than on the streets of Boston or New York. This is a no-brainer if there ever was one. If we choose to make terrorism suppression a primary element of our Iraq and Middle-East strategy, the proper action is to move aggressively, and not wait for the fight to come to us. Defensive strategies are rarely successful.
If fighting terrorists in the sands of Iraq is a whack-a-mole exercise, then we need to militarily adopt a whack-a-mole strategy. One element of this is to interfere with Iran’s ability to contribute weapons and funds to the terrorists. The same thing applies to other Arab or Muslim countries. They are funding the terrorists, and we should call their hand.
Oh, wait! Have we not we been through all this, before? Were we not at the point where terrorism had been effectively suppressed in Iraq? Did we not have a policy with Iran and other belligerent countries to sanction them for funding terrorists causes, or developing nuclear weapons?
Oh, shades of George Bush. It turns out that the Bush Administration was right. Yeah, I know that a lot of people didn’t agree with the Iraq war. Sorry about that. We won, and now our current President has given the whole country to the terrorists. So, if you want to curse G W Bush, do so after recognizing that Barack Obama is a comparative mental cripple.
If you are not with us you are against us.
Take the fight to the enemy, and fight on their soil. Be aggressive and not defensive.
Mr President, this sounds like a proper strategy to me. We need to understand that the end game may not being a clear win. At the same time we must be dedicated to the necessary survival of our nation, free markets, and individual freedom. We can even call this the Obama strategy.
I don’t think George Bush would mind.