Assigned Reading: Paratrooper’s Mom Begs Obama: ‘End It’
We have the single-greatest fighting force in the world, both in size and in capability. President Barack Obama needs to quit playing politics and either unleash the hounds and allow for the complete obliteration of our enemy, or just bring every single one of them home to their families. That he has waited for months without a decision after being asked for reinforcements by the commanders on the ground he promised to listen to, only to reject each and every one of the four options given to him this week just shows this president’s extreme lack of experience and total disdain for the military.
Do it right, or don’t do it at all. I said the same thing about President George W. Bush before he adopted the “surge” proposed and asked for by Gen. David Petraeus. I say the same thing to President Obama.
Either we’re going to fight this war–as a war–or we’re not. It’s not an Overseas Contingency Operation. It’s not a skirmish. It’s a war. American soldiers are being killed. American families are being devastated. And for what? So this president can measure daily his political capital and dwindling poll numbers and wait for the proper time, politically, to make any decision at all? It’s like he’s Jimmy Carter, but without even Carter’s scant testicular fortitude.