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Back in June of 2009, I wrote that Neville Chamberlain Barack Hussein Obama or NCBHO, was on a world tour to curry favor with people that traditionally hated us. The Mountebank in Chief’s efforts have been in patriadeprecation, patronization and naive arrogance in an effort to start his path to Secretary General of the UN or President of the World. Aside from defining our country as not being a judaio-christian nation and his apologizing for things he nor I nor anyone I know ever did, he currently has decided to lay all our necks on the line by telegraphing our intentions in situations of the gravest extremes.
This is not surprising, as he has done this all along, but to weaken our country militarily and tell our enemies how we would not respond is tantamount to treason. It’s not enough he’s an anti-semite, it’s not enough that he is a progressive socialist that wants to revise history to suit progressive theory, it’s not enough he eschews and tramples the idea and every example of American Exceptionalism, but now he literally says to our enemies, come and take us. Such naïve ignorance is unbelievable from someone with such a high level of education.
Up until now, Obama’s play book seems to be do the opposite of whatever Bush did. Such thinking does not automatically make a policy a good one. What Obama is doing is sticking to his principles in spite of the fact that one, they are not proven correct on any level and two, without regard to the consequences. He’s writing a check that our asses have to cover, while he heads to the bunker at Camp David.
Obama has tried to fool people into thinking he is the ruler of the free world, and as he promised the Czechs that we will have a nuclear free world, he is marching towards that with the latest treaty with Russia and his statements on what we will do in the even of biological and chemical attacks. It really is a nice sentiment and I wouldn’t mind it in some utopian ideal, but in a practical sense, it won’t happen and may be it shouldn’t. For starters, the cat’s out of the bag, and you can’t put it back in. Even if everyone dismantled every nuclear bomb that exists, the knowledge of how to create one still does. Someone, somewhere will have one again, and no one else will. Secondly, if you think China and Russia (or anyone else) will just give it up, I think you have to re-examine things. They both are on the UN security council and both would veto any UN non-sense to this effect. Neither would agree now or in the future to disarmament. They are not our friends, and never will be, no matter how much Barry tries to be Neville Chamberlain.
So what’s it all about, Alfie? Obama probably has messianic visions of what he’d like to do, but as a Chicago politician, he’d rather get by on perception than reality, as reality requires too much work and is impractical. What is reality anyway? According to Paul Shanklin, Obama is a magician. Now we wait for his next trick, which could be amnesty, Cap and Tax, VAT, or whatever other socialist agenda you can dream up, only it’s not a dream and Obama is more than a Magician, but a pathological narcissist. It’s the audacity of foolishness.
The end game here is Obama being The One for the whole world. I think he truly sees himself as the answer for all problems, salvation for the world. In the end, it’s about him, and he doesn’t care about the United States, you or I or anyone else. So where does this leave us? In the position of having to fight every step of the way until his regime is no more. The first step is the elections of 2010. It’s imperative we take back both houses. The second step is 2012 when we will repudiate him. Still, the damage will have been done. Can we make it right again? Will we?
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Karl Rove understands management; There are two theories in management: A) Make the right decision or B) Make the decision and then make it right. According to The New York Times, “Karl Rove, the chief political adviser to President George W. Bush and architect of his two successful campaigns for the White House, says in a new memoir that his former boss probably would not have invaded Iraq had he known there were no weapons of mass destruction there.” The question I ask is, was the president intentionally misinformed, or conveniently? My thesis on this expedition is that the administration used management technique B. This is not necessarily an indictment of W at all, but an honest observation.
It is possible that Saddam had the weapons of mass destruction shipped out of the country. Some assert the Russians and Syrians helped with this. If this was the case, then why not bring to light? Rove does “acknowledge that the failure to find them badly damaged Mr. Bush’s presidency, and he blames himself for not countering the narrative that ‘Bush lied,’ calling it “one of the biggest mistakes of the Bush years.” Then the question remains, did Rove intentionally misinform W?
Having worked in the private sector and I have seen many times when the boss or leader says the sky is red, and the yes men around him will assemble the evidence to make it so. So goes making a decision right. Too many people jumped on the bandwagon, George Tenet included, that should have done their due dillegence in this matter. My main objection is that of honesty. If you are going to do something, there is no need to trump stuff up. Be an adult and do what you have to do. Obviously, the Bush administration (again, not necessarily W, but his people) must have believed that they needed more to justify their agenda than just saying we want to do this.
Of course, with the victory at hand and with Obama carrying forth some of the same policies, it’s easy to say, whatever, we won and it doesn’t really matter. I would ask anyone, with a straight face, do you really believe that any presidential administration in this country would not have all the information, correctly vetted ad infinitum, before committing to war? I cannot believe for the life of me that these chaps either didn’t know their weren’t weapons of mass destruction or that if there was and I mean there was in such a way as there was intent on being used against us, that these weapons disappeared and that they cannot explain it. Why wouldn’t they explain it? Rove doesn’t strike me as such an incompetent. A plotter, a schemer, a guy that throws people under busses, but not incompetent.
I’ve said this all along: One, Rove, Cheney and Rice had a master plan for reshaping the middle east. Iran was seen as the real threat. They wanted to surround Iran with propped up democracies and countries that were influenced by us, thereby bringing pressure to both isolate Iran and force an internal revolution. The entry story for Iraq was just that, a story to get the job done to accomplish that agenda. I would have appreciated that kind of honesty from the Bush administration, but unfortunately, it wasn’t and isn’t forthcoming.
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Along I35 in Wyoming Minnesota, there is a billboard, shown at left, showing former President Bush waving, with the question: Miss me yet? While The Right Guy has never been a groupie of W, I do believe he is a good man, an honest man, and did what he thought was right, even though I believe he was wrong at times. With Obama, I don’t think he is a good man or a particularly honest one. He’s also a leftist progressive…But I digress. Yes, we miss you W, compared to what we have now, you were practically Reagan. Well, not quite, but close enough for some of us to ask ourselves, what were we thinking? I am not part of that group, but I have to wonder how many mush in the middle voters mumble to themselves, “WTF?”, after reading that billboard.
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