One of the most critically important functions that the President of the United States is responsible for is that of Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces. Imagine the agony of concerned Americans not to mention the mothers, fathers, wives, children, and friends of the 68,000 American servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan. For days now President Obama has waffled on General McChrystal’s request for additional troops. This is unconscionable. If that wasn’t bad enough, I open my beloved Washington Times this morning to be greeted by: “Musharraf: Afghan debate shows U.S. weak.”
We are getting lectured on toughness by the French! Who would have thought that day would come?
At some point, President Obama becomes specifically responsible for the deaths of men and women who might have been saved by the introduction of additional the requested combat power into Afghanistan. General McChrystal no doubt agrees with Napoleon Bonaparte who said that “God is on the side with the bigger battalions.” No doubt that the Taliban would get that message as well were they to face 108,000 Americans rather than 68,000 Americans in Afghanistan.
President Obama might hearken back to the Battle of Mogadishu during our ill-fated intervention in Somalia. The American general on the scene had requested that he be reinforced with tanks. President Clinton’s had appointed liberal moron Congressman Les Aspin as his Secretary of Defense. Aspin vetoed the general’s request. Not long after that a failed snatch of a high level operative of the warlord Adid resulted in the battle memorialized in “Blackhawk Down.” How different might that battle have been had the relief force been lead by M1 Main Battle Tanks?
What liberals don’t understand is that lives would have been saved on both sides – that’s why they shouldn’t be trusted with anything important. We lost that lesson – now we are faced with it once again.
Listening to Rush Limbaugh yesterday I was heart-sick when a woman called to say that her son had just gotten called up to deploy to Afghanistan – you could hear the pain in her voice. She acknowledged that he was proud, even eager to go (I know how he feels), but she has doubts largely because of the lack of commitment by our current administration. That also is unconscionable.
But the Commder-in-Chief is busy - he's off to Copenhagen with Oprah.
We must fix this. The long road back starts in 2010 with the elections – we must wrest control of our country back. Then in 2012 we must end this disastrous experiment by kicking Obama to the curb with his soul mate, failed President Jimmy Carter.
Conservative Resistance – Day 330