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People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse EarsWe as a nation continue to pay the price of electing (twice) a progressive, ideological, incompetent boob as our Commander in Chief. President Obama is increasingly proving himself to be one of the worst Presidents in U.S. History. At this point… I’d say even worse than Jimmy Carter.

The latest price is a resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq; which has recently (Jan.2014) taken control of the cities Fallujah and Ramadi. If these cities sound even remotely familiar… taking them accounted for one third of the deaths in the Iraq war. Ramadi was the key objective in the final “surge strategy” that put Iraq on the right path.

And what did we get for all those lives and spilt blood? In the long run… (it seems) nothing. Not because the marines (and other fighting men and women) didn’t do a good enough job; but because in 2008 we elected a “Commander in Chief” who placed politics over everything, even our long term national security.

Yes, President Obama was against the Iraq war. I don’t agree with his assessments, but I can understand and even respect that position. But the war had been won when he took office. All that was needed was for someone to continue the effort to secure the gains made in Iraq; to help it continue on the path to democracy and peace or at least American interests.

Instead, Obama and his progressive coalition just walked away. They claim that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his government were being unreasonable in demanding that troops that remained in Iraq would be placed under Iraq jurisdiction for any disputes etc. They claim that this was unacceptable and in that point they are right. But Obama simply used this as an excuse to quit Iraq; making no effort to negotiate. They didn’t want to be there and that was the excuse they used.

It was a political decision, which Hillary Clinton shared… as is now being confirmed by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. And when the U.S. walked away, guess who filled the void… Iran. Now, Iraq is headed back in the Islamic nut-ball camp and we have only ourselves (and by ourselves, I mean the Obama administration) to blame.

And… we (meaning Obama) are in the process of repeating that process in Afghanistan…

When Obama stated on the campaign trail the equivalent of “Afghanistan is the good war, Iraq the bad war”; he lied. In his mind neither was a good war and he wanted out, out, out of both of them. I don’t agree with his assessment… but if he really believed that he should have pulled the troops our immediately and completely. But again, his decisions are all political and the lives lost and blood shed are the cost to cover his political ass. He can rationalize it as Bush’s fault.

2012 - Benghazi BurnsIn the 2012 election cycle Obama said “Now, four years ago, I made a few commitments to you. I told you I’d end the war in Iraq, and I did. I said I’d end the war in Afghanistan, and we are. I said we’d refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 — and today, al Qaeda is on its heels and Osama bin Laden is no more.” Another lie wrapped in rhetoric. There was no “refocus” on anybody. Obama isn’t interested in the “war on terror”. He hardly even acknowledges its existence. And al Qaeda is (as we now see more and more clearly) not “on its heels”. Benghazi was clear evidence of that; but was adequately spun by Obama and his minions in the media. Get ready for similar efforts concerning Iraq (on behalf of the 2014/2016 election cycle).

If Obama had his way (though he can never admit this) he’d fling open the doors of Guantanamo, pull all troops out of Afghanistan (and other places in the Middle East) and let Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and other allies fend for themselves. He hates that these distractions have prevented him from focusing on his true passion; which is fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a European styled Socialist Republic.

This is what happens when America elects a commander in chief who is more interested in the politics of withdrawal than the national interest of winning. We elect men to the highest office in the nation to see and act on what is good for America’s national security despite the political price or expediency. This requires honor, integrity, and competence. President Obama is none of these things.

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People - Obama, Barack - Throw Like a GirlPerception is Reality:
Let me start out by saying that when Obama ordered the closing of scores of embassies and consulates in the Middle East (08/04/2013), he made the right decision. Keeping our people safe is the right thing to do, especially when we find ourselves in our current predicament.

That said… It’s finding ourselves in our current predicament and why we are here that’s the problem.

When Osama Bin Laden attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, he expected the United States to lob a few missiles from a warship in response. He saw the United States as weak and lacking in resolve. Why? Well, in his own words in December of 1998 (Osama bin Laden: American Soldiers Are Paper Tigers)…

“We have seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier. He is ready to wage cold wars but unprepared to fight hot wars. This was proven in Beirut when the Marines fled after two explosions, showing they can run in less than twenty-four hours. This was then repeated in Somalia. We are ready for all occasions, we rely on God…”

People - Osama bin Laden - Tent in Camo

“After leaving Afghanistan they headed for Somalia and prepared for a long battle, thinking that the Americans were like the Russians. They were surprised when the Americans entered with 300,000 troops… The youth were surprised at the low morale of the American soldiers and realized more than before that the America soldiers are paper tigers. After a few blows, the Americans ran away in defeat.”

“After a few blows, they forgot about being the world leader and the leader of the new world order. They left, dragging their corpses and their shameful defeat, and stopped using such titles. They learned in America that this name [i.e., God] is larger than them.”

Why would he think that? Well… back in August of 1998 Muslim terrorists (al Qaeda) attacked American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people (12 Americans) and injuring 5,000.

Our response by then President Bill Clinton? Operation Infinite Reach! (Insert dramatic crescendo here) Which translates to… we lobbed about 75 cruise missiles at a few targets (mostly camps) in Afghanistan AND we lobbed a few more at a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan. Problem solved!

It was after this that Osama Bin Laden became a wanted man. U.S. Intelligence either couldn’t find him or didn’t consider him a high priority. I guess it was a higher priority for John Miller of ABC News who found him in the mountains of southern Afghanistan in order to do an interview that yielded the quotes above.

Of course there was also the attack on the U.S.S. Cole a couple of years later and our response… about the same.

2011 09 11 - Twin TowersThe Consequences:
This attitude eventually lead to 246 dead on four airliners, 125 dead at the Pentagon, 2,606 dead at the World Trade Center; at the cost of 19 Muslim hijackers.

My point in remembering all these events is this. It was our weakness, actual and perceived, that led to 911. Osama bin Laden got more than he bargained for in Bush and the United States. I guess he didn’t study history very well or thought it no longer applied. He woke the sleeping giant and that giant opened up a can of whoop-ass on him.

But now, through great effort from the left, and complacency on the right; that giant has returned to square one. We are sleepy, complacent, and in the eyes of our enemies wimpy and weak.

President Barack Obama cited Guantanamo, our bad reputation with Muslims, and Bush’s cowboy diplomacy with being a big al Qaeda recruiting tool. And maybe he had a point. He made dam sure that would no longer be the case (except for Guantanamo in which case the Republicans stopped him). But now we’re faced with an even bigger recruiting tool for terrorist. Being seen as a pussy again. But why would they come to think of us that way again? Because it’s practically the only message we’re sending them…

2013 - Guantanamo Protestors

Prisoners of War:
We coddle our captured enemies in Guantanamo. We give them TV, libraries, a soccer field; and all the while we ring our hands about the morality and injustice of keeping them (prisoners of war) in the first place. We release many who simply return to the battle field. As for those we still keep; we consider bringing them to our home soil, extending to them rights that our citizens enjoy and few (foreign) Muslims can even conceive. Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

2013 - Rolling Stone - Terrorist CoverHome Grown Terrorists:
Look at what we do to Americans who join our enemies. Back during World War II they would have been quickly tried and hung (or shot). Today, we take years to actually hold a trial. We allow them to make a mockery of our justice system. In some cases we don’t even acknowledge what they are (terrorists). We call their terrorists attacks “work place violence”. We glorify them on covers of magazines (for money). Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

Declaring Victory:
We announce strategic information for political purposes. When will our commitment to Iraq or Afghanistan end? Here’s the date within a few month window. Just sit tight; then you’ll have free reign again. We declare our enemies to be “on their heels” and that “wars must end” as if our very words make it so; facts be dammed. We not only demonstrate a lack of commitment or resolve, we announce it to the world. Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

Our Friends:
Our policy towards Israel is that they should immolate us; in respect to pussy diplomacy. We pressure Israel to capitulate and not target or respond as their enemies build nuclear weapons. This is what we do to our only real ally in the entire region.

Our main informant that made it even possible to kill Osama bin Laden, Dr. Shakil Afridi, is in prison in Pakistan. He has been sentenced to 33 years and his family claims he is now being tortured. How did he get there? Instead of getting him and his family out of the country like we promised; we leaked the information that identified him. After he was arrested we just let him rot. Sure we talked big but what is that worth when your target knows talk is all it is. Pakistan told us to “respect their legal process” which is Arabic for “go $#@* youself”.

The U.S. through Barack Obama betrays our allies and supporters.

Dr Afridi isn’t the only ally we’ve screwed and continue to screw. Congress set aside 5000 visas to help and protect informants and translators who help us in Afghanistan. 200 have been approved, and the bureaucratic process is mind-numbingly slow. We let thousands who will do little more than suck off the public tit cross our borders every day, but actually help us defend American lives… actually take up arms and kill our enemies… actually put your life and that of your family at risk? You wait… we need to be extra careful with you. This is even after our embassies and military generals do their part (quickly) to vouch for the invaluable service these guys provide.

Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

Response to Attacks:
On the anniversary of 911 or enemies organize, attack, and burn a U.S. Consulate. They kill four Americans in the process, including our Ambassador, Christopher Stevens. Our response? Declare the attack as “a spontaneous demonstration”; shift blame to an internet video we know had nothing to do with it; we even imprison the creator of the video. We then proceed with a massive cover up. We bribe or bully our citizens who were there to keep quiet. Our Secretary of State chastises the people who make a minimal effort to find out what happened by saying “At this point, what difference does it make”. The President himself calls attempts to uncover the truth “false scandals”.

2012 - Benghazi Burns

2012 - Benghazi Molehill

And as for accountability to the terrorist perpetrators? Almost a year later we have finally taken decisive action AND Federal authorities have filed the first criminal charges. Your heard me. We’ve filled out paperwork on the bastards! That’ll teach them to mess with us.

An idiot congressman (Adam Schiff ) on the House Intelligence Committee explained our “progress” this way.

“It’s been frustrating for many of us that it hasn’t moved faster, but it is a very difficult working environment for our agents. Gathering evidence in Libya, you might imagine, is very difficult, finding, interviewing witnesses, extremely difficult. We have identified many of the parties involved. We’re still trying to identify what the command-and-control structure would be. A lot of missing pieces still, but we are finally making progress.”

Translation: We’re back to the mindset of treating these acts not as terrorism, or even acts of war, we’re treating them like a crime… sort of like robbing a liquor store.

Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

United Nations - Host TyrantsForeign Respect:
We host and assembly of dictators and thugs on our own soil who routinely denounce us and thwart our diplomatic efforts. We invite our enemies to come and mock us. Our universities embrace them with crowds of adoring (leftist) students.

Foreign dictators give us a total screwing even when there’s nothing really to be gained. They do it simply for the pleasure of doing it. Our traitors find refuge with ease. We don’t even put that much pressure or effort into getting them back.

Talk to China or Russia about giving up an American traitor? Obama’s response? “I have not called President Xi personally or President Putin personally and the reason is … number one, I shouldn’t have to.”

President Obama is absolutely correct in that statement, “shouldn’t” being the key word. And he “wouldn’t” have to if not for the fact that both nations, the dictators involved (and pretty well the whole world) know he’s a pussy.

But it’s more than just that. Obama finds himself in the same position of a mad little boy who has once again lost his lunch money to a bully. He could fight and even likely get a bloody nose; but that embarrassment is worse than anything he can imagine… so he avoids the confrontation and his reputation (and ours) solidifies further.

So Obama cancels his meeting with Putin. He had to. To use the urban vernacular, Putin (and just about everybody else) has treated Obama like a bitch from day one. Someone in Obama’s position doesn’t sit down across from a bully who has repeatedly bent him over without reminding everyone in the world which one of the two is always on the receiving end. The really sad part is watching Obama try and explain his relationship with Putin…

2013 - Obama Putin Meeting - Frosty


Michele: “Is Putin still picking on you?”

Barry: No, No… we’re buds, we have a great relationship. 🙂

Michele: Do you have your lunch money today?

Barry: Ummm… no I gave it to my buddy, Putin.

Michele: Where’s your “Snowden” bicycle?

Barry: (in a hushed voice) Putin’s uhhh… borrowing it… I didn’t like it that much anyway…

Michele: Are you sure everything’s OK between you two?

Barry: Great! great… love the guy…


Conclusion:
Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies? Thus we find ourselves in a position where we must close our embassies and consulates. We must hide. And we’ll keep doing that until we elect a leader (years from now) with some balls; and even then he’ll have to use them effectively for some time before we regain what we’ve lost under Obama and the Democrats.

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Faisal Shahzad - Diplomat from the "Religion of Peace"

There was an attempted TERRORIST attack on New York’s, Time Square on Saturday (May 1st 2010). Those are my words, or more specifically that is my word “TERRORIST”. Everyone on the Saturday of the attack seemed to be going out of their way to avoid it. Even Fox News was being sure to tow the line and say that it had not been confirmed if it was a terrorist attack. Or course Obama has given general orders to his people not to use the word and even come up with the phrase “man-made disasters” to replace it.

The fact that we refuse to identify obvious attacks as terrorists is proof that we do not yet understand that we are at war; and our citizens are in real danger! If not for the initial severe ass-wooping and moron recruiting issues Al-Qaeda has had since 911; our death toll would be much higher. Unfortunately, Al-Qaeda will eventually find someone smart enough to set his own pants, shoes, or car on fire; and it is doubtful that political correctness will allow us understand or much less address the issue by then. The only question is how many American deaths it will take for Obama to add the word terror (and all its derivatives) to his vocabulary.

The day of the incident, Eric Holder (Obama’s Attorney General) said that it is too early to say whether the incident was of foreign or domestic origin or to designate it as terrorism. Not being able to identify if this was of foreign or domestic origin was very valid. Time and thorough investigation will tell.

As for being a terrorist act…? I suppose a soccer mom could have:

  1. Gone by Lowes and filled up a couple of propane tanks for a BBQ later in the weekend
  2. Picked up a couple hundred pounds of fertilizer while she was there (no need to make separate trip)
  3. Stopped by the gas station and filled up several containers for…uh… lawn mowing (the yard’s gota look good for the BBQ)
  4. Picked up some out of season fireworks (she knows a place)… the BBQ is a celebration for… uh… something.
  5. Pickup up an alarm clock and some loose wiring at a garage sale and threw it in the back.
    AND
  6. Left all her new purchases smoldering in a ’93 Nissan Pathfinder on a busy street corner near Time Square.
     

OK, but once that has been ruled out… Not being able to designate it as terrorism? Only if you are a moron or a liberal… but then… I’m being redundant.

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