In Saturday’s WSJ there was a quote;
Ukraine is desperately seeking Western military help, but so far the U.S. has refused. Earlier this week in Manila, President Obama tetchily addressed his Ukraine policy, saying, “Well, what else should we be doing?” He offered another rhetorical question: “Do people actually think that somehow us sending some additional arms into Ukraine could potentially deter the Russian army?“
Not the right time for a joke but how else do you answer a clown? A man calls the fire department;
Man: I live at 100 Elm Street and my house is on fire! Please come quickly!
Fire Department: Have you tried throwing water on it?
Fire Department: Well, no reason for us to come then, that’s all we were going to do. Click.
Because who would think that giving arms to free men who want to stay free is a good idea? Previous American Presidents had no trouble with the idea of our nation being the world’s policeman. Some to a greater and some to a lesser extent.
Edit: I was thinking of this overnight. President Bush (I) deployed American Military power to the Mid-East to free Kuwait, the freed Kuwaitis danced in the street and said “Thank-You America”. President Bush (II) (rightly or wrongly) assembled a mighty force to depose Saddam and his party in Iraq and to (initially) crush the Taliban and drive Al Qaeda out of their refuge. And again, people danced in the streets and screamed out in a loud voice, “Thank-You America”. President Clinton used America’s military to mostly evacuate our people from conflicts in and around the continent of Africa and to bomb anyone trying to protect themselves from Muslim encroachment (Bosnia). The most notable ground fight during his term in office was one time he sent troops against Islamic terrorists and then he burdened them with limitations and denied them the support and equipment they needed to do the job, Mogadishu. There was dancing in the street by jubilant people thanks to Clinton, dancing and firing weapons in the air and dragging the bodies of dead American Soldiers through the streets. Nations liberated on his watch, zero.
Now President Obama; no nations liberated, the costly victories of the Bush years thrown away or wasted, the sword and shield of the American Armed Forces blunted and sheathed. Our true warriors dismissed and the foreign enemy resurgent. The only dancing in the streets with joy is here…
From Peggy’s Noonans’s piece also on Saturday;
The aspect of the presidency he seems to enjoy most is the perks—the splashy vacations, the planes, the hoops, the golf. When his presidency is over there will be the perks of the post-presidency—foundations, libraries, million-dollar speeches, staff, protection. A literary agent estimated he’ll get up to $20 million for his memoirs, Michelle Obama perhaps $12 million.
So no, you don’t get the impression he’ll have to suffer for where he stands, or who he is.
Barak Obama (Barry Soetoro) doesn’t suffer, everyone else does; this own family, the country he asked to lead, the free world. Who has benefited? Not even the Democratic Party (to be proven in November). But dictators the world over have, the Chinese, the Russians (well Putin at least), the lazy and shiftless in America because he had a burning need to drain this country of wealth and hope and he needed a bottomless pit to shovel it into.
I hate to repeat myself, but, Goddamn those irresponsible fools and thugs that put this piece of shit in power.