Is everything screwed up enough for everyone yet?
In the high profile wake of Iraq’s new corruptocracy kicking us out of the country we liberated from Saddam Hussein and Hamid Karzai’s candid admission that he would rather side with Pakistan against us is there any other reasonable conclusion to arrive at other than our troops should not wait until the end of the year to evacuate? The hardline Iranian tied backers that constitute the new Iraqi Caliphate are grudgefucking their goats at the opportunity to put US soldiers on trial. In Karzai’s case, the man would have been killed long ago had we not been the shield to protect him from the eternal poppy field in the sky.
And this is the thanks we get?
Not one soldier should expect to waste another drop of sweat to pay for Obama’s re-election campaign and his spin for this unmitigated cludterf*ck will be magnificent. He killed Osama Bin Laden with the special forces and intelligence apparatus he inherited from his predecessor and assassinated Qaddafi in Days, Not Weeks(tm) (in many months actually) for the crime of him not being the ruler of Syria.
Excuse me. Obama killed Qaddafi once Qaddafi was killed. It was a NATO operation when he was still at large.
He brought our troops home from Iraq (after getting us kicked out) and Afghanistan is siding with the people he’s been bombing with drone strikes. It is truly amazing what can be accomplished when the media doesn’t hound the President for following the letter of international law.
Pouring water on the head of a non-uniformed terrorist captured on a battlefield? High crimes ready for impeachment! An extra-judicial killing of a US citizen who was a propagandist for our enemies? Courage. Leadership. Hemming and hawing about means to an end if that. John Walker Lindh was lucky he wasn’t caught in Obama’s time. Since he was caught under Bush he’s a hero to the Left. If it were a few years later his bloody mug would be pasted at the top of the NY Times with a “Got Him!” 72-font headline.
This could have all gone very differently. Instead, China and Russia got the Iraqi oil contracts (thanks to John Kerry) and the Taliban was overthrown so that we could build the country up and hand it back to them better than new. This is what, somehow, qualifies Hillary Clinton as some kind of foreign policy expert. At the State Department, she’s moved from Carrot Top “Reset Button” prop diplomacy and now we’re on to charades.
It’s enough to make you want to vote for Ron Paul.