The Amateur’s War


okSyria would be Obama’s fourth war, but it might as well be his first war. The amateur has an impressive war machine that can level entire countries, but not the understanding of how to use it.

Obama has reportedly flipped through 50 war plans for Syria, but he hasn’t been able to provide one sensible reason why the attack should happen. His rationalizations and justifications never stop shifting. If you don’t like one excuse, wait a bit and another one will come along.

In his weekly address, Obama said that military action was necessary to protect against the national security threat of chemical weapons falling “into the hands of terrorist groups who wish to do us harm.”

This explanation contradicted his actual plan of attacking Syrian military installations thereby helping the Syrian terrorists who wish to do us harm. The surest way to see chemical weapons fall into the hands of terrorists is by bombing Assad.

If Obama were really worried about national security, he would be more concerned about Al Qaeda’s nerve gas manufacturing efforts in Iraq and Assad’s chemical weapons being captured by its Al Nusra Front affiliate.

Obama’s plan for Syria is really a maze of excuses riven with contradictions.

It’s a military solution to a problem that he insists can only have a diplomatic solution. It’s a unilateral attack launched by two men who built their recent political reputations on opposing unilateralism. And Obama is bringing it to Congress for approval as a symbolic gesture while making it clear that he will not be bound by a negative decision.

The man who advocated turning a blind eye to Sudan and Rwanda during his campaign, who emerged into the spotlight opposing the removal of Saddam Hussein, suddenly insists that we cannot turn a blind eye to Syria…after having turned a blind eye to it for years.

Even if 1,429 Syrians did die in the chemical attack, that’s only 1.5 percent of the total deaths in the war. By the end of 2011, the UN listed 5,000 dead in Syria. Obama was willing to turn a blind eye to those 5,000, and the 100,000 that followed, but not to these 1,429.

And like so much else, the chemical attack that Obama is using to justify the strikes is a question mark.

UK intelligence claims 350 dead. French intelligence puts it at 281. Doctors Without Borders lists only 355. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights lists 502 dead.  The one thing these estimates have in common is that they are far below Kerry’s 1,429.

Like these numbers, the facts and excuses fluctuate wildly. Obama promises Americans a light attack to deter Assad, but tells senators that it will lead to regime change. Either Obama is lying or he can’t make up his mind.

The men and women around Obama have proven to be equally amateurish and incompetent.

Samantha Power, his UN ambassador, wasted time trying to convince Iran to reject Assad over his use of chemical weapons, apparently unaware that Iran was developing nuclear weapons to be used on Israel.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told the House Committee that the attacks would cost tens of millions of dollars. Considering that Tomahawk cruise missiles cost $1.5 million each, not to mention the cost of warship deployments and operations, a more realistic figure would be in the hundreds of millions.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough admitted that while there was no “beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence,” the videos of the attacks led him to a “common sense” conclusion that Assad was responsible. Apparently we start wars now based not on evidence, but on common sense conclusions.

Secretary of State John Kerry had told Congress that there was indeed proof beyond a reasonable doubt only to be contradicted by the Chief of Staff. But Kerry didn’t need to be contradicted by McDonough because he was too busy contradicting himself, telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he wanted the option of putting boots on the ground before denying it, telling Congressmen that this was a Munich moment but promising “unbelievably small” strikes.

Kerry, who began his entry into international politics with illegal negotiations with the Viet Cong and began his Senate career with unsolicited negotiations with the Sandinistas, had spent his career practicing to become a diplomatic disaster.

The amateurish performance culminated with Kerry suggesting that Assad could avoid a war by giving up his chemical weapons. Russia signed on to the proposal. A State Department spokesman explained that Kerry hadn’t really meant it. Obama then announced that he was ordering Kerry to follow through on the proposal that he hadn’t meant seriously. It was a comedy of errors with countless lives at stake.

Senator McCain called Kerry’s efforts “unbelievably unhelpful.” The Washington Post described him as “dangerously bad.”

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the only professional on the team, who had warned earlier, “Once we take action, we should be prepared for what comes next. Deeper involvement is hard to avoid,” appeared to sum up the inchoate state of affairs by replying to the question “What is it you’re seeking?” with “I can’t answer that, what we’re seeking.”

If the highest ranking military officer can’t answer that question about Syria, who can?

After months of trying, no one in the administration can explain what they hope to achieve by bombing Syria. They hint at regime change and then rule it out. They promise that it will be unbelievably small and that it will change the momentum of the war. They talk about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists, but follow a course that will put chemical weapons into the hands of terrorists.

Attacking Syria is bad policy. Attacking Syria without having a plan isn’t even a policy. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

And it’s Obama’s disaster.

Conservatives who urge support for Obama’s plan to patriotically protect his credibility and leadership, are suffering from misplaced priorities. Not only are these qualities as absent as they have ever been, but this country does not send men into battle to protect incompetent politicians who are too busy playing Hamlet to act the part of commander-in-chief.

“The United States should never go to war because it wants to; the United States should go to war because we have to,” John Kerry said during his debate with George W. Bush. Those are not bad words.

We don’t fight wars because we can, because France wants us to or because not dropping the bombs will undermine the standing of an elected official.

War is serious business. It’s too important to be left to amateurs.

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  • Didley

    Is anyone talking about the IRS? or Benghazi or the NSA illegal surveillance?
    Or how bad Obamacare is going to be?
    Barely a word.
    All Syria ……all the time.
    Hey….. look over there everybody………. sit up and clap like trained seals.

    • ziggy zoggy

      You’re giving the Obamaburo more credit for intelligence than it deserves.

  • katarina broman

    Putin is offering Obama an opportunity to save his face. He really should take him up on that offer, for all our sakes.

    • EarlyBird

      You are correct.

      • LibertarianToo

        Yes. And the fact that he doesn’t shows that chemical weapons are just a pretext, that Obomba has been trying to figure out a way to help al-Nusra (wholly-owned subsidiary of al qaeda) and the Muslim Brotherhood, and now he has one. He couldn’t care less about Syrian children.

        • pen44

          This is all very, very suspicious coming as it does on the anniversaries of 9/11 AND Benghazi. War would be a great deflection from F&F, IRS/NSA, Benghazi and the recruiting & gun running for the Syrian al Qaida affiliates/rebels that was going on there, and a great way to close out obama’s ineffective & disastrous Sequestration. Now, with all of the delays & flip-flopping, contradictions & inability to form a coalition, focus on a battle plan, or even gain UN or congressional permission, the immediacy is gone. If Benghazi is unimportant because it’s old news….so is this.

          • MLCBLOG

            I, for one, think it is more than suspicious. I think it is in keeping with the Muslim way of marking their victories.

        • EarlyBird

          That’s standard paranoid far right unhinged lunacy.

          In fact, Obama is simply not as interested in “change” as he had promised in regard to foreign policy. Rather than being a right wing interventionist, he’s a liberal interventionist, who has surrounded himself since his last inauguration with people like Samantha Powers and John Kerry, who believe that the US still has a role as global cop and that we need to insert ourselves into every problem in the world.

          Our only hope is that the recent developments between Russia and Syria pan out. I’m skeptical, however.

          • Drakken

            Your effing hero obummer and less than useless Kerry will destabilize the region to the point where our enemies openly mock Obummer and company and make a war inevitable. Russian now is becoming the regional power broker and your effing hero has no bloody clue. Thanks to morons like you who voted in this abomination of an administration, it has made the world a much more dangerous place.

          • EarlyBird

            When you can get back to me for a reason to have voted for McCain and Sarah “Bimbo” Palin, I’ll start taking your paranoid ramblings seriously.

  • joesph

    If Obama ere a real man his whole perspective would be different. He knows that we can see his motives…his agenda, and that leaves him no where to hide…Blind people are not very good at poker. In fooling the American people he caused his own blindness…what goes around comes around….and now he is up against some players that are as hard as nails and would love to see him dead….back room deals include back room people who work primarily in the dark…Revenge on Obama will take many forms before it is complete as he himself is a muslim and that’s how they play the game….If Joe has any real wits about him I would love to see something about now…..

    • tracy

      Who is “joe”?

  • Larry Larkin

    Alinsky, Cloven, and Piven didn’t cover it, therefore he has no idea.

  • ColoursFed

    “it is to be excepted, when you make a ‘third rate officer’ Commander in Chief of your Armed Forces!

  • ColoursFed

    The only leaders of countries that are doing a good job for their people are Islamist! Western leaders, like Obama, Cameron, Clegg, Miliband are all scum corrupt partitions, who are putting their lust, and greed for power, before that of their people interest’s. They have raped the very Essence of their countries democracy, and well being has a nation. Thank God that we have leaders like Putting who will stand firm against those low life’s who are destroying mankind.

    • Well Done

      “The only leaders of countries that are doing a good job for their people are Islamist!” You are right, colours, and that is exactly our problem. Our politicians and bureaucrats are literally giving our countries away, and the noise making activists support the most stupid, self-loathing ideas imaginable, such as increased taxes, higher prices for fuel, no border enforcement, and “multiculturalism”. It’s like they are trying to destroy the West.

    • tracy

      Why doesn’t any of these Arabic sharia ruled counties help their brothers?. Why is it always America that has to police and come to the purported “humanitarian aid” rescue? And i never heard of bombs rescuing human beings

      • EarlyBird

        If I was president I would tell the world that America won’t lift a military finger in regard to Syria, but would put constant public pressure on the Arab League to do something.

        • ColoursFed

          just like the Nazi Germans did to their people, back in 1936! Why are you still allowed to live amongst humans?

        • Aizino Smith

          The Arab League is made up in the majority of suppliers to the rebels.

          It would be better that Obama said nothing and played golf.

          • EarlyBird

            “It would be better that Obama said nothing and played golf.”
            Agreed. His Syria policy has been incoherent and blundering ever since he declared “red lines” in Syria which he had no desire to enforce over a year ago. He was committing the US, once again, to play the world’s policeman. Putin may have just pulled his chestnuts out of the fire in the past 24 hours.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            It would be best if 0′Bama would withdraw the USA from the “Arab League.” But he’s there most important global leader.

        • defcon 4

          Yes they should focus on killing and raping Christians right? Or maybe the destruction of the zionist entity?

      • ColoursFed

        if your country is so wonderful! Why is it not giving humanitarian aid to your own people?

        • tracy

          I would rather my gov’t take care of its own problems first!

          • ColoursFed

            Hi, Tracy! So would I, to my country, but none of them are doing so. Our countries are bankrupt, and our corrupt politicians, think that war will get them out of it; at the moment it is oil that they want, and do not care who they get it from? I think that in the future, the US and UK will be at war with each other, for the oil in the Falklands Islands; Clinton and Obama believe that the US will be able to just go and get it from us; I do not think we will let you get it from us. Canada will be next, and they will bend over and take! W8ith out a fight?

          • tracy

            It has always been about money, and the oil to get it

          • reader

            Really? Do you know how much oil is being exported out of Syria, by any chance?

          • tracy

            No,how much oil is exported?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            It’s been about trade. Trade is the lifeblood of most of the world. You can’t have any progress or any middle class without trade. Poor people would soon be dead without it.

            If that’s what you meant by money and oil, you’re right but it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        One key motto from them is “We love death they way they (the West, often referring to Israel or us, whoever they’re attacking) love life.”

        They actually kill their own innocent people any time they can plausibly gain from accusing us. What to you expect from a culture that reveres suicide attackers? You think those same people will siphon off of their war chest to help others in nonmilitary endeavors? Um, no. Again, only if for sure they think it helps the grand jihad. But in the greater scheme of things, they help the world by killing infidels. That’s their worldview.

      • A Z

        You never heard of bombs rescuing human beings? Are you well read?

        How about defeating NATSI Germany? If that system had not been broken through force of arms they would have got the last million or so of Jews in Europe. Plus the gypsies and what not.

        Even the people who fought for it, many would not fight for it a second time around. So taking apart the system so it could not issue orders was important.

    • EarlyBird

      So let’s recap, shall we? Islamist tyrants are doing a good job for their people. And an autocratic, anti-democratic, Iran and Syria-supporting Putin is preferable to Western leaders. And you’re nuts.

      • ColoursFed

        you are insane! Its your country that is going around the world murdering people for the lust and greed for power, you are not the worlds police force, so stop acting like you are. All of you are not better then a common murderer. Its Obama that is the despot. In fact Obama is no better the Hitler; but then you are a Fascist nation, and will find a Nazi on ever street corner!

      • Drakken

        At least Putin is a patriot for his country and interests, where Comrade Obummer doesn’t have an effing clue and him and his minions are on full amateur hour playing grow ups. Bloody pathetic. To think that you not only voted for him once, but twice!

        • EarlyBird

          Killer! Where you been?! Aren’t you in a bunker in the desert on high alert or something? A war is about to break out!

          • Aizino Smith

            Funny you should say that. I figure a person with your military acumen would be in the war room advising Obama.

          • Drakken

            Shower shoe! Been working making the big bucks while you have been Obummer worshipping sessions and thoughtless musing on middle eastern policies are making it worse, yes war is in the making out here and it is getting worse.

      • Aizino Smith

        2 points

        Putin is no consciously trying to take his country down a few pegs. Obama may be. In my book that makes Putin a better leader.

        Putin may not be a good man and he may be a tyrant or oligarch in the mold of previous socialist and marxists, but my people have survived communism and socialism before. I am not sure that America can survive more than 8 years of Obama. Like his suing Louisiana of charter schools or cutting the Washington D.C. voucher program. he is destroying this country.

        Putin is better at foreign policy. Given the military he has he has been able to hold his allies together. Libya fell but it was at the periphery and much weaker than Syria. Obama thought Syria would have fallen a year ago. It stills stands. meanwhile Iran is advancing and will be successful in having several nukes built in 12 months all with Russia’s protection.

        Obama has nothing to show for American policy except failure and lower opinion polls among most foreigners.

        Obama wants to stop proliferation. but by failing to stop Iran’s nuke program Obama ensure that Saudi Arabia will have nukes. So much for stopping nuclear proliferation.

        Keep posting, you remind me of Lord Haw Haw. Your intentions and effect are the same! :)

      • defcon 4

        “Islamist” an empty neologism w/all the appeal of “moderate” nazi.

    • EarlyBird

      Hello, freak. In case you don’t get it, I am 1000% AGAINST this war on Syria, and against the US playing the world’s policeman.

      • ColoursFed

        Hi, Lowlife! Sorry you never had a dad, but you should take that up with you mum, how she earned her living his not my problum! But you should really go and get some help. Have you ever helped or bleed for your countries democracy; or like your mum, just laid on your back? Your education is bad, but then you also know that you do not have that what makes progress possible. I put that down to you been ‘space minded’ you have a space where your mind should be!

        • EarlyBird

          You are as incoherent as you are stupid. Shouldn’t you be on a corner in London demanding Sharia law? Go away, bug.

      • defcon 4

        And I never complain when muslimes kill the right targets, namely the najjis kaffir.

    • defcon 4

      LOL, a muslime complaining about rape. The hypocrisy is laughable.

  • Well Done

    I find it very disgusting and disturbing that there are enough people in America who hate their country enough to work towards – and vote for – an aszwhole like this becoming President. What have you fools done?

    • stevethird

      What have they done….TWICE!!!?

    • tracy

      Who would you suggest ?Romney? 2012
      or Hilary 2008?

    • EarlyBird

      Don’t forget that in 2008 there was a choice between Obama or McCain. McCain would have launched WWIII before his inauguration ball ended.

    • Digit Plaza

      Isn’t this called ‘democracy’? Isn’t it the best possible form of society that you Americans try to enforce all over the world?

      When ignorant crowds are allowed to elect their leaders, they never elect somebody who is more intelligent or more honest then themselves.

      So why are you calling those people fools?

      Are you anti-democrate?

  • Unc Remus

    Inept, Incompetent and Unqualified to be elected Dogcatcher.

    • iluvisrael

      He’d probably eat whatever he caught.

  • Walter Sieruk

    Thre is an old saying from the Far-East which is that “Nothing is so bad that action will not make it worse.” If Obama kets his way in having a military strike in Syria that may very well prove that ancient proverb to be true.

    • EarlyBird

      I can’t help but notice how typically quiet the Chinese are as they see their rival attempt to self destruct in the Middle East.

  • Walter Sieruk

    With this conflict in Syria both sides are bad. There is no national or rational reason for the sake of America’s homeland security that the Untied States should get involved in this civil war in Syria. America needs to keep out of it.

  • Lysander Spooner

    When an academic fraud and a literary fraud (and sexual fraud) gets to play commander-in-chief, it’s bound to be much worse than amateur hour. (At least amateurs generally act in good faith.)

    Speaking of war, the Republican and conservative’s refusal to pay attention to and demand congressional investigation of obama’s allegedly fraudulent birth certificate, social security number, and selective service registration card is like an opponent of Achilles refusing to go after his heel.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “When an academic fraud and a literary fraud (and sexual fraud) gets to play commander-in-chief, it’s bound to be much worse than amateur hour. (At least amateurs generally act in good faith.)”

      True. He’s neither amateur nor professional. He’s just an overwhelmed fraud.

    • Fritz

      There are hotter things to cook Obomba’s goose then the birth certificate, fast and furious, Benghazi, domestic surveillance, using the IRS to harass political opponents, violating the separation of powers. You birther types are really getting tiresome, you still want to go after B.O on a procedural crime when he is implicated in committing both high crimes and misdemeanors . What you are taking about is like pursuing Ted Bundy over illegally parking his VW bug in a red zone.

  • Softly Bob

    Why doesn’t Obama just come out with his one honest (and only) reason for military action against Assad?

    He wants military action in order to arm and enable his Sunni terrorist brothers and score a double whammy by also forcing his cuddly Muslim friends to attack Israel.
    There! See how easy it is to be honest. It’s not too difficult is it?

  • Gee

    Nor is this the first time for Syria. They murdered 70,000 civilians in Hama with gas – world comments?

    Egypt used gas in Yemen in the 1960s – again no world comments.

    Iraq used gas against both the Kurds and Iranians.

    Are we seeing a pattern?

    What is so different this time? Besides that nobody is sure that the Syrian government even had anything to do with it?

    • EarlyBird

      The difference is Israel. The reason Israel and its affiliates in America such as AIPAC and ADL are lobbying our politicians so very hard to attack Syria right now, is that it would injure both Syria and Iran. It’s exactly why neocons such as Kristol and Podhoretz are again beating the war drums. Most importantly, an attack on Syria increases the likelihood that the US will attack Iran.

      All which baffles me that Front Page Magazine seems to be pretty much against the attack. My only conclusion is that they hate Obama more than they are in thrall to Israel.

      • reader

        You hate the Jews so much that you missed the Breitbart headline “[the so-called]Pro-Israel groups back Obama, not Israel.” It’s so obvious that Israel would not benefit from any unbelievably small strike, or any strike at all that only a knee-jerk Jew hater would implicate Israel in this idiocy. But, of course, we all know that you are one.

        • EarlyBird

          Got it! Because if it’s a Breitbart headline, it represents solid journalism! Sort of like Drudge and Front Page Magazine.

          Actually, fool, try these headlines on for real news, and get back to me after you wipe the egg off your face. Israel is DESPERATE for us to get into a war with Syria:

          http://www.jpost.com/Internati

          http://www.haaretz.com/news/di

          http://www.csmonitor.com/World

          http://www.theatlantic.com/int

          The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Christian Science Monitor and the Atlantic all confirm that AIPAC is feverishly working to get us into this war with Syria, because it increases the likelihood of the US going to war against Iran. I could add thirty more such links to serious news organizations reporting this very thing.

          THINK man!

          • reader

            Yeah, right. How about Guardian and Izvestia, clown?

          • EarlyBird

            What does that question even mean? Israel and its agents in America – AIPAC, ADL and others – are desperate to get the US into this war with Syria. Now either you acknowledge these facts , or you deny these facts.

            Oh, from the NYT, today:

            “Lobbying Group for Israel to Press Congress on Syria”

            http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/world/middleeast/lobbying-group-for-israel-to-press-congress-on-syria.html?ref=world&_r=1&

            Now don’t bother me with more non-sequitors. Do you accept or deny that Israel wants us to go to war in Syria? Yes, or no?

          • reader

            You should know what my point is from the get go. Of course, unless you have a short term memory problem, your point is that Breibart is not serious journalism, and NYT is. Well, for an idiot and a Jew hater -like you are – it is. But I’m neither.

          • EarlyBird

            Your “point” as can be assessed is that “pro-Israel groups support Obama, not Israel.” You’re ridiculous.

          • reader

            Yeah, that’s if a hating moron tries to assess anything. Here’s my point: Obama shills for muslim brothers, of which there is plenty of evidence. It’s no coincidence that he is opposed to Egyptian military wiping out Morsi and Assad killing the brothers in Syria. On the other hand, those who shill for Obama – for whatever reason – throw everything at the wall. Of course, a hating moron like yourself would predictably zero in on one of many, which is the routine “blame the joos”.

          • defcon 4

            So AIPAC does support the zero’s strike. But I don’t see Netanyahu or any Israeli officials saying the same things.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “My only conclusion is that they hate Obama more than they are in thrall to Israel.”

        This is why nobody cares about your analysis. You’re just a parrot for leftist talking points. Lame ones at that.

        • EarlyBird

          There’s no whining on chat boards, Professor.

      • defcon 4

        Do you have any proof that AIPAC and the ADL are “lobbying our politicians so very hard to attack Syria”?

  • tracy

    I always thought that Kerry was one of the good guys,obviously this is not the case.It seems like a group of go-getters are trying to make a name for themselves.Obama unlike Kennedy,seems to be going about it in the wrong way. A really wrong way. Good piece.Obama should really hear Putin out and possibly save face,if that is the problem he’s having.What about the rest of the scandals his administration is involved in? Are they all smoke screens until the records become declassified? Any ones opinion? These allegations have NOTHING to do with his skin color,although he does have some Muslims throughout his administration.

  • De Doc

    That’s what you get when you elect a community organizer to be your Commander-in-Chief.

  • EarlyBird

    You just have to love the sudden attack of sobriety and prudence gripping the Horowitz’s sidekick, Lil’ Danny Horowitz, when a liberal Democrat proposes a stupid war. Where was the hack back in 2003 when Bush launched a disaster in Iraq on the flimsiest evidence of WMD?

    • JoJoJams

      Earlybird, as usual, you haven’t got a clue. I believe Saddam had broken 13 U.N. resolutions, as well. WMDs were just the “icing on the cake” for the reason to go in there. And most certainly every single leading democrat at teh time, including Kerry, and BOTH Clintons are on record (u-tube it and see for yourself) regarding the threat that Saddam posed, not to mention leaders the world over, and their intelligence communities ALL stating similar – well, except for the French and a few other nations that had deals with Saddam ala “food for oil”, where they were raking in billions. You’re comparing apples and oranges. At the time, the road to Iraq appeared a decently “noble” one, and the majority of the world leaders thought so as well. Hindsight is a b1tch though. Iran is now a greater threat. And FYI: there’s reasonable intelligence that Saddam’s chemical arsenal was moved to…..Syria. And that was reported long before the current goings on. Earlybird is late to lunch and a dollar short.

    • Aizino Smith

      Lord Haw Haw (a.k.a. Early Bird)

      20 Reason were given for attacking Iraq. WMDs were only one of them.
      They were shipped to Syria by the Russians.

      I tell you what, If you get your wish and Assad falls, if picture of WMDS in Iraqi markings come out make sure you have your denials ready.

      Getting back to the 20 Reasons, just attacking our war planes over the “No fly zone” is casus belli. If it is not then don’t ever say you support the troops because that would be a lie.

      • EarlyBird

        Pay attention, idiot: Bush went into Iraq because he wanted to remake the Middle East. Period. Don’t fool yourself that he and the neocons suddenly fell in love with international norms or was doing it for any other reason than to make their New American Century fantasies.
        We know factually that the they were doing everything possible to interpret the flimsiest intelligence on WMD as if they were going to result in “mushroom clouds” in America if we didn’t invade.
        He and his neocons fantasized that they could remake Iraq on the cheap, do a quick and easy war and end up with a pro-American Arab nation in the Middle East.
        Instead, they got America into an epic disaster. It cost us $3 Trillion Dollars, over 4,000 dead Americans, tens of thousands of maimed Americans, STRENGTHENED Iraq, created a whole new playground for Al Queda which didn’t previously exist, damaged American credibility and military strength, eroded our power on the world stage. I could go on and on.
        There is no cassus belli that requires us to shoot ourselves in the foot, you stupid fuck! GWB should be hanged for the disaster he visited upon us.
        You silly, stupid partisan! Do you think I am DEFENDING Obama’s blundering on Syria?! He was ready to get us into another stupid war until, hopefully, Putin saved him from himself.
        As for “supporting the troops” I was one: USAF ’84 – ’88. You’re welcome.

        • Aizino Smith

          Iraq grew quite nicely in the 1990s and we did virtually nothing. so Al Qaeda grew whether we were at war with them or not.

          In war both sides have a vote. You can leave the battlefield but the enemy will just follow you home. Try to remember… I know it hurts. But Al Qaeda declared war on us in the 1990s. they also trained over 10,000 people or more in the 1990s. One of the results was Abu Sayyaf in the Phillipines and kidnapping of Americans. Or is that not a problem with you. I can see you as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO). This year you can visit 80 countries as a tourist. Next year you can visit 70 countries as tourist. the following year you can visit 60 countries as tourist.

          … see no evil, see no evil, see no evil, …

          In reply to your last, unlike you “I was there and I did that”

          • EarlyBird

            Yeah. Try again.

          • EarlyBird

            “In reply to your last, unlike you “I was there and I did that”"
            Oh and excuse me, Killer, but if you really served in Iraq you KNOW what a clusterfuck that was. I don’t believe you for a minute, you putz.

          • Aizino Smith

            You did not answer the middle paragraph

            Remember ” Martin and Gracia Burnham”?

            Of course not!

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Pay attention, idiot: Bush went into Iraq because he fantasized about remaking the Middle East. Period. Don’t fool yourself that he and the neocons suddenly fell in love with international norms or were doing it for any other reason.”

          Which is why Bush and the “neocons” made it look like Jihadis attacked the WTC…it’s a huge conspiracy!!!

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “As for “supporting the troops” I was one: USAF ’84 – ’88. You’re welcome.”

          You’re a freaking nurse and a traitor. John Kerry “served” too.

          We don’t need everyone, especially for your brand of “service.”

          • EarlyBird

            “Nurse”? No, more like a very highly trained trauma specialist. And when I was serving you were burnishing your credentials as a radical left-wing atheist? Or had you made your switch to radical right-wing “Christian” by then?

          • defcon 4

            What do you call Jew hating muslimes? Moderate liberals?

    • Aizino Smith

      “The no-fly zones have neither forced Saddam Husayn to comply with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) inspections nor stopped Iraqi attacks on U.S. and British air patrols. Last year alone, Iraqi military forces engaged coalition aircraft with surface-to-air missiles or antiaircraft fire on more than 500 occasions. ”

      http://www.iraqwatch.org/perspectives/winep-pw632-gibbons-070102.htm

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_no-fly_zones

      Iraq accepted the terms of a ceasefire from the U.N. Security Council o March 3rd 1991. Note that it is a ceasefire. When Iraq broke the ceasefire 500 TIMES that is more than cause enough to go to war.

      • EarlyBird

        Geepers! So let’s commit foreign policy suicide in Iraq! That’ll teach Saddam!

        • Aizino Smith

          No suicide is when Senator Harry Reid said “the War is lost” that embolden the enemy. But despite Reid’s best efforts we won the war in 2007 with the surge.

          You can tell by the incidence of attacks and number of casualties on our side. You could tell by the growing number of areas the Iraqi military was taking over. you could tell by the “Sunni Awakening” with all the sheikhs cooperating with us. and that wasn’t 2 faced on their part. At least 2 of the head sheikhs fell to Al Qaeda after they sided with us.

          Your guy, Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Congrats!

          • EarlyBird

            “But despite Reid’s best efforts we won the war in 2007 with the surge.”

            Some “win”:

            - We strenghtened Iran by removing Saddam;
            - We created a whole new base of operations, Iraq, for Al Queda which never existed before;
            - It killed 4,000 Americans;
            - It maimed tens of thousands of Americans;
            - It will cost us at least $3 trillion dollars in direct and on-going costs (we will literally be paying for that debacle for another generation);
            - We did bin Laden’s recruitment for him, by appearing to be making war on Muslims;
            - We turned a broken state into a failed state, by plunging Iraq into a civil war;
            - We made the Middle East far less stable and precipitatyed the “Arab Spring”;
            - We garnered the distrust of even some of our most stalwart allies (see Britain) and the enmity of the world;
            - We went from a budget surplus to a devastating deficit, much of that owed to our biggest economic rival, China;
            - We exhausted our military;
            - Other than killing Saddam and his sons, we literally accomplished nothing we set out to do.

            With “wins” like that, what would a loss look like?

            You can’t possibly believe your own bullshit. You have to be the most loony right winger to still cling to this narrative. Even Cheney doesn’t believe it.

          • Aizino Smith

            We strengthened Iran by pulling out, not negotiating a SOFA

            Al Qaeda trained around 20,000 people in 5 years. now all that wasn’t super advanced but once they were back in the home country or wherever, they were not going to stop training. Given that many people radicalized and trained further. Al Qaeda and affiliates were going to expand to multiple places like the Phillipines, Uzbekistan ( or any of the stans), the Caucasus, Niger, Sudan, Mali

            http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/al-qaida-camps.htm

            Now there are only 195 or so countries You temporarily disregard some postage stamp Pacific & European countries, you are talking a significant % of countries in terms of number, land area, resources and people.

            We appeared to make war on Muslims by helping Bangladesh after a cyclone in 1991? Feeding the starving in Somalia in 1991? fighting for the Bosnian and Kosovo Muslims over a period of almost a decade? there were aLQaeda in the former Yugoslavia. they could have write back that the U.S,. was on the muslims’s side then. Haw Haw Haw!

            Go tell a Serb that the U.S. was anti Muslim. If you do I’ll pay for a round trip plane ticket to Serbia although it will be 50% wasted. After all that al Qaeda and related groups kept blowing us in 1998 and 2000.

            -Recruitment. What do you call 20,000 from 1996 thru 2001? A trickle? Never Mind “MOVE ON”? Nothing to see here?

            We had a Shia PM that was able to or wanted to turn to Iran because he saw that the dovish and feckless Obama was elected. We also played footsie with Sadr instead discrediting him (that was bush’s watch, but then again the left would have howled if we had delegitimized him). Obama thru away our win. We were not going to get Iraq working in 10 years. We did not get America working right away either. Remember the “articles of confederation”? Just a little bit? How about the 3/5ths compromise and the civil war.

            as far as casualties you have to fight harder and longer if instead of the eye of the tiger you have they of the putty tat! Sadam knew he could not win. His strategy was to outlast us and cause us casualties because he thought that people like Pelosi, Reid and you would force America to give up. he based it on the Vietnam experience. His thinking was sound, because the left holds power more often than not. Take a bow. Haw Haw

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s about jihad, dipshirt.

      • EarlyBird

        Go to church so you can reaffirm that the more delusionally right wing you become, the better a born again you are. You’re really losing it.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Whatever. Completely irrelevant to your first rant. But more interesting is we have another confession that you’re not actually a Christian.
          Stop claiming to be a Christian. You’re a “Social Christian.” Usually they are communists. What a surprise.

          • EarlyBird

            Whatever, indeed, freak.

        • defcon 4

          Go to your mosque and re-affirm your delusional hatred of “zionists”

    • defcon 4

      The “flimsiest of evidence of WMD”? Um I believe a large number of Kurds died in a mustard gas attack. Or don’t you qualify mustard gas as being a WMD?

  • Douglas Mayfield

    “The amateur has an impressive war machine that can level entire countries, but not the understanding of how to use it.”

    In order to use the war machine, you have to have values, believe in concepts such as freedom and individual rights, for which you are willing to fight.
    If Obama is anything other than an outright nihilist, he is a socialist and an avid groupie for the murderous, enslaving evil, Islam, Consequently, he hates and fears freedom and individual rights.

    So when holding the office of President in a country which was founded on those concepts, because of the clash between his job and what, deep down, he actually values, Obama dithers, wanders, can’t make up his mind, until potentially, based on bad advice from the clinging ‘yes people’ who surround him, he blunders blindly into something which may well have disastrous consequences.

    The best we can hope for on Syria from Washington, which is filled with dealers in socialist poison, the Democrats, and cowardly ‘me too’ semi-socialist RINO Republicans, is a lot of talk and posturing followed by them doing absolutely nothing. At least that will spare American lives.

  • tracy

    Islamist Muslims and Israel are the ones that run our country for the last 50 years.That is why we keep throwing money into the middle eastern black hole.We helped to create this quagmire.American citizen complacency and a nefarious,covet gov’t brought us to this point.

    • Aizino Smith

      Can you tell when the Islamists are in control and when the Israelis are in control?

      • Flicker

        When the muslims are in control Christians and Jews are killed and raped, forced to convert or else be beheaded, forced to pay jizya at threat of death to them and their families, and their homes and worship centers are burned down, often with the congregants locked inside.

        Subtle distinction.

        And thanks for asking.

        • Aizino Smith

          I wanted to see where Tracy would take it. but your reply is good too.

          When I was in Muslim countries I worried about Muslims. When I was in Israel I worried about Muslims.

          It must of been that signs of “Beware of suspicious Packages” that I saw. And sadly those sign of come to America and not because of Israelis.

    • defcon 4

      Gee Israel is the only democracy that exhibits any freedoms whatsoever in the entire islamic cesspool that comprises the rest of Mid-East and N. Africa today. It’s the only place non-muslims aren’t systematically persecuted, murdered and raped by muslimes w/impunity.

  • CurmudgyOne

    The Obama White House is a house of fools. No two ways about it.

  • Flicker

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

    He’s never wrong, it’s always other people’s mistakes or provocation.

    So he never learns from his lessons.

    And there is no cure.

    • Flicker

      This is weird. What’s so bad about a simple description of a personality disorder? What’s there to take offense at?

      • Freedom Call

        Obamaites refuse to believe the grand pubah has any flaws.

    • Francois

      Typical muslim behavior

  • Flicker

    Two sociopaths walk into a bar. One is KGB trained. The other is a coddled community organizer. Who pays for the drinks?

    • RogerDane

      Succinct! Accurate! ‘Flicker’, this is a simple comment that covers so much. Good!

      Two movies of some old ones that I like… Hollywood used to make some decent entertainment and these would be the action genre… “The Right Stuff” and “Bullitt”. Then Col Chuck Yeager attempts a record flight in a modified F-104 and loses it nearing 120,000′… “Try A, Try B, C… Bail out.” Ridley says, upon someone seeing Yeager (and here we probably have some license) striding away from the wreck carrying what’s left of his chute and burned (“Is that a man there?”) … “You’re damn right it is!” Knowing what to do when the stuff hits the fan and being able to handle the aftermath, that’s a man! Obama is NOT…
      Lots of good fun in “Bullitt” but when asked to guard a “federal witness” you can see the gears grinding… when the “witness” unlocks the door to late night visitors and get’s hammered, Bullitt is stymied. The witness, the ‘man with the most to lose’ lets his own killers in and (ultimately) the doctors “called it” and turned off the “zero pulse” beep. So we have a person sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania who is not in control, doesn’t know what to do when things get rare air sticky, has opened the door to America’s killers… my only question is …”Who’s gonna call it?” The United States is on life support. We have almost a zero pulse… Sad day. The community organizer is buying the drinks, bent over and far removed from being a ‘man.’

      • Flicker

        Thanks. Chuck Yeager had his face and hand cooked by hot burning fuel which entered his helmet. He said “every nuance” of the description of it in The Right Stuff was true.

  • ColoursFed

    I got a well done from the site, and some cheep person did not like it, and has been attacking me since; that person is named EARLY BIRD, I have made digs back at him, only to fall into the trap, that he is a friend of the moderation, and that means one can not tell the world what a sick subhuman person this early bird is, more then most people that use sites like this, early bird is a COWARD, he is a bully and scum, very much like Obama. This site is no better for allowing him on it!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      He’s proxy for all of the other idiots that can’t find there way here to say the same stupid things.

      I’ve had a few completely benign things moderated too, and it only happened when replying to him. I even saved them to a local text file just to see if I could figure it out. I chalked it up as coincidence but he might have some kind of leftist scam where he cries to the moderators that people pick on him. He could be reporting people for hurting his feelings. That’s possible.

      But most of my comments get through. And everyone can see what a loser he is even when I get too bored to reply myself.

      • EarlyBird

        Now you’re paranoid. No, this system just randomly sends posts to “moderation.” It’s happened plenty of times to me too. Stop playing the victim.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Still not reading too well. Now that’s a shock.
          It’s not random, it’s based on rules. There are probably random “glitches” where additional comments are filtered beyond the intended rules.
          And moderators will respond to whiny people who play victim. I’m just explaining how it works to others who might get confused by the deranged interactions with you.

          • EarlyBird

            Your posts, like mine and many others’, have been caught up by those random glitches, moron.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            That’s what I said as well, but I gave a more detailed and useful explanation. You just didn’t understand it.

          • EarlyBird

            Again with the Poor Misunderstood Genius routine. It’s gotta be rough.

            Were you one of those kids who was given medals whether he won or lost, and whose parents cheered every time he took a dump?

          • defcon 4

            Are you projecting again? I don’t think the readers at Frontpage will be able to assist you w/your cry for help.

      • Drakken

        Early is a she not a he and typical of the regressive crowd, gets facts and analysis completely wrong and feels instead of relying of facts, logic and common sense.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          There certainly are some behavioral issues here that some times are associated with unstable hormones. Other than that, I can’t say what if any gender we’re dealing with you. Just a crazed birdbrain as far as I can tell.

  • Jack Buckmeir

    THE WHOLE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT aMERICA

    • Flicker

      The comments on TV and the net mostly campare Obama and Putin to elementary school kids and children’s cartoon characters.
      That’s elevating the discourse.
      Mighty good leadership. Critical thinking in the Office of the Leader of the Free World.

  • mtnhikerdude

    The Tea Party should send a case of Pampers and some pacifiers to the White House .

  • stephen newdell

    War IS serious business and the business of our government is making more money for BIG businesses like arms manufacturers. They don’t care the least bit about destruction of families, lives, countries, or the final destruction of the USA. Just watch as they turn the US into a desolate land.

  • Ellman48

    In Obama’s arrogant narcissistic mind he is the most important person on the planet. Therefore anything that preserves his power and authority and protects his fabricated fearless leader image is allowable, even if the price is deaths. He demonstrated his arrogance and callousness in Benghazi very clearly.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Its your country that is going around the world murdering people for the lust and greed for power, you are not the worlds police force, so stop acting like you are.”

    Where are you from?

  • Moa

    That’s better than the jihadis murdering people based on scientifically-false superstition.

    There have been over 21564 fatal Islamist attacks since 9/11. Citation:
    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    These are adding to the body count of around 270 million that Islam has clocked up since the start of its continuous jihad 1400 years ago.

    The US is defending itself against a *gobal jihad* launched against it and its allies. In geopolitical terms the US and Allied nations are engaged in a DEFENSIVE war against the jihad and the political cover given by the jihadi’s International Socialist allies.

    So stop with your leftist propaganda talking points – it only helps the jihadis. Instead, you should be standing with the US that is (or was, before Hilliary and Obama rolled in) trying to defend liberty and the Free World against the irrational fanaticism of *mainstream* Islam.

  • A Z

    Really NAZI is a verbotten word to post?

  • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

    He is neither dumb far from it) nor incompetent (he knows exactly what he’s doing). To understand why he does what he does, read his personal history and the people who shaped his worldview and what he wants for this country. It’s a real eye-opener. Then everything will make perfect sense. The goal is to diminish America on the world stage-it’s what he wanted to have happen all along. This façade of being bumbling or incompetent is all a ruse. He’s getting the results he wants.

  • Zeva2

    Could it be that Obama’s only objective was to help the Muslim Brotherhood and rebels in order to get Assad out of way so the Muslims can pave the way for Sharia law? Assad is a dictator but the Muslim Brotherhood is worse. Under Sharia law, there will be more killing of Christians and Jews. Obama has been doing everything he can to help his Muslim friends bring about an Islamic Caliphate. He will find another way. He cares more about funneling them weapons than America. That’s what Benghazi was about. It’s a shame the news media doesn’t bring up his allegiance to the terrorists at our expense. We are fools to ignore his true character.

  • ColoursFed

    the world is in a mess, because of so many people like these retards on this site who can not understand the facts of what the us government want.
    Firstly, its a black government, and they should be in Jail, with the rest of the black community, that keeps USA prisons working.
    Secondly, you all let these murdering Democrats run you country, when they have a good track record on murder!
    None of you can understand why the Towers were destroyed; you murdering SofB funded and armed the Roman Catholics t murder 2514 British soldiers, so forgive me if I do not get upset about some US Citizens that were murdered by some Muslims, who are fighting back for what you government have done to them.
    Thirdly, You are not fighting for freedom, you are fighting for your insane black leader, who wants to sort out problems that he has never had; he should look to his own country, and sort out his home corrupt mess, first!
    The Bush family robed funds from the Arabs, and they attacked you for it, read your own press, but true to form, you cant take the facts. I hate you all and hope that more attacks happen to you all. You are the Terrorist of the world, but put the blame on others, you are all scum and you know it deep down, I blame the English, they should never have late you come and live in the Colonies or landed the marines at Boston, which would have put down your Tea Party! Nothing will ever change in the USA, when you have people like Clinton. Obama, Hooper, Boa, and Early Bird scum. The Muslims are going to hit back at you, they will hit you ha5rd, the next time; I will just sit back and smile!

    • defcon 4

      Yes and islam is a religion of peace isn’t it?

  • Lujack Skylark

    Such foolishness will lead to Israeli cities being struck with missles (Isaiah 17:9) and Damascus being totally destroyed. (Isaiah 17:1) Its just a matter of time before Isaiah’s prophecy comes true.
    Obama wanting to attack Assad’s forces will only give power to the Sunni Arab Jihadist whom will one day dominate the region and their forces Israel will destroy. (Psalms 83:17)

  • Drakken

    Now just hold on there justa dam minute there Brit, we may not be the worlds police, but killing jihadist all over the globe is a good thing and spare me the sympathy of dead jihadist muslims, effem.

    • defcon 4

      Do you think islamic terrorism is a for-profit business venture? Who do you think trains, equips and funds the islamic terrorists?

  • defcon 4

    And here I thought Mein Kampf was a bestseller in the muslime world.