Thursday, July 30, 2009

Betrayal At All Cost

  1. "I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it
    invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to
    MacArthur," - President Barack Obama
  2. Secretary Defense Gates visits Iraq and talks about an even quicker exit for American forces.
  3. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, US and UK are trying to talk to the Taliban.
  4. Also in Afghanistan, the US is abandoning the effort to destroy the opium crop and instead are hoping to buy off the farmers.
When taken together, victory has been thrown under the bus. Obama wants the US to lose in both theaters. LBJ lost VietNam for the US because he was not willing to go to the mat with the Soviet Bear and Ho Chi Mihn to secure victory and peace in South Vietnam.

With Obama I am reminded of a Civil War General who had a bad habit of getting troops killed and losing battles. "He has a knack of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory."


Mike's America said...

And Obama is supposed to be soooo smart?

I doubt the courses in community organizing he took or taught covered world history very well.

Anna said...

We don't know what his grounding in classical liberal teaching has been since his transcripts are sealed away along with his health records. All evidence so far shows is an ill-liberal education of ideology versus such quaint concepts like history and literature.