If you read the highlights of Bob Woodward’s new book it seems clear that Obama doesn’t want to be in Afghanistan. I don’t know if that is because he is generally anti-war/anti-military, because he’d rather spend the money on unions, or because he just wants to hide his head in the sand.
But instead of just imposing his will as Commander in Chief, and taking responsibility for this decision, he instead takes the best advice of his military advisers and corrupts it. He thus ensures lots of soldiers are there to get hurt or killed, but not enough to get the mission done. He even refuses to talk about the war in terms of winning or losing.
In this he rises his stock as American’s most evil, narcissistic, “it’s all about me”, President since Richard Nixon. That’s right… evil. Getting other people killed, for your political benefit, is evil in my book.
This isn’t hope and change. This is politics from 1970. Its retro… and not the good kind.
Those who voted for Obama ought to be ashamed. And if they haven’t yanked their support for him then they need their head examined.
Obama is 2010’s Nixon. There are no protests because there is no draft, and the military is a tiny percentage of our population. Our callow nation pays false homage to the sacrifices our volunteer military makes while voting in those that will abuse that service. It’s sick, frankly. It says much about Obama, and even more about us.