If I were a member of the word police, I would eliminate the title phrase. What does it mean? It means that nobody smart enough to be in our government, our media, our culture, can figure out what the hell to do in a crisis – or else it means that they don’t want to be caught on the wrong side by actually proposing something that would work.
A current geo-political issue has risen its ugly head. Iraq has been taken over by Islamists who are so bad that other terrorists won’t have anything to do with them. When you lose the terrorist crowd, you know you’re pretty big stuff.
This group, called ISIS – which sounds like a Egyptian God and probably for good reason – is killing, maiming, executing and creating havoc in a country we had liberated from a horrible dictator.
The answer that “We shouldn’t have gone into Iraq in the first place” or “This is all Bush’s fault” or “There were no weapons of mass destruction” make me want to find the people speaking those words and smack them hard across the face.
One – we did go into Iraq to eliminate WMD but also to eliminate a dictator who was sending suicide vests in huge shipments to Israel. Saddam Hussein provided those suicide vests in truck loads. So that people would put them on and kill Israelis. Talk about mass destruction, does anyone remember the blood and gore that a suicide bomber could create in an Israeli cafe or bus or street?
“All Bush’s fault” rings hollow these days. He’s been out of office for 5 years. It’s been a long 5 years with Mr. Hopey Changey and I, for one, cannot see that he is a better president than 43. At least with 43, you knew the rest of the world wasn’t going to think he was a wimp. He was branded a cowboy – hey that’s okay with me. Better a cowboy than a coward. Which is what we now have sitting in the Oval Office.
The fact that we didn’t find WMD doesn’t mean they weren’t there. Has anyone ever thought that Syria was a great place for all the chemical weapons and whatever else Saddam had? And what, a truckload of this stuff couldn’t go to Syria before we got in there? Please. Obviously he had a nuclear weapons program and obviously he was dangerous. Someone has suggested Iraq was better off with Saddam. Sort of like saying Germany was better off with Hitler, or Russia was better off with Stalin – although with Russia I don’t see much difference between Putin and Stalin except the mustache ……….
So now we hear there are no good options. Bullshit. Absolute bullshit. The talking heads keep bringing up that the American people are war-weary and that we do not want to get into another conflict. That’s why we have leaders. We’re not supposed to know every threat that awaits us, we’re not privy to intelligence but still we can see when a problem in the world is going to affect us, here at home. And we are all for protecting ourselves, even if most of the ostriches among us only want to forget other people are in harm’s way and need us – for who else but America will help?
I have a great option. Give Obama a golden parachute and let him retire early. Buy Joe Biden a snow cone and let him toddle off to airy fairy land where he belongs. Eliminate the entire administration and get someone in the White House that can actually govern and not community organize. Let’s get back to having leaders.
As Dana Perino so aptly tweeted last night “Sometimes you can lead from so far behind you kick yourself in the ass.” Well said.