Friday, August 29, 2014

Obama's Strategy: Putting The Golf Cart Before The Horse

I don't always have a strategy, but when I do it's for fundraising...David Burge Tweet

As many of you already know by now, Pres. Obama proclaimed for all the world to hear that, "We don't have a strategy yet" in dealing with the Islamist State.  He added, "I don't want to put the cart before the horse." (By the way, I borrowed my headline from a caller to the Chris Stigall radio show in Philly this morning, The Big Talker, 1210 AM).

As you can imagine, Obama is taking a lot of heat for his feckless statement considering ISIS has been around for several years, and we've been fighting terrorism now for decades.

So I want to take a moment of your time to imagine if you will...

  • If our Founding Fathers had so strategy in dealing with the British
  • If Abe Lincoln had no strategy in fighting the Confederacy
  • If  America and its allies had no strategy in stopping Germany's incursions in WWI
  • If FDR and Churchill had no strategy in combating the the Nazi plague
  • If JFK had not stopped the Soviets placing nuclear missiles on Cuban soil
  • If Reagan had not told the Soviets to "tear down this wall.'
  • If Bush 1 had not intervened into Iraq's incursion into Kuwait
  • If George W. Bush has not retaliated for the attack on the World Trade Center
Throughout these events and more, the progressives laughed. Yet, those leaders in history showed the strength and courage needed to take on pure evil---to take on homicidal maniacs who didn't hesitate for a moment to take the lives of innocents. 

Perhaps Charles Krauthammer said it best (as he always does): " I was shocked {by Obama's statement}...The President of the United States, in the middle of a real crisis, a few days after the beheading of an American. Deliberately sort of spitting in the face of the country and demonstrating his cruelty...says, 'I don't have a strategy.'" He added, "Why do you announce you don't have a strategy?"

Of course, while many in the media took Obama to task for his statement, the progressives in the media tried to spin it as they always do. In addition to focusing on the color of the suit Obama wore utilizing yet another diversion, Politico referred to it as an "inartful phrase." Please---if any of the leaders I referenced above had said what Obama admitted yesterday, they would have been hammered by the press and the opposing political parties. 

Allow me to give the President and his administration some advice on how to deal with the Islamist---rain missiles, bombs and rockets on their heads until every one of them is dead and all of their armaments are destroyed. That will work. History shows it works.

But then again, the only strategy Obama uses---and it's brilliant considering the stupids in the press always fall for it---is to just wait every crisis and scandal out. He knows news cycles are quick in the era of social media. He also knows many Americans have short memories, e.g. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, etc. etc. And others, like his base, don't care.

All I can add is this: Obama picked a fine time to finally be transparent.