Raw sadistic cults are much more committed multilateralists and internationalists than President Obama. But we’re also a nation of 76 million, have the largest army in NATO, are equipped with U.S. weapons (best in the world), and an air force ISIL does not have. But these Shia militia were, not long ago, killing U.S. soldiers. And, like the Iraqi army, Shia militia, Kurds and Sunni tribesmen will join forces to defeat it.
There are any number of things that could go wrong with his strategy. We could end up becoming a “Shiite air force,” unwittingly doing the bidding of the Iranians. Obama wants to support the Free Syrian Army, but in August he called it a “fantasy.” Quoth he: “I do not make apologies for being careful in these areas, even if it doesn’t make for good theater.” I’m unaware of anyone criticizing the president for being careful. He’s been criticized for being wrong, vacillating, and inconsistent. Regardless, if he feels this way, why is he rushing to war?
The real problem is therefore not a single human being called Obama, but an entire political apparatus that turns out Obamas like robots. Hillary is an Alinsky acolyte, and Alinsky was simply another revolutionary agitator – now called “community organizer” by our party-line press. Alinsky’s biggest innovation was to make common cause with organized crime in Chicago.
More robots like the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood-sponsored Muslim American Society and patron of jihad cleric Anwar Awlaki, whom he helped install at Virginia’s notorious Dar al-Hijrah mosque. (That’s the same mosque where two 9/11 hijackers, terrorist financier Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi and Fort Hood Muslim mass murderer Nidal Hasan all worshiped.)
More robots like Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, a top lieutenant of Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Qaradawi, who urges followers to kill every last Jew, sanctioned suicide bombings and the killing of Muslim civilians in Gaza. But their outrage is stunningly selective.
But this nasty label varies greatly from the powder-puff label of “Soviet adventurism” we used to apply to the Soviet Union and which former Bush National Security officials Brent Scowcroft, Stephen Hadley and Franklin Miller mindlessly used again in a recent Washington Post article – i.e., “When NATO’s leaders gather in Wales in early September, they are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!”
We the People did not ask for a “holy war,” but it is time we pursue and finish it. And, this brings up the rules of engagement our president has foisted on our brave military men and women, who risk their lives on a daily basis for a simple, perhaps slightly inelegant, statement made in the heat of the 2012 election: “Of course, in the long run nothing lasts. But history is lived in the here and now.”