I Guess I Should Have Studied Harder Because I’m Not Following This

August 1st, 2007 by xformed

Subtitle: The Dove becomes the Hawk, when the opportunity to make brownie points exists…

Presidential candidate, Barak Obama (D), has a plan. BZ for coming forward with something instead of criticisms, butjfk nailed it: I’m too stoopid to understand such well educated people such as Barak:

Obama might send troops into Pakistan

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 1 minute ago

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The Illinois senator warned Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf that he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a U.S. troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.

“Let me make this clear,” Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.”
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Let me get this straight: He was courageous enough to vote against going to Iraq, and he will sit down with dictators and thugs who oppose us, but threatens invasion of a country, which, has it’s internal struggles, but is generally an ally in the larger endeavor.

Am I missing something? Send the military to get the internal policy of a nation who is helping us, yet, crawl to the feet of those who specifically state they are trying to kill as many of us as they can….

This certainly would set a new low water mark for American foreign diplomacy. I can see it now: We pull out and let the manics run wild and murder, yet we punish those trying to help us for not helping in the way we think they should be.

Boy, you think they hate Bush? Wait until we and they both are on the receiving end of this immature, blustering, plainly idiotic effort. We won’t have a single ally left on the face of the planet…but maybe that’s what “they” are angling for.

I guess it’s his plan to say he’s gonna get OBL, because GWB couldn’t manage to do it (but, then again, WJC had sniper scopes on OBL and couldn’t be bothered to issue the orders and save the pain caused in the subsequent years). I would say BO has an exceptionally limited understanding of the very conflict we are engaged in. Getting OBL isn’t going to stop the many deadly incidents of the of the distributed network of sudden and not so sudden jihadis. Picking off OBL and parading the pictures of his cold dead body, at this point, is likely to cause a major flare up of the problems we’re having now. Keeping him in hole in the side of a wind and snow swept mountain has effectively decapitated his leadership role, significantly reducing the scope and deadliness of future attacks around the world, let alone here at home.

So, here we go: In order to skunk his only significant political rival, Hillary, he will speak as though he is the President and telegraph a message I’m sure all the rest of the world, who is at least marginally of wholly on our side, to cringe, while the enemy, far in the mountains, smiles upon their good fortune that the Republicans abrogated their responsibility to really lead this country….

But, hey, I’m unedumacted, what do I know? I bet Obama doesn’t realize a lot of foreign money isn’t coming his way, at least via normal channels. Now it will have to come by caravan in small unmarked bills from SW Asia. It will take a lot longer to get here.

H/T: Andi posting on Milblogs

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2 responses about “I Guess I Should Have Studied Harder Because I’m Not Following This”

  1. Galrahn said:

    I read both of his books, I actually enjoyed them both. When I had finished them both I realized he never once discussed foreign policy.

    I could almost vote for him as a presidential candidate if he wasn’t such an enormous, obvious fool in regards to foreign policy, which is the single most important responsibility of the POTS.

  2. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    I’m probably ascribing too much in the way of Machiavellian thought to the good senator from Illinois, but I’m betting it was a calculated ploy based on a chance to get a dig in at HRH and getting a free pass from supporters who wouldn’t know Waziristan from Wausau, Wisconsin… When all is said and done probably wouldn’t see more than another couple of T-LAMs tossed into the mountains with the same results as before – but hey, he can talk tough on foreign policy too…
    -SJS

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