By John W. Lillpop
Poor Barack Obama!
It all started out so well, what with being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before even unpacking his basketball toys at the White House! From that point forward, The One has been constantly challenged to maintain his anti-war pacifism in a world more and more prone to resort to war, rather than talk..
Obama’s inability to nudge humanity toward diplomacy and peace reached the point where even the White House was vulnerable to invasion, as happened on successive days recently.
As usual, the Obama folks sought to downplay the significance of the vulnerability of the White House. As reported:
“Providing security at the White House is a complicated business,” Earnest said, reminding reporters that thousands of tourists visit the president’s residence every year.
When asked about the president’s response to the security breach, Earnest said Obama was “obviously concerned.”
So concerned, in fact, that the president apparently suffered a “wagging the dog” meltdown, prompted, in part, by the fact that the mid-term elections loom just five weeks hence.
WASHINGTON — The United States and allies launched air strikes against Sunni militants in Syria early Tuesday, unleashing a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from the air and sea on the militants’ de facto capital of Raqqa and along the porous Iraq border.
American fighter jets and armed Predator and Reaper drones, flying alongside warplanes from several Arab allies, struck a broad array of targets in territory controlled by the militants, known as the Islamic State. American defense officials said the targets included weapons supplies, depots, barracks and buildings the militants use for command and control. Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from United States Navy ships in the region.”
Defenders point out that Obama had few viable options: Blaming Bush no longer works and evidence that ISIS is a product of global warming is still being brewed.
So, its off to war—another one in the Middle East, where Obama’s familiarity with Islam and his pacifism were supposed to make war an “old school” tactic employed by out-of-touch despots!
Turns out that enlightened progressives in desperate political binds find that war is NOT always that immoral or “dumb.”