He spoke today at Fort Bragg on the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war, suggesting to the crowd that only his superior judgment will end a war Saddam Hussein started years ago and had never stopped waging. Evidently there was no mention of such incidental tidbits like winning or losing, leaving the impression that an Obama presidency might indeed give the Butcher a posthumous win in his "mother of all battles". Someone did bother to question his judgment vis a vis Pakistan, though:
Obama also defended his contention that the United States should act on intelligence about top terrorist targets in Pakistan even if President Pervez Musharraf refuses — a statement last year that drew criticism from Republicans.Zow, boom--a zinger, at least on the surface. But as MacRanger described yesterday, his judgment is a mile wide and an inch deep.
"We have a security gap when candidates say they will follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell, but refuse to follow him where he actually goes," Obama said, referring to McCain's vow to chase down bin Laden.
He's basically saying he'll violate sovereignty of any country in the world based on intel reports. Think about that in context to his criticism of Hillary and Bush for going after Saddam--based on intel reports. Sounds like some serious cowboy diplomacy.
Dare we dig deeper without being called racially divisive? For instance, would he unilaterally invade Russia if intel reports suggested bin Laden was spotted crossing the Urals in one of those furry hats? What if intel reports placed him in Mecca? Would Obama willy nilly send in the 3rd ID blasting "onward Christian soldiers" from the tanks? Hey, has anyone asked Tancredo who he's backing?!
Obama apparently cares not whit one about the delicate political issues of a Muslim country possessing nukes as long as intel reports show the bad guys roaming around (even if they attacked America because we deserved it). Yet somehow removing a secular dictator, apparently at odds with the Islamofascists (except when Clinton was king) stirred up an entire international hornet's nest of Islamofascists in rage against America for taking out said leader, a man they never respected and were not associated with in any way. But magically, proposing unilateral goose chases of those same terrorists in other places will somehow endear the entire world to America again.
Perhaps the mainstream media can figure all of this out, that is, if they've recovered from their speech hangover yet.