2012 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE FOR THE GOP MITT ROMNEY DECLARED TODAY THAT HE WOULD HAVE MADE A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O.
NO S**T, MITT.
YOUR DOG SEAMUS WOULD HAVE MADE A BETTER PRESIDENT -- AND THAT'S BEFORE OR AFTER TRAVELING 12 HOURS ON TOP OF THE CAR.
Was John's speech supposed to be homework for Americans or was he attempting to communicate with them?
Does no one know how to communicate in the administration?
It's the show boating, the need to dandy up, that divorces them from the reality so many Americans live in.
So the take away from the above is that, no, US Senator Dianne Feinstein, bombs alone won't change a thing.
They'll change numbers -- they'll increase the numbers of the Islamic State.
John Kerry needs to define what the non-military approach will be.
The American people are left in the dark.
The reason for that is, honestly, the White House still doesn't have a plan.
It doesn't have a plan for war, it doesn't have a plan for diplomacy.
No US troops should have been sent into Iraq in June. Barack certainly shouldn't have announced this week he was sending even more into Iraq. As Kristina Wong (The Hill) reported Tuesday, "President Obama has ordered 405 additional U.S. troops to Iraq on Tuesday, bringing the total of U.S. forces authorized there to more than 1,000, the White House announced Tuesday."
I'm back on Gasoline Alley
Where the smoke looks like a misty valley
And the dotted hills where pills go down the wrong way
In the service of the king and his kingdom too
I was the man and the woman and the who-knows-who
-- "Down The Wrong Way," written by Chrissie Hynde and Bjorn Yttling, first appears on Chrissie's new album Stockholm.
But if you make the decision to send troops in -- and Barack did make that decision -- then you have already reviewed all options and you should know what you will be doing next.
Otherwise, you're just sending troops in blindly and that's what Barack has done.
And instead of presenting a mission, he's responded to each worsening by tossing more troops onto the fire.
Shame on those -- in Congress, and across the US -- who accept this as a plan.
Kristina Wong (The Hill) reported Friday morning, "Military officials are signaling that the fight against Islamist militants in Iraq could take years, raising the possibility of a new, open-ended military commitment that lasts beyond the Obama presidency. Tony Blinken, the White House’s deputy national security adviser, says defeating the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) would require a long-term commitment."
And that was before John Kerry gave the speech we noted earlier. In it, his final statements include this, "It may take a year, it may take two years, it may take three years."
A planned mission wouldn't be open-ended.
John Kerry grasped that in the Bully Boy Bush years when he was among those insisting there needed to be some form of benchmarks by which to measure whether Iraq was progressing or not. He also once grasped the reality of war. No longer.
RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"