Not only does AP Reporter Josh Lederman do his best to spin Obama’s new undeclared war in a positive light, but he gets his facts wrong in the process.
Take a look:
Ace of Spades HQ blogger Gabriel Malor jumped all over it:
Malor went on to write over at AOSHQ:
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This cartoon sums up many of the criticisms of Obama regarding his approach to the Islamic State in Iraq:
Obama is doing all he can to combat Islamic State without actually “going to war” with Islamic State. In other words, he’s putting his campaign promises of ending the war in Iraq, wrapping up things in Afghanistan, and “sending al-Qaeda running” before an actual true full-fledged military effort against ISIS. Furthermore, between his lax approach and the bumbling message being put forth by the State Department, I’m not sure if they really know what they’re really doing. I have zero confidence in this administration to complete the task at hand.
I’d also criticize his adamant stance on not putting “boots on the ground.” Unless he’s just paying lip service to the country and to the enemy (which is doubtful), but secretly really planning on putting armed soldiers into combat against Islamic militants, I believe it’s poor judgment to rule out any type of military tactic or approach to win this battle. That’s what this whole conflict should be about by the way, winning the battle with ISIS.
Lastly, while I do approve of Obama’s decision to continue an air campaign against ISIS, I do not approve of his plan nor Congress’s approval of arming Syrian opposition rebels. This method has been tried over and over throughout the last several decades. I don’t mind possibly training rebel fighters, but giving them any arrangement of small or large arms is just a bad idea. Let’s say we actually defeat ISIS and they retreat back to their holes in the ground…for a while at least; do we get to collect all our weapons back? No. They’ll continue to be passed around the middle east and used for every single small conflict that will happen thereafter, possibly even in another conflict with the United States down the road. If you want an armed opposition force on the ground against Islamic State (which I believe is inevitable for victory), then stop pussyfooting around and send our armed and superior trained soldiers to do the dirty work.
It would seem that certain members of the black community, who actually believed that electing the first black president would bring about some kind of real social progress for blacks, are finally starting to realize that all that “hope and change” stuff was nothing more than a bunch of empty promises. It turns out the black community, especially the youth, have taken the worst hit by the Obama economy. Go figure.
Still, they (well, at least this Princeton professor giving the lecture) still yearn for more government solutions to their community’s plight. This begs the question…how much does a Princeton professor earn again?
Although war is bad, the death of innocents is far worse. Unfortunately, this truth is totally ignored by the anti-war liberals and libertarians. As Zo puts it in this video, “y’all have been suckered by Hollywood in some slow-clap ending where people bury the hatchet and two opposing factions hug it out." This is not reality. Not only do these people like to bury their heads in the sand and pretend evil does not exist or won’t come to harm them down the road, they’re generally the same apologists who blame everything that’s gone wrong in the world on the United States.
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That’s because he’s had nothing important to say. Tonight proved that.
Asked by Anonymous
More chatter about himself and his plans as to repair his tarnished image after saying “he had no plan.”
From what I’ve heard, I believe he’s going to lay out perhaps a larger air mission in the region; however, he’s also talking about including training and arming more opposition forces on the ground, which I believe is just another bad idea. I’m sure he’ll also throw in there something about going around Congress if they don’t agree his plan. For the record, I believe he should address Congress for approval.