One would think when fighting a "war of necessity," the only objective would be complete and total victory over the warriors of terror we fight in Afghanistan. However, it is growing more apparent each day that fighting a politically correct war is far more important to the Obama administration than an effective war – one that would yield complete and total defeat of the enemy.
Mr. Obama said, "When we send our young men and women into harm's way, we have a solemn obligation not to fudge the numbers or shade the truth about why they're going, to care for their families while they're gone, to tend to the soldiers upon their return, and to never ever go to war without enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and earn the respect of the world."
Yet months after Gen. McChrystal made it clear more troops and resources were required to achieve victory and that not doing so would ensure failure, the president still needs time to decide on sending more troops?
Have we not learned our lessons from Iraq?
Not only have two administrations allowed our men and women to go into battle with their arms tied behind their backs for fear they will be sued or court-martialed, but we also ask them to do it without the number of troops and resources necessary to get the job done.
I have grown tired of politicians sending the finest fighting force into battle and not allowing it to fight. It is time we take off the gloves and fight to win without the narcissistic need for Barack Obama to be loved by the world.
The days of "shock and awe" have been replaced with years of "don't offend or upset." But at what price in terms of treasure, blood and the respect Mr. Obama spoke about?
It is time to throw the full power and strength of U.S. military might at the enemy and anyone who supports the enemy in Afghanistan. We need to send in the bombers and blow this dust bowl and its terrorists into the ash heap of history where they belong. We've tried speaking softly, now it's time to carry our big stick.
Harry Truman made an extremely difficult decision on Aug. 3, 1945, when he authorized the use of the atomic bomb. Without hesitation or "dithering," three days later 60 percent of Hiroshima was leveled and 70,000 Japanese citizens were vaporized. Three days after that, Nagasaki got a taste of American military superiority and 20,000 citizens disappeared in a flash.
And while the revisionists of the '60s and '70s (same ones running policy today) would like to tell you it was to punish the Japanese for attacking us and/or to justify the expense of $2 billion spent on the Manhattan project, it was to avoid a ground invasion to end the war which would have cost a significantly higher price in terms of lives – many more than the 90,000 initially killed in Japan.
Many papers have been written on the millions of lives potentially saved as a result of what many characterize to this day as an act of barbaric proportion. I call it common sense. It was estimated that 1 million U.S soldiers alone were saved given the Japanese had a force of 900,000 fully equipped and well-fortified waiting for such a land invasion. A toll of 90,000 compared to 2 million? And that figure did not take into account the potential number of civilian deaths.
Truman did the right thing.
This administration is so concerned with killing it is near impossible to fight a war to win. People die in war. And yet I hear more about the other side dying from the Left than I do about the loss of our own men and women.
To continue to sacrifice our soldiers to the politically correct sickness of Mr. Obama, Pelosi and the Left is not only wrong, it borders on insanity. How many more meetings, press conferences, speeches and words do we need to hear about how important this war is before Mr. Obama will walk the walk and not just talk the talk? How many more body bags
will needlessly come home before we fight to win?
Will innocent people die? Sadly yes. But that is what happens in war. That is why war is a last resort. And if what we are being told is true, we cannot afford to lose this "war of necessity." So why is our president dragging his feet in sending what Gen. McChrystal has requested?
We, as a country, must get back to winning wars. When Dwight Eisenhower committed troops to Vietnam, I am sure he did so with the intent to win. JFK continued to escalate the conflict to defeat the enemy. Then the dope-smoking hippies did everything they could to undermine Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon and Ford's efforts to win. The same crazies who attacked Harry Truman began attacking anyone who fought with the intention of winning. To our shame, our brave men came home to be spit upon and called baby killers by the same vermin who masqueraded as patriotic Americans.
We have to stop being double minded. We need our "yes" to be "yes" and our "no" to be "no." It is time for Barack Obama to "man up" and stop hiding behind Nancy or Michelle's skirt.
We need to fight to win – or we need to not fight at all.
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