The New York Times, with it’s own little immature, retarded and stunted worldview, applauds Obama’s speech yesterday as “the most important statement on counterterrorism policy since the 2001 attacks, a momentous turning point in post-9/11 America” because Obama announced that the war against terrorists can’t continue;
While there are some, particularly the more hawkish Congressional Republicans, who say this war should essentially last forever, Mr. Obama told the world that the United States must return to a state in which counterterrorism is handled, as it always was before 2001, primarily by law enforcement and the intelligence agencies. That shift is essential to preserving the democratic system and rule of law for which the United States is fighting, and for repairing its badly damaged global image.
Yeah, the way “counterterrorism” was fought before 2001 resulted in those horrendous attacks that year. And, oh, we had a “badly damaged global image” before 9/11. Electing Obama was supposed to cure that. Our “badly damaged global image” goes back to the early days of the Cold War, and it really doesn’t matter, any-damn-way. Who cares what the third world thinks of us as long as they continue to buy Coca-Cola and McDonalds’ franchises.
There’s no one calling for “perpetual war”, but what good does it do if one side says the war is over and the other continues to fight? That’s what we did in Iraq. the media and the pointy-headed imbeciles told us nightly that when we left Iraq the killing there would end. So tell me how it happened that more than 100 people died in bombings across Iraq on Monday.
Terrorism doesn’t stop just because one side stops fighting. As we withdraw from Afghanistan, the war comes to our shores, like it’s done in the US (Boston), Great Britain (Woolwich) and France (Toulouse) in the last year.
No, we don’t need a perpetual war, we only need one to which we are committed to being victorious without the domestic hand-wringing and moralizing press telling us how to repair our damaged image. And, oh, we need a leader – one who doesn’t weigh his actions with his popularity. Radical Islam has been at war with us since 1979, and I don’t hear them complaining about their own “perpetual war” with us. In fact they’ve done pretty well, since we haven’t even acknowledged that there’s a war going on.
Thanks, New York Times. Don’t you have some military secrets to reveal, or something?