Friday, November 13, 2015

What? Overreaction Did The French Have To 9/11?

Tonight on my local 10 'o clock news there was a "Terrorism Expert" who said we should not overreact to tonight's terror attack in Paris, the way we overreacted to 9/11.  He claimed that is exactly what the terrorists want us to do and it would be a mistake.  Because if we overreact, the way we did after 9/11 we will only make matters worse by alienating more Muslims and creating more terrorists.

I take it "the mistake" he was referring to was code for Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Because all right thinking people know that Operation Iraqi Freedom was a disaster and why Muslim extremists are now on the offensive in France.

But wait a second Mr. Expert, France wanted and played no part in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  How did our overreaction in Iraq lead to France being attacked so viciously?  I can see how "Operation Iraq We Gone" contributed to the mayhem we are seeing right now, but Operation Iraqi Freedom, not so much.  It seems to me when President Bush left office Iraq was stable, on the right path, and Muslim extremism was being rolled back.  Beating one's enemy on the battle field has a way of sapping them of their vigor.

Then we elected a new President who was going to correct the mistakes of our "Cowboy President."   Operation Iraqi Freedom was ended in favor of Operation Iraq We Gone.  The whole region has been going backward ever since.  Allowing our enemy space and time to regroup is an under-reaction that is only going to get more people killed.

"Overreaction"! (smh)  

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Iraq War: The Inconvenient Facts

Tonight in the Democratic Party Presidential debate, they were all in agreement that the Iraq War was the worst foreign policy mistake in American History.


The facts:
In 2009, when GWB left the White House the nation of Iraq was stable, Al Qaeda in Iraq if not totally defeated was badly beaten and on their way to defeat, and the nation of Iraq was heading in the right direction.

What happened?  Obama failed to negotiate a Status Of Forces agreement allowing US troops to stay in country to insure the progress would continue in the right direction.  The US troops in country were the one honest broker that would be able to see that the Shia, Sunni, and Kurds all got along.

Obama and Clinton then neglected Iraq and dropped the ball during the Arab Spring allowing Iran to extend it's influence in Iraq leading to the neglect of the Sunni and Kurdish area's of the country, which in time led to the rise of ISIS and a new civil war in Iraq starting in 2013.

If Iraq War is the worst foreign policy mistake in American History, it's because of failure, neglect, and negligence directly attributable to the foreign policy of Obama and the Democratic Party.  

Friday, July 31, 2015

My Thoughts on the Iran Deal

Obama is taking a huge risk that his diplomacy will work out for the best in the end.  I believe taking that risk is reckless and irresponsible.  We absolutely should have put war on the table and dictated the terms to the Iranians or else.  For Gods sakes the Iranian leadership goal is to bring down Israel and the United States.  We know this because they say so frequently.

Did negotiating with North Korea keep them from cheating and getting the bomb?

There is absolutely no reason to trust we can verify anything, short of what we did in Iraq to Saddam.  The Iranians wouldn't even concede that their ambition is to get a nuclear weapons.


My Thoughts On Planned Parenthood & Abortion

It would be a great organization if it was not in the abortion business.  It is a fact that a unique human life begins at conception.  All humans are created equal and endowed by the creator with a right to life.  To take the life of an innocent human being without just cause is murder.  I believe abortion should be allowed only in the very limited instances of saving the life of the mother, incest/rape with taking the baby to term to be viewed as the courageous and preferred option.  It is an unmitigated evil that mothers are allowed to murder their children because they use the same psychological trick as Nazi's.  Tell yourselves all you want that your child is nothing, but a bundle of cells without it's own unique humanity, but that will never be the truth.

Legalized abortion in this country has undoubtedly robbed us all.  I don't know if we will ever get to know the full extent of our loss, but it is my hope that one day we will understand what we have done and what could and would have been instead.

Friday, February 06, 2015

I support The Lions Of Rojava

The Lions of Rojava are Westerners fighting with the Kurds versus the Daesh (aka ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.
Here is a story on them.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bill Clinton, Had He Done the Right Thing Back Then... would history be different now?

What got me thinking about this question again and ole' Slick Willy was the way former Texas Ranger Ron Washington handled his infidelity the past couple of weeks.  And also how my Governor Mark Dayton reacted to the Adrian Peterson situation with these remarks:

"It is an awful situation. Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be 'innocent until proven guilty.' However, he is a public figure, and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota,"

Back in 1998, I was adamant that the only proper thing for Bill Clinton to do in light of the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal was for him to resign his office in disgrace.  That was clearly the right thing for him to do.  Yet for reasons that may forever be beyond me Bill wouldn't do it and the Democrats wouldn't make him do it.  It's not like the Democrats wouldn't still hold the Presidency and I believe it's the only reason why GWB even had a shot at beating Al Gore in 2000.

Would 9/11 have happened? I think probably so and the War in Afghanistan would have gone pretty much as it has.

Would the Iraq War have happened?  I think the chances are better than 50/50 that it would have.  A little later than 2003 probably, but I believe Al Gore wanted Saddam gone.

Would Gore have gotten a 2nd term? I'm 98% positive he would have.

Would the financial collapse of 2008 happened?  Pretty much 100% sure nothing would have happened to stop that.  But I believe the nation would have been in better financial shape thanks to no Bush tax cuts for the top 2%.  Yes, I believe the Bush tax cuts were clearly a mistake.

Who wins the 2008 election?  In light of that, a Republican obviously.  I don't even know if we would know Barak Obama's name right now had Bill Clinton resigned.

Would we have gotten Osama at the exact same time we eventually did?  Pretty much.

Who wins in 2012? No idea, but what I'm sure of is we would be in a lot better shape in the "Long War" than we are now.

Why didn't that SOB Bill resign?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"If it's important enough to fight;..."

...It's important enough to win."
Rep. Jack Kingston

I am in total agreement with this statement.  I don't believe President Obama subscribes to it in wars our soldiers are fighting over sea's.  But I believe he subscribes to it 100% at it would pertain to winning against his political opponents here at home.