It is tempting and certainly very easy to point out that Obama’s war (or Obama’s “kinetic military action,” or “time-limited, scope-limited military action,” or whatever the latest ever more preposterous evasion is) is at odds with everything candidate Obama said about U.S. military action before his election. And certainly every attempt the president makes to explain his Libyan adventure is either cringe-makingly stupid (“I’m accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also somebody who aspires to peace”) or alarmingly revealing of a very peculiar worldview:
“That’s why building this international coalition has been so important,” he said the other day. “It is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally.” [emphasis mine] Mark Steyn
You read that right, boys and girls. Our military is “being volunteered by others to carry out missions.” What does the mean exactly? Our soldiers are conscripted by other governments, NATO and/or the UN for service – on their whim? And our soldiers serve under foreign commanders?
This is really mind boggling. I’m not sure too many have picked up on this statement. But the ramifications are staggering.
He’s wiling to sacrifice our soldiers for use by foreign powers. They call soldiers who do that, mercenaries.
Does anyone, NOW, have any question about this man’s world view?
March 29th, 2011 at 5:29 PM
He’s in re-election mode my dear, and I can guarantee you he cares not who he uses or destroys to get four more years to wipe the United States clean of her sovereignty.
March 30th, 2011 at 11:31 AM
You are so right! this is all about his re-election and we’re gonna see him pull out all the stops because he’s not doing so well in the polls right now.
March 29th, 2011 at 3:06 PM
To paraphrase FDR: Obama–a name that will live in infamy.
March 29th, 2011 at 8:48 AM
Great post Roxy.
Time is of the essence to get this fool out of office.
There are many efforts to restrict this administration from further damaging this country, but they are met with consistent stonewalling, delays, etc.
IMO, impeachment proceedings should have started yesterday.
It’s time to take this thug to the mat.
March 29th, 2011 at 10:21 AM
INDEED! Who said “it’s time to get this fight on”? I think it was Mike Pence a week or 2 ago. He was talking about the budget fight but it works for this too — Impeach this guy!!! You can’t tell me he’s not done enough questionable things (or his minions) that he doesn’t qualify for at least a hearing!
March 29th, 2011 at 6:58 AM
That is a very perceptive find. Is that a Mark Steyn article? Am I not seeing the link? I’d like to read the rest.
March 29th, 2011 at 10:19 AM
LOL you don’t see it because I forgot to link it! But it is now and here is the link: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0311/steyn.php3
March 29th, 2011 at 2:04 PM
Thanks Roxy. Once again, that was a very astute observation. You aren’t the first person I’ve heard liken the current treatment of our military to that of hired mercenaries.