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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just dammit....

Really?


However, it’s not what is in the document that surprises the reader – it’s what was left out. There presence of two elephants in their living room apparently escaped the notice of American’s top civilian and military leaders. Islamic radicalism does not receive any mention whatsoever in the American Defence Review and the threat posed by a nuclear Iran is mentioned in only one general sentence at the end of a document (page 101). To put this lack of discussion in proportion, contrast this non-discussion with other security issues mentioned in the document. For example, the security effects of climate change are highlighted and discussed in depth in eight pages of the document.
I would not have thought it possible that one could publish a book-length assessment of America’s security challenges and responses and NOT address the problem of Islamic radicalism or the Iranian bomb – but that’s just what Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mullen have done. From this one can draw one of two possible conclusions: these men are really, really stupid (not very likely), or they have deliberately minimised the current security threats to please the Obama administration and support the President’s desire to cut defence spending. The smart money is on the latter explanation.

How's all that Hopey-Changy kool-aid working for people now?  You feel safer yet?

If we get attacked again, it will be because Obama the fucking communist allowed it to happen.  Found here.

3 comments:

chilidog said...

A most eloquent assessment, I wish I'd said that!

Anonymous said...

If we get attacked again, it will be because Obama the fucking communist allowed it to happen.

WHEN we get attacked again, it will be because Obama the fucking communist allowed it to happen.

There,fixed it for you.

Gerry N.

Windy Wilson said...

The Terrorists out there who happen to be Islamic fundamentalists are like a man on a ship with a pistol hunting you down through the passageways and compartments. The Climate change danger is like the same ship on a collision course in three weeks with Bermuda.
A lot can happen in that time, and Bermuda isn't that small. In the meantime, there's this guy with a gun. . .