Friday, April 24, 2009

The Diplomatic Policy of Apology

We are not a product to be marketed. We are a country with interests to defend and protect. We should care about world opinion but defuse the misperceptions through education and action, not apologies for policies that have kept us safe and prevented attacks on our soil. To say that America is in the same league as our enemies when it comes to aggressive military actions, torture and willful disregard of human rights is giving aid and comfort to our enemies. This whole philosophy is a fabrication meant to destroy our credibility in the eyes of the Western World by our enemies. I cannot fathom the depth of stupidity and armchair thinking that got us to this point. I believe we are being led by the nose to the slaughterhouse and made to ask for forgiveness for perceptions that are not true along the way.

I also believe that Obama is too young to really remember the mistakes of the past as his excuse is “I wasn’t borne yet” or “I was just a child” or ‘It’s above my pay grade”. Having Biden as VP ( Mr. Misconception and Gaffer) is not helping him either to remember those mistakes that got us into WW1 and WW2.

Then there is Hillary Clinton, a self-serving person that is all mouth and no action exercising “I need to look good” diplomacy. She is very adept at sending the message of weakness to our enemies.

All of the miss-steps in diplomacy in this first 100 days say the current administration is an inept, bumbling collection of idiots when it comes to diplomacy. Unfortunately as we saw with 9/11, the average American will pay the price while the politicians skate with their hubris laden excuse of “We didn’t realize that was going to happen.”

No clear vision of the future adds up to reactive thinking that does nothing to prevent or even consider the unintended consequences of muddled actions meant to only disguise the inability to really perceive the danger. This is the reality of the current administration’s first hundred days of diplomatic miss-steps.

Just remember the mistakes of the current administration will result in more loss of American lives as your sons and daughters and their sons and daughters pay the ultimate price as defenders of the indefensible. This administration’s gaffes and miss-steps in diplomacy are unpardonable and irreversible at that point and it will be too late to change course. If you care about your Country’s future you will vote out the holders of office every time they come up for election starting in 2010 and again in 2012.

Without the leadership in place to really listen, the average American has no voice and is just crying in the wilderness of vapid government. The process is damaged and needs repair badly. All we have left is the power to resist peacefully and vote those who don’t listen out of office. That power was stripped away in the last election by false messages and a false messiah. To restore that power to the voter, it will take a catastrophe of major proportions. I fear one is building right now.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Obama Debt - Tea Party Anyone?

Courtesy of Instapundit. The projected Obama Debt is UNHEALTHY for ALL Americans. Leftie Axelrod has thrown an axle and needs his opinion repaired. This supports the reasoning behind the Tea Parties.

See the whole story at:

George Orwell Was a Little Late, But Right on!

This is the confirmation of the Obama Administration watching the folks who attend the Tea Parties. May we come out 10 times stronger on 4th of July. Stand up for your right to be heard!

This is 2009 reality, not George Orwell 1984 fiction.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Obama's Hostage Rescue Waffling

A Navy Rear Admiral's take on Obama's decision making concerning the hostages and pirates

Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following:

1. BHO wouldn't authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.

2. Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn't do anything unless the hostage's life was in "imminent" danger.

3. The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction.

4. When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions. As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.

5. BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams.

6. Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage. 4 hours later, 3 dead raggies.

7. BHO immediately claims credit for his "daring and decisive" behavior. As usual with him, it's BS.

So per our last email thread, I'm downgrading Oohbaby's performance to D-.
Only reason it's not an F is that the hostage survived.

Read the following accurate account: Philips' first leap into the warm, dark water of the Indian Ocean hadn't worked out as well. With the Bainbridge in range and a rescue by his country's Navy possible, Philips threw himself off of his lifeboat prison, enabling Navy shooters onboard the destroyer a clear shot at his captors - and none was taken.

The guidance from National Command Authority - the president of the United States , Barack Obama - had been clear: a peaceful solution was the only acceptable outcome to this standoff unless the hostage's life was in clear, extreme danger.

The next day, a small Navy boat approaching the floating raft was fired on by the Somali pirates - and again no fire was returned and no pirates killed. This was again due to the cautious stance assumed by Navy personnel thanks to the combination of a lack of clear guidance from Washington and a mandate from the commander in chief's staff not to act until Obama, a man with no background of dealing with such issues and no track record of decisiveness, decided that any outcome other than a "peaceful solution" would be acceptable.

After taking fire from the Somali kidnappers again Saturday night, the on scene commander decided he'd had enough. Keeping his authority to act in the case of a clear and present danger to the hostage's life and having heard nothing from Washington since yet another request to mount a rescue operation had been denied the day before, the Navy officer - unnamed in all media reports to date - decided the AK47 one captor had leveled at Philips' back was a threat to the hostage's life and ordered the NSWC team to take their shots.

Three rounds downrange later, all three brigands became enemy KIA and Philips was safe. There is upside, downside, and spinside to the series of events over the last week that culminated in yesterday's dramatic rescue of an American hostage.

Almost immediately following word of the rescue, the Obama administration and its supporters claimed victory against pirates in the Indian Ocean and [1] declared that the dramatic end to the standoff put paid to questions of the inexperienced president's toughness and decisiveness.Despite the Obama administration's (and its sycophants') attempt to spin yesterday's success as a result of bold, decisive leadership by the inexperienced president, the reality is nothing of the sort. What should have been a standoff lasting only hours - as long as it took the USS Bainbridge and its team of NSWC operators to steam to the location - became an embarrassing four day and counting standoff between a ragtag handful of criminals with rifles and a U.S. Navy warship.