It’s no secret that our military brass do not look upon President Barack Obama as a great military tactician. However, the recent spate of generals testifying before Congress as to his ineptitude is simply unprecedented.
The latest in the long line of men who’ve gone before our legislature to attest to Obama’s incompetence is retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who lambasted American foreign policy before the Senate Armed Services Committee this Tuesday.
“(We need to) come out from our reactive crouch and take a firm, strategic stance in defense of our values,” Mattis told the committee.
He said that he didn’t know what “our policy is on Syria” was and that Iraq was also a “strategy-free environment.”
“We’ve disappointed a lot of friends out there, from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, from Abu Dhabi to Cairo,” Mattis said.
He was also sharply critical of Obama’s withdrawal timelines.
“Setting withdrawal dates and telling the enemy in advance when we’re leaving probably contributes to the endless wars that we get into,” Mattis told the committee.
Mattis said that the lesson hadn’t been learned and that we were asking for the same problems we’re having in Iraq and Syria in Afghanistan.
“In Afghanistan, we need to consider if we’re asking for the same outcome there as we saw last summer in Iraq, should we pull out all our troops on the administration’s proposed timeline,” he said, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
“The gains achieved at great cost against our enemy in
A “strategy-free environment” might well describe the entirety of the Obama administration, but it’s been felt hardest in the military, whose members can pay for Obama’s mistakes with their lives.
It makes one wonder how much longer we can let America’s influence decline before we cannot ever get it back. Hopefully, America’s place in the world can withstand two more years of Barack Hussein Obama’s “leadership.”
But I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune