We have a President whose idea of victory is withdrawl.
How easily was it for him to declare “success” for ending the War in Iraq… only to have ISIS rise the second we Left. He’ll barely put boots on the ground to combat the problem, though had we just kept them there, the problem would’ve never arose.
Obama says we’ll ultimately “degrade and destroy” ISIS, but what has he done to do that? He says we’ll combat ISIS without putting boots on the ground (primarily through airstrikes), which is a lot like saying “we’re going to fight a war – but we’ll completely half-ass it.” And even in that arena he’s not letting our armed forces do their job. According to the Washington Free Beacon, U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against ISIS are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike. So Obama will let you attack ISIS only a quarter of the time we actually have information on a target.
He wouldn’t be able to prevent soldiers on the ground from killing their opponents, which makes me wonder if that’s why he won’t authorize boots on the ground.
It’s not easy working in the military under Obama’s Presidency, and one general is dropping a bombshell on his leadership. As Western Journalism reported:
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Norman Ham is speaking out ahead of the presidential election about the serious problems he has with the current commander in chief — and why he believes GOP nominee Donald Trump has the best plan to correct the American military’s current course.
In an interview with Trending Today USA with Rusty Humphries, Ham made it clear he had major misgivings about the armed forces under President Barack Obama at the time of his retirement two years ago.
“Now that I don’t have to be politically correct anymore,” he told the host, “it was demoralizing to work for Obama.”
Ham went on to explain how he believes cuts to military spending left his and other generals’ hands tied when attempting to perform their duties.
“Sequestration severely handicapped our military training-wise, readiness, equipment, facilities,” he said. “It was demoralizing. Your whole job as a general is to take care of people; because when you take care of people, you get the mission done. We weren’t allowed to take care of the people the way we needed to take care of people.”
Over a century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt coined what was called Big Stock diplomacy, summarizing his foreign policy as “soft softly, and carry a big stick.” Essentially he was stating that we should negotiate peacefully, while being armed to the teeth in the event that we need to use force.
The times have changed. In the age of Obama, we talk softly and carry no stick.