The commander-in-chief’s new call sign: Cave Man.
Media louts are pounding the tom-toms about how now that Obama’s domestic agenda is receiving taking final sacraments, he can focus on becoming a “foreign policy president.” Jesus in a camisole. The only kind of foreign policy president young Mr. Obama can become is the kind young Mr. Bush was: a hapless servant of the Pentarchy that aims to keep American is a constant state of war throughout this American Century and into the next one. Obama won’t have to work very hard to become that
I noted in early 2009 that Obama should have transferred Gates, Mullen, Petraeus, Odierno and the rest of his war domos to civilian command the nanosecond after that Bush appointed Chief Justice screwed up his oath of office. I further noted that he should have fired them all when they pushed him to send more troops to the Bananastans but couldn’t tell him what they do with them once they got there. When Bananas Stan McChrystal finally got so cocky Obama didn’t have any choice but to fire him, he should have sent the rest of the four-star hooligans assigned to Fort Palooka as well.
But Obama didn’t do any of those things. Instead, he put the head Praetorian, King David, in charge of the banana stand, thereby insuring that no withdrawal timeline would ever be adhered to in that theater of war, just like the timelines have been blown off in Iraq. Baghdad is under siege again. I forget how many times that makes, or how many six-month Friedman units ago we turned that corner for the first time.
The bad news is that Obama now admits we won’t even be able to think about turning responsibility for Afghanistan over to the Afghans until 2014. The good news is that outgoing defense secretary Bob Gates is “upbeat” about our legacy in Afghanistan, and hopes that his tenure in office has brought confidence about the U.S. role in that part of the world. If he’s talking about our plight as unwanted and failed occupiers, yeah, I’m as confident about our performance in that role as I could possibly be.
I’m also confident in the future of our role as a stooge of Israel. According to Likudnik megaphone JTA (they don’t say what “JTA” means for but I have a pretty good guess what the “J” stands for), Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu is positively swaggering over the recent GOP takeover of the House of Representatives. He’s so sure he can get anything he wants now that he’s making hee-haw noise about how “Containment will not work” against Iran. I’m guessing Bibi figures the Palestinians can go suck a gas pipe too.
The man who started us down this road has been polluting the information environment plugging the autobiography that somebody else wrote for him. Dubya’s telling every microphone that won’t run away from him that he did everything he did because lawyers like ‘Berto Gonzales and John “Fu Man” Yoo told him it was all legal so they can’t put him in jail. And I’m guessing that Billy Graham told Bush he couldn’t go to hell for any of it either.
For going on two years now I’ve been thinking that Obama was at least better than the alternative we were stuck with. I’m beginning to think differently. Grampaw Pettibone and Tea Bag Barbie would have sold us out to the Pentarchs too, but they would likely have destroyed the GOP in the process. As things stand, Obama has pretty much planted a pair of shiny new pennies on the “Democrat” Party’s eyelids.
Of course, Obama had a lot of help sailing his party down the River Styx. Take my old congressman (please), Glen Nye. Sons of the daughters of the Great Enlightenment turned out in ’08 to meet the Virginia Hillbilly GOP horde and put him in office to promote a progressive agenda: you remember, health care, end the war little stuff like that. Glen voted against Obama and with the zombies damn near every chance he got. Then come 2010 campaign time, he spent all the money his Democratic backers gave him on ads bragging about how he’d voted with the Republicans. He was no doubt as shocked as Captain Renault when Virginia Democrats didn’t turn out to vote for him a second time.
Where do we find such liberals?