It is time for the US to take the leash off it’s military and let them wrap this thing up in Iraq so we can get on with Iran!
I haven’t been this frustrated with the “Government” running a war since Johnson and McNamara!
Either we are in it to win, or we need to get the hell out!
There is no reason to allow our Soldiers and Marines to get picked off as we are doing. When the government forces them to fight with their hands tied behind them… they get killed. It is a long “drawn out slaughter” which wears them down mentally.
I sincerely thought we had learned something from Viet Nam! Apparently not!
Some have called this a “minimalist effort” at fighting this war. I interpret that to mean that we fight it with as little effort as is possible. (Just enough to stay even with the board… but not enough to gain a clear victory.) I must tell you… that is pure, 100%, unadulterated, BS!
The frustration of the grunts must be absolutely awful!
Add to that mix an anti-war movement, on the left, in the USA, and you have a formula for ridicule and defeat. The “useful idiots” of the left are responsible for most of the deaths of US military personnel in Iraq. The give aid and comfort to the enemy… on a daily basis.
As I see it, the US needs to do only two things to regain its position of respect in the world.
One: Unleash it’s military!
Two: Lock up, put in jail, imprison, whatever…those who practice Sedition in the US. I mean from the top to the bottom. From the halls of Congress to the neighborhood beer hall.
Notice… I didn’t mention “winning hearts and minds”. That is a formula for a loser. I don’t give a hoot whether they like us or not. I want them to fear us! I want them to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if they strike at the US they will pay with everything they have… including their home, their family, their country, their lives… everything!
It is shameful to place our military in the position they are in. We’re demanding that those kids march into harm’s way… and not fight back!
When they temporarily "lose it" and clean out a “rats nest” they wind up facing a court martial and imprisonment when they ought to be given medals!
Look, this is a dog eat dog world. The bad guys don’t play nice! As long as WE play nice we will continue to be trounced… all over the world.
Turn our guys loose and let them do the job. They’ll clean that mess up, in the Middle East, in short order.
Let them use tactical nukes when they need to use them! Let THEM decide when! There are a few towns in Iraq that would be better nuked. Clean out the cancer, which is infecting the whole area.
There is no reason to set our military up for defeat as we are doing. Our soldiers will fight… when they are allowed to do so!
What a pathetic mess we are. Our politicians are wringing their hands because they are “deeply concerned” that the world won’t like us!
Who gives a DAMN WHAT the world thinks?!
I learned, as a child, that people would believe of me what they liked. It mattered little, if at all, what I did or, didn’t do. So, I have lived my life on my own terms. You don’t like it? Tough!
But to watch our nation destroy itself, whining about who likes us and who doesn’t, is embarrassing, even painful.
The Prez should call in the Joint Chiefs and give them the order to: “Take Iraq”. Period! “Call me when it’s done. I have something else for you to do.” Then get out of the way and let them do their job.
No doubt I’ll hear for some of you that the US should never be the first to use nukes. Well, BS! We blew that one, didn’t we? And come to think of it… we WON!
What’s the point of having them if we’re not going to use them? I know. I know. As a deterrent! Well, deterrents only work when you are fighting someone who actually gives a damn whether they live, or die, like the Russians, for instance. But this crowd we’re fighting now, couldn’t care less whether they live or not. So, why put American fighting men in harms way. Just NUKE the bastards and be done with it!
Yes, I AM frustrated! I’m frustrated at a piss-ant Congress that wets its collective pants when a pneumatic hammer makes a bang in the building! I’m frustrated at the ever-increasing speed at which America is sliding into socialism. I’m frustrated at the loss of Greatness in America. I’m frustrated at the lack of spine in the American people.
I don’t like my country to be the butt of jokes… as it is now. And I really don’t like getting our young men, and young women, killed because our leaders haven’t a clue how to lead!
You want an end to this war? Well forget about it. Until America DECIDES TO WIN IT… we’ll keep on losing!