Thursday, September 11, 2014
While we honor and remember the 2,996 who died thirteen years ago today, we must remember what Thomas Jefferson once said, that "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Today we have a greatly weakened military and a President with little or no resolve to protect Americans from external threats, except to make empty speeches and blame everything on his predecessor. Perhaps Obama will finally be motivated to use his secret weapon, the Twitter hashtag: #warisbad, #dontdodat.
Now Obama has announced war on the Islamic State (ISIS), but it will be a war by committee. Most other Muslim countries will be invited to participate. The US will not put boots on the ground, but will instead supply weaponry to Muslim countries who are under attack by ISIS. Meanwhile, Obama will make brave speeches and little else.
The main reason for Obama's "war by committee" is to diffuse blame in case the project fails, to spread responsibility among many, to protect himself from accountability. It is the coward's way to fight a war.
ISIS will continue attacking and conquering other Muslim states, who will fold in short order. ISIS will then appropriate all that American weaponry to continue its expansion across Arabia.
What can we do to protect ourselves? Lacking a responsible and decisive administration, the answer is "not much." Vote for conservatives in the November midterms, and try to hold on for two more years of Milquetoast Barack Obama.