Saturday, March 26, 2011

An Unintended Benefit of a Bumbling Obama

Maxwell Smart of Get Smart?
Comparisons are already being forged between former president Jimmy Carter and current president Barack Obama as worst president in American history, and the practice is quite understandable. That being said, it must be remembered that Jimmy Carter was a genuine fool lacking both experience and guidance which led to his utter ineptitude. The jury is still out on Obama's "guidance" and his backers, even as his intellect is touted as supreme, despite the mounting evidence to the contrary.

As the debate grows over the wisdom of our interference in Libya - and Obama's very own authority to impose that sort of meddling - there is also the prospect that the same rebels we endeavor to aid may be members of the same group that attacked us a decade ago. It has even been recently acknowledged by the Libyan "rebel leader" that al Qaeda is active in that countries dispute. We may be fighting alongside our enemy. But don't despair just yet.

Despite the curious motives of Obama's illegal action in Libya, and regardless of the bald hypocrisy of the Democrats who defend his actions, there may be a positive outcome in Libya when all is said and done.

Remember back to a decade ago. It was al Qaeda who hijacked our own planes and attacked the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and an empty field in Pennsylvania, thanks to Todd Beamer and his fellow passengers. That was September 11th, 2001. On September 18th, a week later, the 107th Congress issued a joint resolution - Public Law 107-40 [S. J. RES. 23] - which stated, in part, "Whereas, the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States."


In October, we were in Afghanistan hunting al Qaeda and bin Laden, but it was rough work. Trying to find certain individuals in mountainous terrain and determining whether they were shepherds or the enemy was problematic. It was akin to a police academy shooting test where a disproportionate amount of the pop-up targets were pigtailed school girls or grandmas pushing grocery carts with an occasional bad guy springing up.

The lament was that al Qaeda had no country, no flag and no uniforms, making them quite the unconventional adversary. What if they were to have these things, then? What if we inadvertently hand them Libya?

Yes, let them raise their flag, sew their uniforms, and feel like they have achieved a victory of sorts. Let them gather in Libya and chase away the remaining Muslims not interested in the jihad, and once this is complete let them dance.

I would suggest that they also rename the country. Something appropriate. Does anyone know the Arabic translation for Very Large Target?

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2 comments:

Edisto Joe said...

Woody,
I have always believed that Obama's disfunctional foriegn policy will lead to laying the foundation for war in the Middle East. And like Maxwell Smart, he won't even realize that he's doing it.

By the way, did you notice that he is holding the phone upside down in the photograph?

Woody said...

Ej, I used that photo just for that reason. I thought it was perfectly illustrative of his performance as POTUS.