Friday, August 24, 2012

This Can't Be Good...

Gerry sent in the latest in wonderful news around the world...

U.S. sends aircraft carrier back to Gulf to face Iran, Syria
DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is cutting short home leave for the crew of one of its aircraft carriers and sending them back to the Middle East next week to counter any threat from Iran, according to the official Navy News Service.
Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told sailors aboard the USS Stennis in their home port of Seattle on Wednesday they were needed back in the Middle East soon, after approving calls from the U.S. Central Command for Stennis to return to the region.
Hmmm. Iran and Syria. It seems those two countries have been mentioned as trouble spots before. Something about an axis, or evil, or something like that. I do remember the liberal side of the political aisle laughing at the simplistic cowboy idiot President who used such simple terms. I also remember them pooh-poohing the threat posed to the US from these countries, not to mention the media having a field day with the simplistic, us-vs-them mindset.

Of course, now that the President has a (D) after his name, all military action is right and just, and any question of his actions means you support the Taliban, right? It couldn't POSSIBLY be that the idiot Bush was right, and these countries actually WERE a threat to the US, could it? I mean, imagine that - dumb ol' Chimpy getting something right like that...

It must be gratifying for President Bush to see his policies so thoroughly vindicated in the past four years. The internment of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay; the use of aggressive interrogation techniques; the specific targeting of threats; the use of wiretapping - all of these things were indicative of the ZOMG POLICE STATE under Bush, yet are still continued by Obama. Obviously, even though he campaigned against them, he believes in their efficiency, since he has not removed these methods.

A *real* GOP challenger to Obama would point out the glaring deficiencies between Obama the Democratic challenger in 2008 and Obama the candidate for re-election in 2012. They would point out the many Bush-era policies that Obama campaigned so strongly against - maybe even pulling up video footage of Obama giving impassioned speeches against waterboarding and Gitmo - yet are still continued today. They might even contrast all the Bush policies left in place with the continued drumbeat of the poor economy being Bush's fault - if Bush really was so bad as Obama has claimed for the past four years, why has Obama failed to reverse a single policy?

But seeing as how we don't have a real challenger to Obama, I think he'll garner another four years to *really* reverse those Bush policies...

That is all.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Less training, Less maintaince, lower morale, what could possibly go wrong?

Gerry

Rev. Paul said...

Sure - the Discombobulator in Chief thinks the Navy has generals, too, so what's to worry about?

NotDilbert said...

...... And they have his kiddy chair ready for him in the situation room just in case he wants to sit in on the joint chiefs running an op again.

Stretch said...

I hate living in Interesting Times.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Don't forget, it's not just a Carrier. There is a whole Task Force to go with it, which means a Cruiser, Destroyers, a Sub or 2, Supply Ships, etc. Plus, they have to get some Aircraft Squadrons and put them on the Carrier. Plus, even though the Carrier is Nuclear Powered, the rest of the Task Force uses Evil Black Oil. Then, there's always going to be some Personnel Shortages, so they'll be Sailors flown in to fill out empty slots, so those poor Bastards will be receiving Phone Calls telling them to Load up for a Deployment, and they needed to be there Yesterday, so get on that flight!

All because the Anointed One screwed up with his Military Planning, and now he has to prove to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee that he's as great a Field Marshall as his predecessors, Jimmy Carter and LBJ.

God, I hate Election Years.

Michael Brown said...

Les, you're bringing us down man. Happy thoughts, happy place....

Ah hell, too late. We're screwed.

Anonymous said...

"A real challenger" wouldn't bring up things that Obama's supporters aren't going to hold against him because, as you noted, The One is (D). Some of the independents though are going to look at his continuation of some of those Bush policies as a plus, "growing in office", etc. So, there's no reason for the challenger to bring it up. He can get much better traction on the economy. Others can highlight Obama's feckless naivete (or feckless cynicism), but it will take a lot more than his present foreign/defense policy to pry the brain dead libtards lips off The One's ass.