Paleocon, co-originator of Fourth Generation War theory, and Iraq War opponent William Lind in Global Guerillas
“O=W” is a bumper sticker beginning to show up on liberals’ cars. After the President’s speech Tuesday night at West Point, I suspect it will spread rapidly.
It should not come as a surprise. America is now a one-party state. The one party is the Establishment party, which is also the war party. Unless you are willing to cheer permanent war for permanent peace, you cannot be a member of the Establishment.
The real choice Obama faced was not how many troops to send. We do not have enough troops to commit a militarily meaningful number. The real choice was to get out now or get out later. His duty as Chief Executive, the state of America’s treasury (empty), concern for the well-being of our troops and their families, and the hopelessness of the situation all dictated he get out now. By punting the decision, he showed America and the world what he is made of. December 1, 2009, was the date the Obama Presidency failed.
What accounts for such madness? The American establishment surely does has a bad case of BSD and feels compelled to spew testosterone whenever and wherever possible even when it’s counterproductive and stupid. Also, war is good for the economy, so invest your children. Hey, we got to pull out of the recession somehow.
Am I being too harsh? Then tell me, what other possible reasons are there for the US to escalate a war it can’t win?
Nobel Peace Prize winner to escalate second war. In Pakistan. While the Iraq War continues. So that makes three wars happening simultaneously. And to what end?