September 2009

30 Sep 2009 12:35 pm

So Barack Obama has only met with General Stanley McChrystal once since McChrystal’s appointment to head up the Afghanistan theater?


But not surprising.

Obama’s just not into the military, or victory for that matter. Except for ordering a general to shave Stephen Colbert’s head the dithering Barack has stayed as far away from making decisive decisions in regards to military deployments as he can.

As he flits off to Copenhagen tomorrow to seize the credit for what is a probable forgone conclusion of the selection of Chicago for the 2016 Olympics Obama will be in his comfort zone. Our president prefers Faux TV pundits, adoring crowds and the forced singing of little children.

The hubris of the man continues to amaze.

When it comes to national security Obama sides with the Ahmadinejads of the world. As Victor Davis Hanson points out, Obama hasn’t strayed from his base when it comes to their expressed desires. If Obama is willing to go against the American people when it comes to health care reform there is little evidence that he will grant General McChrystal’s request for a troop surge. At this time Americans are war weary, and Obama’s begun to separate himself from the Afghanistan mission.

Yesterday Obama called the war in Afghanistan not purely an “American battle” but it was a broader NATO mission, a multinational effort. That has been true from the early days of the war but it is still primarily an American mission. I suspect a little side stepping in that statement.

The Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said yesterday that he agrees with General McChrystal on the conditions on the ground in Afghanistan.

Will we soon see another czar appointment, a War Czar? Mr. O would never want to endure his own personal failure but if an American war effort fails?

The man is just not into it.

11 Sep 2009 12:13 pm

I awakened in the early hours this morning from a bad dream. Tears filled my eyes in that dark hour as I recalled the dream. It was full of grief and confusion and I found myself thinking of loved ones who have died recently. But as I was thinking of these greatly missed souls the thought came to me…today is September 11th.

A grief embedded deeply inside American hearts will never die as long as there are still threats of an attack from our enemies, Islamic terrorists. We have seen justice done through the war on terror and the war in Iraq, however.. Some 24,000 Islamic terrorists were killed in Iraq during the past eight years. Had they not been taken out there in Iraq would not many of them be here in our own land?

As I remembered that day, eight years ago, the dream quickly faded from my memory. I couldn’t recall the details at all but that is a blessing. But some nightmares need to be remembered clearly and the day the terrorists killed three thousand Americans is one such day.

So many people seem to have forgotten. That has to be the reason why the American electorate voted Barrack Obama into office. Obama made it clear throughout his short career as a senator that he did not support our war on terror and his many acts as president reveals him to be a weak horse, a paper tiger, a man who is afraid to confront our enemies. One of his first acts as president was to send the bust of Winston Churchill back to England. Apparently the great lion of Britain was no longer welcome in the White House.

Last night the most political of all presidents, Barrack Obama, proclaimed today, September 11th, 2009 as a day of service and remembrance.

Volunteerism has nothing to do with this day. Americans were busy going to work on that beautiful blue sky Tuesday eight years ago. We were at war with no country but the attack, an act of war, woke us up for a time.

Now America seems to be dozing during the days of the sandman, Obama. The nightmare still exists, however, and it lies in wait. Evil acts against our country may be in the planning stages as the president hems and haws. One day we may be able to sleep safely in our land with no thought or fear of the enemies inside and outside our broken down gates.

But now is no time for sleeping or dreaming. We need to remember September 11th, 2001 in all of its grief, confusion, agony and unity. The truth is a stronger bulwark for our nations future and for our national security.

09 Sep 2009 07:01 pm

Obama and his speech to school children. Really. How lame was that? Now that he’s attempting speech number thirty on health care tonight will anyone really be tuning in? Not me. If I ever did have any faith in the man it’s long gone down the road.

My husband and I will be watching reruns of NCIS tonight. No crucial prime time sales pitches/lectures from Obama for us.

I will, however, be checking out Michelle Malkin’s speech tailgate party.

My husband and I like our health care now and don’t want to go back to the days of congress tinkering with our military health care. We had it pretty good when we were not living near an Army hospital and had to seek out civilian doctors. Champus was a pretty good deal back then. We were required to file our claims individually and I was very diligent in doing that and the reimbursement from Champus was timely.

When we lived overseas we were not so lucky. If we were fortunate enough to live near a military hospital we had a chance to be seen but not necessarily by a doctor. Some procedures (like colonoscopies) were not available to dependents.

Worse than that, however, were the dreaded German hospitals. One of my friends (who was in her mid-thirties) had an emergency which necessitated a trip to the hospital. There was no military hospital anywhere near her post so she had to go to a German hospital. She sat in the hospital hallways until her appendix burst and then she got a near fatal case of peritonitis. She lost fifteen pounds in that short time. (and she was thin to begin with)

My friend had to deal with double-double government health care and it wasn’t pretty.

There were so many other nightmarish events that happened in the government run hospitals during my husband’s thirty years in the military that it might give me bad dreams if I write any more.

Suffice it to say that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would never admit themselves to a military hospital.

Don’t get me started on what happened to my husband and my daughter in Walter Reed.

I can see nothing good in the future for Americans if they allow Obama and the Democrats to push through a government option, (public option) or a non-government option or a co-op or with triggers.

A trigger clause written deeply into the healthcare reform bill seems to be Obama’s fail-safe.

Interesting that the gun hating Obama administration would employ that word.