Over the past six years, Republicans have been critical of President Barack Obama’s weak, misguided national defense policies when it came to dealing with terrorists, thugs, dictators and thieves.
But if you think it’s only Republicans who think the president has been lousy in this area, you’ve got another think coming. Get a load of this quote about Obama’s failure to take action after Syria used chemical weapons from his own former CIA director, Leon Panetta, in a soon-to-be-released memoir…
“The result, I felt, was a blow to American credibility. When the president as commander in chief draws a red line, it is critical that he act if the line is crossed. The power of the United States rests on its word. Assad’s action clearly defied President Obama’s warning; by failing to respond, it sent the wrong message to the world.”
Did it ever. Epic fail.
In addition, there’s no denying the fact that Obama’s cut-and-run policy in Iraq has squandered billions in treasure and thousands of American military lives that were expended to rescue and rebuild that nation. Iraq is now overrun and terrorized by ruthless barbarians whose Queen of Hearts-like slogan is, literally “Off with their heads!”
Not satisfied with merely losing Iraq, it looks like Afghanistan is next to fall.
The Associated Press reported on Friday that “An Afghan army desperate for more advanced military equipment is suffering death rates 30 percent higher in the 2014 fighting season, the army’s first against the Taliban without large-scale assistance from the U.S.-led international military force.”
But at least the President said this week he has this whole Ebola thing under control.
Reuters reported on Friday that “Nurses, the frontline care providers in U.S. hospitals, say they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients arriving in their hospital emergency departments infected with Ebola.”
And do you know who’s responsible for this disaster of a second term for a failed first term president?
The Republican establishment that forced Mitt Romney on us as the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, that’s who. And if they give us another McCain-like/Romney-like nominee in 2016, we’re gonna end up with President Hillary…and it’ll be déjà vu all over again.
Will Republican leaders ever learn?