Obama should listen to generals…
My understanding of war is that you kill more of the enemy than the enemy does of your military. You demoralize the enemy by your might and military authority and when the enemy waves the white flag your military comes home and is acknowledged w/ gratitude befitting them. But then came vietnam when our military became pawns and victims of politics and anarchists. The greatest fighting force in the history of the world was humbled not by a foreign military, but rather by domestic terrorists and a complicit press. Now we see obama playing the same game. We know he opposed the war and we know like clinton before him, despite what he and progressives say, they have utter contempt for our military. The military is to be a finely tuned machine. Their goals and objectives are to be clear and well defined. They are to be deployed w/ one objective – to crush the enemy, to utterly demoralize the enemy and to come home victorious. But, bush allowed the war to become a political exercise instead of unleashing our dogs of war – and obama has trumped that by using the military to appease his anti-military base. His ignoring the generals (those left that are true fighting men, not daffodils in uniform) is a waste of tax dollars, a waste of military resources, and most tragically a waste of lives. Obama has a responsibility as commander-in-chief to prudently listen and follow the advice of his military commanders. This is not a classroom exercise, it is life and death. And I submit he has blood on his hands. He has been shameless in his eagerness to use the military as a backdrop for photo-ops, but thoughtless in the waste of American life. Our military should finish the job it started and it should finish it w/ cruel perfection. That is the nature of war. War is not nice, it is not fought w/ concern for how the enemy feels. To w/draw our troops over the objections of the commanders who know best is abhorrent. To use American lives for political gain is morally opprobrious but obviously not out of character for someone whose only concern is reelection.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here