The Leader of the Free World is busy piling up chips and betting it all on.. what?. Not that I'm listening, but you would think that there's a message the man has that would penetrate. For somebody who was supposed to be a brilliant articulator, he really hasn't come up with any truly memorable phrases we can be proud of.
It just so happens that I was slaving away today without much attention paid to the news. But I did catch this video from Frank Gaffney. It's full of facts that are, quite frankly, boring in these pre-apocalyptic days. I for one have become resigned to a sort of defeatist and defensive strategy in the wake of the predictably pathetic foreign policy of the Obama Administration. I have put my wariness on the shelf and have gotten used to a future of 'whatever'. We are back to the Reagan Era, without even the balls to talk trash. You see Reagan talked a good game but he kept every the US Military on a tight leash with a bigger budget. A decent path to follow if you don't mind what happens in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. A dumb plan to follow if you really want to accomplish something in South and Central America. Obama talks no trash whatsoever and makes friends with enemies. On the other hand pursues an aggressive, if haphazard and deniable set of guerilla campaigns - all for the purpose of placating whom exactly?. Militarily undercover, like Reagan, but rhetorically dishonest and strategically backwards. In other words, the worst of both worlds.
Obama seems to understand the realpolitik that the American Empire is always at war, but he's got no cred to admit it. And so he's letting all sorts of tactical advantages slip by because he has no grand strategy that can speak to justifying engagements we need to pursue. Therefore we witness what Gaffney sees.
Anyway. Happy 9/11. And yeah we smacked down that mosque. That's the game as it stands.