Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Carpet O-bomb-a-ing

In case there was anybody left who held out some forelorn hope that the roaring propensity for gaffes of Illinois Senator and erstwhile Donk presidential aspirant Barack Obama was still just an abberation, his latest foreign policy speech animated the adage "Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, thrice is a trend":

Obama defended his push to prosecute a tougher military effort to root out al-Qaida on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, which drew criticism from primary rivals for sounding too bellicose.

“Now you have narco drug lords who are helping to finance the Taliban, so we’ve got to get the job done there, and that requires us to have enough troops that we are not just air raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there,’’ Obama said.

Campaign spokesman Reid Cherlin said Obama was not endorsing the current Bush policy, which consists solely of air raids and bombing of civilians.

Leave it to Generalissimo O-bomb-a to apply Scott Thomas Beauchamp-calibre slander of the American military (annnnnd the Bush Administration) to the Afghan theatre of operations. I guess that was going to be the next New Republic expose, so Barack wanted to beat them to it.

One wonders whether the guy can possibly believe his own verbal sewage, and if he does, from where he can possibly be getting this nonsense. Once you strip away the outrageous slur against our men & women in uniform in Afghanistan, you're scarcely any less appalled by the mind-boggling ignorance. We're employing pretty much the same counter-insurgency strategy there that we are in Iraq, the essence of which is GI boots on the ground in local communities visibly rooting the jihadis out and send them home to Allah in little bite-sized pieces. Indeed, the "policy of air raids and bombing of civilians" describes Bill Clinton's 1999 war of aggression against Serbia than any war-fighting strategy George W. Bush has ever signed off on. Indeed, the reason conditions deteriorated so much in Iraq is precisely because our "policy" was too passive, not too aggressive.

Admiral Morrissey thinks the Dems' Great Black Hope has already taken himself out of the race:

Obama started this primary campaign looking like a man with a future in the Democratic Party. His asinine pronouncements on military affairs and foreign policy now make him look like someone drowning in two feet of water. Besides having a nice voice and a pleasant disposition, the man has nothing to offer. He's an empty suit, a man who doesn't engage his brain before activating his jaw.

But there is one group of people to whom O-bomb-a's "asinine prouncements on military affairs and foreign policy" will sound like divine revelation from on high: the far-left nutroots. The Kos crowd and DUmmies will eat this slop up like it was ambrosia itself.

And with what "wing" of the Democrat Party is Hillary Clinton said to be least popular? The Kos-hacks and DUmmies. Who is the presumptive Donk presidential frontrunner in 2008? Hillary Clinton. What would be the most effective move she could make to make peace with the nutroots? Make O-bomb-a her running mate.

Now do his "asinine pronouncements on military affairs and foreign policy" - like suggesting that Iraq be surrendered not just to Iran, but the ChiComms as well - start making a tad more sense?

They should. And rest assured Mrs. Clinton agrees with every damned last one of them. She just can't admit that until after she's safely back in the White House. But once she is, we'll be up to our armpits in asinine, and no way to drain the fever-swamp. Who'll be the asininnies then? Rodham-Obama, or the voters that elected them?

Pity we'll all have to suffer for their foolishness.