Henry V He Ain’t, And This Will Not Turn Out Like Agincourt

So finally, after much careful deliberation and consultation with his crack team of military experts, our Dear and Glorious Leader has delivered his Chuchillian masterpiece speech outlining our grand strategy that will lead us to victory in The Long War.

Uhm, well, maybe not so much. Instead we were treated to a confusing mish mosh of how vitally important the battle in Afghanistan is versus the fact that we can’t afford it and it’s not worth the effort. Between his disgraceful use of the speech to defend his own procrastination and indecisiveness on the issue, thinly veiled swipes at George W. Bush, and his narcissistic self congratulations, was a half hearted acknowledgement that the war is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. But rather than committing our nation to winning the war, he squandered the opportunity to rally the nation and instead announced a meager and timid course of action. Rather than laying out a firm definition of what we are trying to accomplish, he restated his vague intentions of  “disrupting, dismantling, and defeating Al-Qaeda”. These are tactical goals against an identified single player in what has been, and is rightfully still, a grand war against an ideology and it’s savage adherents. He has reduced the overall war against Islamofacism to a narrow battle against two minor groups of fighters in a single geographic location. While completely missing the overall strategic picture in it’s entirety, Obama’s war has become a fight against only the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the latter who have no more than 100 or so fighters in the theater.

The most damning part of Obama’s strategy however is that he has given the military 18 months to accomplish their mission. While paying lip service to “conditions on the ground”, he said that the U.S. will begin a withdrawal in July of 2011. He gave the enemy the moral impetus they need to persevere against the very troops he is sending to defeat them. While on paper they have 18 months, in reality they have 4. Afghanistan does not have any road infrastructure or seaports that will allow for the easy deployment of our combat brigades. It will take at least 7 months to get the troops in place, probably longer. Although wisely the initial deployments will take place during the winter season when the enemy traditionally goes to ground, and extend through the spring and summer offensive season of 2010, they will not be completed until the following winter. Once the spring 2011 offensive season begins in roughly March, they will have only 4 months to accomplish their goals before the withdrawal begins. That is not enough time for a population centric COIN strategy to take hold and bear fruit. The Surge in Iraq was roughly a full 13 months of effort. Obama expects our military to do the same thing in a far harsher environment, with a total commitment of fewer troops, in 1/3 the time. He has set them up for failure, and announced the fact to the entire world, including our enemies in both Afghanistan and elsewhere.

And it’s the elsewhere which is the most troubling, because it has been ignored. Obama himself stated that Al Qaeda and the Taliban are no longer a serious threat either to CONUS or to the government of Afghanistan, yet it is they and they alone that his strategy will focus on. Meanwhile, the architects and spiritual fathers of the Islamofacist movement, the Mullahs in Iran, are free to continue spreading the Khomeni Islamist Revolution and pursuing nuclear weapons.

In other words, last night the President of the United States announced our surrender to the forces of Islamic Radicalism.

30 comments

  1. 1
    LC LOBO says:

    “In other words, last night the President of the United States announced our surrender to the forces of Islamic Radicalism.”
    He surrendered, I DIDN’T. This is what I say OPEN SEASON MOTHERFUCKER. :em96:

  2. 2
    Sir Fresh Sign says:

    Cadet read ‘Kill Bin Laden’ book during Obama speech…

    i LOVE this cadet…and look how uncomfortable the guy in front of him looks

  3. 3
    Sir Fresh Sign says:

    actually the text on the page suggests it was while he was WAITING for dumbass to speak..i really hope this was shot while Jugears was bloviating

  4. 4

    president husseins delay in setting the strategy into action is an uncanny parallel to what happened to Hitler’s Russian invasion. Hitler delayed his invasion by four weeks so he could wreak revenge on Yugoslavia, the four weeks delay cost him a months worth of fair weather that he could have used to take Moscow. As it was, he launched his attack late, and the Soviet winter stopped him cold….literally….at the gates of Moscow.

    I hope to God that the same thing doesn’t happen to us over there…..Dear Lord protect our troops, because their CinC doesn’t care a whit for them.

  5. 5

    Henry V He Ain’t

    Hell……president hussein ain’t even worthy of comparison to henry VI.

  6. 6
    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    He stalled, rationalized, but in the end had to do something anathema to him.
    Present doesn’t cut it.
    He had to make a decision, and assume the requisite accountability.
    For unlike previous tactics, and present ambitions, he had to make a call. His hope to have his health care bill handed to him to sign with no imput, or the stimulus package, Bush being his whipping boy.
    There is only one ass he is seeking to cover…….and there will be no one he can blame, try as he will.

  7. 7

    In regards to Sir Fresh Sign’s comment @ :

    LOLOL !!!

    FIve bucks says it was during the speech. Hence the ‘im crapping lemon wedges’ look the Cadet in front of him has.

    Noticed a couple of things ..

    1. The … rather muted, subdued welcome Obongo was given?

    2. Chris Matthews called West Point ‘enemy territory’ .. no clearer view into the screaming Left’s mindset could be given than to show West Point and Matthews saying those two words.

    And by extension, since we believe in things like keeping our oath, is there anyone out there stupid enough to think they won’t be labeled as the enemy if they oppose Obongo when the time comes?

    :em96:

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    LC LOBO says:

    In regards to LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist’s comment @ :
    If they do keep the Oath, then yes they will be branded as traitors by the left, much like we already are.

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    redc1c4 says:

    In regards to Sir Fresh Sign’s comment @ :

    note the CIB, and stack of ribbons underneath it on his tunic: this is a prior service enlisted grunt.

    having seen the elephant, i doubt he gives a damn about the First Fluff Bunny.

    Ear Leader was out of his depth last night, but that’s his default setting.

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    Princess Natasha, Resident Token Anarchist says:

    Chris Matthews is an old, putrid bloviating cunt who had its brain eaten away by untreated syphilis it picked up while getting ass-rammed in some bath house.

    As to Hussein? Is there any doubt now whose side he is on in this war? Didn’t think so.

  11. 11
    Princess Natasha, Resident Token Anarchist says:

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist sez:

    And by extension, since we believe in things like keeping our oath, is there anyone out there stupid enough to think they won’t be labeled as the enemy if they oppose Obongo when the time comes?

    Then I’ll wear that label as a badge of honor. It is good to be the enemy of evil.

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    LC TerribleTroy, Imperial Centurion says:

    Matthews said that? What. A. FUCKNUGGET! Enemy territory?

    DOG says Chris Matthews must DIE…..

    Sorry Chris…. just business….. :em96:

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    Nothing this narcissistic, Socialist tool says or does surprises me. Pisses me off, but doesn’t surprise me. We knew he was going to do this before he even managed to dry hump those Fiddytwoers into voting for him. Of course once again like with BillybobBubbaJeff and Morticia Clinton, our Soldiers are the ones paying the heaviest price of all. :em98:

  14. 14

    Well, it appears the Magic Marxist’s appeal is wearing off even abroad.

    But in this case, the public was more disturbed than entertained. Indeed, one could see the phenomenon in a number of places in recent weeks: Obama’s magic no longer works. The allure of his words has grown weaker.

    It is not he himself who has changed, but rather the benchmark used to evaluate him. For a president, the unit of measurement is real life. A leader is seen by citizens through the prism of their lives — their job, their household budget, where they live and suffer. And, in the case of the war on terror, where they sometimes die.

    Political dreams and yearnings for the future belong elsewhere. That was where the political charmer Obama was able to successfully capture the imaginations of millions of voters. It is a place where campaigners — particularly those with a talent for oration — are fond of taking refuge. It is also where Obama set up his campaign headquarters, in an enormous tent called “Hope.”

    In his speech on America’s new Afghanistan strategy, Obama tried to speak to both places. It was two speeches in one. That is why it felt so false. Both dreamers and realists were left feeling distraught.

    The American president doesn’t need any opponents at the moment. He’s already got himself.

    From Der Spiegel in Deutschland!

    And yes, Nat, Matthews is a blubbering, dripping, oozing vagina (most likely Helen Thomas’).

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    LC Draco says:

    redc1c4 sez:

    In regards to Sir Fresh Sign’s comment @ :
    note the CIB, and stack of ribbons underneath it on his tunic: this is a prior service enlisted grunt.

    Also looks like he has a Good Conduct Medal, meaning at least 3 years of service. (But I am betting more!) :em04:

  16. 16

    In regards to LC LOBO’s comment @ 1: I credited you with reminding me. And I proudly note the LC preceding your name. Brilliant, brother.

    All the rest are harmonious. Stand ready, brothers and sisters, stand ready.

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    LC Trooper THX1138, Imperial Gadget Geek says:

    would have to be no more than 8 years, since the max age for acceptance to USMA is 23, figuring in the Army’s knocking up to 3 years off your age for prior service.

    On topic, now…we need to get rid of obummer’s Reichstag in the ballot box next year. Thank God the wife and I are moving to Nashville soon. I’ll be getting out of enemy territory soon.

  18. 18
    Mike M says:

    redc1c4 @ #9 says:

    note the CIB

    I noticed that Combat Infantry Badge and it got me wondering about how many prior enlisted make it into West Point. One source said about 15% of the cadets come from the ranks. That struck me as kind of high, but what do I know? As Lord Pao An pointed out in another post, the military’s hiring thinkers these days.

    At any rate, here’s another with a CIB… and a Purple Heart. :em04:

  19. 19
    LC Rurik says:

    In regards to Sir Fresh Sign’s comment @ 2 :

    Notice something lse about that particular cadet. He has some stuff on his chest that he didn’t find at the ‘Point. It looks like a an Army Commendation Medal with V, a Good Conduct, an NDSM, and four other campaign ribbons, And sitting atop them is a CIB. :em04: Of course the Userper In Chief would recognize or understand none of them. This is one of those fable cadets who won his slot at the Academy after an exemplary term as an enlisted man. :em04: He’s got the right to read watever he jolly well wants. :em69:

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    LC Rurik says:

    In regards to LC Rurik’s comment @ :

    Sorry redc1c4, I popped a reply as soon as I read Sir Fresh Sign #2.
    Mike M and LC Draco, Look again at that green and white ribbon, and notice there in both photos, it appears there is some sort of device on it. It could be an oak leaf, but I think it is a V. ArComs with V are fairly unusual.

  21. 21
    LC LOBO says:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician sez:

    In regards to LC LOBO’s comment @ 1: I credited you with reminding me. And I proudly note the LC preceding your name. Brilliant, brother.
    All the rest are harmonious. Stand ready, brothers and sisters, stand ready.

    Thank you Bro. And try this one.

  22. 22
    LC LOBO says:

    Kinda ot but a big WTF?? Pam covers al-reuters.

  23. 23
    LC hilljohnny says:

    news flash even Michael Moore is dissing Mr. Obama. :em02:

  24. 24
    LC Draco says:

    LC Rurik sez:

    In regards to LC Rurik’s comment @ :

    Sorry redc1c4, I popped a reply as soon as I read Sir Fresh Sign #2.
    Mike M and LC Draco, Look again at that green and white ribbon, and notice there in both photos, it appears there is some sort of device on it. It could be an oak leaf, but I think it is a V. ArComs with V are fairly unusual.

    Actually, they are not THAT uncommon. (I know several guys that have one.) Bronze Stars w/ V’s are more noticeable and I know more have been awarded than ARCOMs w/ Vs.

    There is a link somewhere on the DoD or Army site that breaks all the awards amounts given for OIF/OEF. I will try and find it.

  25. 25
    LC Draco says:

    LC Draco sez:

    LC Rurik sez:

    In regards to LC Rurik’s comment @ :

    Sorry redc1c4, I popped a reply as soon as I read Sir Fresh Sign #2.
    Mike M and LC Draco, Look again at that green and white ribbon, and notice there in both photos, it appears there is some sort of device on it. It could be an oak leaf, but I think it is a V. ArComs with V are fairly unusual.

    Actually, they are not THAT uncommon. (I know several guys that have one.) Bronze Stars w/ V’s are more noticeable and I know more have been awarded than ARCOMs w/ Vs. Mark this day down….I was..uh,,,mistaken. :em12:

    There is a link somewhere on the DoD or Army site that breaks all the awards amounts given for OIF/OEF. I will try and find it.

    FOUND IT!!!

    Bronze Star Medal for Valor -2233

    ARCOM for Valor – 4837

  26. 26
    LC Rurik says:

    In regards to LC Draco’s comment @ :
    Thanks for the link and the enlightening data. Back in my day an ARCOM without V was passed out promiscuously, almost like a super good conduct ribbon. Why they even let me have one of them, mainly, I think, for keeping the VC from adding me to their tally – I would have thought that was a reward in itself.

  27. 27
    LC Draco says:

    In regards to LC Rurik’s comment @ :

    My goal was to return walking upright with all my appendages….everything after that was gravy!! :em02:

  28. 28

    In regards to LC Draco’s comment @28 :

    Mark this day down….I was..uh,,,mistaken drunk.

    There ya go!!

    :em01:

  29. 29
    LC Draco says:

    LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different…. sez:

    In regards to LC Draco’s comment @28 :

    Mark this day down….I was..uh,,,mistaken drunk.

    There ya go!!

    Wench….my being drunk does not a red letter day make!! Mistaken….much more so!! :em93:

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