Libya turned out disastrously and, of course, Obama completely threw away the victory President Bush had won in Iraq. We all know the fate of Afghanistan will likely be an Islamist take-over shortly after our final departure and, now, it is clear that we’re not doing nearly what is necessary to beat ISIS:
While it seems ISIS’s advance on the cities of Kobani in Syria and Baghdad in Iraq has been stalled, it is not clear if the Islamic State’s territorial gains can be speedily reversed. The threat ISIS poses to both Iraqi forces and coalition assets, moreover, is increasing.
Video footage released by ISIS fighters in Iraq suggests the fundamentalist militants have now acquired Chinese shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles which might be responsible for the recent downing of Iraqi helicopters. One American official, speaking to The New York Times, characterized the weapons as “game changers.”
There have been many temporary successes in America’s war against ISIS, almost all of them offset by troubling setbacks. Nearly three months into Operation Inherent Resolve, it is not entirely clear what has been accomplished…
Nothing, but that is only because nothing related to ISIS was contemplated – the military action appears to have been no more than a very reluctant action by Obama with a mind towards shoring up his deteriorating poll numbers in the United States. So far, one American military life has been lost in a non-combat incident and while we might think that fortunate, it still doesn’t do much for the man who died. What are we to put on his head stone? Died heroically in an attempt to goose Obama’s poll numbers out of the basement?
The fundamental problem here is that Obama – and all liberals like him – refuse to accept that our world is, in fact, governed by force. The sillier liberals – like Obama – simply hold that this is not the case while more rational liberals (a tiny minority of the whole) believe that not only that it should not be, but can be changed to the point where it is governed by mutually acceptable agreement. It is a staggering failure of intellect for liberals to hold these views, and the disastrous results have been seen now for a century.