Today is the 69th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Hitler’s last – and monumentally stupid – last gamble for victory in the Second World War…but showing that even an idiot, cornered, can still cause grief. We lost 19,500 dead in five weeks of battle. We lost 4,486 over the 9 years of the Iraq campaign. Some times, it does seem like we’re living in a different country. That we simply don’t have the courage and the leadership we once had. Its not that anyone is stupider – or more or less likely to make mistakes (the Battle of the Bulge was so costly mostly because of American mistakes, after all) – but that we don’t have the grit and determination to carry a thing to a conclusion. I wonder, given our current leadership (and this is not a slam at Obama, per se; he’ll be gone in the by and by – this is a concern about the whole lot of them, military and civilian from top to bottom) if we ever can or will fight a battle to a finish?
Looks like we might be partnering up with al-Qaeda in Syria. More of that “smart diplomacy”.
Spanish government, faced with protests, proposes anti-protest law. That will work well.
A judge has ruled that NSA spying violates the 4th Amendment. Obama, if he were reached for comment, would say, “who cares?”. Its not like he’s obeying any of those tiresome, old amendments anyways.
Slow-witted, hack Democrat woman Senator endorses equally slow-witted, hack Democrat woman for President.
The President still hasn’t signed up for ObamaCare.
Hope you are all having an excellent Holiday season – as for me, I’m enjoying Christmas time.