Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wartime Presidents...and why our present President hasn't got a clue

There's a significant difference between what FDR did in wartime and what POTUS thinks is appropriate ......Sad as POTUS doesn't have a clue....He panders to the media culture that assisted him in getting elected while our troops sweat it out in Afghanistan....Trying to fight a war with a ROE (Rules of Engagement) that ties their hands and emboldens our enemies.

It's not like he understands about War or what it means to serve in the military... He has lived his life allowing others to do the "heavy lifting" while he criticized the Iraq conflict for being a lost cause.....and now Iraq is free. His POV and actions bring to mind the words of John Stuart Mill;

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873

I believe Mr. Mill was commenting on people like our President, who feel that it is better for others to do the "heavy lifting" while he chats with the Cows on " The View ".

We needed a better man to make the important decisions during this time of our country's history. Instead, we got "Barry from Chicago", an egotistic, self centered elitist who hasn't got a clue as to what should be done....or what it means to serve our Country in uniform.

Brings to mind another quotation that applies directly to POTUS:

"The problem with political jokes is they get elected. "

Henry Cate VII

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