... and that is what they will get. Old Army Saying
BHO says that he and Michele, love their soldiers and will always be there for them and their families, always. Are we looking at a future attempt to change the constitution? Politicians promise soldiers the world in wartime, but later...
Today BHO spoke to a carefully staged military audience from a hangar at Bagram air base. It was a scene remarkably like "carriergate" in the time of the Emperor George II. A very unrepresentative group formed a background behind BHO. It was chock full of African-Americans, women, other ethnic minorities and other groups near and dear to the Democratic base. The force, especially the combat force in Afghanistan is overwhelmingly recruited from small town white America. What a cheap political trick!
After BHO finished, Christopher Matthews, Jim Moran and Jim Vanderhei of "Politico" commented on MSNBC. Matthews, a man so in love with BHO that he swoons at the thought of him went on and on about the "Commander in Chief" this and the "Commander in Chief that. Moran was equally adoring. Neither one of these bloviators ever served a day in the armed forces and neither did the "Commander in Chief." Romney and Cheny should be added of course to the list of "chickenhawks." At least BHO is not a draft evader. Vanderhei was so foolish as to suggest that this "carnie show" might not be well received by the US public. He was suitably chastised by the "faithful."
Earlier today, Colonel (Ret.) Jack Jacobs said that if the US stays in Afghanistan after 2014, our forces will inevitably continue to be involved in combat operations. We will have to provide staff planning, materiel, target intelligence, airlift etc. This will be true even if we say we are no longer in the direct combat role there and even if we adopt the CT strategy that we should have adopted a couple of years ago. The time for that has passed. The American people will not longer accept it.
The child-scholars of Washington thinktankery are still waxing optimistic on shows like the Newshour, but they should. they are going to "go down" with the shrinking overseas missions and budget of the armed forces. They are going to go down just like John Nagl did.
More tomorrow on BHO's speech tonight as a re-enactor of Marcus Aurelius. It will be broadcast from the legions' camps along "the Rhine" to the Senate and People of the USA. pl