During his speech to the 2014 graduating class at West Point President Obama said; “There are times when those actions [here he’s speaking about unilateral direct military action against terrorists] are necessary and we cannot hesitate to protect our people. But as I said last year, in taking direct action, we must uphold standards that reflect our values. That means taking strikes only when we face a continuing, imminent threat, and only where there is no certainty – there is near certainty of no civilian casualties, for our actions should meet a simple test: We must not create more enemies than we take off the battlefield.”
Does our President believe that it is more important that we not make others mad at us – that is to say more mad at us, seeing as how if we’re considering direct military action them then they’re most likely already be pretty mad at us – than it is to protect ourselves?!? According to his “simple test” we must not kill the enemy if it is likely that more people will be mad at us! According to this statement he will not authorize a strike against terrorists which we evaluate to be a “continuing, imminent threat” if those same terrorists have set themselves up in a downtown area and we cannot strike without causing civilian casualties. That’s just insane!
In making this statement President Obama is also hypocritical; since taking office he has greatly increased the number of drone strikes using precision guided munitions such as the Hellfire missile over his predecessor President Bush. In these attacks there have frequently been dozens of innocent civilians killed.
This is just one of the more asinine pieces of nonsensical drivel that fell from our President’s cake hole yesterday. Once again President Obama is talking out of his ass with the goal of pleasing his supporters. Those who follow his antics more closely spot this bullshit easily.
Incidentally in looking for a photo to accompany this article I came across one that I felt typified this failed appearance at West Point where only about 25% of the Cadet Corps stood to applaud their Commander-in-Chief. The Cadet pictured above rightly salutes his Commander-in-Chief. After more than five years serving as the Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces does President Obama still not understand that we expect him to return our salutes? Does he still not understand that Army regulations require this poor West Point Cadet to hold his salute to his C-in-C until it is returned? Where did we get this buffoon? Oh ya, that’s right… America elected him – TWICE!
The full text of Obama’s speech can be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/full-text-of-president-obamas-commencement-address-at-west-point/2014/05/28/cfbcdcaa-e670-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html