Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Easy Call To Make. No Good Outcome.

General McChrystal should be relieved, immediately.

Failure to do so is just icing on the cake of incompetence and and ineptness that is this administration.

The President of the United States has never hesitated to exercise civilian control over the military when the need was clear and present. Gen. McChrystal's public statements are disloyal to a degree that makes it necessary to relieve and retire him immediately. That the general's staff was poorly led enough to become ammunition in the same article is merely additional proof of the lack of leadership and absence of character that permeates the organization.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are lost. They are over as was the American involvement in Vietnam ended with the ink wet on the paper of the Paris Peace accords. No Democrat congress/Socialis Marxist administration has any interest in dealing with resurgent Islam; less even than in defending our sovereignty or our borders. All that remains where (UPDATE) Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran (END UPDATE) is concerned is to see where the political and human costs will be ultimately levied. A military leader in McChrystal's position, knowing this reality, had two options: push for militarily efficient retreat, and call it what it was, or to resign.

I have no clue what McChrystal thought whining to the Rolling Stone would do for himself, or for the military he thought he might be helping...

His actions make MacArthur's insubordination to Truman look like a class move.

Fire him, or just cement the accurate perception by the world that Obama is incapable of executive command.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Poorly Yet Honestly Presented

I believe the relationship that now exists between the citizenry and our government - state and local - has evolved to a situation strongly akin to the policy known as mercantilism that was in large part the proximal cause of our original revolution.

Our contemporary political class behaves more as rulers than representatives. Their observed conduct in economic matters defies logic; is it simple corruption, or merely ideological fantasy, that drives their agendas?

The incumbency rate of legislators coupled with the rise of power of public employee unions explains the vicious circle of payoffs to the latter in return for donations to the former. Yes, that's a quid for the pro...

I know the analogy is weak, but at bottom we have a ruling class that has defined the good of the nation as what is best for itself, right now. The elite act as if they are managers of a static environment, and the world is anything but. Something (more) is going to give, and soon.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Epic Fail

First it was the boot on the throat posturing, now this.

Jimmy Carter cries tears of gratitude into his pillow every single night this national nightmare continues.

(via Drudge)