September 20, 2016

Syria and "The Forever War"


One reason for the "Forever War" is because winning has become optional.

Unlike WW2 when Roosevelt and Truman were under pressure to win the war and bring the boys home, Obama's America can sustainably fight major conflicts without putting masses of voters under arms. Whenever things get dicey, the administration can just send a B-1 over to restore the balance so Kerry can go back to the nth doomed ceasefire.
Today with the draft abolished and in possession of gee-whiz weapons which are orders of magnitude more powerful than anything Assad or ISIS has, Obama can avoid the hard question of ends with endless procrastination. Freed from the risk of actual defeat by a crushing military superiority, Washington doesn't have to identify the enemy or seek victory. It can devote itself to the ends-free activity of pursuing the Process.Chronic Virtue | Fernandez

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 20, 2016 8:15 AM
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Kill 'em all. Let God sort it out later. It don't get no simpler than that.


Posted by: Badco at September 20, 2016 9:27 AM

Obutthurt is running all over the world swinging that big hammer and meanwhile the US citizenry is being killed by 1000 tiny cuts.

Posted by: ghostsniper at September 20, 2016 10:04 AM

The military is just one more mechanism to transfer wealth from the ever diminishing middle class to the owners of the political filth.

Posted by: Bill Jones at September 20, 2016 10:18 AM

Vietnam has been fighting the same war for over 500 years now...oh, wait. I forgot which war I was dissembling about.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at September 20, 2016 2:43 PM

Our gummint doesn't want to hurt their feelings too much lest they make a serious effort to kill us in the 10's of 1000's.
We hardly know who their and they refer to.
It would be pathetic if it wasn't so shamefully bathetic.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at September 20, 2016 10:27 PM