I really enjoy your blog although I do not have a Tumblr account, so forgive this anon question. If the President has agreed to attack ISIS (ISIL) and Congress has now agreed to attack them as well...what's the problem? Shouldn't we be happy that President is doing something? I'm missing the criticism.
This cartoon sums up many of the criticisms of Obama regarding his approach to the Islamic State in Iraq:
Obama is doing all he can to combat Islamic State without actually “going to war” with Islamic State. In other words, he’s putting his campaign promises of ending the war in Iraq, wrapping up things in Afghanistan, and “sending al-Qaeda running” before an actual true full-fledged military effort against ISIS. Furthermore, between his lax approach and the bumbling message being put forth by the State Department, I’m not sure if they really know what they’re really doing. I have zero confidence in this administration to complete the task at hand.
I’d also criticize his adamant stance on not putting “boots on the ground.” Unless he’s just paying lip service to the country and to the enemy (which is doubtful), but secretly really planning on putting armed soldiers into combat against Islamic militants, I believe it’s poor judgment to rule out any type of military tactic or approach to win this battle. That’s what this whole conflict should be about by the way, winning the battle with ISIS.
Lastly, while I do approve of Obama’s decision to continue an air campaign against ISIS, I do not approve of his plan nor Congress’s approval of arming Syrian opposition rebels. This method has been tried over and over throughout the last several decades. I don’t mind possibly training rebel fighters, but giving them any arrangement of small or large arms is just a bad idea. Let’s say we actually defeat ISIS and they retreat back to their holes in the ground…for a while at least; do we get to collect all our weapons back? No. They’ll continue to be passed around the middle east and used for every single small conflict that will happen thereafter, possibly even in another conflict with the United States down the road. If you want an armed opposition force on the ground against Islamic State (which I believe is inevitable for victory), then stop pussyfooting around and send our armed and superior trained soldiers to do the dirty work.
People wouldn’t be complaining about the wars today if we didn’t pussyfoot around from the start. Most of our wars have shown incredible displays of our military power. And those that weren’t so much of “wars” still brought massive casualties among the enemies we have faced. I read about a tank column that ran a thunder run through Baghdad before we took it, the column suffered one casualty and killed over 1k insurgents in one drive through the city. Imagine if we had actually declared war and mobilized all of our forces to destroy that enemy asap, they would have been wiped of the face of the earth many years earlier than now.
If the administrations past and present just used our military as a military instead of a stall tactic, war wouldn’t be our problem today. Or possibly ever. We concluded two world wars in a fraction of the time it’s taken these wars today when we used our full military strength. These terrorist groups and insurgencies would look like the highway of death in ‘91.
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I wish skyrim would have had more interaction with the gods. You fuck around with them but it doesn’t lead to shit. Fighting mirak and all that shit was as good as it gets there. I figured since they made the idea around it more Viking-like that there would be a lot more things going on with the gods. If you’ve ever looked into Norse mythology, the shit the heroes of the stories do gets wild. Surtr, getting your brother out of hel, other god’s heads being sent to Odin, father of the wolf, the fucking wolf itself. But I totally understand why the shit went the way it did. It’s fucking elderscrolls. They can’t just throw that shit in there (I don’t mean the Norse gods themselves, but similar stories, the ridiculous odds could have been applied.) But it’s not like the scenarios couldn’t involve the gods in the elderscrolls. But hey I’m not a game maker. And I can’t complain about the game anyways. I love it.