Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time To Reassess the Iraq War?

by Larry Elder - Novemberr 20th, 2008 - Creator's Syndicate

According to Siobhan Gorman, writing in The Wall Street Journal: "President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party. … (Obama) recently voted for a White House-backed law to expand eavesdropping powers for the National Security Agency. … The new president could take a similar approach to revising the rules for CIA interrogations, said one current government official familiar with the transition. Upon review, Mr. Obama may decide he wants to keep the road open in certain cases for the CIA to use techniques not approved by the military, but with much greater oversight."

So was the Iraq war, as Obama insisted, a mission that "never should have been authorized and never should have been waged"?

I agree with Larry's astute criticism of Barack Obama's apparently naive opposition to the so-called Iraq war. I have always felt it was a reasonable and useful creation of a new battlefield in the war against Islamo-fascism, the movement that is dedicated to our destruction. It was never a separate war. It was always justified by the need to prevent the nuclear holocaust we avoided during the cold war. The title itself though appears to concede that there is an Iraq war, rather than a battlefield in the greater war against Islamo-fascism.

What I am concerned with in Larry's article is the assumption that Obama is agreeing with some of the tactics because he has become more reasonable about their usefulness in fighting the Islamo-fascists. The specific capabilities he sees Obama accepting could just as easily be a part of his desire to create a huge new Civil Police Force reporting to the President to assist him in shutting down political opposition.

His stealth campaign to use the new "localism" strategy to shut down talk radio, allowing him to insist he will not re institute the "fairness doctrine", is typical of his duplicity. Goals for Obama are always going to be misdirection. His duplicity is something that everyone needs to be frightened of.

The stealth candidate dedicated to the stealth techniques of Saul Alinsky is not likely to be adopting these capabilities because he has suddenly become a fan of the things he has always stood against. I don't trust the Marxist Messiah.


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