WHOSE SIDE ARE THE DEMOCRATS ON?
A Democrat Administration and Democrat politicians called the shots in Vietnam. (Please see the link at the end of this commentary) Republicans and a Republican Administration WON the Iraq war. Now, Democrats and a radical Democrat Administration have turned victory into defeat in Iraq and Obama is trying to salvage a mistaken policy of total retreat by sacrificing more American blood!
Will we start bombing ISIS and, thus, use U.S. air power to further the clear Iranian objective of dominating the Middle East? Such a policy could permanently destroy relations with Saudi Arabia and others of our long-term Gulf allies and it certainly is not in the best interests of Israel! Who do we support now? Who is it in our best interest to support now? Will it be those fighting the Syrian dictator Assad or the politically misguided Iraqi leader Nouri al-Maliki backed by Iran? You can bet with certainty that any weapons we send to the Syrian fighters opposing Assad will wind up in the hands of ISIS fighters vowing to kill Americans! All of this is a distraction from the "Big Cahuna" issue, the Iranian Mullahs possessing nuclear weapons and the means to use them!
The Saudis and other Arab states who want to stop Iranian domination of the gulf are supporting ISIS for one reason. They want to place an aggressive buffer between themselves and Iran. When the U.S. pulled out and signaled, in effect, that it was abandoning Iraq and Maliki started cozying up to Iran, the Saudis and others who resist Iranian expansion got the message loud and clear! So they increased their support for anyone who would oppose Iran. Obama has completely misread what was happening (unless he has a "closet" policy of actually trying to support Iran --Valerie Jarrett?)
Rand Paul is correct. It should be obvious to everyone as we observe the total mess Obama has created all over the Middle East, Asia and Africa. We should stay out, not bomb anyone, not send in "advisors." For once we could be rewarded for remaining as observers while not having to squander our own resources. We have the power to deal effectively with the outcome but we may NOT HAVE if we continue to waste our resources in the unwise ways we have in the past. The EXCEPTION would be ONLY to protect American lives and property. When it comes to American blood and treasure we've had too much hidden "policy creep" in the past in too many administrations. By this we mean the usual Administration lying about and covering up what it is doing in order to hide from public view that it regularly violates its pledges. Americans now have a right to know what we are doing and why we are doing it...both at home and overseas!
A problem we have of national importance is that Obama's decisions are ALWAYS motivated by POLITICAL considerations and the current objective is to maintain Harry Reid as Leader and keep the Democrats in control of the Senate! If he cannot do this, his Presidency is over! Therefore, and as a consequence, everything Obama does...and we mean EVERYTHING... is for POLITICAL reasons. He has believed in basing all of his decisions exclusively on politics since before he became President! When it comes to the Middle East and Obama Administration foreign policy in general, we believe it is reasonable to ask just exactly whose side the Democrats are on.
The following link is provided by
St. Charles County, MO Guest editor MS
It is titled, "THE TRUTH ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR"
We recommend it highly....