Half-assed response from our Commander in chief

 

Nobel Peace Prize winner to the rescue

Nobel Peace Prize winner to the rescue

Barry bombs the bad guys – sort of, kind of. After six years of withholding weapons and training from the Kurds, Bagdad Barry has reduced the Kurdish militia to the same level of weakness as those in the rest of that benighted country, and ISIS is moving in. So today, Hussein ordered two 500-kb bombs dropped on an artillery piece, a dozen picnic baskets to the genocide victims and has declared “mission accomplished”, at least and until public pressure forces him to do it again. Why so little effort? It’s real hard, his mouthpiece explains, to distinguish between the refugees fleeing the Islamists and the Islamists themselves.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said the US conducted the “targeted airstrike” with two F/A-18 fighter jets, dropping two 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Erbil.

The radical Islamist group “was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Irbil where US personnel are located,” he said in a statement.

In New Delhi, where he is traveling, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US has airdropped more than 60 of 72 bundles of food and water to religious minorities holed up in mountaintop camps in northern Iraq, where they are surrounded by the militants.

The Pentagon says it has the ability to launch strikes from manned and unmanned aircraft — though it has held off to date, partly out of concern that Islamic State fighters have mingled with the population and are hard to root out.

Hagel said if the group moves against Erbil, Baghdad or the stranded refugees, “It’s pretty clear who they are, and they would be pretty identifiable where our airstrikes could be effective.”

You might think that if we had Special Forces units at the front lines, they could distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys and direct air strikes accordingly, and you’d be right; unfortunately  for the Kurds, Obama has ordered those forces to stay far behind the lines, lest they drag us back into a war he claimed was won, long ago.

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  1. Monody

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who is worried that Pentagon Press secretary Kirby announced the bombing via Twitter.

  2. sunbeam43

    No, you are not! I am amazed at the utter stupidity of those supposedly in charge! May the good Lord take pity and get these idiots OUT!!!!!

    • Monody

      It won’t be a complete Obama social media war blitz until Jen Psaki posts a selfie w/ the hashtag #GenocideRocks

    • Chris, your post makes you sound like John McCain, who we know is not one of your favorites. Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iraq, to paraphrase the Beach Boys??

      • If we’re going back into Iraq, we should do so. Obama’s military policy, if you can call it that, seems to be yelling and threatening before backing off, drawing lines in the sand and then erasing them, haranguing Israel while cheering on Hamas, wringing his hands over terrorists attacks while blaming video makers, and now, lobbing a couple of bombs and food baskets towards the latest trouble.
        He’s made us the laughingstock of the world and in fact made that world a far more dangerous place than it was before he came into power because, now that our allies know we cannot be trusted to defend and protect them, they’re arming themselves and thereby hugely multiplying the risk that war will break out.
        You may prefer that Obama stick to his accomplishment of pulling troops out of Iraq and abandoning the place, but if, in his wisdom, he’s decided that was a mistaken policy and now wants to go back in, he should do so, not just send a symbolic bomb their way. The last time someone tried that it was Bill Clinton, who fired two cruise missiles into sands around Bin Laden’s camp and called it a day. 9/11 followed soon thereafter.

        • Monody

          Bob would have us a nation without military power because in his mind using force to bomb the shit out of the enemy might hurt someone. In other words Bob would rename us The United Neutered States.

          The navy bomber pilots did their thing today just as they are trained. We should be proud as punch of their might.

  3. Libertarian Advocate

    I’ll say it again. SCoaMF!