And who’s to blame for that?

 

The most dangerous man in the world

The most dangerous man in the world

Obama blames “bad intelligence” for his underestimating the strength of ISIS. He has certainly been surprised by the ease with which ISIS is taking over Iraq, but he wouldn’t have been if he’d been even a little bit less arrogant and cocksure of himself. In an interview this past January with New Yorker magazine’s David Remnick Obama referred to non-al Qaeda groups in Iraq as the JV team.

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” he said.  “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”

Not that a man of such limited intelligence could appreciate the value of intelligence, but he was warned, for the past six years, that if he kept our special forces out of Iraq, we’d dry up our source of real information. He dismissed those warnings, pulled out our men and forbade the capture of live terrorists, preferring to blast them with drones rather than bring them in for interrogation and risk the political problems that would cause among his base. The military and the CIA were adamant about the danger of simply killing terrorist from the air, but Obama and his Harvard boys and girls knew oh, so much better.

And now he blames the military and the CIA.  There’s a JV team loose in the world alright, but it’s on the links of Martha’s Vineyard today, not in Iraq.

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  1. The world as Obama sees it: the media has been telling me I’m the smartest guy in the room for years. The American voters have confirmed it, twice. So I really have little to learn from others. His arrogance leads to his ignorance.

    Also, the Kobe-Lakers metaphor is weird. We’re talking about the bad guys here. A patriotic person describing terrorists might choose to say they are like a disease, or a mess, or a storm, or thieves, or thugs, all of which have negative connotations. For Obama, traditional policies like free enterprise and a strong defense have negative connotations. Meanwhile he likens the terrorists to American basketball players.

    Ask yourself: speaking off the cuff, would your mind associate terrorists and basketball players?

    Truly Obama’s mind works in weird ways.

  2. burningmadolf

    Hahahahaha, you said “Obama’s mind works.”

  3. He should never have been let in the locker room, certainly not off the bench.

    • Cobra

      He’d likely prefer to loiter about in the shower room.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      I could have had fun with the “let into the locker room” bit, but I will pass on the opportunity tonight.

      Walt, maybe you would like to pick up on that opening?

  4. anonymous

    Read the NYT article up now on the subject; the almost unanimous answer to your headline question is BUSH.

    It’s hard for me to comprehend the ass-kissing devotion libs have to their hero Ø. He pays no attention to foreign policy, he despises American military, he blames Bush, etc etc etc etc. May he double bogey every hole today.

    • Babylon Sister

      I’d like to know what Obama would have done in response to the same intelligence reports the Bush administration was monitoring post-Sep 11, since hashtags didn’t yet exist.

      • pulled up in OG

        . . . cause we’d rather forget about the ones pre-Sep 11, eh?

        • Babylon Sister

          I wouldn’t know. So easy for private citizens without security clearances to speculate.

        • Correct me if I am mistaken. Bush negotiated that we were to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. Next, Obama tried to get Maliki to let us keep some troops after 2011, and Maliki said no. The conditions were harsh, so Obama correctly said screw you.
          Now everyone is saying we should have stayed. Really? Should we blame Bush for cutting his deal, or blame Obama for telling Maliki to stick it, because they did not even want us around!!!
          The Stupid Party adherents kind of forget this, but as we know, facts are stubborn things.
          And by the way, the hero of this blog, John Boehner, supports the air strikes!

          • Bob, you’d better readjust your tuning forks and get ready to receive new messages from Liberal Central. Even NBC analysts turned on your man today, describing his foreign “policy” as no policy at all, and denouncing his excuse for being surprised by ISIS’s strength “a farce”.
            It’s really unfair of your commanders to shift directions and retreat like this with no advance warning, leaving the front line pawns’ left flank exposed.

      • No need to wonder; it’s on tape

  5. Walt

    Dude –

    An effective leader puts first things first. They understand priorities, and sacrifice for the greater good. Barry understands this. He leads by example.

    The Middle East is in chaos. Israel, one of our staunchest allies, and the only democracy in slum land, is under attack. Putin is expanding his power, the Japs and the Chinks are sabre rattling at each other, and our economy is a mess. We are being overrun on our southern borders by a wet back illiterate hoard. Our Nation has never been more divided since the Civil War. Instigated by our Commie in Chief, I may add.

    So what is a President to do? LET’S GO PLAY GOLF!! On Martha’s Vineyard!! He is more WASPY than you Dude!! And that is hard to do. Especially for a Negro, but he is pulling it off. In spades I might add.

    Now, more than ever, we need leadership. We need a President to care, about all Americans. Not just special interest groups that he favors. We need unity, bipartisan politics, and a belief in American exceptionalism. Which to the Libtards is a dirty word.

    There is nothing wrong with aspiring to be the best. OR BEING THE BEST!! THAT IS WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT!! In fact, I think it is a great goal. The Libtards call it racist. Or Elitist. I call it a noble aspiration.

    They want us to aspire to SUCK!! Mediocrity is their goal. DUMB US ALL DOWN SO EVERYONE IS THE SAME!! That is what we want to aspire to? You frigging losers. Not you Dude, the “progressives”.

    They want all the retards to win a medal. That is the PC way. I HATE THAT!! The world has winners and losers. That is nature’s way. The law of natural order. To deny it dooms oneself to failure. It is not debatable, it’s a fact. When did aspiring to greatness become a bad idea? We are a shell of our former selves because of progressive ideology. And I find that sad. The Libtards have made us accept losing as winning.

    So anyhows, I think actions speak louder than words. And if people don’t see Barry’s actions for what they are, they are blinder than Helen Keller. Or Stevie Wonder. Or Ray Charles. Or José Feliciano. COME ON BABY LIGHT MY FIRE!!! Not you Dude. A hottie.

    Brunch tomorrow?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

    • sunbeam43

      Wow, best response I’ve ever read! Love most of your comments, Walt, but this one was outstanding!
      You and Chris are a force to behold!

  6. Yos

    There’s a telling projection in Zero’s use of the term JV.

    He is painfully aware that his Columbia degree was purchased for him and that he was totally out of his league at Harvard. It’s a replay of his “Special Olympics” gaffe earlier on. He knows and feels in his guts that he… is Junior Varsity, the gimp with special friends who could “build that” for him.

    Thus he knows that even the incompetent can rise far beyond station. He also knows from bitter experience the limitations of mediocrity. From that, he knows – in that he is fully cognizant – that he completely fvcked-vp by misreading and constantly dodging his daily IBs.

    His use of the term “bad intelligence”? Classic Freudian admission.

  7. towny

    Obama is correct. He did get crappy intelligence. Though one must concede, his administration runs the 15,000 member US consulate in Baghdad. Though If I said, no one in Washington DC, of any political party, could find their ass with both hands, I would probably be correct.

  8. Libertarian Advocate

    Arrogance and stupidity are a dangerous combination.

    • Walt

      Agreed. And arrogance and stupidity define the liberal agenda. Along with corruption.

      • Monody

        The problem for most libertarians and conservatives, there is no viable spokesman for the anti-arrogance and anti-stupidity platform. Dumb McCain opens his trap every time there’s an option for war. Ted Cruz, no words for his stupidity. He’s as polarizing as Obama. Huckabee, sheesh. Heaven help us when Sarah Palin speaks. Romney, while well spoken and dead right most of the time, gets undercut as an old rich white guy who is a loser, so no one pays attention to him. Christie, blech. Jeb Bush, mixed emotions, not sure he could win or be the voice of reason. If the war in Iraq continues, Jeb would be seen as a continuation of all the W did.

        That leaves Walt. I’m okay with that.

        • First time I’ve ever heard the word stupidity associated with Ted Cruz. Alan Dershowitz – who plainly is a liberal – once said of Cruz that he was one of the brightest students he had ever had at Harvard Law. No professor, grad or undergrad – to my awareness anyway – has ever said the same about Obama. Of course the MSM yacking heads continue to call him the smartest guy in the room, but then again they said that about Al Gore who was in fact a serial grad school dropout, so what do they know about ANYTHING?

        • sunbeam43

          Misspoke badly on this! I LOVE Ted Cruz!!!