Thursday, September 11, 2014

Adrift and Guns Blazing

Thought for the day ...

"President Obama is allowing himself to be drawn back into the very war that he once correctly denounced as stupid and unnecessary — mostly because he and his advisers don’t know what else to do. Bombing has become his administration’s default option.

"Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing."

Read the rest (and weep) ...

Update: Here is a link to the full article by Andrew J. Bacevich, the Boston University political science professor and former Army colonel who lost his son in the Iraq war in 2007: Obama is picking his targets in Iraq and Syria while missing the point

“We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.” — Hunter S. Thompson

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