Yesterday, Barack Obama gave a speech about America and it being at war with Iraq. He titled his speech “The World Beyond Iraq.” And while he may be right on that, he is far from reality with his way of conducting the future of the war. Obama may seem to give great speeches, but he seems to use a great deal of time throwing around empty words. One of these empty statements was when he said that “Even under the best case scenarios, this war will cost American taxpayers well over a trillion dollars.” While we can sit and talk about how much the war could cost and what it has cost, we need to focus on how much we spend on other things. Other things like all the government programs being funded that are proven to not work. Things like packing bills and other congressional items with pork. And also how this country spends more on the amount of interest it pays on the national debt, which is far more than what we will spend on this war.
Talking on war, Obama offers his support on the surge that he says he was against saying:
“In the year since President Bush announced the surge – the level of violence in Iraq has been reduced. Our troops Have done a brilliant job under difficult circumstances. Yet while we have a General who has used improved tactics to reduce violence, we still have the wrong strategy. As General Petraeus has himself acknowledged, the Iraqis are not achieving the political progress needed to end their civil war.”
Our troops are doing a wonderful job. Yes, they are stressed and spread thin across the world. But, what political tactic will Obama put into play if he were to become President? Let’s take a look at some of the things he outlined.
“So when I am Commander-in-Chief, I will set a new goal on Day One: I will end this war.
In order to end this war responsibly, I will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. We can responsibly remove 1 to 2 combat brigades each month. If we start with the number of brigades we have in Iraq today, we can remove all of them in 16 months. After this redeployment, we will leave enough troops in Iraq to guard our embassy and diplomats, and a counter-terrorism force to strike al Qaeda if it forms a base that the Iraqis cannot destroy. What I propose is not – and never has been – a precipitous drawdown. It is instead a detailed and prudent plan that will end a war nearly seven years after it started.
Let me be clear: ending this war is not going to be easy. There will be dangers involved. We will have to make tactical adjustments, listening to our commanders on the ground, to ensure that our interest in a stable Iraq are met, and to make sure that our troops are secure.”
As hopeful as ending the war sounds, it is lacking common sense. However, we know from previous speeches that Barack has given, he bounces around offering really nothing. There are many problems with his strategy that was outlined here.
First, he offered all the information on what he would do to the enemy. Telling them what you would do will only put their efforts on hold until they knew we were gone. War is supposed to be a secret! The enemy isn’t supposed to know what you will do!
Second, he contradicts himself like he always does. He says he want to pull all the troops out of Iraq, thus ending the war. But then comes the contradiction when he says he would leave some to protect our embassy and it’s diplomats.
Third, he would also leave some troops to act as a strike force against al Qaeda if it forms a base. What doesn’t fit Barack? That’s why we are still there. Al Qaeda is continuing to try to form strongholds that our troops are still winning against.
Fourth, he says that he would listen to the commanders. He hasn’t listened to them before, so what makes this any different? If he listened to them, he would let them make a secretive plan to end the war to bring the troops home.
Final, Obama would realize that he didn’t have experience in the military to be able to make a formal strategy to end a war. It isn’t that simple.
This speech is just another one of Obama’s tactics. Fill the heads of American voters with a load of crap as he has done in the past. Yes, they are “just words” and “just speeches.” America needs to pause on the hype and see through his words and speeches. That is not what defines what it takes to be President.
Be a VOICE for the right, and not just about words and speeches.