Killing civilians, eh?
“Air raiding villages”
What is that? Scary to think this bonehead thinks he should be the Commander in Chief.
President Bush can sneeze at a lunching and it is leaked to the press. Kerry makes lies and many questions bout his military record and nary one leak.
posted on 08/15/2007 12:49:44 PM PDT
(Tis a day the Lord hath made!)
Obama's master has not been too pleased with him as of late. So he has to try to bully our troops.
Master and Overlord, David Mixner says...
But, what of the Democrats? Sadly, mostly silence. You can find our issues explicitly referenced on only three candidates sites (Kucinich, Richardson and Gravel). Frontrunners Clinton, Obama and Edwards carefully parse their support of our people into specific reforms. We find no evidence that the Democratic frontrunners counter Republicans anti-LGBT speech with routine and positive inclusion of LGBT people in their visions for a whole and healthy society.
Its déjà vu all over again the GOP often slyly and sometimes audaciously whips us for political gain. The Democrats include us sorta but only in response to a direct question and typically in the language of careful legislative reform.
This must change, starting now, because at this moment in history, reforms are both important and insufficient.
posted on 08/15/2007 12:57:12 PM PDT
Osama Obama = John sKerry
posted on 08/15/2007 12:59:55 PM PDT
(Veni, Vidi, Vici)
Are liberals truly civilians or can we designate them enemy combatants and start ridding the universe of their ilk?
posted on 08/15/2007 1:04:53 PM PDT
by in hoc signo vinces
("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
John F*ckin' Redux. I'm sick and tired of Democrats' maligning our great military and libeling our troops as Genghis Khan type mass murderers. Barack Obama is unfit to be President!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
posted on 08/15/2007 1:09:33 PM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
His statements about our military is a perfect reason not to elect this guy as President. He doesn’t have a clue, doesn’t have any military experience, doesn’t understand military strategy. During these times, we need some smarts in the White House. And.........he and Hillary ain’t them.
posted on 08/15/2007 1:10:09 PM PDT
We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops that we are not just air raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there.
This goofball is too clueless to be qualified to be Commander in Chief.
posted on 08/15/2007 1:19:37 PM PDT
by colorado tanker
(I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
What a scum bag. That’s the nicest thing I can say.
posted on 08/15/2007 1:40:24 PM PDT
(Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
Thanks and bookmark for later use.
posted on 08/15/2007 1:50:53 PM PDT
(I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
http://formerspook.blogspot.com/ Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Obama's Air Raid Democratic Presidential candidate (and amateur airpower strategist) Barack Obama Based on his recent comments about "invading" Pakistan and taking our nuclear option off the table, Illinois Senator (and Presidential hopeful) Barack Obama has demonstrated--beyond any shadow of a doubt--that he's unprepared to serve as Commander-in-Chief. Yet, Mr. Obama persists in demonstrating his incompetence in military and security affairs. Just yesterday, Senator Obama observed that "We've got to get the job done [in Afghanistan]. And that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there." The Senator's remarks drew instant criticism from a spokesman for GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, although (predictably) Mr. Obama's Democratic rivals remained silent. We're guessing that the other Democrats harbor similar thoughts, or they're just content to watch Obama slowly destroy his own candidacy. From a military perspective, there are clear problems with Senator Obama's "analysis." First and foremost, the U.S. military does not engage in the indiscriminate bombing of villages in Afghanistan--or anywhere else. If Mr. Obama had even a rudimentary knowledge of air operations, he would understand that bombing missions generally fall under two categories, interdiction and close air support. As the name implies, interdiction raids are aimed at preventing the enemy from achieving specific military goals. While these strikes are typically planned at least a day in advance, they are based on firm intelligence indicators. In other words, if an Afghan village is a target, it's only because the Taliban are conducting operations there, and the air strike will be limited to those military elements, with strict ROE on target identification and weapons employment. However, most of our air operations in Afghanistan are classified as close air support (CAS) , designed to help our troops on the ground. CAS missions are usually classified as pre-planned or immediate. Pre-planned sorties allocate specific assets to certain ground units or a geographical area, at a pre-determined time. Immediate CAS missions are flown in support of troops in contact. In both cases, the attacking aircraft are, invariably, under the control of a ground observer, who identifies the enemy, briefs the pilots and literally "talks" them onto the target. But then again, we rather doubt that Senator Obama is familiar with a "nine-line" briefing.
posted on 08/15/2007 3:11:56 PM PDT
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