Skip to comments.Obama Muffs History And Says We Don’t Want ‘Victory’ in Afghanistan – Will Media Notice?
Posted on 07/24/2009 7:57:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Muffs History And Says We Dont Want Victory in Afghanistan Will Media Notice? By Warner Todd Huston Created 2009-07-24 10:28
Once again Barack Obama waded into territory of which he has no knowledge: American history. Not only did he say during a TV interview that he doesnt want victory in Afghanistan -- because victory is apparently too harsh for the losers -- but he used an example from WWII that never even happened to justify his touchy feely ideas on warfare. So will anyone in the Old Media even realize that the presidents historical example was a muff-up of real history? Will the Old Media make fun of him for his obvious lack of knowledge of our own history?
Lets try a thought experiment, shall we? When I say victory, what do you think of? Do you think of winning the World Series? Do you picture that famous photo of the U.S. Sailor kissing the pretty girl in Time Square as WWII ended? Do you just imagine winning at whatever contest is at hand?
It is likely that even if you dont picture a particular thing, at the very least your initial emotional response is a warm feeling of worthy accomplishment and an assumption of gaining the accolades that accompanies victory.
It is less likely that upon hearing or seeing the word victory an American would immediately get a feeling of defeat and humiliation or picture the end of anything. It is even less likely that a loathing would well up inside of the minds of an American when the word is broached.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama is not like average, patriotic, optimistic Americans. At least we can easily assume this to be the case by what President Obama recently said of our military efforts in Afghanistan.
You see, Barack Obama said on TV this week that victory isnt his goal in Afghanistan . Why not?
"I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.
It is telling that when Barack Obama pictures victory he doesnt see in his head that famous photo of the U.S. Sailor kissing the pretty girl in Times Square on Victory Day. Instead, what is immediately conjured up in Obamas mind is the bedraggled figure of a beaten Japanese Emperor groveling at the feet of U.S. military might.
Obamas sympathy seems to be with the Emperor that governed a nation that tried to viciously take over the entire Pacific Rim and enslave many millions of Asian peoples. It is hard to escape the feeling that Obamas first thought when the word victory is broached is of our enemy, his sympathies with them, not us.
But that isnt even the worst of it. Once again we see another example of Obamas ignorance of history, even American history. In fact, Emperor Hirohito didnt even sign the document that finalized the surrender of Japan to General MacArthur. That duty was performed by Japans Foreign Minister, Mamoru Shigemitsu, and one of its generals, Yoshijir Mumezu.
In fact, we didnt destroy Japans Emperor, rather we allowed him to continue on in a ceremonial role to allow the Japanese to feel as if they hadnt been entirely crushed and that some of their traditions might live on.
So, once again, Obama garbles history, disrespects his own country, and sets us up to be discounted as a viable force by foreign nations. Obamas discounting of victory in Afghanistan is dangerous news for our troops. It signals a man that will not give our troops the support they need to win the war and come home with our pride and safety intact.
Now, will the Old Media realize this disastrous view of history, warfare and our national security? Or will the Old Media just move on as if nothing happened?
I heard that Barry Obama wanted to be a SCUBA diver but he MUFFED it!
That's because 0bama and his wife both hate this Country, and yes, the news media will cover for him.
He is a disgusting POS.
Obama is looking for anything to call racist....thats how he has always made his living....he is not President of all the people
What a MUFF-UP!
This is why I’m so worried that he has
a secret, evil agenda .. without care
and purposely nonchalantly at the expense
of our brave troops. God bless and protect
them from this compromised, anti-American
I guess Obama prefers: “I WON”....(eye roll)
Our troops have suffered the worst casualties in Afghanistan this month and he says we don’t want victory? I wish him a spastic colon.
Obama is looking for anything to call racist....thats how he has always made his living....he is not President of all the people...
Well, I hope the libs are real proud of themselves given what a disgusting, anti-American POS they put in our White House. Is it 2012 yet???
It was the teleprompter.......
There are no words that can accurately describe my reaction this stupidity. What ignorance.
THE MOST IMMORAL ACT ANy AMERICAN PRESIDENT CAN EFFECT ON OUR MILITARY IS TO SEND YOUNG MEN OFF TO DIE IN A WAR YOU DON’T INTEND ON WINNING.
Obama will never know the pride that I take in seeing my father ride in a convertible in the Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades. Yet he wrote a book about an a-hole.
Obama’s view of winning a war is a negotiated stalemate like we had in Viet Nam or Korea and where the other side can then quickly violate the terms with impunity.
His Affirmative Action handicap is showing.
Eventually lying about being smart becomes evident.
That’s because Obama has ordered them not to shoot back essentially. Now our troops truly are ‘sitting ducks’. My hatred of this man grows more and more with each passing hour. The usurper needs to be impeached and frogmarched out of this country!
I heard Obama’s talk on victory. The guy is really, really stupid!! I found it offensive to every VET who has serve4d his country.