Skip to comments.Doug Feith: "The President wants to cut America down to size"
Posted on 03/25/2011 9:08:18 AM PDT by roses of sharon
Most people are analyzing U.S. action in Libya in a way that makes what President Obama is doing seem incomprehensible. If the President says Gadhafi must go and believes it is important enough to engage our military to achieve this objective, why would he wait two or three weeks before making a stand? If the Presidents goal is to protect civilians in Libya, how can he be willing to let Gadhafi - the source of the humanitarian danger in Libya - remain in power after the operation ends?
Pundits are puzzled because they assume President Obama is focused on Libya. But that assumption may be false.
The only way to make the Presidents behavior comprehensible is to recognize that he has a larger strategic goal than just the outcome of Libya. While the rest of the country is focused on Libyas future, the President is focused on fundamentally changing Americas role and standing in the world. Libya, for him, is simply an occasion for undertaking a radical reformulation of 70 years of American foreign policy.
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Of course we all knew this in 08.
If only he meant the federal budget.
He doesn´t give a damn for America except in its demise.
and by doing so he is taking out the “west”. Its not just America, its Christianity and everything it created.
Yes, we did, or at least most of us did. Some keep insisting that Obama is simply inept, and ignorant of the harm he causes. I don’t buy that.
What better way to cut a Nation down to size than “shove” the military into a war like kennedy did. Hell, if o gets his way he can destroy 58K lives.
Agree. imho, this man knows EXACTLY what he is doing and this goes for the very dangerous person in charge of DOJ. At one time, O’Reilly kept referring to Mr. Obama as ‘brilliant’, I emailed better description would be devious and manipulative.
Russians seek hit-to-kill
Russia’s government plans to exploit the Obama administrations eagerness to conclude a missile defense deal as a way to obtain valuable technology from advanced U.S. missile defenses, according to U.S. national security officials.
The Russians specifically are seeking a defense technology cooperation deal with the Pentagon that will permit them to gain access to U.S. hit-to-kill missile defense know-how, the key technology for the most current strategic long-range and tactical short-range defenses that were developed at a cost of billions of taxpayer dollars over the past two decades.
The reason, the officials said, is that Moscow knows it can offer very little in the way of cooperative missile defense with the U.S. The current strategic anti-missile interceptors around Moscow are armed with nuclear warheads tactical weapons that Moscow is not expected to use against an Iranian missile attack.
Additionally, the nuclear-tipped interceptors are supposed to be the subject of follow-on U.S.-Russian tactical nuclear arms reduction talks based on the recently ratified New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
The notion that Moscow will share sensor data also is doubtful. Missile defense experts say Russias key radar are designed and deployed to detect U.S. submarine-launched missiles and are not useful in detecting Iranian missile launches, the main goal of the administrations European-based missile defense plan.
Moscow also has problems getting U.S. technology because current law limits the transfer of technology under U.S. anti-proliferation law, specifically related to Iran, that bars Russia’s government from access to U.S. high-tech exports based on its past and ongoing arms proliferation to Iran.
The Obama administration is loosening export controls as part of a major reform effort, and administration arms-control officials, including Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher, are hoping the reforms will make it easier to reach her long-sought goal of concluding a missile defense or defense technology deal with Moscow.
Its the perfect storm: loosened export controls, reset with Russia and arms control fever by the administration, said one official concerned about the pending Russian technology cooperation.
The Pentagon is said to be lukewarm at best over missile defense cooperation because of concerns the technology will be used to counter U.S. systems or sold covertly to U.S. adversaries.
Ms. Tauscher did not respond to emails seeking comment, and her spokesman, Jonathan E. Kaplan, declined to comment.
Ms. Tauscher, undersecretary of state for international security, told a conference Monday that talks with Russia on missile defense cooperation were progressing but that a final agreement was not assured.
According to the U.S. officials, Russians close to the government stated in recent talks that their main interest in any U.S. deal is getting access to military technology generally and missile-defense know how specifically.
The interest in U.S. technology followed a sharp turnaround in Moscow policy several months ago, when the Russians said they were no longer opposed to U.S. missile defenses. The Russian military hopes its engagement and a missile defense agreement will lead to obtaining strategic hit-to-kill missile technology.
Hit-to-kill involves ultra-high-speed, non-explosive guided warheads that destroy targets [-] such as missile warheads in flight by slamming into them.
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If it looks like Obama is going to lose in 2012, he can put troops into multiple countries in the Middle East and walk away, leaving the successive administration to extract ourselves from the mess.
“Of course we all knew this in 08.”
He said as much during the campaigns. The diminution of the US has always been the goal of socialists.
It appears this is true. And it is not just the military he is trying to cut down to size. He has chased the oil industry out of the US by all-but-banning new deep well drilling in the golf, while subsidizing Petrobas's plans. He has put in place the FR bill, which is chasing the NYSE overseas, among other financial ventures.
Spread the wealth.
Of course, to a Neocon, the Roman Empire was too meek and isolationist.
That's why he is impeachable. If Obama believe's that America needs to be cut down to size, that is dereliction of duty, because it is his job to make sure that the country is the strongest it can be for its protection and general welfare.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. I have no use for Feith. I think he and Wolfowitz should be required to attend the funeral of every one of our people who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s see them put their butts on the line.
I am glad that someone else has pointed out that these neo-cons who are as responsible for the rack and ruin of the US economy as any alive, not to mention the blood that was spilt, are not exactly deserving of the order of heros of American conservatism.
Shame! Shame! Shame, Barack! Hurting the country and the people that are paying you handsomely and giving you exotic vacations.
Shame on you, Barack! SHAME!!!
Gee that's funny. Here I thought all these years that George Bush was in charge. Wasn't it Dubya who bragged "I am the Decider?"
One of the things he decided was that he would not get involved in the details, details such as, "This all sounds just dandy, but do you guys have a clue of a plan what happens next?" Trivial details like that. Oh, and the question about how we were going to pay for it all.
Oh, and the b-i-g-g-i-e about how the US was going to pay for it all.
One of Bush's top aides was fired b/c he told Bush the neos were low-balling him and that the Iraq invasion might cost as much as $60 Billion.........and trillions of dollars later............
BTW, does anyone know what Feith, Frum, Billy Kristol and the rest of the pukeneos actually do for a living? None of the pukes have any visible means of support, unless you count:
(1) <> media prostitution,
(2) <> editing stupid magazines subsidized by offshore wire transfers,
(3) <> infiltrating the US government,
(4) <> running endless think-tanks that pontificate on how nice it is to goad the US military into invading foreign countries of the pukes choosing,
(5) cheerleading <> amnesty,<> National Greatness, <> America as Empire, <> endless war, <> John McCain,
(6) <> squatting in the Repub Party destroying it from within,
(7) <> religious cleansing of the Repub Party,
(8) <> kicking so/con Repubs to the curb, and,
(9) <> selling US secrets to our enemies.
FAST FORWARD TO LIBYA No Fly Zone is another term for nation-building. First you have to eliminate the ability to fly (obliterate infrastructure -- an Act of War), then there is the problem of figuring out what it means to "win" (as young American soldiers are slaughtered).
And then the fun stuff for neos -- rebuilding with trillions of US tax dollars with little or no accountability. And all those special little business arrangements (like Richard Perle's war profiteering capitalizing a Mideast oil biz). The connivers are salivating as we type---wetting their pants at the chance to get their greedy hands on trillions more US dollars.
That's been true of all of America's wars -- even Korea, whose economics had a visible impact on the US economy in the 50's.
World wars and even smaller wars are expensive. The alternative is to get out of the way of world-girdling "movements" that want to dominate the planet -- including you.
The Republicans were exponents of "wooden gun" defense structures in the 1920's and 30's. Look what that got us -- the Bataan Death March. Or do you think that was somehow "our fault"?
With no concern for how many people are killed or had their lives ruined.
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