There is however another war aim which we ought to consider: the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama.
If you want to know our intentions in the Persian Gulf we need not look to our Armed Forces there, our pair of carriers cruising there, or our newly deployed Raptors there as described in the companion news story, we should look instead to today's private sector job numbers, a pathetic 119,000, and know that Friday's job numbers will be toxic for Obama's reelection chances.
Consider Obama's recent ploys: he spikes the football on the anniversary of Obama's assassination; he accuses Romney of cowardice and an inability to pull that trigger; he takes a ride to Afghanistan and appears before the troops and has a speech broadcast back to the nation.
The ground is being prepared, the public conditioned to hail a strike against Iran in time for an October surprise.
As for this president shrinking from violence, nothing could be further from the truth. He is a traditional leftist, the most bloodthirsty ideologues human kind has ever known. On March 4 I wrote the following vanity:
Nevermind the Ides of March Beware the Surprises of October
Great vanity, BTW, thanks for the link--I'd missed it the first time. Now I'm fully dreading October...
If a war is needed, Obama will start the war.
You’re exactly right. Why is this being floated out there? To re elect Obama. I wouldn’t put it past the SOB to start a war with IRan...just to get reelected....
On the other hand, I for one think Obama is one of the bravest presidents we’ve ever had. When I think of the courage it took, to take down Bin Laden...and those 40 LOOOOOOnnng minutes... I realize that he’s the man.
I seriously compare Obama to people like Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart and Custer at Manassas. He might be...no...he is braver than even Patton himself.