For those who were worried that Obama would not know how to fight, if necessary, and would always cry craven, you can set those doubts aside. It turns out that Obama not only knows how to fight, he knows how to fight dirty. This can be useful — UNLESS YOUR PRESIDENT DECIDES THAT THE ENEMY IS HIS OWN MILITARY!
We’ve already seen the financial phase of this assault with the only cuts in Obama’s multi-trillion dollar plan being aimed at the military, despite the fact that our military is fighting a hot war on two fronts and a cold war on all fronts. Now, in response to ACLU demand for more “torture” photographs, the military CIC, instead of challenging a request that is sure to turn American military personnel into Islamist targets worldwide, President Obama happily obliged.
The photos are not egregious. Not even rising to the level of panties on heads. But no matter. The assault is on. And your president — your Commander in Chief — supports it.
The release of these images serves no practical purpose, except perhaps for “enhanced prosecution techniques” against our own. Understand clearly that the purpose of the release — and the Obama administration’s decision to do so willingly if not energetically — is to denigrate the American Warrior and to further the assault on the American psyche.
Those we were detaining (rather than summarily executing in the field, mind you) were being locked away at a time when beheadings were commonplace, men were being killed by slowly lowering them into 55-gallon drums of acid, and teens refusing to join al-Qaeda in Iraq were being crucified — literally crucified — in the public square and given just enough water to keep them alive and their public suffering great enough to serve as AQ’s example to the rest. The children of resistant families were baked in ovens, folks.
This has me so angry I’m practically spitting out my own teeth. I’ve had enough. Apologizing to Europe and the Muslim world for America, the warm reception of Chavez, blaming America for Mexican drug cartels’ murderous rampages, and the threat of prosecuting Bush administration officials because of their legal opinions on what does and does not constitute torture.
And now, the American warrior class is openly and clearly in the crosshairs in a media campaign to denigrate them and cast dishonor upon them and, once again, America.
The aim of the release is to assault America in the court of public opinion, using the wholly owned media PR subsidiary as the armored assault vehicle. And the administration, through its acquiescence, is at minimum enabling this, choosing consciously to end the public defense of the American warrior class and its very legacy. Perhaps the administration is acting with willful disregard for them by taking direction from the ACLU/Soros/Moveon.org hard Left in a form of electoral quid pro quo. At worst, the administration is directly aligned with them and acting in concert rather than taking direction from them.
Even those who are not spitting out their own teeth are deeply upset by the President’s willingness to paint a giant target on the backs of his own troops. Bruce Kesler, writing with blue heat, not red hot white heat, also shudders at the dangers to which Obama exposes a military that, unlike all other militaries in the world (except, perhaps Israel’s), goes to extraordinary lengths to treat its enemies with humanity:
So, there we are, tortured for the past six years by tendentious and selfish attacks from within upon our ability to withstand and overcome tenacious, brutal and serious attacks from without.Now, due to the Obama administration’s irresponsibility, we face at least three more years of torture, of undue agony, that fruitlessly weakens our unity and resolve and exposes us all to potentially greater physical threats to our well-being and very lives. Our troops on the frontline are not bemused by this Obama administration recklessness with their safety and missions, nor should be the rest of us placed closer to frontline dangers as our intelligence professionals seek cover by retreating from their duties.