Obama’s Evaporating Successes

Posted September 27th, 2014 by Iron Mike

Just 17 days ago Obama was telling us Yemen would be the model for his anti-ISIS air campaign in Iraq and Syria.
US Embassy  Yemen
In JUST those 17 days, Shia rebels have over-run the capital – the prime minister has resigned, – and today a rocket was fired at our embassy.

President No Boots

This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us,  while supporting partners on the front lines,  is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.”

But it’s all OK…,…because we have ‘no boots on the ground’...?

Prime Minister of Yemen Resigns

MAYBE…the problem in Yemen for the past six years, – as in Iraq for the last two years, – was NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND…?

MAYBE…CIA contractors and a handful of Special Forces types – and a few drone crews just aren’t enough to hunt down and root out EVIL?

MAYBE…an old-fashioned show of conventional force is necessary to add resolve to locals, – to give courage to fledgling third-world military forces, – and to fully integrate US air power?

MAYBE having a real president who actually understands reality is the first step…?

USS Cole

MAYBE…having a president who understands both HISTORY and STRATEGY would be helpful when battling an enemy who believes that killing Westerners is commanded by their god…?

So,…ask your Democratic candidates for the Senate and the House:

“WHY, – in such a strategic corner of the Middle East, – were we attempting to battle terrorism with a skeleton force?”

4 Responses to “Obama’s Evaporating Successes”

  1. Casey Chapman

    They are not really trying to kill Isis. It’s a photo op to help democrats in the senate hold onto their power and to distract us from the illegal immigrant problems. Any republican who touts amnesty(read Jeb Bush), isn’t a real republican. Not even a Rino. They are what I’d call a D.I.D.:democrat in disguise.

  2. Kojack

    The practitioners of the religion of “peace” knocked out power in all of Yemen on June 9th and the lights have been out ever since. They had a practice run in CA in April of last year. Expect that to be one aspect of the next big attack on the U.S. and have no doubt that EVERY muslim is your enemy.

  3. Tom Gilroy

    Isn’t it interesting that our crack intelligence operatives did not see this one coming even when it was pretty obvious to the casual observer that every thing in Yemen was going South? Which of the Gulf Sates will be the next to fall? ISIS will be looking for retribution for those that have joined the coalition.

  4. Jim Gettens

    ZERO and his Entire Self-Serving Incompetent Crew: BOOBS ON THE GROUND.