Strangelove strategery


Filed Under Obama News on Sep 22 

I must first admit that I don’t pay much attention to the work of the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward. I didn’t read any of the books he wrote during W’s tenure and I likely won’t read his latest book which he has entitled “Obama’s Wars”. I understand Woodward to be fairly well sourced and am willing to believe his work is based (mostly) in fact.

The MSM is replete today with stories taken from copies leaked or otherwise released prior to Monday’s official launch. I must admit that when I came across this tidbit, I nearly choked on my morning Diet Coke. It appears, Dear Reader, that The One has already accepted the inevitability of another terrorist attack on United States soil. Saith The One:

We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger

Just when I think I can The One’s level of dangerous naiveté has peaked, he kicks it up a notch. Yes, this nation is stronger than it was a decade ago – despite the best efforts of The One, The Pelosi, and Dusty Harry Reid. Having said that, imagine how much stronger and more prosperous this nation would be had we not been drawn into two wars and had to pay the astronomical costs associated with the September 11 attacks.

Of course this nation can recover from a terrorist attack. That ability, however, should not be touted as a reason to avoid the hard choices that surround the elusive goal of “national security”. I’m wondering if The One was channeling the fictional General “Buck” Turgidson (played so flawlessly by George C. Scott) in Dr. Strangelove:


I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.

I fail to see The One’s wisdom in this area. Hundreds of thousands of Americans work tirelessly every day to ensure the horrors visited upon this nation on September 11, 2001 will never be repeated. Most Americans would look upon another terrorist attack as a colossal failure – one principally attributable to The One. If an attack succeeds, The One’s promise to “do everything we can to prevent it” will ring hollow. Frankly, we’re not interested in getting our hair mussed. Been there, done that.

After reading the excerpts from Woodward’s book, I’m pretty sure its contents will magnify the buyer’s remorse already sweeping the nation.