It is increasingly obvious that Barak Obama’s military knowledge is limited to family games of Risk – and even then I doubt he wins much.
I’ve been trying to figure out what strategy he’s advocating, and as near as I can figure, his grand plan is this:
1. Pull out of Iraq.
2. Deploy more US troops into Afghanistan and take our “tired, worn-out” military into the “hills of Pakistan.”
3. Having thus invaded a nuclear-armed ally in the most inhospitable military terrain on earth, we will then reinvade Iraq because Al Qaeda is there.
4. Oh, and piss on Canada, Mexico and Columbia over free trade.
Someone explain to me how this will win America renewed respect abroad?
Amateurs talk tactics; professionals deal with logistics, and it is clear that in terms of grand strategy, Obama is a rank amateur. If fighting in Iraq - which lies at the ancient crossroads of civilization - is beyond the reach of the US military, how are we to support fighting against Pakistan over thousands of miles of the most rugged terrain in the world?
Through what ports would our supplies move? Over what roadways would they pass? How would we sustain all of those mouths at the end of a daisy-chain supply line that would have to rely on air transport at a time when our the Air Force is using antique planes?
I don't fault the junior Senator from Illinois for his military ignorance; but I do fault whatever staff he has for letting him spout off this nonsense.