Senior UK Defense Advisor: Obama Is Clueless

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“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 Jan 16, 2014
President Obama is “chronically incapable” of military strategy and falls far short of his predecessor George W. Bush, according to one of Britain’s most senior military advisors.

Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff, told The Daily Beast that the United States and Britain were guilty of total strategic failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Syrian rebels “has left them in a far worse position than they were before.”

The extraordinary critique by a leading advisor to the United States’ closest military ally comes days after Obama was undermined by the former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who questioned the President’s foreign policy decisions and claimed he was deeply suspicious of the military.

Strachan, a current member of the Chief of the Defense Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, cited the “crazy” handling of the Syrian crisis as the most egregious example of a fundamental collapse in military planning that began in the aftermath of 9/11.“If anything it’s gone backwards instead of forwards, Obama seems to be almost chronically incapable of doing this. Bush may have had totally fanciful political objectives in terms of trying to fight a global War on Terror, which was inherently astrategic, but at least he had a clear sense of what he wanted to do in the world. Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” he said.

The dithering over intervention against President Bashar al-Assad has empowered the Syrian ruler, undermined America’s military reputation and destabilized the Middle East, said Strachan.“What he’s done in talking about Red Lines in relation to Syria has actually devalued the deterrent effect of American military capability and it seems to me that creates an unstable situation, because if he were act it would surprise everybody,” he said.“I think the other issue is that in starting and stopping with Assad, he’s left those who might be his natural allies in Syria with nowhere to go. He’s increased the likelihood that if there is a change of regime in Syria that it will be an Islamic fundamentalist one.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01...
Rodeo Clown

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 16, 2014
On Syria it is a good thing obama prefers fisting to fighting. Word is slowing coming out that it was his AQ pals who gassed the the civilians. Word will also be slow in coming out that obama bribed the muzzie brothers into giving Hamas the Sinai for $8Billion.
Alan West is correct about this filth.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 16, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
President Obama is “chronically incapable” of military strategy and falls far short of his predecessor George W. Bush, according to one of Britain’s most senior military advisors.
Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff, told The Daily Beast that the United States and Britain were guilty of total strategic failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Syrian rebels “has left them in a far worse position than they were before.”
The extraordinary critique by a leading advisor to the United States’ closest military ally comes days after Obama was undermined by the former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who questioned the President’s foreign policy decisions and claimed he was deeply suspicious of the military.
Strachan, a current member of the Chief of the Defense Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, cited the “crazy” handling of the Syrian crisis as the most egregious example of a fundamental collapse in military planning that began in the aftermath of 9/11.“If anything it’s gone backwards instead of forwards, Obama seems to be almost chronically incapable of doing this. Bush may have had totally fanciful political objectives in terms of trying to fight a global War on Terror, which was inherently astrategic, but at least he had a clear sense of what he wanted to do in the world. Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” he said.
The dithering over intervention against President Bashar al-Assad has empowered the Syrian ruler, undermined America’s military reputation and destabilized the Middle East, said Strachan.“What he’s done in talking about Red Lines in relation to Syria has actually devalued the deterrent effect of American military capability and it seems to me that creates an unstable situation, because if he were act it would surprise everybody,” he said.“I think the other issue is that in starting and stopping with Assad, he’s left those who might be his natural allies in Syria with nowhere to go. He’s increased the likelihood that if there is a change of regime in Syria that it will be an Islamic fundamentalist one.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01...
The UK? That pipsqueak little has-been country hiding under the protective skirts of the United States? You thrive on irrelevance.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#4 Jan 16, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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The UK? That pipsqueak little has-been country hiding under the protective skirts of the United States? You thrive on irrelevance.
Are you French or Muslim, wee man? Perhaps a combination? Your feelings regarding the UK certainly point in that direction.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#5 Jan 17, 2014
Oblamo clueless? I knew this back in 2008. Anyone who states they can do all he stated he'd do and those that believed him are fools. He was going to do EVERYTHING and make EVERYONE happy.

In other words, this egotistical ideologue thought he was Santa Clause.
Duke for Mayor

Hilliard, OH

#6 Jan 17, 2014
Neutral Party wrote:
Oblamo clueless? I knew this back in 2008. Anyone who states they can do all he stated he'd do and those that believed him are fools. He was going to do EVERYTHING and make EVERYONE happy.
In other words, this egotistical ideologue thought he was Santa Clause.
Santa is white.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 17, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Santa is white.
and Obama is an inept moron.

Tell us something new O brilliant one of the troll pack.

Fact check with how well organized south Chicago is.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#8 Jan 17, 2014
It is totally impossible to be beneath that worthless gutless dirtbag Bush,
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 17, 2014
WDRussell wrote:
It is totally impossible to be beneath that worthless gutless dirtbag Bush,
according to an idiot that drinks from the kook aide fountain.

thanks for the laugh chump.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#10 Jan 17, 2014
A former merchant seaman with no combat training... Who licked Bush's balls...

Fkn Hilarious.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#11 Jan 17, 2014
WDRussell wrote:
It is totally impossible to be beneath that worthless gutless dirtbag Bush,
Awww...the knee-gro racist of the toxic waste pit of the Northeast tri-state weighs in with ten year old butthurt.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#12 Jan 17, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
A former merchant seaman with no combat training... Who licked Bush's balls...
Fkn Hilarious.
You apparently think qualified civilians have no business shaping or critiquing military policy in Western democracies. What kind of fascist are you?

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#13 Jan 17, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You apparently think qualified civilians have no business shaping or critiquing military policy in Western democracies. What kind of fascist are you?
Not for a British sea cook. You gotta be fkn kidding me...

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#14 Jan 17, 2014
Bush was a stupid Rino and loved his country. Obama is a commusnist and hates his country and fellow non mulitcolored Americans. Everything Obama..... is driven by rage, envy and hate of the idea of an America that was worth anything of value before he showed up. Obama is not here to make America great or greater. He is here to redistribute and settle scores. White producers who voted for the Stain are the most pitiful of dupes.
Duke for Mayor

Dayton, OH

#15 Jan 18, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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and Obama is an inept moron.
Tell us something new O brilliant one of the troll pack.
Fact check with how well organized south Chicago is.
Free cell phones with texting?

woof
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 19, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Free cell phones with texting?
woof
no such thing exists.

your hallucinations are getting worse, or you raised the level of your stupidity.

which is it?
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#17 Jan 19, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
no such thing exists.
your hallucinations are getting worse, or you raised the level of your stupidity.
which is it?
Neither.

You're too ignorant to tell the real Duke from the fake Dukes.

woof
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#18 Jan 19, 2014
Today's news headlines report that Obama started smoking pot as a kid. Assuming so many years of smoking marijuana, what would anyone expect? It does do damage do the brain cells, just like drinking.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#19 Jan 19, 2014
How is that incendiary? Pothead damage and behavior is scientifically documented, and Obama himself admits his use starting when he was a kid. Imagine if George W. Bush had admitted such a thing! What a bunch of maroons around here lately.
Xerxes

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 19, 2014
Wait what wrote:
Today's news headlines report that Obama started smoking pot as a kid. Assuming so many years of smoking marijuana, what would anyone expect? It does do damage do the brain cells, just like drinking.
Huh?

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