The Democrat Party with the media which really is the same have done everything possible to lose the War on Terror and the Fight in Iraq. The have opposed every initiative only to reverse themselves when the administration changes direction exactly as they request. Every move they make is purely for political gain.
Having said that it is this, a Republican, administrations job to win this war, to put forth the goals and the end state clearly and then allocate the resources and plan to attain that end state regardless of the political outcome. It would be nice if the government and political parties were united, winning would be much easier then but they are not. It would be nice if every politician wasn’t looking out for their next election but they are.
If your Generals are not winning your war, change them. If the plan isn’t succeeding change it. Mistakes will be made, change directions and worry about the mistakes after the war is won. If the cause is important and losing is not an option than we must fight it with the same attitude. This has not happened.
I’ll use football to illustrate this point although generally I don’t like doing this. But if you have your game plan and by the second half it’s not working you better change it or you will surely lose. Good coaches understand this. They often change things up. Winners don’t stick to a plan that doesn’t work. This does not mean you change everything your doing but it means stay alert to openings and your own weaknesses.
Fight to win:
If you’re not willing to win a fight, don’t get into it.
We have restricted our military to only certain targets and then wonder why we don’t see more results. It’s like we are afraid to confront the real enemy. You can’t win by avoiding the fight.
We made a mistake by too early trying to put an Iraq face on this. It was not Iraqi’s that removed Saddam, we did that. We cannot wait for a government that is not fully established or and army still in it’s infancy to do this for us. They may need to step up but we need to remind them there will be consequences if they don’t.
We have not shown strength but weakness. This is not just the fault of the President but the country as a whole. We have become weak. Perhaps in some ways the left is right. We may deserve what we are getting now. Since we cannot stand up for what is right anymore. We fight till it gets hard then we just quit. It’s very frustrating because those who are doing the real fighting are willing and able to win this. Perhaps we should have elected John Kerry; he may more accurately reflect the American public today.
Is there hope?
I truly hope the “new” strategy will be implemented and the restrictions removed. But damn I’m sick of every politician afraid to say the truth be they Republican or Democrat. If we are going to target Iranians in Iraq or Syrians than we need to just say it and do it. If the Iraqi militias are a problem, destroy them. It’s that simple. But never send up a trail balloon to see how it goes over.