Someone tell me that it’s just my ODS-ometer going off and he didn’t really just inject a political point into his Arlington speech, as if he’s still campaigning:
President Obama highlighted the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan during his annual Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on Monday, casting it as a historic time of remembrance spanning two administrations.
“For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful. It’s the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end,” Obama said during his speech at Arlington National Cemetery.
Clad in dark blue suit and deep red tie, Obama noted that it was the first Memorial Day honoring fallen soldiers in more than a decade that the U.S. “is not engaged in a major ground war.”
Obama to selfie: “Go me!”
It’s as though he’s defending his failed Middle East strategy in a national Memorial Day speech.
Sometimes less is not more (unless you’re talking about more suffering in the world). Sometimes less is less. You get what you pay for, and we are beginning to pay the price for American disengagement from the world’s conflicts.
We tried to do Libya on the cheap and Obama cheerleaders still think it a model example of how to wage war without ground troops (let alone the folly of removing Sadd- er, Qaddafi- in the first place).
ISIS in Iraq. ISIS expansion into Afghanistan. ISIS exports suicide bombing of a mosque in Saudi Arabia. Boasts of planning attacks in U.S. with 71 trained fighters in 15 states. Yet the isolationist/non-interventionists think what ISIS does overseas is not our concern?