Friday, August 29, 2014

Perspective

You may not want to be in a bar fight, but when that guy decides he want to be a bar fight with you, guess what. Once he's circling and throwing punches, you had better get your head in the game. Because if you don't, the outcome will be completely up to him.

All that as perspective on the news that the U.S. has announced it's not at war with ISIS.

8 comments:

burt said...

"My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep." - Neville Chamberlain, Sept 30, 1938.

"But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet. I think what I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than we currently are. And I think that's not just my assessment, but the assessment of our military, as well. We need to make sure that we've got clear plans, that we're developing them. At that point, I will consult with Congress and make sure that their voices are heard." - Barack Obama, August 28, 2014

Dave H said...

I think I'm starting to get how it works now. If a President wants to go to war, he goes to war. If he doesn't, he consults Congress.

I never was a fan of the "everybody look busy!" style of management.

deadmandance said...

John Ringo (who can get pretty ummmm... non-politically correct)in the afterword of one of his books said "Don't get into a gunfight without a gun, and don't get into a holy war without a religion."

We got into a holy war without a religion, or a gun, or any armaments stronger than a set of golf clubs.

kahr40 said...

Obama does have a strategy. It's to delay until it too late to do anything constructive about it.

zdogk9 said...

Nah, his strategy is to avoid taking responsibility for any and every thing.

Old NFO said...

Delay, obfuscate, deny, blame others... THAT seems to be the policy these days...

Brigid said...

Look- a Squirrel!

ASM826 said...

Squirrel! Hey, what about the problems in the Ukraine?