Amatuer Hour in the Middle East

“Everything in war is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult. The difficulties accumulate and end by producing a kind of friction that is inconceivable unless one has experienced war.”  Karl Von Clausewitz

This pretty much sums up the buffoonery of Obama's Libya War.  I mean I'm no neo-con, although I did support the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, but this is just nuts.

Say what you will about the Bush-Cheney Administration, and the lefty loons said plenty, they were FREAKIN' GROWNUPS who approached war and the commitment of the American military to combat as a serious life-or-death matter.  I mean really--can you see Dick Cheney or Don Rumsfeld giving two cents about the freakin NCAA brackets in March 2003?  No, me either.  

I don't disagree with the need to get rid of Mommar and his nutjob regime, but are we getting a better one?  And what does it say about this country and our leadership when we can't even hold our alliance together one week into the fighting?  And for goodness sake, who thinks putting the French in charge is a good idea?  Granted I like Sarko and he certainly has been more Clemenceau than Clouseau about this than Obama, but really?  When was the last war the French won?

So what are we to do?  Well, here are my predictions:
  1. Hillary is toast.  This is going to be a fiasco no matter how it turns out, and as usual, someone must crawl under the bus, and it ain't gonna be Obama or Biden.  I don't think Hillary will last the year.  This could prove very dangerous for Obama politically, as I don't think she is done gunning for the White House and could be an "anybody but Obama" alternative for the Dems in 2012. 
  2. The lefty loons who supported Obama, hated Bush, and are now snarling at Obama will probably still support him, but he will have to really, really suck up to the unions, enviro-whackos, gays and whoever else is left on the FARRRRR left of the Democratic party to have a hope of winning in 2012.  The wishy-washy undecideds will abandon him on the economy unless unemployment goes wayyyy down and the center-right is just itching for the right candidate to replace him. 
  3. If the idiots in Gaza and such continue to piss off Israel, Bibi is gonna take this time and blow them away.  Maybe the Arab street will rise, up, but with Syria in turmoil, Egypt trying to settle and the Gulf States looking at Iran, Hamas will have no one to help them and even Hezbollah is probably looking over their shoulder.So let's hope that Ghaddafy, Khadaffy or whatever goes quickly, otherwise Obama is gonna make the U.S., NATO, the UN and most of the civilized world look like incompetent nincompoops.

Here's another little quote from my friend Clausewitz:
"The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish . . . the kind of war on which they are embarking."