Originally Posted by Badbird
Yes, Obama is spineless. He was a virtual puddle of Jello when he gave the order to shoot Osama Bin Laden in the face. Or when he ordered those snipers to take out the pirates holding that sea captain hostage with three near impossible, simultaneous shots. Or when ordering the countless drone airstrikes on terrorists targets (far more than Bush ever did). You're right. What a pussy.
WTF are we supposed to do? Nuke the entire Middle East over one planned attack and a few typical anti-American protests?
He clearly said what he wanted Obama to do.
LOL Don't act Obama himself planned the simultaneous shots. The mark of a true leader is not to be reactionary. A true leader should be proactive. The pirates in that area had been and still are a problem. At the very least all, US ships should be escorted through that area. Would be nice if we also worked with our allies to guard other ships as well. We can charge for the protection. Or better yet, why not seek out these pirates and take the fight to them?
The drone flights are a development feature. They were not used nearly as much or nearly as advanced as they are now. It is a rather new technology used in war to this extent. The old thinking was to send in thousands of troops after pockets of people hiding underground and in caves. It is not like Obama had anything to do with these developments or usage. And to be fair, there have been many airstrikes where innocent people were killed and the USA had taken much lip because of it. I am not blaming Obama or Bush or anyone, but there is a bad side to these airstrikes and drones too. Not all unicorns and rainbows.
There is lots of intel on troubled areas and all the crazies around the world. Now and forever, there should be extreme heightened alerts for every American whatever overseas during 911 days. As President, where the buck stops there, Obama gets the blame for these attacks. It just seems to me that the media and joblo political forum is taking the deaths and destruction of USA property lightly and doing a piss poor job or reporting. This would not be true if a Republican was in office.