WTF? Quote of the Day – Obama lets others volunteer our military edition
I have no idea how else to introduce this latest Obama quote – from our erstwhile CiC – during his stop in El Salvador:
And that’s why building this international coalition has been so important because it means that the United States is not bearing all the cost. It means that we have confidence that we are not going in alone, and it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally. And we will accomplish that in a relatively short period of time. [emphasis added]
I can’t tell you how many ways that is just wrong. Seriously.
And if he “misspoke” or said it incorrectly, or didn’t mean it that way, then I want to see a clarification. But it appears, in the case of Libya, that what he said is precisely what happened. We got “volunteered” and he went along with it.
This is what I mean by lack of leadership. He actually thinks this is a good thing, I assume. And it is a tip of an iceberg of which we don’t want any part.
Obama has, during other press opportunities, made the point that the US has “unique capabilities” within its military that allow it to do things others can’t.
And he’s allowing others to “volunteer” it?
Oh, but don’t be too concerned, he’s rationalized it all out for you:
Now, with respect to our national interests, the American people and the United States have an interest, first of all, in making sure that where a brutal dictator is threatening his people and saying he will show no mercy and go door-to-door hunting people down, and we have the capacity under international sanction to do something about that, I think it’s in America’s international — in America’s national interest to do something about it. (emphasis added)