Obama: Is he a fit Commander-in-Chief? Obama’s attitude, know-how, and judgement should be questioned!

11 Jan

The bright, articulate, and charismatic Commander-in-Chief (C.i.C) of the United States, Barak Obama, is an outstanding young man who nevertheless lacks military experience, and the ability to make sound decisions about military matters.
Notwithstanding Obama’s brilliance, unless he undergoes a change in attitude, and until he stops arrogance from overshadowing good judgement, his ability to be C.i.C. of the most powerful nation on earth must come into question.
Two significant and glaring errors perpetrated by the young C.i.C. have to do with Europe, and with Afghanistan. Changing previous United States commitment to Europe regarding an anti-missile initiative was not based on sound defense and security considerations, but rather on political reasons. The switch in missile defense strategy was made to appease the Russians who did not reciprocate in any way. The missile defense decision was wrong, especially with Iranian demonstrations of missiles that can easily reach Eastern Europe.

The error in Iraq was clear demonstration of arrogance, poor judgement and was in poor form. President Obama overruled his commander in the field, a man he appointed, and reduced the number of troops requested by General McChrystal by 25%; a decision that may prove to have dire circumstances.

President Obama made other errors, too many to dwell on in this short write-up. Instead of continuing to discuss errors in military judgement, an attitude issue is more alarming than just the lack of military prowess. President Obama, when realizing the costs of caring for military health stated that:

“Look, it’s an all volunteer force,” Obama complained. “Nobody
made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It
doesn’t compute…” “I thought these were people who were proud to
sacrifice for their country, “Obama continued “I wasn’t asking for
blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the
selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.”

This approach by the C.i.C. which was expresses regarding his desire to have members of the military contribute exuberant amounts towards their own health care, is not only shameful, it is demoralizing to the military, to those people who he, the C.i.C. is sending daily to be in harm’s-way! What a disgraceful display.

We can only hope that President Obama re-think his views regarding the military, and that he comes to realize the sacrifices he, and the United States, are asking from members of the military. It is also hoped the young C.i.C. learns to trust the judgement of his experienced professional military experts and not make decision based on political considerations.

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