Here in the West, we are truly ignorant when it comes to understanding the modern 21st century battlefield — ok, not all of us, but a lot of folks — and particularly those in Washington D.C.
You don’t have to listen to me, just take a look at the response from Jordan — and now the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is back in the fight. They get it. We don’t, we are losing, and we must develop a strategy and not the drivel Susan Rice presented this past Friday at the Brookings Institute — this is not about self-spun alarmism. We don’t need hundreds of thousands of troops. We just need a focused strategy and commitment to defeat the enemy, not rhetoric.
There has been no document of capitulation, no terms of surrender. And President Obama’s unilateral statement to “end combat operations” means little to nothing. Therefore, no onus exists to repatriate these unlawful enemy combatants to continue conducting their heinous actions against the world. And to have heard some chucklehead last week blame GITMO orange uniforms on the actions of Islamic State was perhaps one of the most absurd statements I’ve recently heard — and between words from Obama and Susan Rice this past week, that’s saying a lot.
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