Is The Obama Administration Failing In The War Against Terror?

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In a way, yes.

The reason the USA (with the Allied Forces) won WWII, was because "we" sunk to the level of the Japanese; we became exactly as "evil" as we imagined them to be.  We committed a so-called atrocity against them, and twice, so they could learn a most valuable lesson:  You do not have sex with the USA, period, and if you do, you will get back double from us, what you gave us.

They attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and we responded with two attacks on them; at Hiroshima & again at Nagasaki, so there would be no doubt at all in their minds that we were not gonna mess around with them.  We were tired of fighting (and not winning) and we'd had enough.

US Army Gen. William Westmoreland  (1914-2005), who commanded American military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak from 1964 to 1968, once said, paraphrased, "It isn't the 'job' of American forces to fight wars; it is their job to WIN wars."   And US Army Gen. George S. Patton (1885-1945) said, verbatim, "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
When the USA was attacked on September 11, 2001, "President Doofus" should have immediately responded by attacking Tehran, Iran, until that city resembled the Lunar surface.  The USA should never have agreed to not use nuclear weapons, because they get the job done.

One time, my dog bit me so hard, he drew blood from my hand, and I had done nothing at all to him, to deserve that.  After putting a muzzle on him, I picked up his paw, put it in my mouth and bit down hard on it, until I drew some blood of my own, and he yelped in pain.

He learned a very valuable lesson from me that day, and never again did he bite me.

Allow me to again quote someone, by using the words of the fictional Chicago police officer, Jim Malone, who told Federal Prohibition Agent Eliot Ness, regarding US Gangster Alphonse Capone, "You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send TEN of HIS to the morgue! That's the Chicago way! And that's how you get Capone."
My hero!
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Anonymous commented
You bring up some great points, I can't argue with the bulk of your answer. I would disagree in part with why we deployed nuclear weapons which I always think was to spare our men and woman the significant losses of landing on mainland Japan, not so much as a bravado sentiment to the Japanese people/government. I would also argue against your saying we were not winning. Although war has no winners, as I recall we held every island we set foot upon. We may have been sick of the casualties it took
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Truman's military analysts believed that "this new bomb" would end the war with Japan, and that was the only reason HST decided to use it. He genuinely wanted an end to the war, and an end to American casualties.
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Anonymous commented
I agree, it was used to end the war there is no debate over that. Was it used as a means to an end, a message to Japan or still a message to Stalin and the Red Army. Or for all of those reasons and more. I was just saying I didn't think it was dropped to augment the death toll of the initial attack of Japan on Pearl Harbor I believe in the most morbid way it was used to prevent even greater numbers of dead as a result of full blown war on homeland Japan
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walter jedyk answered
I think from my own understanding that he only concerned about two things in life.
1- himself
2- the equity he can spend on himself.
I've heard no great expectations about the communities around him.and what he's really do for american citizens.
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Anonymous answered
Well yes and no. First of all if its a WAR why is he making PEACE DURING the fight?? Isn't war supposed to conquer? Also HOW can we win the war if we let the enemy in OUR country???
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James Stokley answered
I think the idiot that failed was the one who started the war in the first place, and had osama pretty much at gun point and then decided to pull the troops out without touching him, much like his daddy did with saddam the first go around, which the second iraq war was pointless anyway and probably all had to do with oil, hence the rising gas prices afterwards because bush is a big oil man,
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tracy deines answered
Yes, i believe so
yarnlady Profile
yarnlady answered
I think the blame, if there is any, should be placed squarely on the Office of Homeland Security, which was formed by President Bush in 2002.  The Obama Administration had nothing to do with the formation, operation or organization of that office.
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James Stokley
James Stokley commented
And ill tell you another thing that gets me is these so called christians calling me up and saying the country's so called problems are due to having a muslim president, as far as i know he said hes christian and all the problems started on bush's watch, obama is trying to make the best of it for all of us, and like i told them, people like that can't judge others, especially when they dont have the information and only know what their church is trying to preach to them,
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Well not EVERYthing is his fault
Keith Old
Keith Old commented
Thanks Yarn.
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Anonymous answered
Oh yes, and I wonder why he is acting so stupid since Bush showed us what stupidity can be.
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jacques slabouz answered
There is only so much we can do against extremists...The bushies (as I call all of those dolts in his
administration)  Were waging a war in our own country...(FEAR mongers on the american people)  Is what got them all re-elected..
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Anonymous answered
I think he's handling the threat just as ineffectively as any president has or ever will. He and his supporters may justify his long wait on the so called "Afghanistan Decision" as a considerate or intelligent move but everyone else thinks it just took to long to make. His predecessor took focus off of the actual problem and focused the majority of the attention on Iraq. This open ended concept of a "war" against an ideology or mindset is never going to end. It was initiated by Al-Qaeda who's main base was in Afghanistan under the Taliban ruling party. We are always going to be fighting men with ideas and beliefs. They are not men of allegiance to a state or government but of a theory that crosses all lands. A psychologist may be more effective at this battle than just bullets and bombs. So in this regard no president with the ability to wage war could ever fully solve this problem. We must undo the damage done, which will never happen because this sentiment comes off as "weak" and we must always be "strong" even if that includes collateral damage.
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No - the Bilderberg Group is succeeding in the war FOR terror.Obama is just a pawn, the face of the groups new world order aspirations selling capitalism disguised as hope to masses drinking the Kool Aid. Forgive my cynicism, I read alot of conspiracy theory books.
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yarnlady
yarnlady commented
Interesting subject. The fun things about conspiracy theories is they are impossible to disprove, since they are based on nonsense. Applying sense to them fails.

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