Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Warm, Fuzzy Missiles

Victor Davis Hanson makes the case today for Obama's insularity and explains how out of touch Obama is:

In the world of Barack Obama, inflating tires and “tuning up” modern car engines precludes off-shore drilling. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas prices can be ameliorated by having the average consumer trade in his 8-mpg clunker. Medical bills soar because doctors unnecessarily rip out tonsils and lop off limbs. “Skyrocketing” power bills and bankrupt coal companies are abstractions, and do not involve personal tragedies. One third of the border fenced means that the fence is “basically” completed. Nine percent unemployment is due in part to automation like ATMs, which apparently first came on the scene during the Obama administration to eliminate jobs. Shovel-ready jobs were not so shovel-ready. Criticism is dismissed as “enemies” deserving “punishment” or opponents relegated to the “back seat” or adversaries caricatured with “moats and alligators.” And so on.

Add to that list the notion that firing missiles from unmanned drones in Libya is not considered "hostile" by this administration:

The two senior administration lawyers contended that American forces have not been in “hostilities” at least since April 7, when NATO took over leadership in maintaining a no-flight zone in Libya, and the United States took up what is mainly a supporting role — providing surveillance and refueling for allied warplanes — although unmanned drones operated by the United States periodically fire missiles as well. 

Well, that and the fact that this administration does not think our troops are in much danger because they aren't on the ground.

Apparently the War Powers Resolution has some sort of measure of risk to troops built into it of which I was previously unaware.

Added:  Stanley Kurtz responds.

(H/T:  Memeorandum)

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