In wartime, "half-measure" is just a polite way to say half-assed.
What's right IS right; what's WRONG is WRONG.
What's half-wrong ain't right.
WHATS HALF-RIGHT AIN'T RIGHT EITHER.
You cannot split the baby.
2 + 2 = 4. NOT THREE AND NOT 5 AND NOT 3.5.
In a war, you do what keep your people safe and your casualties low, NOT what keeps you "sorta safe" and your casualties "sorta low" and keeps your political base happy and your enemies appeased.
Lincoln and Sherman and Grant defeated the South and slavery by GOING ALL OUT. Ditto FDR and Truman in WW2. As Truman said - If you can't stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen. And THE BUCK STOPS HERE.
THE PROBLEM IS: Obama isn't man enough to do what's right.
Obama is at his core a postmodernist who doesn't believe in AMERICA EXCEPTIONALISM and is therefore basically anti-American and a dove and an appeaser. (FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE: OBAMA:
I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.TO OBAMA OUR EXCEPTIONALISM IS A RESULT OF OUR CULTURAL BIAS; IT'S NOT REAL.
You see, postmodernists - being cultural and moral relativists - don't think ANYTHING is really worth all out war.
Lincoln was no moral relativist, and he pursued victory at all costs - even suspending habeus corpus and burning Atlanta to the ground. LINCOLN WAS RIGHT, AND LINCOLN'S CAUSE WAS GOOD AND JUST AND NOBLE AND HE WAS RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO WIN.
Obama's rhetoric sounds sweet and smooth - even seems reasonable on the surface to those predisposed to like him - but it's PHONY and HOLLOW and FALSE and can therefore only yield a DISASTROUS policy.
Listen to the BRILLIANT Liz Cheney on this video - skip to 1:30 - that's the money part.
I SAY OBAMA IS DOING WHAT HE CAN TO ASSUAGE HIS LEFTIST BASE AND TO SET UP THE NEED FOR TRUTH COMMISSIONS WHICH WILL BE NOTHING LESS THAN PUTTING THE BUSH PEOPLE ON TRIAL.President Obama and former Vice President Cheney weren't so much a study in contrast today as a portrait of harmony. Both men agree that the Bush administration's anti-terrorist policies were largely correct. Cheney signaled his acceptance of this view by vigorously defending those policies. Obama signaled it by largely adopting those same policies and emitting a fog of words to cover up the fact.
AND I BETCHYA THE JOINT CHIEFS AND KEY AGENTS IN THE CIA ARE VERY PISSED OFF AT HIM AND THAT SOME ARE EVEN THREATENING TO QUIT.
I BETCHYA THIS IS TEMPERING HIS ACTIONS. FOR THE TIME BEING...
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