Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Undertaker

” Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
and then is heard no more. It is a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing.”

William Shakespeare
- Macbeth, Act V, scene 5

In a previous post I suggested that Barack Obama didn’t know why he was planning to “surge” the troops and lo and behold…


The president was concerned by a lack of strategy at his first meeting with Gates and the US joint chiefs of staff last month in “the tank”, the secure conference room in the Pentagon. He asked: “What’s the endgame?” and did not receive a convincing answer.

Larry Korb, a defence expert at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, said: “Obama is exactly right. Before he agrees to send 30,000 troops, he wants to know what the mission and the endgame is.”

You gotta love Korb’s comment but I mean really, looks like Obama is flying by the seat of his pants. B-b-b-but Obama must have some kind of grand strategy right? This brings us to the hope and change part.


It really required a Democratic president full of hope and change to cut Social Security.

With people losing their jobs and the elderly losing their income due to low interest rates the Grand Poobah is looking to demolish social security, for some elderly their only income. Of course you notice there is no mention of cutting back on military spending, oh heaven forbid we should ever do that.


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