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September 22, 2014

Well Played

And here we thought we'd seen the last of the Hating Haters Who Hate when The Shrub left office....

The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail.

“I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama administration, said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to a source in attendance.

...Obama’s strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS has come under fire in recent days for other reasons as well, especially for preemptively taking off the table the possibility of using American combat troops to achieve the mission.

“You just don’t take anything off the table up front, which it appears the administration has tried to do,” retired Gen. James Mattis, who served as head of Central Command from 2010 until his retirement in 2013, told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

“Specifically, if this threat to our nation is determined to be as significant as I believe it is, we may not wish to reassure our enemies in advance that they will not see American ‘boots on the ground,’” he added. “If a brigade of our paratroopers or a battalion landing team of our Marines would strengthen our allies at a key juncture and create havoc/humiliation for our adversaries, then we should do what is necessary with our forces that exist for that very purpose.”

Won't *someone* please step up to the plate and support Our President's enlightened and uber-inclusive policies?

We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence.

In the interest of White House diversity and what will surely result in adding to the rich tapestry of love and community, we further demand that the President reform the mean-spirited laws regulating access to the People's House. For justice and peace, upon his next return from the back-nine, Mr. Obama must award permanent lawful WH residency to Mr. Gonzalez and his family, along with a permit to work there. Because.

Act now. Add your voice to the throngs of huddled masses, yearning to breathe free (or something like that).

We can't wait for Congress to act. It takes a village. Be the change we seek.

Posted by Cassandra at September 22, 2014 08:24 AM

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These aren't the Generals you're looking for.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at September 22, 2014 11:00 AM

>i>"Be the change we seek."

Can I be a six-pence? I've always thought that sounded so cool. Much better than a pound.

Posted by: DL Sly at September 22, 2014 11:53 AM

Oh crap, formatting fingers have obviously not received the infusion of caffeine yet.

Posted by: DL Sly at September 22, 2014 11:53 AM

They're not *real* generals in the same way that conservative blacks and women aren't really black or female :p

Posted by: Cassandra at September 22, 2014 04:17 PM