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January 06, 2012

"The Tide of War Is Receding," Obama Claims, As The US Gives Up Its 50 Year Doctrine of Retaining the Ability to Fight Two Wars at Once

The tide of war is receding. Well, that's not like the oceans falling, as he promised, but if Obama says it, it must be true.

Declaring that "the tide of war is receding," President Obama Thursday ordered a shift from the nation's longstanding capability to fight two major conflicts at once.

The new strategy, which critics will surely brand as a retreat...

There's a reason critics would "surely" say that.

For example, critics will brand the sun's setting as the onset of night. See, that's what it actually is.

... calls for being able to fight one major conventional conflict while conducting numerous unconventional operations elsewhere, such as policing actions, counterterrorism and disaster relief.

...

The Pentagon must, however shed lingering and costly Cold War capabilities to live within new constraints set by Congress to cut debt and budget deficits, [Obama] said in remarks at the Pentagon briefing room.

“Even as our forces prevail in today's missions, we have the opportunity — and the responsibility — to look ahead to the force we are going to need for the future," Obama said.

A future in which Al Qaeda isn't a threat and Iran doesn't have a lot of nuclear swagger.

Ooops, huh?

I've got an idea: Let's start heavily promoting the Chevy Volt in Iran and Pakistan.

Win win win.


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