TWO retired four-star generals blast Obama for failing to use ‘decisive’ force in Iraq with ‘pinprick’ attacks for ‘political posturing’
These two military men echo my point that air strikes are just window dressing. It won’t stop ISIS whatsoever and may make the situation on the ground worse. So if it goes bad, watch how fast the corrupt media drops their coverage.
Daily Mail reports two retired four-star U.S. Army Generals heaped scorn Friday on President Barack Obama’s authorization of targeted airstrikes in northern Iraq, with one war hero calling it a ‘political gesture’ calculated to provide the impression that the U.S. is ‘doing something’ about a humanitarian crisis developing there.
‘There’s a huge tragedy unfolding: 1.5 million refugees, a couple of hundred thousand just in the last few weeks. 50,000 of this minority group stuck on — up in the mountains,’ Gen. Garry McCaffrey said on MSNBC.
‘But these are political gestures using military power.’
‘We dropped three aircraft loads of water and food to 50,000 people in the mountains. Now we’re striking ISIS artillery units. It looks to me as if a lot of this is internal U.S. politics to show we’re doing something.’
‘I mean, if you’re going to use military power,’ said McCaffrey, ‘you have to write down your objective and then use decisive force to achieve your objective. So I’m a little dismayed at what we’re up to here.’
He called Obama’s strategic bombing ‘pinprick strikes,’ saying that ‘if you’re going to protect refugees, 50,000 people without water and food, you don’t do two F/A-18 strikes on an artillery unit somewhere in the vicinity.’
On the Fox News Channel, retired four-star General Jack Keane said that if Obama had approved Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s initial request three months ago for military aid, the situation in Iraq would look very different today.
Originally posted at The Last Tradition
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