In a sign of our sad times of moral and intellectual decline, a White House official involved in a briefing with reporters prior to dear leader's big speech on ISIS divulged the dismal quality of this administration. Going to war is a gravely serious matter and launching a new one - as Obama did with his nationally televised decree - should be seriously thought out. Shooting from the hip, particularly in an election year when politics take priority over reasonable decision making should be forbidden. There are long-term consequences to the nation as well as lives at risk whenever there is a commitment to go to war and it is not something that should be taken lightly nor presided over by idiots.
We are talking about dealing in American blood and treasure here and if our servicemen and women are to be sent into battle in a foreign land the very least that they can expect is that there will be the utmost of competence by those who dispatch them there. It is very hard to find such competence when an administration is as packed with morons, lackeys, cronies, ass-kissers and buffoons as this one is. The case in point being that someone within the Obama Department of Dumbassery doesn't even understand the simple geography of a country that is about to be bombed by the U.S. military.
According to a story in The Washington Post entitled "White House struggles with Mideast geography":
Maybe before they extend the airstrikes against the Islamic State too far, the White House might want to double check the geography.
Obama administration officials, briefing reporters before the president’s Wednesday night televised speech, made it clear that borders, especially the border between Syria and Iraq, will not be an impediment to U.S. airstrikes.
Speaking “on background,” one official said, “We are dealing with an organization that operates freely across the border, so we will not be restrained by that border in our determination to conduct airstrikes against ISIL (or IS or ISIS or the Islamic State).”
Then a second official reemphasized that a number of countries in the region were worried about the ISIS threat moving across borders. One of the briefers noted that the terrorist army “has been I think a galvanizing threat around the Sunni partners in the region. They view it as an existential threat to them. Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria.”
This was truly news. So we checked our own maps. No, Saudi Arabia doesn’t have an extensive border with Syria. Jordan has a rather large chunk of land between them.
Can somebody please start the impeachment proceedings now? Rank and file, low-information types calling for military action against a country that they are unable to identify on a map is understandable. However, when it comes to government officials the bar should be set much higher. It is like we have finally reached the point where the cult-classic movie Idiocracy has become a prophecy as to the future of America.
Jesus H. Christ, we are totally fucked!