It’s Looking A Lot Like “Groundhog Day”

I am referring to our wars of conquest of those barbaric groups AQ and ISIS…..

We have been fighting one or the other for about 20 years…the other is a fairly recent add to the War on Terror…..

The problem is that we keep doing the same thing over and over and spinning our wheels in the process….kinda like the movie “Ground Hog Day”…..only with guns, bombs, death and destruction.

The current situation in Syria reminds us again that we are failing in our post-9/11 wars. We have accomplished neither the strategic objectives set forth by the Bush administration nor those of the Obama administration. Both administrations have had notable successes and achieved periodic tactical and operational progress, but neither created sustained strategic success. The jury on the current administration is still out, but on the campaign trail the President suggested we can defeat ISIS with military force alone—bombing the *@#! out of them. To put it kindly, this approach misses the mark. America has led a concerted leadership decapitation campaign against both al Qaeda and ISIS for a decade and a half. Such a campaign is necessary, but not sufficient. How much longer will we take this approach before we learn that we are waking up to the same day over and over again?

Source: U.S. Strategy for al Qaeda and ISIS: It’s Groundhog Day | RealClearDefense

I keep waiting for all those brilliant minds in the government to come up with something new and innovative… far there is NOTHING new under the table at the Pentagon.

And this new administration is definitely not the group to end this war with a victory….they, like their predecessors, are nothing more the hammer to help the M-IC nail down massive profits with NO intention of ever ending this gravy train.


8 thoughts on “It’s Looking A Lot Like “Groundhog Day”

  1. I agree with your post up until you nix out the current administration. I’m not thrilled with everything, but it is still so young and too early in the learning process to just disregard. It might help if more people informed them of the answers instead just complaining about every move they make.

    1. I am not sure that they want answers….there are competent people in State or there were….I feel that their minds are made up before the hear the problem….chuq

      1. That is no way to handle anything – you always need an open mind and listen to other perspectives. Believe it or not, the idea for the Russia/USA compromise during the Cuban Missile Crisis dealing with the Turkish bases was thought up by a newsman.

  2. It doesn’t seem to matter who is in power. Obama made the same mistakes as Trump, and the same as those who made them before him. Until the USA stops thinking it is the only world power to be reckoned with, it will all just go on. And on…
    Regards, Pete.

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