Back with 3 quick thoughts...

C.I.R. Press Editorial

UNDISCLOSED – Hello to all my readers, which of course there are few… and I am sure many less over the past month or so since I have been so inactive. For those that continue to check in, thank you! I have been very busy and just didn’t have time to write any posts. I am back and finished up a specific project I was working on. So let me dig in to a few issues quickly.

JROC recommends USAF control of UAVs
I really do not understand the issue here. The people arguing against placing AIR ASSETS under the control of the AIR FORCE seems to make sense. Instead the bickering between people that seem to think all branches should do everything and have everything. It just doesn’t make sense. What next, should the USAF argue that they want tanks? Think about how stupid that is. Place all the assets under the control of the appropriate branch and that will allow integration and the best use and control.

Clinton spars with DoD official about Iraq
It should be no surprise that I am not on board with the “good” Senators defeatist and appalling lack of judgment. Congress is not the CINC! They do not control the military or its actions. If she wants to end the war they should simply get the votes to cut funding and force an end to the war, yet they choose not to… why is that? Oh yes, politically it would look horrible. They say they are for “stopping the deaths of soldiers” but they are more then willing to put their political future ahead of that.

In the end I do not mind an elected representative asking questions. That is fine, but there is also a way of asking confidentially and getting the information to make informed decisions… that does not mean you have to go public. In conclusion I have no problem with Senator Clinton asking the questions and making stupid choices, that is the fault of the voters of New York. However it is said best in the statement from the Pentagon:

“Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia,” Edelman wrote.

Talk about withdrawal and your forced defeat behind closed doors Senator. There is no reason to and it only hurts to go so public with these attitudes as you have and so many of your friends on that side of the aisle.

Leave Iraq and Brace for a Bigger Bloodbath
This is a MUST READ for anyone that is a reader here at CIR. One of the most important quotes, are you listening Senator Clinton?:
Perhaps the greatest irony of the political debate over Iraq is that many of Bush's critics, who accused his administration of going blindly to war without considering what would happen once Hussein's regime was toppled, now blindly support a policy of withdrawing from Iraq without considering what might follow.