Posts Tagged ‘Schwarzkopf’

Passing Of A True Hero: Gen. ‘Stormin’ Norman’ Schwarzkopf Dead At 78. It’s Probably Good He Didn’t Live To See What Obama Does To The US Military.

December 28, 2012

A great man died yesterday.  And we’ll probably never see his like again.

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf died from complications of pneumonia after a long illness at his home in Tampa, where he lived in retirement after refusing to exploit his fame to enter the immoral and treasonous world of politics.

Given the fact that his death coincides with one of the great acts of pathetic stupidity of all of human history – the fiscal cliff – his decision not to contaminate his love for America with the ultimate cynicism that is politics was clearly a wise one.

When you consider how Obama’s fiscal cliff strategy – because, yes, the sequestration that led to this moment was the product of the Obama White House – will have on the United States military, it is probably a good thing that Stormin’ Norman was saved from having to watch Obama gut his beloved military machine:

“Forward” is a great slogan and everything, but the only way Obama is going to take America “forward” is to drive us off the fiscal cliff that was his bright idea to create in the first place (and see here for more because Obama set this disaster up from the very start).  The fact of the matter is that it is a documented fact by one of the great journalists in American history that the idea for sequestration – i.e. the “fiscal cliff” or “taxmageddon” – came from Obama’s chief of staff Jack Lew and Rob Nabors (Obama’s White House Assistant to the President and head of the White House’s Office of Legislative Affairs).  The money quote:

At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone. ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.’ Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he were going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. ‘A couple of weeks ago,’ he said, ‘my staff said to me that there is one more possible’ enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, ‘Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?’ Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained. What would the impact be? They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department. ‘I like that,’ Reid said. ‘That’s good. It doesn’t touch Medicaid or Medicare, does it?’ It actually does touch Medicare, they replied. ‘How does it touch Medicare?’ It depends, they said. There’s versions with 2 percent cuts, and there’s versions with 4 percent cuts.” (Bob Woodward, The Price Of Politics, 2012, pp. 326)

So anybody who wants to assert that sequestration originated ANYWHERE other than the Obama White House is a documented liar.  Not that liberals care about being documented liars.

Jack Lew was Obama’s chief of staff and Rob Nabors was Obama’s Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.  Lew and Nabors were Obama’s roaches who served Obama’s bidding.  And they first negoiated this fiscal cliff deal with Democrat Harry Reid and his roaches before forcing the House Republicans to sign on or be labelled “obstructionists.”  And so, yes, the fiscal cliff was Obama’s dream that he made come true.

And that destruction of the US military will spread through the entire defense industry, with 2 million more jobs about to fall prey to his savage attack against America.

Obama’s own handpicked Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, warned that Obama’s sequestration would forcibly return America to pre-World War II spending levels.  Which was why the Japanese attacked us.  But Obama has already publicly vowed to veto ANY bill that spared the military.

America will never rise to true might again after this blow which will be even greater than the one Schwarzkopf inflicted on the Iraq military machine.  Which is why I’m glad Stormin’ Norman didn’t have to live to see the new year under the grip of the president of God damn America.

Norman Schwarzkopf was a man who was literally born to serve his nation at the ultimate moment.  He grew up in Iran (his father went there to train Iran’s national police force and served as an adviser to the young Shah, Reza Pahlavi).  And he had the insight to understand that his destiny was tied to that turbulent and violent region.  He had his choice of commands – and many of his alternative possibilities looked better on paper at the time – but he wanted and got the U.S. Central Command – which was responsible for the Middle East.

Gen. Schwarzkopf was a man of vision: he wargamed out the EXACT scenario that in fact took place, as Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait out of lust for that small nation’s wealth and oil resources.

Because of General Schwarzkopf, America did not have to scramble; the commanding general was ready to go the moment Saddam’s thugs violated Kuwait’s borders.

People don’t remember how huge his 100 hour land war truly was.  Liberals, ever wrong, predicted a blood bath as Saddam Hussein prepared for World War One-style trench warfare and promised “the mother of all battles” and his desire to inflict massive casualties on the American-led coalition.  Stormin’ Norman had other plans, and delivered the military equivalent of a vicious punch right to the nose of Saddam’s military – which at that time was the fourth largest military power in the world and which was armed to the teeth with Soviet weaponry.  No one short of God knows how many American and coalition lives Schwarzkopf spared due to his strategic and tactical brilliance.

Schwarzkopf’s character and courage marks a stark contrast with the leaders that mark God damn America today.  And I honor this great man and celebrate his great victory back when the Late Great USA could actually win a damn war.

I can’t take away your loss and grief, Schwarzkopf family.  But I can remind you that your pain ought to be accompanied by a feeling of great pride for a great man.

Colin Powell: ‘I Can See My Illegal Immigrant Laborers From Here’

September 22, 2010

As hard as it is for me to admit this, or even believe I used to think it, there was a time when I really wanted to see Colin Powell run for president as a Republican.  I thought he’d win for sure, and in the limelight of the Gulf War, I thought he’d be a great president.

Then things started to trickle out about him, and my approval for him wilted like a plant that got too much sun and not enough water.  First it was the fact that he was fond of abortion, and from there it was a death by a thousand cuts.

And then he endorsed THE most radically leftist candidate for president in the history of America, and I realized that Norman Schwarzkopf won the Gulf War, and Colin Powell somehow got all the credit because he was the first socially-promoted chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.

And now we’re to this:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2010
Colin Powell: Illegal Immigrants Fix My House
Former Secretary of State Urges Republicans to Support Path to Legal Status for Undocumented Workers

(AP)   Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that – because they fix his house.

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is “what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward.”

In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they “are doing things we need done in this country.”

He added: “They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house. We’ve got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status.”

Powell did not say whether he’s hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors.

Powell was President George W. Bush’s first-term secretary of state and the nation’s top military officer in the presidency of Bush’s father and in the early months of the Clinton administration. Despite his Republican standing – he was once considered a formidable prospect for the GOP presidential or vice presidential nominations but stayed out of contention – he endorsed Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

In lamenting the party’s rightward drift Sunday, he said Republicans must not become anti-immigration and spoke in support of legislation that would give certain children of illegal immigrants a way to become citizens if they pursue a college education or military service.

Immigration, he said, offers the U.S. a chance to maintain a youthful population in contrast with the aging of Europe and Japan.

Powell also said “fringe” elements on the right are taking a low road when they label Mr. Obama a foreign-born Muslim and peddle other false theories about non-American influences on the president’s character. Mr. Obama was born in the U.S. and is Christian.

“Let’s attack him on policy, not nonsense,” he said.

How about, “Let’s attack Colin Powell for breaking the law.”

Colin Powell claims that he’s a Republican even though Republicans are a bunch of racists, and even though in every conceivable way he’s actually a liberal.  He says Republicans are becoming “anti-immigrant.”  When the fact of the matter is that Republicans are something Colin Powell clearly is NOT: anti-ILLEGAL immigrant.

Turns out that Colon (i.e., the last part of the digestive system before the turd comes out) Powell is a guy who wants open borders while denying he wants open borders.  It’s fine to have laws against illegal immigration, even though it isn’t; but whatever you do, don’t enforce those laws that are okay to have in spite of the fact that they really aren’t okay.

In his interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Powell said:

“We can’t be anti-immigration, for example, because immigrants are fueling this country. Without immigrants, America would be like Europe or Japan with an aging population and no young people coming in to take care of it.”

If Colin Powell actually believes that, then maybe he was wrong in supporting the murder of 50 million conceived potential citizens that have been torn apart in the abortion mills.  Maybe we wouldn’t need illegal immigrants to come pouring across our borders if we hadn’t murdered actual citizens who would have served the role of “keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward.”

Liberals constantly inflict abject mayhem on our society.  And, as a redress to the mayhem they inflicted with their stupid and evil policies, they propose still more stupid and evil policies that will afflict us with yet more mayhem.

Just sayin’.

It’s really sad, thinking about what Colin Powell could have been for America, versus the redundant flatulence he has come to be.