by: the Common Constitutionalist
Yesterday Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was on Capital Hill testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Among his many dimwitted quips was: “We won’t hesitate to confront ISIS.”
Now if I were on the Senate panel, I may have fallen out of chair in both laughter and disbelief over what I just heard. All the Obama administration has done since the formation of ISIS is hesitate to confront. Leading from behind is hardly confronting them.
“The United States is prepared to assist the Iraqi army with additional unique capabilities to help them finish the job, including attack helicopters and accompanying advisers” if circumstances dictate the extra assistance and if requested by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Carter said.
His statement was regarding the Iraqi army’s attempt to retake to the city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province. And why does Ramadi need to be retaken? That’s right – back in May ISIS overran the Iraqi forces and took the capital as we “hesitated to confront them.” And frankly, if I were the Iraqi leader, I might approach Putin for support, figuring he would not cut and run at the first sign of “confrontation.” Maybe Ash Carter can order the all new, all female Delta or SEAL Team PINK to assist. That will put the fear of Allah into those ISIS fighters! But that’s a rant for another time.