So, I hear now that the US won’t lead in Libya. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, the Leader of the Free World couldn’t lead a dehydrated horse to water. But it leaves me with one question…
Why in the hell would we want anyone else Commanding OUR Troops?Â If something is worth doing its worth doing right, right?
I’ve seen every other military worth mentioning in action.Â The Brits are, most times, our equals, as are the Aussies.Â Everyone else?Â E V E R Y O N E else would be challenged by our Boy Scouts.Â Some wouldn’t even be a challenge.Â Once while I was on the Sinai mission, our Hueys were grounded, hell they were 50 years old then.Â We asked the Italian Navy to help us re-supply an island outpost.Â They took us most of the way but got scared and wouldn’t go close to the island.Â Being American Soldiers we grabbed the supplies and swam 150 meters to the shore then carried the gear to the top of the mountain.Â Almost beat the hell out of the Italian Navy when we got back but decided any effort was too much effort.Â The Germans?Â You could extract ALL the testosterone from the entire German Army and get almost the same quantity as an American teenager runs on on an average Saturday night.Â Almost.Â The French?Â Please.Â They’ll show up with a note from their President that says “Can we please be excused from actual combat operations?”Â Kiss my ass.Â The Norwegians?Â They gave Obama a f’ing peace prize fer cryin’ out loud!Â Who else is there?Â Spanish?Â HA! They ran all 600 of their folks out of Afghanistan in 03 or so.Â South Koreans?Â They pulled their hospital out of Afghanistan after their 23 missionaries were kidnapped.Â Yea, they got balls of packing popcorn.Â Greece?Â When is the last time they wrote their Soldiers a paycheck?Â Besides the only thing they kept from their Spartan heritage is their unanimous membership in SEEMBLA (South Eastern European Man Boy Love Association).Â Turkey?Â Yea lets trust a bunch of secular (?) muslims.Â NATO?Â All of them combined?Â If you haven’t noticed every time NATO needs troops and can’t get America to carry the load they get the French FOREIGN Legion.Â They’re damn fine but, ‘course, they AIN”T French!Â
Give Obama and Michelle 150 lb alice packs, a three day supply of water and ammo, a radio and 70 pounds of weapon and IBA (Individual Body Armor) and kick their asses out of a C 130 at 800 ft. AGL. It won’t solve Libya’s problems but it’d go a long ways towards solving ours.Â /frothingrant