Sunday, November 23, 2008

We need 'Warriors' not 'Worriers,'

Where's Gen. Patton when you need him?

Though Adm. Mullen is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and holds control of the most powerful military in the history of humanity, a ragtag group of Somali terrorists on speed boats and wielding machine guns have all but stopped commercial shipping in one of the busiest and most lucrative shipping lanes in the world. All the U.S., the "international community," the U.N., the Saudis, can do is pay the $25 million ransom, and Adm. Mullen brags about the effectiveness of the enemy:

MULLEN: The – they're very good at what they do. They're highly, you know, they're very well-armed. Tactically they're very good. And so once they get to a point where they can board, it becomes very difficult to get them off, because clearly now they hold hostages. And from the standpoint of – the question then becomes, well, what do you do about the hostages? And that's where the standoff is.

Instead of having a real man, an intelligent man, a competent man of action like Gen. Patton, whose resume in World War II alone solidified his place as arguably the greatest military leader in American history, we have the bungling incompetence of President Bush, the uselessness of Adm. Mullen and the vanity of U.N. diplomacy with terrorists.

Dr. Savage concluded with these statements: "We need 'warriors' not 'worriers,'" and "If we have the greatest military in the world, but are afraid to use it, what good is it to us?"

This is so sad. We're screwed.

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