Weather here at Bradfield is back to the gloom again, grrrrrrrrr. It looks like the rain dance by the Indian Community at Harris Park is working. Rain looks like settling in Sydney.
Meanwhile across the Pacific, the Tea Party & The Looney Right must be even more fuming with Obama. Not only Obama is a socialist for daring to provide some sort of universal national health care program for the people, it looks like Obama now is a pacifist.
As the POTUS, Obama still needs to do all the huffings and puffings that a POTUS needs to do with the blah, blah, blah, blah of we are still the greatest military country in the world.The American people still need to be re-assured that their Disneyland is still the greatest.
However, the facts are plain for all to see:
1. For all its military might USA has not won any war since WW2, except for the invasion of Granada.
2. Forget about winning the peace
3. It no longer has the moneys to fight any major war
Obama Describes Refocused Strategy for Leaner Military – WASHINGTON — President Obama outlined a broad new military strategy for the United States on Thursday, one that refocuses the armed forces on threats in Asia and the Pacific region, continues a strong presence in the Middle East but makes clear that American ground forces will no longer be large enough to conduct prolonged, large-scale counterinsurgency campaigns like those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In an unusual appearance in the Pentagon briefing room, Mr. Obama put his mark on a military strategy that moves away from the grinding wars he inherited from the Bush administration and relies more on naval and air power in the Pacific and the Strait of Hormuz as a counterbalance to China and Iran.
“We’re turning the page on a decade of war,” Mr. Obama said. He called it “a moment of transition” that allowed him to look ahead and determine the kind of force – a smaller one, he said — that the nation needs in the future.Mr. Obama’s strategy embraces hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to the military, making it an awkward codicil to the uneasy relationship he has shared with the military since his first days in office. READ MORE
USA needs to learn that Peace is like a River:
You can beat us with wires
You can beat us with chains
You can run out your rules
But you know you can’t outrun the history train
I’ve seen a glorious day.
G’Day to ALL. May Sachin got his century.