Thursday, November 19, 2015

It's so simple

Steve Martin on how to make a million dollars: "First, get a million dollars."

Hot Air: "Hillary announces her strategy to defeat ISIS: Defeat ISIS."

Twitchy: "‘Underpants gnome foreign policy’: John Podesta presents a mock-worthy summary of Hillary’s anti-terror plan."

Then when somebody asks if you have a post-operational plan, say "I forgot."


This may not be politically correct, but I propose that we stand up to terror said...

Hot Air: "Hillary announces her strategy to defeat ISIS: Defeat ISIS."

Trump: "I know more about ISIS than the generals do"; “We’re going to have to be very, very strong... “I’m not looking to quagmire. I’m looking to take the oil. I want to take the oil. I want the oil”; "I would bomb the shit out of them."

Carson: "I think we ought to take this as a warning that we need to really go in there with very serious intent, not to contain them but to take them out completely. To destroy them, to eliminate them. I would use every resource available to us"; "We have to eradicate them now. We have to use every means possible to do that"; "You have to really take the fight to them."

Rubio: "Confront ISIS in Iraq and Syria. That means establishing a coordinated political-military strategy against ISIS in tandem with Sunni Arab and local partners in the region"; "Develop a plan to oust Bashar al-Assad from power, including ramping up training of Syrian rebels to fight both Assad and ISIS and the establishment of safe zones within Syria; Work with Baghdad to increase Sunni inclusion and autonomy for the provinces; Push back against Iranian influence in Iraq, which only stokes further conflict."

Cruz: "I don't think it should be politicians moving armies about. I think it should be driven by the national security imperatives and the military needs on the ground"; "We are going to destroy them... We are going to make it so if you join ISIS, you are signing your death certificate!"

Bush: "I would listen to the military commanders and give them the mission, which is, how do we destroy ISIS? Creating a strategy means that we create a no-fly zone, create safe havens for the remnants of the Syrian Free Army to be built up. We lead by getting our Arab allies and friends to be able to support one fighting force.”

Fiorina: "It's been clear that President Obama hasn't had a plan”; ““My degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages.”

Paul: "I think if you are going to war, sending 50 people to war at a time is sort of a recipe for being surrounded and somehow having a disaster on your hands. So I would never put underwhelming force. If we went to war and there was a declaration of war, I would put overwhelming force. I wouldn't mess around."

Congratulations. After holding your tongue about vacuous non-plans, you finally found the vacuous non-plan that offends you.

formerly dfwmtx said...

All proposed plans by politicians are vacuous. They're politicians and give wishy-washy answers, using lots of words to say nothing. A resurrected Teddy Roosevelt or zombie Genghis Kham would give more satisfying answers.