National Security. It's why I started this blog more than four years ago. Wow, has it been that long?
But national security is the first duty of the federal goverment. As the Commander in Chief, it's the first duty of the president. Pres. Bush has done an excellent job in protecting America from its enemies since 9/11.
These are serious times ... still. We are at war with Militant Muslims in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq has largely stabilized but the situation in Afghanistan is precarious. Nuclear Pakistan is on the brink, as well, and we are increasingly fighting jihadis there. Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and it repeatedly threatens Israel with its holocaust-denying madness.
Then there's North Korea and Venezuela. There's growing Russian nationalism and expansionism. There are countries most Americans haven't heard of yet.
If elected, Barack Obama will be tested, all right. Even French President Sarkozy calls Obama's Iran policy "utterly immature".
Foreign policy typically defines presidents, unless they wilfully ignore it, a la Clinton. We have enemies now who will not ignore us. The jihadis we are fighting want a fight.
Biden got it right with his recent comments: We tempt our enemies if we elect Obama. Worse yet, we hamstring ourselves.
You can count on Obama being opposed to using U.S. military force. He was against going to war when every one in the world thought Saddam Hussein had WMD. He was against the surge. He said our troops in Afghanistan were "air-raiding villages and killing civilians."
Barack Obama does not understand or trust our military.
I submit that he does not understand or trust America.
I do not trust him.
We know that John McCain loves our military and would defend this nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I have great concerns that Obama would fail to defend this nation from foreign and domestic enemies. We know he won't hunt down terrorists like Pres. Bush has.
Obama is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief. McCain is. Case closed.
Go vote, if you haven't already. Make some calls. Send some emails. Drag some folks with you. Let's roll.