What if Barack Obama had been president during World War II? Could we have beaten the Nazis? I think it’s clear we would be all be speaking German right about now.
There is no way anyone can make the case that Obama would have gone after both Germany and Japan with the tenacity of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. I may not have agreed with Roosevelt's economic policies, but when it came to war, the man in the wheelchair was a lion, not a shrinking violet, or peacenik. He understood how to win a war- there were no rules for Roosevelt (or Harry Truman).
We killed who had to be killed…we firebombed…we used flamethrowers to kill Japanese suicide bombers hiding in caves on Okinawa…we didn't cry over unintended civilian deaths (i.e. collateral damage)…we didn’t put lawyers in charge of military decisions…and in the end to protect American lives, we even dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese.
Mammoth 274-mm railroad gun Captured in the U.S. Seventh Army advance near Rentwertshausen easily holds these 22 men lined up on the barrel. Although of an 1887 French design, the gun packs a powerful wallop. April 10, 1945. T5c. Pat. W. Kohl. (Army)
The only goal of presidents in those days: to protect American lives. We dropped atomic bombs - a horrific decision - to save American men from having to die in an invasion of Japan. Americans cheered that decision in those days. That decision might have saved my father's life (he was stationed in the Pacific waiting for the invasion of Japan).
But would Obama or any Democrat make that decision today?
Don’t forget the leadership and teamwork involved. To win WWII, we built a coalition of like-minded allies willing to do anything to win. Not a coalition of lawyers and pacifists…but a coalition willing to kill an evil enemy. We even teamed with Joseph Stalin to defeat the Nazis.
Everyone understood the circumstances - it was kill or be killed.
None of that could happen today under Obama. Killer instinct? Our president can’t even take off a round of golf.
Obama plays golf while Islamic State kills thousands per day. He plays golf after announcing beheadings of Americans. He was absent without leave while our embassy in Libya was under a vicious terrorist attack. He webt to fundraisers in Vegas hours after a national tragedy, where four heroes were killed in Benghaz). He went to film festivals while Russia attacks Ukraine. He goes on vacations while the world…the Middle East…and Ferguson, Missouri burns.
US President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Iraq at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Our commander in chief even tries to order our great ally Israel to stand down while Hamas fires missiles at her citizens. He does nothing to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. He laughed when Mitt Romney called Russia our biggest threat and said “the 80’s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”
Now Vladimir Putin is laughing and mocking Obama as he restarts the Cold War and threatens to retake all of Eastern Europe. Obama is like a fly on the tail of Russia. No enemy of America cares about anything Obama says. No one fears America under Obama. We’ve become neutered.
This is a combination of madness and comedy. Obama is a Saturday Night Live skit.
Obama could never have led the allies to victory in WWII. The reason that’s important is that World War III may have already started.
How would we know? Who announces the start of a world war? History books will assign that date 20 years from now. But you don’t know it when you’re living it.
I don’t know if WWIII has already started…or if the events that will set it off are smoldering across the globe. I don’t know if WWIII will be fought between America and Russia…or China…or Iran…or Islamic State. Or perhaps all of them, in a final battle of good versus evil.
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The president said the U.S. will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite Foley's brutal murder. Obama said he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
But I do know that our Southern border is wide open. I know thousands of illegal foreigners are coming across every week. I know our enemies are smart and ruthless. I know they know Obama has left our border wide open. I’ve warned for months that radical Muslim terrorist cells are walking unmolested into our country. I know our president refuses to do a thing to secure the border - and by any definition that is either treason or dereliction of duty.
Any day we could fall victim to another 9/11-style terrorist attack. And it's clear Obama doesn’t care. He won’t even visit the border. Obama’s Democratic friends just indicted the only governor willing to send troops to the border - Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Something is very wrong and very rancid in America.
Here’s what anyone who isn’t blind, deaf or dumb can see and feel in their heart…and their gut. I know Israel is in grave jeopardy with Obama in charge. I know Eastern Europe is in grave danger with Obama in charge. I know Putin is making plans to further test our will at this moment. Because bullies always are emboldened by weakness. They keep pushing and if no one pushes back, they take it all. See Adolf Hitler.
I know China’s navy is going to soon be bigger than ours - and they have plans to use it. I know the morale of our troops and veterans has reached new lows. I know many of our generals and the majors beneath them - our entire military leadership - has been purged by this president over politics. I know our military forces have been cut dramatically at the very moment we need them at full strength.
Worst of all, I know Islamic State is here on American soil right now. Something very bad is about to happen. Anyone can see and feel that.
"Houston we have a problem…a big problem."
His name is Obama. This isn’t some joke. This is our country… our children’s future…and our lives on the line. And it’s not looking good. If I was betting in Vegas on the survival of America…I’d bet the UNDER.
World War III may have already started, or we could be days away from the terrorist attack that sets it all in motion. And I know we aren’t going to make it with Obama in charge for two more years.
Wayne’s latest book is: “The Murder of the Middle Class.” Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, successful entrepreneur, small business defender, business speaker, Capital Evangelist, and media personality – appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.
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