Posts Tagged ‘West Point’

The Long Gray Line.

May 23, 2010

West Point. In the rolling hills of New York on the Hudson river the long gray line goes on, only slightly sullied by the internationale tone of their Commander in Chief. Once again, Obama has used the Corps of Cadets as backdrop for advancing his political schemes.

He was received with polite (just barely) applause. These very bright young officers have, for the most part, figured out just about all there is to know about Mr Barack Obama. They know just how feckless and naive Obama’s ‘diplomacy and engagement’ policy will be, when examined in the light of Obama’s own first sixteen months.

The desk chair in the oval office hadn’t had a chance to warm up in January of 2009, when our prancing pony was out the door bowing and genuflecting his way across the world stage in globe trotting extravaganzas designed to awe the rubes of the world with his sagacity and magnificence. Didn’t work. Other nations listened to his comic-opera approach and applauded, as they applaud anything that diminishes the United States. That’s what Barack Obama does, he diminishes. He cheapens this country and I don’t like that feeling.

There are a lot of men in that long gray line. Going all the way back to 1778, when West Point was first occupied, through 1802 when the United States Military Academy was formally established, through to today. The weight of history is very much apparent in the valor and sacrifice of the men and women of that long gray line.

Balanced against the truth of the valiants that went before us, Barack Hussein’s rhetoric seems trite, petty and self serving. He serves it dished out a la carte to those desperate souls who require a Barack Obama or a Jim Jones to validate their existence. No, I don’t think Obama’s speech had much impact on the Cadets. It sure didn’t do much for us out here either.
Makes you want to go wash up good afterwards though.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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Nowhere Man In His Nowhere Suit Fails To Impress Cadets.

December 3, 2009

His Emptiness scarcely had time to finish his last yawn line to his captive audience at West Point Military Academy, before Donald Rumsfeld ripped his sheets and all but called the Liar-in-Chief just that in front of a national audience at the Center for Security Policy dinner in Washington DC last night.

Obama gave his ‘WE GIVE UP IN EIGHTEEN MONTHS’ speech in front of a decidedly underwhelmed audience of West Point cadets last night and did everything but give the enemy citizenship and welfare benefits, along with a withdrawal timetable for Afghanistan. Mr ‘Brilliance’ fell all over himself trying to let his muslim brothers know how much he cared and the rest of us how highly we should regard the great and peaceful religion of Islam. More Osama…I mean Obama in Fantasyland. Not only did his left wing Marxikooks not believe him, but he didn’t fool anyone else either. The polish has really come off of this guy’s chrome.

Delaying action on the requests for troops from his commanding officers in Afghanistan, something he has KNOWN was going to be needed since last FEBRUARY yet delaying for months making excuse after excuse, has placed more pressure on the troops in-country, putting them increasingly at risk and causing further deterioration in the tactical situation. His HIP-SLICK-and-COOLNESS lied through his eyeteeth by claiming that the Bush administration had repeatedly denied requests for troops in Afghanistan. Dick Rumsfeld, who has rarely spoken out since leaving the Defense Department, retorted in a blunt statement saying, “Such a bald misstatement, at least as it pertains to the period I served as Secretary of Defense, deserves a response. I am not aware of a single request of that nature between 2001 and 2006”.

Poor Obama can’t seem to get it right. His lies just don’t work very well any more. More and more often, statements that would have gotten by with the lame and increasingly fringe press are getting ripped, practically before they are past the anointed lips.
That’s what happens with pathological liars though…at some point they lose touch with reality and everything is a lie.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009