'It makes everyone weaker': The truth about Obama's lack of strategy

Fitted in his best summer suit, President Obama stepped up to the podium on Thursday and offered a simple message about the United States’ strategy in dealing with ISIS: We don’t have one. Additionally, when pressed by reporters on whether he would seek congressional authorization before beginning airstrikes in Syria, Obama said he hasn’t gotten that far yet.

“We don’t have a strategy yet,” the President said. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are. And I think that’s not just my assessment, but the assessment of our military, as well. We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans, that we’re developing them.”

While the media coverage of the presser has largely focused on the President’s bizarre wardrobe choice, on radio this morning, KFMB’s Mike Slater filled in for Glenn and focused on the substance – or lack there of. Mike went all the way back to World War II to draw a comparison between Obama’s leadership style and the iconic words of General George Patton.

While in England training the Third Army in preparation for the invasion of Normandy, Patton sent a letter to his son, who was studying at West Point. In the letter he wrote:

All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.

As Mike explained, Patton proceeded to tell the story of a man named Marshall Touraine, who fought under Louis XIV. While mounting a horse in one of the last battles he ever fought in, Touraine was approached by an aide who noticed something about the man.

“A man came over… and he said, ‘Monsieur, it amazing me that a man of your supposed courage should permit his knees to tremble as he walks out to mount,’” Mike explained. “And Touraine responds to this aide… ‘I admit my knees do tremble, but should they know where I shall this day take them, they would shake even more.’ He got on his horse and rode off to battle.”

In reference to that story, Patton wrote to his son: “Your knees may shake but they will always take you towards the enemy.”

“If I may, I think our president has shaky knees,” Mike said. “He's hesitant. It is that hesitancy, that lack of conviction, that's what makes us weak.”

While Mike was clear that he is not a war hawk, he was equally clear that once we choose to fight a war, we must win it.

“We haven't decided to do that as a country for a long time - win, that is,” Mike said. “We haven't decided to win. Then what emerges from that vacuum that we have created is the worst of the worst. People like ISIS emerge.”

Ultimately, when it comes to this President, Mike believes there is no strategy because there is no principle.

“Are we supposed to be surprised the president has no strategy for ISIS? The reason he doesn't is because he has no principles,” Mike said. “What is the proper principle when it comes to war? It is simple. I know people will say it's way too simplistic… [but] I think I have a very simple principle here that I think needs to be said on national radio across the entire country, and that is: Win.”

“This ‘community organizer in chief’ has weak knees, as Patton would say,” he continued. “In the end, all it does is make us everybody weaker. This is what it means to be a paper tiger… [but] it doesn't have to be this way. Principle one: Fight a war to win or don't fight.”

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Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences

Terrorists

  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.

Terrorist

  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Traitors

  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

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