Obama makes his approach to starting war sound reasonable and considered in the Philippines

—”Why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force 
after we’ve just gone through a decade of war at enormous 
costs to our troops and to our budget? And what is it exactly 
that these critics think would have been accomplished?”
—”My job as commander in chief is to deploy military force 
as a last resort, and to deploy it wisely. And, frankly, most of 
the foreign policy commentators that have questioned our 
policies would go headlong into a bunch of military 
adventures that the American people had no interest in 
 participating in and would not advance our core security 
interests.”
—”I would note that those who criticize our foreign policy with 
respect to Syria, they themselves say, ‘No, no, no, we don’t 
mean sending in troops.’ Well, what do you mean? ‘Well, you
 should be assisting the opposition.’ Well, we’re assisting the 
opposition. What else do you mean? ‘Well, perhaps you 
should have taken a strike in Syria to get chemical weapons
 out of Syria.’ Well, it turns out we’re getting chemical 
weapons out of Syria without having initiated a strike. So 
what else are you talking about? And at that point it kind of 
trails off.”
—”Do people actually think that somehow us sending some 
additional arms into Ukraine could potentially deter the 
Russian army? Or are we more likely to deter them by 
applying the sort of international pressure, diplomatic 
pressure and economic pressure that we’re applying?”
—”The point is that for some reason many who were 
proponents of what I consider to be a disastrous decision to 
go into Iraq haven’t really learned the lesson of the last 
decade, and they keep on just playing the same note over 
and over again.”
—”But we can continue to speak out clearly about what we 
believe. Where we can make a difference using all the tools 
we’ve got in the toolkit, well, we should do so. And if there
 are occasions where targeted, clear actions can be taken 
that would make a difference, then we should take them. We 
don’t do them because somebody sitting in an office in 
Washington or New York think it would look strong. … And 
that may not always be sexy. That may not always attract a 
lot of attention, and it doesn’t make for good argument on 
Sunday morning shows. But it avoids errors. You hit singles,
 you hit doubles; every once in a while we may be able to hit 
a home run. But we steadily advance the interests of the 
American people and our partnership with folks around the 
world.”
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By Contrast;  Quotes by Hermann Göring
Interview in Göring’s cell (3 January 1946)
GöringWhy, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.  
But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.
Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.

Göring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
My measures will not be crippled by any bureaucracy. Here I don’t have to worry about Justice; my mission is only to destroy and to exterminate; nothing more.
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
Shoot first and inquire afterwards, and if you make mistakes, I will protect you.

After the United States gobbled up California and half of Mexico, and we were stripped down to nothing, territorial expansion suddenly becomes a crime. It’s been going on for centuries, and it will still go on.
The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused.

We will go down in history either as the world’s greatest statesmen or its worst villains.
Kind regards,
Gordon.

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One Response to “Obama makes his approach to starting war sound reasonable and considered in the Philippines”

  1. Nollidge says:

    “My job as commander in chief”.Bullsh*t you tosser.You’re about as important as the White House
    toilet cleaner.”using all the tools we’ve got in the toolkit”
    Got that US soldiers?.You’re not people,you’re a TOOLKIT.

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