Another military great has fallen victim to Obama’s bitter vitriol. However, instead of being cloaked in scandal, this hero resigned. We are talking about United States Army Chief of Staff, Ray Odierno. This is a military big-wig folks and his decision to walk away from Obama is not something to poo-poo.
Why did he do it? Because our president is facilitating the rise of the Caliphate.
“It’s frustrating to watch it,” he said. “I go back to the work we did in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and we got it to a place that was really good. Violence was low, the economy was growing, politics looked like it was heading in the right direction.”
He is speaking to Iraq and the success that was growing there before Obama decided to pull our troops out.
Even when Obama was planning to bring our soldiers home, Odierno encouraged that 30,000-35,000 be left in place to mitigate any rise in insurgency and to help facilitate a functioning government.
Obama’s incessant evisceration of our military, now down over 80,000 members contributed to Odierno’s walking way. Our military number roughly 570,000 troops in 2010. We are nearing 450,000. That is an enormous drop in our nation’s only means of self-defense. That is 120,000 members, or a 22.9% decrease. Where does this leave us? According to Odierno, “In my mind, we don’t have the ability to deter.”
He goes on, “The reason we have a military is to deter conflict and prevent wars. And if people believe we are not big enough to respond, they miscalculate.”
Not sure Islam is miscalculating. They recognize that our military might is dwindling, and theirs is only growing stronger.
“When we get to 450 [450,000], we are going to have to stop doing something,” he said.
Well, it’s safe to say that the American people, from sea to shining sea, have no problem stepping up and assisting with the defense of our land. In that sense, Odierno is correct. Our enemy is greatly underestimating the might of America, because our strength lies in all of us.
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