beretta24 wrote:ScaupHunter wrote:The US lost credibility then because Clinton was a idiot and took the cowards way out which made us look the fool. We are losing credibility now because Obama is a fool and is a finger pointing coward. Anyone starting to see the pattern? Same piece of spit leadership method. Same stupidity, just a different format and timing.
We all know the definition of insanity. It is being exhibited perfectly by our Idiot in Chief.
You saying Clinton should have taken different action? I don't see a parallel. Obama inserted the US into this mess unnecessarily on his own.
Clinton put himself in that position in Somalia when he changed the mission. Delta wanted to go in with a small team and take out Aidid. Clinton wanted to make a show. When the US left without Aidid after a few soldiers died along with the weak US responses to terrorist actions during the Clinton administration, OBL thought the US was a paper tiger, i.e. the US had no credibility. He didn't realize that credibility changes with every change in leadership. The US still has the biggest, best trained and best supplied military in the world. We can reach out an touch whomever we like anywhere in the world. We are the only nation with that capability. Whoever crosses us crosses us at their own peril. Again, credibility changes with each administration and can change within an administration if the right changes are made. OBL and his terrorist cohorts found this out the hard way when they attacked the US when GWB was president. Barry won't change. He is who he is. His practical moderate and conservative advisors are gone, i.e. Hillary and Gates. He is now surrounded by liberal sicophants. The rest of the world has taken note. We could be in for a long three years of treacherous waters in the foreign policy arena. Hopefully, the next president will be able to quickly restore respect among our allies and fear among our enemies.