Obama decided he has to do something to make it look like he leads, so he opted for limited air strikes, making it clear that there would be no ground troops and no "shock and awe". This way he thought he could appease the war hawks while not totally losing his Left following that wants to surrender to the enemy before any hostilities begin.
But there's a problem with that strategy and even our weak current Joint Chiefs of Staff knew this couldn't work. What's that, you ask? It's very simple, it is an impossible task from an air only campaign. We've been carrying out limited air strikes for about six weeks and ISIS is still gaining ground. Just within the last week the Iraqi Army lost over three hundred men in a pitched battle. Even if air strikes are successful, you must hold the ground and this requires ground troops.
I don't like to use the term "boots on the ground" for it makes it sound as if the soldiers risking their lives are not real. I think Obama thinks in such terms because he has no feeling for the hard work and danger our soldiers go through. His shameful "latte salute" to the two uniformed Marines tells it all; if he was a sincere man he would personally apologize to the troops for showing such disrespect.
So now we're in a real mess, a problem that would have never come up had we left a decent residual force in Iraq when the pullout was conducted. Once again, Obama refused to listen to anyone with military experience and he has no one to blame but himself. But the problem, however, is that he won't suffer from his stupidity. Our military personnel will. We here at home are likely to do so in the future as well.
And one other thing needs to be addressed regarding Obama's claim that we have no troops in harm's way. It would be very unlikely that air strikes would be called in without observers on the ground in proximity to the action. I don't think we have developed robots yet that are capable of carrying out a forward observer's duties, so Obama either doesn't know or he is just spreading more falsehoods.
I don't know where this is going to end up but I think all Americans better get ready to defend themselves and their homes. With our feckless government allowing trained American ISIS recruits to return home, the indications of what's to come is of great concern. Why do you think these newly trained terrorists returned home and why did our government allow them to do so? That is a question that each of us must answer ourselves and I think we all know what the answer.
It's time for each of us to get up close and personal with our Maker because I think we are rapidly approaching the point where only He can help. Get right with Him, get ready and stand for God, family and country, and by country I mean the good American people who will stand with you. It is likely that the time is close at hand.
God bless America and God help us all. "War for Dummies" may be right on our doorstep.