Begun, Obama's War Has . . .

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by in Uncategorized

Send these guys into Afghanistan and watch how fast Osama Bin Laden will run out from his hole.

Send the 501st into Afghanistan and watch how fast Osama Bin Laden will raise the white flag.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . .

In the wake of an escalating civil war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Republic Chancellor Palpatine (later revealed to be the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious) received supreme executive powers, authority which he used to change the face of galactic history.

Palpatine said on that ominous day:

It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling.  I love democracy… I love the Republic. The power you give me I will lay down when this crisis has abated. And as my first act with this new authority, I will create a Grand Army of the Republic to counter the increasing threats of the Separatists.

Republic officials quickly assembled an army by implementing cloning technology, which created a near-limitless supply of troopers – – thus the conflict was forever known as “The Clone Wars.”

In light of President Obama’s recent decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, one wonders if the Commander-in-Chief wishes if he could send in the 501st Legion to Afghanistan instead of this country’s armed forces.

Nevertheless, with the President’s decision to send more troops to the nation also comes an undeniable realization: though Bush started the Afghan War in 2001, it is Obama’s war now.  There’s no blaming the previous administration for their lack of troop withdrawal – – because this administration is following in their footsteps.   So what happens to the American troops stationed in the region rests solely on his shoulders and no one else.

Check out the speech in its entirety via WhiteHouse.gov (which has a very shiny looking video player I might add):

The public can construe Obama’s West Point address in one of two ways:

1) Obama wanted to break the news directly to the men and women most likely to encompass the 35,000 reinforcements in a Patton-esque manner (if this is the case, I think he failed in this regard).

OR

2) Obama used this as a publicity stunt to take attention off of his non-committal committal to the future of Afghanistan (35,000 more troops to the region while the country prepares to leave in 2011? Two steps forward to take three backwards?)

With the Clone Wars, the Republic could easily throw hundreds of thousands troops at the conflict because they were expendable clones.  And their opponents, the Separatist Droid Army could do the same for their forces were nothing more than inanimate androids programmed solely for war.

Conversely, the United States, despite having an expendable and viable technological option in the Reaper Drone program, resolved to fight the war by overloading the region with living and breathing military resources – – namely this generation’s young men and women  – – and put them in harm’s way needlessly.

Now, the nation can only hope that, with Obama’s decision, these troops’ yet expelled blood and sweat won’t result in their loved ones’ tears of sorrow and mourning.

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