Counterinsurgency has taught us how to lose wars while rationalizing these losses as victories. The following is a COIN Leadership exercise -- a mirror and a Class A uniform are required. This is self-administered and can be conducted at any pace.I read the excellent Ranger because of his insight and experience something completely lacking from the 5 Deferment Dick Cheney and our current President.
 Dress up in Class A uniform with all applicable awards, tabs and decorations.
 Stand in front of mirror. Be at ease.
 Breathe deeply while placing one hand on the Soldier's Creed and one over the Ranger's Creed.
 Look earnestly in the mirror and reflect upon your glory while reciting:
"I am a soldier of the United States of America."
"I am a member of an Army that hasn't lost a battle since 1950, but hasn't won a war since 1945." - Ranger Against War
Our response to Terrorist attacks gives them weight. I'm not advocating a turn-the-other-cheek response but what did Dick Cheney do after the worst attack occurred while he was in charge; Dick Cheney and the Republicans destroyed America.
It was the culmination of the Republican Party Platform. Evil Republicans, like Idaho Republican Rex Rammell, have always hated America and have worked ceaselessly to undercut and destroy every program designed to help Americans grow and prosper; because to Republicans Americans are chattel with the sole purpose of providing them with access and control of the American Government. Once in charge they use the power of Government to enrich themselves, their families and their Corporate Masters, for whom they do they bidding.
However, a slight glitch occurred as the American people, despite the Fox News efforts, began to turn and vote out the Republicans in 2006 and 2008. Despite the Punk Ass Bitch Chicken Hawk Cowards bellicose rhetoric that the deaths of thousands of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan were "worth it", Americans do not want to be sacrificed on the Altar of Republican Aggrandizement.
Frank Gaffney: "It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die."However, the System (The Military Industrial Complex) rolls on, even with Obama as President and the Wars for Profit continued in Iraq and were expanded in Afghanistan.
But that isn't good enough for The Chicken Hawk Republicans. Those Punk Ass Bitches want and need to be in power actively murdering Americans for Money. Republicans love to see Americans die because it means they get campaign donations or lucrative jobs in the Defense Contractor or Defense Lobbying "industries". Industries which produce naught but Death and Destruction.
So, a one man operation has provided the REMFpublicans a chance to attack President Obama for being Weak on Terror. It being the Season of Joy and Peace and Forgiveness the Right Wing Extremists have embraced Hatred with Glee.
The Punk Ass Bitch Republican Party are actively aiding the Terrorists. Because they view them as another device to be used to win votes and regain power. And that's all they care about, they even say so publicly:
Allen Quist, a [Punk Ass Bitch] Republican who is seeking to defeat Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s First Congressional District, told attendees of the Wabasha County Republicans Christmas Party in mid-December that beating the “radical” liberals in Washington, D.C., is a bigger battle than beating terrorism.Republicans have one goal it's to regain the levers of power in Government, because what they do when in charge is use the power of Government to enrich themselves and kill people. That is the Republican Party Platform: Use Government to make themselves and their Corporate Masters Wealthy and Kill as many Americans as possible.