(Video) You really ought to go home

Posted by: Phineas on September 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

An interesting edition of Afterburner. Bill Whittle talks about a recent incident in which an American F-22 suggested that the pilot of an Iranian fighter “ought to go home” and then ties it to two well-known politicians who, themselves, should to do the same:

That Obama canceled the F-22 should surprise no one; cutting military spending regardless of strategic needs is par for the course for someone of his political stripe, someone who believes that American power causes problems in the world. It’s who he is.

But John McCain? It’s sad to say about someone whose service to his country was genuinely admirable, but, as also demonstrated by his uncritical enthusiasm for intervening in Libya and Syria, his reasons for ending the F-22 program show that whatever judgment he may have possessed is gone, and he himself has descended into a vain, old fool.

You really ought to go home, Senator.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. sniperpitbull says:

    Senator McCain is a man who has served his country admirably and heroically. And he has endured greater physical hardships than any two men could possibly endure.

    However, his time has come and gone. He has lost his fastball. He still thinks of himself as a viable candidate for president and a leading spokesman on everything.

    But Senator, it’s time for you to go back to AZ, sit on your front porch of one of those six houses that you own, and watch the beautiful AZ sunrises and sunsets while you reminisce of all those “three wires” you caught.

    Thank you for your service. As we used to say in Boston, “Even Don Zimmer knew when it was time to take out the pitcher.”

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Over the past 100 years and after five major conflicts (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East) the US has deactivated its military to the point of being inanimate. When a confrontation arises, we are left scratching around to become once again prepared. The luxury of those times is over.

    When Obhammud, the supposed leader of the free world, denigrates himself by bowing to mullahs and “assaholas” who do not deserve so much as a nod or handshake the threat to us is magnified.

  3. Steve Skubinna says:

    A good way to ensure we won’t have to use any F-22′s in combat is to build a bunch of them, deploy and operate them worldwide.

    The British had already decided to decommission HMS Hermes and sell HMS Invincible to Australia, as well as to scrap nearly all of their amphibious capability right before Argentina invaded the Falklands. Had the junta the patience to wait a year or two, there would have been nothing the UK could have done to recover the islands.

    I cannot recall a single instance in history where a nation has warded off a threat by weakness and pusillanimity. No bully has ever been deterred by cringing.

  4. Mike Giles says:

    Neville Chamberlain waving a piece of paper, declaring this guaranteed “peace in our time”. Jimmy Carter cutting the American military to the bone as the Soviets, and their Cuban lap dogs, ran wild from one side of the planet to the other. “Those who do not learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them”