A War by Any Other Name … Is Doomed

John Kerry, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam Police Action, says that President Obama’s promise in a nationally aired speech to “destroy” ISIS is not a war.

Having listened to Obama’s tough-guy speech given on the eve of the anniversary of 9-11, I’ll admit that the president’s plan sounds like a half-hearted attempt to appear to be “doing something” rather than a serious effort. However, there was a lot of talk about bombs dropping and military “advisers” advising in there, which does indeed sound like a war, albeit one doomed to failure.

A big part of the reason it seems destined to fail is summed up by what Kerry called it, a “long-term counterterrorism operation.”

Just like terrorism for this Administration is a “man-caused disaster” and the War on Terror became the Overseas Contingency Operation.

Kerry says the Administration doesn’t want to cause “war fever,” whatever the hell that is.

He told CBS News, “We’re engaged in a major counterterrorism operation, and it’s going to be a long-term counterterrorism operation. I think war is the wrong terminology and analogy but the fact is that we are engaged in a very significant global effort to curb terrorist activity. I don’t think people need to get into war fever on this.”

Gotta keep that unearned Nobel Peace Prize shiny.

Kerry this week is pounding the global pavement, trying to stir up support and recruit “coalition” members for the long-term counterterrorism operation. As of this writing, he has received a “respectfully decline” from Britain, a flat-out “nein” from Germany and a collective “meh” from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

It’s almost as if nobody wants to follow Obama into a long-term counterterrorism operation.

Can’t imagine why anybody would refuse to rally to King Putt’s side, but they apparently do.

It’s almost as if they think “Secretary of State” is a euphemism for “hasn’t got a clue what he’s doing” and “President Obama” is a euphemism for a “lying, cowardly weakling who lacks conviction and who secretly wants ISIS (which is not Islamic) to win.”

I feel a war fever coming on. … Not.