What Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and the entire Republican Party want to put in charge of our military: Via Sopan Deb: The Mangled Apricot Hellbeast: "Honesty, we have a president that, in my opinion, does not know what he's doing... (Live from the Republicans' Self-Made Gehenna)

...We have a president that doesn't know what's happening. And when it comes to the military. You know I always say: "keep the oil". I said: "don't go in". But I said: "Keep the oil". Had we kept the oil, you wouldn't have ISIS, because they fuel their growth with the oil....

I am never going to forget admirals. Right? There's admirals. I will never forget the admirals. That I can promise you. But it was very disconcerting when I saw that an attack is planned on Mosul. An attack is planned. And you know we're involved in the attack. But the Iraqi forces are planning an attack on Mosul. It should happen over a short period of time, and the work will be. Why do we have to talk about it? Why? I never saw anything like this. Every time we're going to attack somebody we explain: "we're going to attack". We'll be attacking at 3 noon on March 25th. I don't know. Unless you disagree with me, wouldn't it be better if we were going to go after Mosul, to not say anything and do it? As opposed to they are announcing all over television they are planning to attack Mosul?...

And whenever they ask me the question about: "What are you going to do about ISIS?" I say: "You know I have a real chance of winning. I do not want to tell you". I have very strong ideas and I will be dealing with the people in this room and other folks that are, you know, very good at this. But the last thing you want to do is give notice to the enemy. When Obama announced that he was leaving Iraq, Iraq. I mean, he was talking about dates and times and what we are going to do. The enemy pulls back. We think we are doing well. They pull back. They are not stupid. And then after we leave, you see what happened. So I just, I just want to say that we are going to hit ISIS hard, and I mean really hard....

Are we allowed to have any more in the military, general? The element of surprise? I would think it would be a good thing. It's called an ancient strength, and we do not use it anymore. I think it is one of the great principles. The element of surprise. I mean, you can take a force that's not nearly as strong. With the element of surprise, you can wipe out a much more powerful force....

Cause politics, you know. It sounds a little bit better saying: "No boots on the ground". But by doing that, she has empowered the enemy. She has empowered the enemy. And I think she possibly means it. I'm not sure if she means it or not. But she says: "No boots on the ground". She has taken a tremendous I mean, that is really giving strength to the enemy...

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