Foreign Policy Insane Clown Posse

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 7 months ago

So Chuck Hagel is confirmed as Secretary of Defense for the United States of America.  I don’t have a long, complicated assessment of what will follow, or why Hagel is a horrible choice for mowing my lawn, much less being SecDef.

But contrary to the notes I have received, the blog entries I’ve read, and the speeches I have heard the Senators make on how much he concerns anyone with a lick of common sense, it doesn’t really matter whether Hagel was confirmed or not.  It didn’t matter with Secretary of State Kerry either.

Anyone in this post will be implementing Obama’s foreign policy, and that makes for a very dangerous world for some time to come.  But it is noteworthy that Hagel acted so foolishly in front of the Senate, like a bumbling clown.

Together with Kerry, Obama has his insane clown posse, and they will do his bidding for an insane clown foreign policy.

I’m glad that my son is out of the Marine Corps.  The battle is now for the homeland.



  • bob sykes

    Your son appears to be an exceptiong, but…

    One should hope for the degeneration and demoralization of our armed forces and police because they are the greatest threats to our liberty. The mythical “Oath Keepers” not withstanding, at every opportunity the great mass of our military and police forces have demonstrated their willingness if not enthusiasm for smashing down the people. Think of Macarthur and Hooverville or Kent State or Waco or Ruby Ridge or Katrina or the Chicago police chief and many, many others.

    Hagel and sequestration are a good start, as is women in combat and gays everywhere, but much more needs to be done.

    The best thing that could happen to us is a return to the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution itself is the problem because it (and the courts) empowers the tyrants.

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Oh, I disagree. My son has told me that the Marines he knows would never fire on U.S. citizens.

    I hate to see the demoralization of the military, but it will happen (and has already happened).

    I think that what you’re thinking about is the idiotic papers and theses (there are about three of them now) written by aspiring Majors and Lt. Colonels who think they will be doing “stability operations” in the homeland.

    Right. No one will obey the orders, and they will be alone in trying to do this.

  • Jean

    Zero doesn’t have a foreign policy; he is living off the work of other men. He failed to finish the job in Afghanistan and is trying to rewrite the history of the prior administration. During the confirmation hearing of the new Spook in Charge, the senators just wanted to go “on record” and disavow the information gathered from water boarding. We face significant challenges domestically and on the international stage. Bumbling is common trait among this Chicago crew. Hagel will fit right in….

  • Publius

    Hagel is bad due to cluelessness, but he’s not the worst. Louis Johnson (with help admittedly from Truman) gutted the Defense Dept. and put us at a terrible disadvantage in late June 1950.

    But the prize in my book goes to the Sta-Comb Kid. Bob McNamara was on a whole other plane of evil.

  • Jean

    Gates was a good SECDEF. We have always struggled with drawdowns. This one will be ugly. The GO’s are rubber stamps for bad decisions.

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