As Americans wait with bated breath to see if and when ISIS will strike our homeland, I couldn’t help but to think that President Obama will never get how serious these animals are until someone is beheaded in the middle of New York’s Times Square.
Now that such an act has happened in Oklahoma, the powers that be are reluctant to call the attack anything but workplace violence, leaving me to challenge Obama’s war plan.
Obama’s no-boots-on-the-ground stance has told the enemy his intentions. His costly high-tech war plan reeks of incompetence.
When I was a Marine squad leader in mortars in Vietnam, we used air strikes and artillery to soften the target, but we also used helicopter gun ships to get up close and personal with the enemy. When he went to ground to hide, we were compelled to hunt him down.
Obama should be using helicopter gun ships with mini-cannons and small rockets to destroy small targets. His refusal to put boots on the ground will change when he sees ISIS go to ground time and time again, only to come back like a bad penny.
Gregory J. Topliff