Iraq choreographed foreign policy theater

One can never under estimate the greed and intentions of the U.S. military industrial complex. 

During my military service as a C-141B/C flight engineer in the Air Force Reserves, I performed copious support mission in the Middle East during Southern Watch.  I stayed at the Kobar Towers before it was blown to smithereens. I remember when Martha McSally sued the U.S. Air Force over the “Burka Policy” in Saudi Arabia. A few months later, the twin towers were attacked.  

Operations Southern and Northern Watch were conducted for over a decade. American air power managed the airspace over Iraq for a decade before the Iraq war. 

After 8 years in Iraq, I thought it odd that the Obama administration would abandon all the gains made in Iraq for Afghanistan. A Republican administration would have modified the Status of Forces Agreement for Iraq and pushed for Iraq’s entrance into NATO. Occupation of Germany for the most part is obsolete. Germany could be relegated to just a gas stop and billeting for Air Force air bridge  and rapid reaction force assets. A military base in Iraq would have been appropriate. 

We now know that removing Saddam Hussein has precipitated the unraveling of “balance of power” in the entire Middle East, and Sykes-Picot is disintegrating.    

In some regard, abandoning Iraq seems to be a staged event. Now that Afghanistan is winding down, the military industrial complex needs another war of choice in order to maintain armaments production and stock values. Weaning the military industrial complex off of  a massive 15 year stimulus program at the level of WW2 is similar to the era of the Korean conflict. The U.S. military and it’s vendors have become accustomed billions a month in war ops tempo revenue. Now that spending in Afghanistan and Iraq have reduced form $20 billion a month to $2 billion a month, they must be freaking out.  

Eisenhower warned us.

It almost seems as if the folks on Capitol hill planned the collapse of Iraq just so America will be forced to maintain the massive military industrial complex spending spree. I mean, either Barack Hussein Obama is truly incompetent, or he is the main character in some sort of Iraq shopping for wars choreographed theater. “Mission creep” will tell the real story.

Think about it. Barack Hussein Obama’s management of Iraq is a disaster. Democrats skewered George Bush over “Mission Accomplished!” As it is, Barack Hussein Obama should put a banner on the Nimitz that says ” dummkopf!” As we recall, John McCain wanted to stay in Iraq for one hundred years. In 2011, Iraq was not ready for NATO or a continued U.S. presence in Iraq. Americans wanted out too. Now that all the gains that our troops had made in Iraq are turning into “Saigon,” 50 percent of Americans want something done about it. In addition, a half million displaced Iraqis are starting to like the idea of American troops protecting them from throat cutting stinking terrorists with bad breath and dirty underwear. 

 So, either Barack Hussein Obama is truly incompetent or the folks that run the top echelons of the country are playing Americans and Iraqis like a child’s drum. 

Karl Rove ” the architect” is running around wearing a Harry S Truman hat. I am starting to ponder.

Really, we have to wonder if our president is incompetent or the main genius yes man character in our shopping for wars foreign policy theater. But then again, the current crisis in Iraq has labeled both Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama’s foreign policy positions as  “Brain damaged! ”  It has also created an atmosphere where Americans want another shot at Iraq. These behaviors are obvious and predictable responses to failure. This is not the Paris Peace talks and the end of LBJ’s guns and butter. The baby boomer isn’t doing acid at Woodstock or protesting the war. They are reading the labels on their prescription drug bottles and hoping their 401Ks do not collapse. Our younger generations are too busy texting and paying off student loans to protest perpetual war.   

Somebody’s strategy is killing 3 birds with one stone:

1. Expose the inept Obama Doctrine

2. Expose Hillary Clinton’s obvious foreign policy incompetence ensuring a Republican executive in 2016

3. Maintenance of massive military spending and perpetual war for decades.     

We have to wonder who the real genius is is…. 

Is the Iraq crisis a by product of an obvious trategy or Obama’s dumb luck? 

Either way, it is a cross generational “wagging the tail of the dog.” 

I don’t think it will help the Bush’s and their 26 favorability rating for 2016. We can call that “collateral damage.”  



Obama takes 2 weeks to even decide on Iraq airstrikes

It took 10 days for Barack Hussein Obama to send in troops to support our embassies in Iraq.

Barack Hussein Obama is denying Iraq our U.S. Air power  to prove a position from 2008?

It has taken a full two weeks for Barack Hussein Obama to even half heartedly commit to US airstrikes in Iraq. Meanwhile, ISIS or ISIL, has raided Iraq’s bank and now has a billion dollars. They are also taking over oil fields and kidnapping foreign workers. They even executed over 2000 Iraqi soldiers.

It is clear at this juncture that the remainder of Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency will be a naked adventure in pure ineptitude. His foreign policy is incoherent with no rhyme or reason. It is based on inept positions from 2008, as well as, inept policies for “Post Bush” Afghanistan.  

I mean if Afghanistan was so important, why then isn’t Iraq? Both are foreign policy failures. One sets next to half the world’s oil supply ,and the other? Well, Barney Rubble, and Bambam live in stone huts in Bedrock, Afghanistan. They have no flushing toilettes, no indoor plumbing, or  electricity for that matter. An AK47 sets next to the front door while the poppy fields grow waste high. In addition, should Iraq fall, kiss Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon goodbye.

The longer Barack Hussein Obama serves the lower the U.S. Foreign policy IQ becomes. 

Oh, and thanks Obama for devaluing almost a decade of American blood shed in Iraq with your lackadaisical response to airstrikes. My word, I told you days ago to send in the B2 and B52.  




Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s re-election kickoff BBQ

Sorry Brian. I cant make your campaign kickoff. Started nocking a rod in Pahrump. The new motor was installed by Edzos Automotive in Pahrump. The guy I purchased the motor from did not install the manifolds correctly so I had to drive it to my shop in Washington and fix it right.

I am still waiting for a few parts.

When one grows up in Nevada, we understand that we can do anything we put our minds to….  

I wish I could have attended the BBQ. I was going to hand you $150 when I got there.


Maybe some other time….


Obama’s Inept Response to ISIS in Iraq

Not only is Barack Hussein Obama’s foreign policy collapsing, he has done nothing to build a “Rapid Reaction Force!”

The President’s response to ISIS in Iraq is down right lackadaisical.

If our president and his SOD Chuck Hagel were competent, an air armada of B2 and B-52 bombers would have already been to Iraq and back.  In addition, 3 naval carriers would be in the gulf now along with a contingent of surveillance and attack drones.. 

Where are the Joint Chiefs on this?

Someone needs to  be fired starting with Chuck Hagel…

ISIS in Iraq, Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton”s Epic Foreign Policy failure

Harry Reid said, “The War is Lost in Iraq!”

I was a C-141C flight engineer in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Unlike groundpounders and jarheads, I flew to every corner of the world. The world was my class room. I am a student of history and a student of the world.  I have friends that served in the Air Force Reserves with over 13,000 flying hours. I was only able to achieve 4200 flying hours because I retired when the C-141 aircraft fleet was replaced by the C-17.

4200 flying hours is 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays for 2 full years. Meaning 2 full working years flying around the world in support of our national interest. Southern watch, Northern watch, Somalia, Rwanda, Cuban refugee relocation, Al Qaida relocation, Iraq and Afghanistan support missions. From 1978 to 1982, I fought in the Cold war as a B-52 technician. from 1987 to 2006, I was very active flying world wide and hauling soldiers and patients from and to  the far reaches of the earth.   

I served 18 months in Iraq hauling wounded soldiers on Medevacs.

As a child I was a dependent. My father served 20 years in SAC.  In fact, 4 of my uncles served in the Air Force. Combined, we have over 130 years service.  Up until my retirement in 2006, a Brodhead had served continuously in the Air Force since the 1947 National Security Act. As a child, I could tell you about every single fighter or bomber aircraft the Air Force ever had.
 As an adult, I have been to pretty much every military runway on the face of the earth.

Both my father and I served during the long Cold War. My uncle flew the B-52, and I worked on it. 

In 2008, when I was dabbling for a run at Congress, I suggested  that Iraq become part of NATO as part of the U.S. Iraq Status of Forces Agreement. I also suggested that Ukraine remain out of NATO. In addition, I was befuddled by John McCain’s fixation with Georgia in the former Soviet Union while Obama was attempting to deconstruct Iraq.  

Democrats accused Bush and Republicans of taking their eyes of the ball in Afghanistan.  Of course, then Barack Hussein Obama exits Iraq ASAP to support “The surge wont work 2008 idiocy!”  Then he doubles down on Afghanistan and surges there? So, after a very costly regime change in Iraq, Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton simply leave a country sitting next to 1/2 the world’s oil supply unprepared to defend itself, and then surge in a  useless and remote country like Afghanistan?

Iraq is worth saving. Afghanistan is worth forgetting about.

It is time to send troops back into Iraq and fix Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton’s offensively inept  and historically epic foreign policy failures. I mean if Iraq soldiers run away from a few terrorist with AK47s, how will Iraq defend itself against Iran? When we chose to deconstruct Saddam Hussein, we chose to destabilize the entire region. We now have to fix it.   

As part of this military aid to rid Iraq of Isis, Iraq must become part of NATO and allow the United States to maintain a military base  and rapid reaction force there. I said this in 2008, and I am saying it again. 

Anyways, it is time to send in U.S. Air Power

 Harry Reid Surrenders in Iraq video