- There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's
military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem."
Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.
- America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does
occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean
it won't. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view
the following through military eyes:
- # Officers swear to "support and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Unlike
enlisted personnel, they do not swear to "obey the orders of the president
of the United States."
- # Top military officers can see the Constitution they
are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises
- # They can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed
that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable
as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation
- # They can see that the economy -- ravaged by deficits,
taxes, unemployment, and impending inflation -- is financially reliant
on foreign lender governments.
- # They can see this president waging undeclared war on
the intelligence community, without whose rigorous and independent functions
the armed services are rendered blind in an ever-more hostile world overseas
and at home.
- # They can see the dismantling of defenses against missiles
targeted at this nation by avowed enemies, even as America's troop strength
is allowed to sag.
- # They can see the horror of major warfare erupting simultaneously
in two, and possibly three, far-flung theaters before America can react
- # They can see the nation's safety and their own military
establishments and honor placed in jeopardy as never before.
- So, if you are one of those observant military professionals,
what do you do?
- Wait until this president bungles into losing the war
in Afghanistan, and Pakistan's arsenal of nuclear bombs falls into the
hands of militant Islam?
- Wait until Israel is forced to launch air strikes on
Iran's nuclear-bomb plants, and the Middle East explodes, destabilizing
or subjugating the Free World?
- What happens if the generals Obama sent to win the Afghan
war are told by this president (who now says, "I'm not interested
in victory") that they will be denied troops they must have to win?
Do they follow orders they cannot carry out, consistent with their oath
of duty? Do they resign en masse?
- Or do they soldier on, hoping the 2010 congressional
elections will reverse the situation? Do they dare gamble the national
survival on such political whims?
- Anyone who imagines that those thoughts are not weighing
heavily on the intellect and conscience of America's military leadership
is lost in a fool's fog.
- Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers
sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out
the national equivalent of a "family intervention," with some
form of limited, shared responsibility?
- Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution
through an interim administration that would do the serious business of
governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders
would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having
bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for
- Military intervention is what Obama's exponentially accelerating
agenda for "fundamental change" toward a Marxist state is inviting
upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama's radical ideal
is not acceptable or reversible.
- Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent
solution to the Obama problem. Just don't shrug and say, "We can always
worry about that later."
- In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent,
indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has
sunk the nation into this morass.