9 million reasons (per day) to come up with a strategy

When you were a young, inexperienced child, what would you have done with an allowance of $9 million a day? You could have had a lot of fun with that, right?

Well, that’s how much the Obama Administration spent per day on the war against the Islamic State from August 2014 through early June 2015. Now, I realize that almost everything costs more than we think it does, and that is probably especially true of high-tech military equipment.

But if the Pentagon is spending $9 million every day to fight a group that seems to be gaining ground all the time, don’t you think it’s about time to put a real strategy into place? About the only thing we’re hearing from our young and inexperienced leader is, “I don’t think we’re losing.” I’m glad he didn’t draw up the D-Day invasion plan.

Following a White House announcement that 450 additional American troops were being sent to Iraq to help train local forces, Senator John McCain of Arizona said, “I remain deeply concerned that this new deployment is disconnected from any coherent strategy to defeat (ISIS). Nearly a year since U.S. airstrikes began, we still have no strategy, we are losing time and ISIS has regained the operational initiative.”

If our elected officials who work side-by-side with the president have no idea what the strategy is, how is the American public supposed to know? If $9 million of our tax dollars are being spent every day for the war against ISIS, I want to know what the endgame is.

Do you think Obama and his people have a real strategy for fighting ISIS, or are they just winging it?


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