One benefit of publishing a blog like this one is that I get to read email I receive from readers all around the world.
Penny Alfonso, a brilliant analyst, a great American patriot and a long time friend of this blog, saw my post from this morning and responded to a couple of questions I posed, which follow:
The Russian army and air forces are in Syria, killing what we’re to believe are the good jihadis and defending Bashar Assad’s regime. The Obama administration is sending our troops in there committed to destroying Bashar Assad’s regime and killing only the bad jihadis. I mean, how do you tell who’s who? Can you really tell? I’m just asking.
OK so here’s the answer — John Kerry has assured us that we can “vet” people streaming into the west from muslim countries, so I’m absolutely confident that we can “vet” good jihadis from bad jihadis. Aren’t you confident? I mean, if we didn’t have this capability, it would mean that our government has LIED TO US! And we know that’s not true because the Obama administration is the most transparent administration in our history. And it would also mean that, there actually ARE “good” jihadis and “bad” jihadis.
I’ve always been a little uncomfortable with the “no U.S. boots on the ground” promises that we always hear. To me, it just says the troops won’t be wearing boots. The way the left plays with semantics, it would not surprise me. Nikes make great combat shoes. Or maybe flip-flops.