Relax America, we now have an official national security strategy.
President Obama delivered a long-overdue national security strategy document to Congress Friday, emphasizing diplomacy over military power and warning against American over-reach in world affairs.
The 35-page policy document released yesterday tweaks our previous strategy of Leading From Behind® (LFB). You may recall that the primary tactic of that successful strategy was “don’t do stupid stuff.” As that proved inordinately more difficult to implement than we had HOPE-d, we’ve augmented it – with our new strategy of “don’t do anything.” It’s an extension of our popular “wait and see” attitude towards non-existential threats.
The Two Fat Ladies (RIP, Jennifer and Clarissa) “Wait; Something Will Happen” strategy
Or in Big Guy’s own words: “The challenges we face require strategic patience and persistence.” Which seems appropriate enough as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Obama puppet, Susan Rice, has informed us that we are not facing an “existential” threat.
“Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World War II or during the Cold War.”
Of course neither Susan nor Barry seem to think that Israel is facing an “existential” threat from Iran either so I must conclude that they don’t think “existential” means what I think it means.
Anyway, the new strategy document in part shifts the focus:
“from destroying the Islamic State group to ‘a comprehensive effort to degrade and ultimately defeat’ it.”
Something that Big Guy’s LFB strategy was inordinately incompetent at so maybe this new “Strategic Patience” thing will work out better. If not, I guess we go directly to Plan D, “Conscious Uncoupling.”
Oh wait, we’ve already tried that.
So everybody: cross your fingers and HOPE that our “Strategic Patience” works out.