It always amazes me how people in Washington just throw words out and expect reality to somehow wrap itself around them and make it true.
President Obama declared with bravado last night: “Let me make something clear: The United States military doesn’t do pinpricks.”
What? Are you kidding me? Obama’s central military doctrine is pinpricks. He’s the Prince of Pinpricks.
What, exactly, are all these drone strikes we’ve been heaving at individual bad guys? Those drones even look like pins. And of course the targets are pricks.
And what about special forces operations? The president has removed us entirely from Iraq and is getting our troops out of Afghanistan as fast as possible. Once they’ve been drawn down, our strategy for combatting terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater will be a combination of keeping our fingers crossed and special forces operations.
So yeah, okay? We’re big into the pinprick business.
Look, I don’t mind of the president throws around a little juvenile machismo. Just lets be accurate about it.