President Barack Obama, speaking in Santiago, Chile, yesterday said the U.S. would hand off its leadership role “in a matter of days, not a matter of weeks.”
“This command-and-control business is complicated, and we haven’t done something like this kind of on-the-fly before,” U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters in Moscow today. “It’s not surprising to me that it would take a few days to get it all sorted out.”
Sec. Gates’s words do not inspire confidence in our Commander in Chief’s ability to Command-in-Chief. The words ‘on-the-fly’ is not how Dr. J. likes to wage war, even undeclared war. While Dr. J. appreciates Batman’s words of wisdom to the Young Justice team, “No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy,” a battle plan is certainly welcome prior to ditching it and improvising ‘on-the-fly.’
Indeed, President Obama’s behavior suggests that he would rather not have to perform Commander-in-Chief related activities.
Dr. J. suspects that President Obama is in a hurry to hand off Command-and-Control in ‘a matter of days, not a matter of weeks’ so as to get back to the NCAA Tournament Sweet-16 in time for Friday’s 6:00 PM EDT tip off between Marquette and UNC.
BTW, Dr. J. switched off the tourney after Kentucky edged out Michelle Obama’s beloved Princeton Tigers in the first round.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.