Engel: Military officials “apoplectic” over Obama’s “no-strategy” comment

posted at 2:31 pm on September 1, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Well, golly, I can’t imagine why. What military force wouldn’t appreciate a little confidence-shattering announcement from its Commander in Chief in the face of a looming threat against the nation and its allies? AP included this clip from yesterday’s Meet the Press in his QOTD roundup last night, but it’s worth its own post:

NBC’s Richard Engel offered this money quote:

Engel also reported that military commanders are “apoplectic” over the president’s inaction in Syria: “I speak to military commanders, I speak to former officials, and they are apoplectic. They think that this is a clear and present danger. They think something needs to be done.”

“One official said that this was a Freudian slip,” Engel continued, referring to Obama’s admission last week that he does not have a strategy yet for Syria. “That it shows how the United States does not have a policy to deal with Syria, even when you have ISIS, which has effectively become a terrorist army, roughly 20,000 strong.”

That, however, deserves a little more context. The rise of ISIS has been no secret to the Pentagon or the White House — or anyone paying the least bit of attention, as Engel made clear:

“We reported about it. Reporters risked their lives going into Syria to talk about this buildup of extremists in the country, yet nothing seems to have been done. And now we have a very serious situation,” said Engel.

This is precisely why military commanders have become “apoplectic.” For the last couple of months, the White House has acted as though the metastasis of ISIS has come as a big surprise, but it hasn’t been for those whose eyes have not been purposefully shut to the danger. The collapse of the Iraqi military can’t have come as a total surprise, either; the Obama administration has made it clear for a long time that they have had serious concerns about the sectarian direction of the Nouri al-Maliki.

In other words, this was “entirely predictable,” as Engel says — and that suggests that Obama and his aides have deliberately ignored the problem. The Pentagon doesn’t have that luxury, though, and has to have made some proposals for strategies to deal with the threats. Defense Secretary called ISIS an “imminent threat” two weeks ago, for instance, and that much was obvious when the Iraqi army collapsed in the north a couple of months ago. The military presumably has developed a range of options for a strategy to take on ISIS, but need the White House to choose one. Telling the world from Martha’s Vineyard that Obama hasn’t figured out how to deal with ISIS must have had military planners at the Pentagon climbing the walls in frustration — or, as Engel put it, “apoplectic.”

For the moment, with the leadership vacuum at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the US military continues with its tactical plan for conducting air strikes at targets of opportunity. That has created some strange bedfellows:

With American bombs raining down from the sky, Shiite militia fighters aligned with Iran battled Sunni extremists over the weekend, punching through their defenses to break the weekslong siege of Amerli, a cluster of farming villages whose Shiite residents faced possible slaughter.

The fight in northern Iraq appeared to be the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran had worked with a common purpose on a battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, even though the Obama administration said there was no direct coordination with the militias.

Should such military actions continue, they could signal a dramatic shift for the United States and Iran, which have long vied for control in Iraq. They could also align the interests of the Americans with their longtime sworn enemies in the Shiite militias, whose fighters killed many United States soldiers during the long occupation of Iraq.

And that would make it almost impossible to put Iraq back together again in the long run:

The latest expansion of American military operations reflects how seriously Iraq has deteriorated since the withdrawal of American forces in 2011. But any decision to support the Shiite militias, who have proven more adept than the American-trained Iraqi Army, would come with its own set of challenges.

The militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were able to storm into Iraq in recent months in part because Sunnis felt so disenfranchised by the Shiite-led government of former Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. If the United States is seen to be strengthening the hand of militias that terrorized Sunnis during the sectarian war of 2006 and 2007, the minority Sunnis might balk at participating in America’s long-term goal of a unity government.

Or, in a worst-case scenario, more Sunnis could align with ISIS fighters.

In fact, the reason why the Sunni tribes threw in with ISIS was precisely because Maliki had locked them out of power in favor of the Shi’ite groups backed by Iran. Tactically, it makes sense to offer support to the Shi’ite militias to break ISIS’ siege on these towns, but strategically it will be disastrous. The Sunnis already feel betrayed by the American retreat in 2011, and now we’re back providing air support for their enemies. It’s difficult to see any way we could possibly make this situation worse than to enter into a de facto alliance with Iran; the Sunnis will permanently adhere to ISIS, and it might mean a recruiting bonanza for the Islamic State.

This is why we need a strategic plan, and not just tactical action, in dealing with ISIS — and why we should demand an international coalition that will sideline Iran from this conflict to the largest extent possible.

 


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Buck Farack

Nutstuyu on September 1, 2014 at 2:36 PM

When has Dear Liar ever shown a desire, much less an ability, to make tough decisions?

rbj on September 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM

3 AM phone call

aunursa on September 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Hussein will decide on his strategy once valery tells him the best time to come out with his support for the caliphate.

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 2:42 PM

This is why we need a strategic plan, and not just tactical action, in dealing with ISIS — and why we should demand an international coalition that will sideline Iran from this conflict to the largest extent possible.

Somewhere between wack-a-mole and nation building? History do repeat.

rhombus on September 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Vietnam, LBJ. Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, Jimmy Carter. ISIS, Obama. Do we need anymore proof that Democrat “leaders” can’t lead??

Zorro on September 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

They are deliberately doing nothing for which there are many possible reasons. I hate to think what some of them might be.

crankyoldlady on September 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

It’s difficult to see any way we could possibly make this situation worse than to enter into a de facto alliance with Iran

With Valerie Jarrett and her puppet in charge, that may be coming next.

AZCoyote on September 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Hussein will decide on his strategy once valery tells him the best time to come out with his support for the caliphate.

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Bingo

CrazyGene on September 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

The military presumably has developed a range of options for a strategy to take on ISIS, but need the White House to choose one.

Yes, but sitting through all those boring briefings would really cut into Barry’s golf and fund-raising party time, dude.

AZCoyote on September 1, 2014 at 2:50 PM

He HAS to be playing dumb. There is a (mid-term political) strategy hidden in this ineptness. It just seems too deliberate.

tdarrington on September 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

And it would be right up the leftist alley.It doesn’t matter if Americans die. Foreign genocide doesn’t matter. An embassy falling into enemy hands doesn’t matter. Being laughed at by Russia and the UK doesn’t matter. Leaving Ukraine out to dry doesn’t matter. Racial war in the US doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is winning the midterms.

tdarrington on September 1, 2014 at 2:58 PM

The grand plan always was to appease Iran and establish them as the regional hegemon. Nuclear weapons? Pfft, no problem. Just let them slow-walk right into it.

Barky has worked steadily towards this end, under the tutelage of his handler, Valjar (herself born in Iran and a participant in conferences with the government there).

bofh on September 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Tactically, it makes sense to offer support to the Shi’ite militias to break ISIS’ siege on these towns, but strategically it will be disastrous.

Not sure I buy this at all. If Shia are dying to protect Shia, why would the Sunnis care? And if Shia are dying to protect Sunni towns, then the Sunnis should be grateful. If they are unhappy with the Shia involvement, then they need to fight back against ISIS. ISIS has been killing any Sunni not playing ball, do the Sunni tribes think that is preferable? If so, then they can have ISIS, they deserve what they get.

The Iraqi Sunnis just like to whine. No matter how good Maliki’s replacement is, Iraq will be a Shia dominated country, and the Sunnis can’t stand that. They can get over it, or they can enjoy medieval rule.

SAZMD on September 1, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Smart Power.

rightside on September 1, 2014 at 3:03 PM

This is why we need a strategic plan, and not just tactical action, in dealing with ISIS — and why we should demand an international coalition that will sideline Iran from this conflict to the largest extent possible.

Sideline Iran? What kind of strategy is that? I would rather have Iran right in the middle of the fighting, not holding our coat while we serve as their unpaid Hessians.

VorDaj on September 1, 2014 at 3:04 PM

He HAS to be playing dumb. There is a (mid-term political) strategy hidden in this ineptness. It just seems too deliberate.

tdarrington on September 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Of course there is a mid-term strategy here. If Obumbles takes any significant military action, the anti-war faction of his base will freak out, and may not vote in the mid-terms. If he says much of anything, it will prove his entire foreign policy stance for the last 6 years was a failure, and the “moderate” swing voters may not show up to vote D. He is, at all costs, now trying to avoid being “Bushed”.

Obumbles strategy is to do nothing, say nothing, and hope nothing headline grabbing happens until AFTER the mid-term elections.

Leading from behind.

captnjoe on September 1, 2014 at 3:04 PM

There are no good options, so O’s plan is to do nothing and see how it all works itself out, with his admin (re Jarret) making goody-goody with whatever murderous caliph comes to the top. He’ll declare “peace in our time” and hit the links.

vnvet on September 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Military officials “apoplectic” over Obama’s “no-strategy” comment

I just wish some of them would speak the eff up.

BallisticBob on September 1, 2014 at 3:12 PM

No strategy IS his strategy. He’s busy with his domestic Alisnkyite agenda. That’s D’Souza’s view.

But, Michael Ledeen and David P Goldman (Spengler) see a more nefarious “strategy” afoot. Namely, appease Iran at all costs.

aquaviva on September 1, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Deliberate malfeasance.

Anyone else beginning to see that Mr. Obama is a Crypto-Muslim doing the bidding of the Islamists by neutering the American response to the evil perpetrated by the Religion of Peace?

One of these mornings we are going to wake up to an awful “surprise” courtesy of these subhuman savages and just as many Obama supporters are going to die as Obama detractors.

The difference will be that NO ONE will support Obama in the manner that Bush was supported.

turfmann on September 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Dear God, the land is in bad hands.

Irony lives.

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM

#smartpower

everdiso on August 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2014 at 3:17 PM

LOL, see the headlines on Drudge? Big ole’ RACIST Joe.

Marcus on September 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Calling ISIS “junior varsity” and then ignoring the problem they pose IS Obama’s strategy. The Pentagon probably does have a strategy… the problem, as always, is Barack.

Wendya on September 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM

When has Dear Liar ever shown a desire, much less an ability, to make tough decisions?

rbj on September 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Never. If anyone makes a tough decision and it turns out badly, he can blame them. If anyone makes a tough decision and it turns out well, he can take credit for it. It doesn’t even matter if the good result turns bad. He can just say it wasn’t really his decision, anyway.

It’s his MO. No decisions necessary. Just golf, fund-raise, party, vacation and lie.

The Rogue Tomato on September 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM

And it would be right up the leftist alley.It doesn’t matter if Americans die. Foreign genocide doesn’t matter. An embassy falling into enemy hands doesn’t matter. Being laughed at by Russia and the UK doesn’t matter. Leaving Ukraine out to dry doesn’t matter. Racial war in the US doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is winning the midterms.

tdarrington on September 1, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Yup.

Lolo on September 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Military officials “apoplectic” over Obama’s “no-strategy” comment

Why? Just because their Commander in Chief went on national TV and issued an official statement finally confessing that he is clueless? Go figure.

whatcat on September 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

It’s his MO. No decisions necessary. Just golf, fund-raise, party, vacation and lie.

The Rogue Tomato on September 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM

He’s still just voting “present”.

captnjoe on September 1, 2014 at 3:32 PM

As Little Barry stands before the Gordian knot of his own making, his hand trembles as he folds his pocket knife and puts it back into his pocket. He again realizes he is to weak to cut the knot and solve the world’s problems, so he just ambles back to his golf cart and is driven to the next tee.
The world continues to burn.

Bakokitty on September 1, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Dang it ….too., not to.

Bakokitty on September 1, 2014 at 3:35 PM

He HAS to be playing dumb. There is a (mid-term political) strategy hidden in this ineptness. It just seems too deliberate.

tdarrington on September 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Ummm, why? Even the lapdog-media serfs have pointed out how much he disdains doing anything for Democratic Congresscritters. The only reason that he goes to these fundraisers and campaign stops is that they are a captive ego-stroking experience for him.

ebrown2 on September 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I didn’t think there were many military officials still hired that cared.

docflash on September 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I’m kind of looking forward to the next couple of years. It’ll be interesting to see which he can destroy first, his own party, or the whole country. Plus, there’s always the side option of an actual military coup.

trigon on September 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM

…against all enemies foreign and domestic.

Now’s as good a time to remove the Kenyan Pharoah as any. It’s not like Weasel Boehner has anything planned.

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM

The longer Obama waits to fight ISIS, the stronger ISIS gets. The stronger ISIS gets, the more casualties the US military takes.

Aplombed on September 1, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Obama doesn’t care. The media simply has to do it’s job. They covered up the last 3 terror attacks on US soil.

Obama is putting them on notice that they will have to cover up some more in order to protect his legacy.

faraway on September 1, 2014 at 3:48 PM

It’ll be interesting to see which he can destroy first, his own party, or the whole country.

Democrats will destroy our country for Hussein.

Plus, there’s always the side option of an actual military coup.

trigon on September 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Have you seen the political cowards we have leading our forces ?

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Putin’s beotch needs to hear from his master…

landlines on September 1, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Official

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2014 at 3:50 PM

We could put an independent Sunni military together by renting battalions from Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Then put a Special Forces team with each one to coordinate plans, logistics, air and artillery.

This mercenary force could crush ISIS and hold off the Shiites until NATO or somebody figures out what to do in Iraq.

If we ally with Iran and the Shiites, we are only postponing the inevitable confrontation. I doubt that Washington has forgotten the takeover of our embassy by Iranian “students”.

Special Forces Grunt on September 1, 2014 at 3:52 PM

If everyone, and I mean everyone would put away their petty arguments and political agendas, we could have ISIS on the run by the end of the week.

You tell the Shiites and the Sunnis to grow up and fight together and then use shock and awe to end this. Overkill, collateral damage who cares? Get it done and get it done in a hurry then the media and politicians can’t use the conflict to fulfill their own agendas.

Then you ruthlessly occupy and rebuild the country and execute anyone who is against you.

Pollyanna.

Vince on September 1, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Apparently JV means Jihadis Victorious.

Right Barry?

(Who is probably looking up “apoplectic” on his iPhone in a rolling golfcart somewhere green and pleasant right about now.)

profitsbeard on September 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Actually, WE (meaning the Pentagon, the people, our allies, and even the media) do have s strategy.

It’s just one Barry doesn’t like.

formwiz on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

President Obama isn’t even voting “Present” anymore.

raycm98 on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Screw everyone that voted for this pathetic man-child!

UnstChem on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Actually, WE (meaning the Pentagon, the people, our allies, and even the media) do have s strategy.

It’s just one Barry doesn’t like.

formwiz on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Huh?

UnstChem on September 1, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Keep Obama in preznit, you know?

He gave us a phone!

He gonna do more!

Galtian on September 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM

How soon before ISIS has enough money to buy a loose nuke from rogue elements in Pakistan and deliver it to NYC harbor?

profitsbeard on September 1, 2014 at 4:21 PM

How soon before ISIS has enough money to buy a loose nuke from rogue elements in Pakistan and deliver it to NYC harbor?

profitsbeard on September 1, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Sleazy Eric Holder’s friend Mark Rich from the Clintoon pardon deal would be glad to arrange the transaction.

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The unionized and mentally unbalanced trolls must have today off.

CurtZHP on September 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Screw everyone that voted for this pathetic man-child!

UnstChem on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Screw first the national media who made it all possible. THEY are the real traitors and the blood is on THEIR hands.

Cleombrotus on September 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Did John boener sp. pass away?????? We have not heard from him in ages and I know he is on vacation but you would think he could speak to the press now and than but yet I am expecting miracles there. Same with the Sr. Senator from Kentucky.

garydt on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

As Little Barry stands before the Gordian knot of his own making, his hand trembles as he folds his pocket knife and puts it back into his pocket. He again realizes he is to weak to cut the knot and solve the world’s problems, so he just ambles back to his golf cart and is driven to the next tee.
The world continues to burn.

Bakokitty on September 1, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Obumbler isn’t fit to clean the sandals of Alexander.

Did John boener sp. pass away?????? We have not heard from him in ages and I know he is on vacation but you would think he could speak to the press now and than but yet I am expecting miracles there. Same with the Sr. Senator from Kentucky.

garydt on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Not passed away, more likely passed out from another Tom Collins fueled bender.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Beoner has to be the worst Speaker of the House since I have been alive anyway. You are right Difficultas, he is either drunk or getting tanned.

garydt on September 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I might add that Harry Reid is the worst Majority Leader,, at least LBJ could unify both the Demos and GOP and make deals. He didn’t call the opposition names but figured out away to get things done.

garydt on September 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Not passed away, more likely passed out from another Tom Collins fueled bender.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM
1. That was my first thought as well.JB under the table clutching his glass of Jim Beam.
2.my point exactly….that is why Barry returned to his golf cart. Hell, he is not worthy enough to wear the shoes of the ball cleaner.

Bakokitty on September 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

I think it’s pretty obvious Obama is purposely trying to wait out the clock until after the midterms. Almost every other president — Republican or Democrat — would have been acting completely different.

Aizen on September 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

The Pentagon has multiple plans for dealing with different issues. The problem is that they never counted on having a CIC who wouldn’t pick an option because he didn’t want to be responsible for the outcome.

Best just to use 20/20 hindsight and knock the decisions others made in the past.

Obama: When faced with a decision. Don’t. Unless you can invoke plausible deny-ability later on.

GarandFan on September 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM

The strategy is to destroy the power and influence of the United States while maintaining plausible deniability.

In the case of ISIS, that strategy is best served by dithering as long as possible, while lobbing a few bombs to make it look like you’re doing something.

If there is a terrorist attack on US soil, so much the better, it provides an excuse for increased government power and reduced freedom.

ZenDraken on September 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Come on guys, they don’t like Valerie making decisions at a certain time of the month.

Sven on September 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Obama has always sided with the Sunni; right now the Extra Bad Bad Guys in the news are Sunni, so he’s just going to mumble and equivocate and do nothing.

And nobody can force him to.

Think about that a minute, and what that might mean for this country.

His own party has no control over him, and the Pubs are less than useless. The media still can’t bring themselves to even criticize him without also making excuses for him.

The only people who can exert control over him are those who can control his lifestyle post-2017, and that doesn’t appear to be happening.

Dolce Far Niente on September 1, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Come on guys, they don’t like Valerie making decisions at a certain time of the month.

Sven on September 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

At age 57, Valerie is beyond that period of her life.

Special Forces Grunt on September 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Question that needs to asked by Ed Henry @Foxnews.com is this:

“Who’s side is Obama on?”

Srsly

Key West Reader on September 1, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Come on guys, they don’t like Valerie making decisions at a certain time of the month.because her allegiance is to Iran

Sven on September 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

That’s better, Sven. Don’t you agree? Also, your “good ole boyz klub” flub is duly noted.

Carry on. Oh, and have a good day.

Key West Reader on September 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

He HAS to be playing dumb. There is a (mid-term political) strategy hidden in this ineptness. It just seems too deliberate.

tdarrington on September 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

I don’t think he’s smart enough to play dumb.

PatMac on September 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Screw first the national media who made it all possible. THEY are the real traitors and the blood is on THEIR hands.

Cleombrotus on September 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Our # 1 problem!

PatMac on September 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM

This is why we need a strategic plan, and not just tactical action, in dealing with ISIS — and why we should demand an international coalition that will sideline Iran from this conflict to the largest extent possible.

..Edmund, I loves ya like a bro, but to this I respond, “wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which fills up first.” President Faculty Lounge is going to run out the clock on his POTUS-hood doing zippoid while the world descends into the sewage his inaction has allowed to fester.

Then the fluffers — the fawning sycophantic press corpse — will bathe his nether regions in kisses in an effort to fabricate a legacy for the First American Knee-grow POTUS in the history of his life.

The cesspools has been overflowing since January 20th, 2009 and stinks all the way out here near Cerritos-by-the-sea.

The War Planner on September 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

This is why we need a strategic plan, and not just tactical action, in dealing with ISIS

Simple: build a time machine, negotiate the SOFA, even if it means doing what was done with every other SOFA in history; shoving the agreement down their throats and don’t hand Iraq over to a terrorist army wanting to build a world wide islamist caliphate to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory so you can have a millstone to hang around Bush’s neck.

What military force wouldn’t appreciate a little confidence-shattering announcement from its Commander in Chief in the face of a looming threat against the nation and its allies?

Our military has hated this clown since about 6 months into his first term.

V7_Sport on September 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM

At age 57, Valerie is beyond that period of her life.

Special Forces Grunt on September 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

and it’s Bush’s fault !

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Military officials “apoplectic” over Obama’s “no-strategy” comment

I just wish some of them would speak the eff up.

BallisticBob on September 1, 2014 at 3:12 PM

And risk retiring at the highest rank held? Surely you jest…

Khun Joe on September 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Ummm, why? Even the lapdog-media serfs have pointed out how much he disdains doing anything for Democratic Congresscritters. The only reason that he goes to these fundraisers and campaign stops is that they are a captive ego-stroking experience for him.
ebrown2 on September 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

You spelled ‘cock’ wrong.

Nutstuyu on September 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

And risk retiring at the highest rank held? Surely you jest…
Khun Joe on September 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Isn’t the highest retainable rank 2-star? If so the 3- and 4-stars should be working their jawbones.

Nutstuyu on September 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

And anyone who is shocked by any of this (as well as the crappy economy, etc.) is an idiot.

dpduq on September 1, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Gosh the big words are getting too tough for me.

ap·o·plec·tic
adjective \ˌa-pə-ˈplek-tik\
: very angry and excited
medical : relating to or caused by apoplexy
Full Definition of APOPLECTIC
: of, relating to, or causing stroke
: affected with, inclined to, or showing symptoms of stroke
: of a kind to cause or apparently cause stroke ; also: greatly excited or angered
— ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly adverb
See apoplectic defined for English-language learners »
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Examples of APOPLECTIC
She was positively apoplectic with anger when she realized she had been cheated.

lel2007 on September 1, 2014 at 7:08 PM

…against all enemies foreign and domestic.

Now’s as good a time to remove the Kenyan Pharoah as any. It’s not like Weasel Boehner has anything planned.

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM

I think the ONLY one that has called for that is Biden… Via Drudge.

/Believe it or not… I didn’t click so I have no idea what that buffoon said. Maybe something Patriotic, maybe something stupid. Who knows?

I miss Keith Koffler’s blog. http://www.whitehousedossier.com

Key West Reader on September 1, 2014 at 7:41 PM

For those curious among us, here is a list of military elite’s purged and fired under Obama

@CNN.com @MSNBC.com @Foxnews.com @cbsnews.com

Yeah. Which side is this douchebag on, anyway? And how long before stop him without worrying about being all raciss n chit.

Key West Reader on September 1, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hands Up! Defend Syria!

Maybe that will get the rat-eared idiots attention about the threat from ISO (Islamic States of Obama).

Happy Nomad on September 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM

The tactical solution is real simple. We just need an Operation Linebacker III.

kd6rxl on September 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I actually don’t think ISIS is a U.S. problem, so I’m glad we’re finally not interfering in someone else’s mess on the other side of the planet.

Even if ineptly arrived at, remember even a blind mouse finds a piece of cheese every now and then.

Lance Corvette on September 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Hot as hell in El Paso Tx today.
Old viet nan vets recon’ing around
Over in Mexico acting like tourist.
Following this teenager around because we have a buddy who says the kid works as a look out for a coyote operation that may be running an “Islamic” into the U S.

We do this as the fools in DC seek only to have the best feathers on their tax payer paid for feather beds.

Bad chiefs will get tribes killed.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 1, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Note to Dems:
Next time, don’t elect a talentless dumb*ss to do a man’s job.

Thanks.

orangemtl on September 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM

The only timely and carefully considered decision we can expect Obama to make:

“Hmmmm, 9-iron or wedge?”.

s1im on September 2, 2014 at 7:58 AM