Bill Whittle: Obama is Bush Lite

He’s launched airstrikes and is threatening ground troops but IT’S NOT WAR. He took a victory lap for Osama bin Laden but opposed the means that got his location. He’s broken every Progressive policy and gospel on the books, and he’s doing the same things for the same reasons his predecessor did, only he’s doing them late, doing them badly and blaming everyone else. In his latest Firewall Bill Whittle shows why Barack Obama is nothing more than Bush Lite. See the video and transcript below:

TRANSCRIPT:

BUSH LITE

Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.

President Obama, when told that airstrikes alone very likely would not be enough to stop the murderous scythe of ISIS, as it destroys entire ethnic populations on his watch, has told his Joint Chiefs that he would make a decision about deploying US ground forces “on a case by case basis.”

What does that mean? Nobody really knows. He doesn’t really know either. But what it sounds like is that we may need to send troops on specific missions against specific targets – as in a police raid — but this is in no way to be construed as “boots on the ground.”

If Barack Obama has to deploy US Marines to Iraq wearing flip-flops so that he can claim he didn’t put boots on the ground, then that is what he is going to do: anything other than admit that an ongoing campaign of airstrikes and troops on the ground is, in fact, war.

Because Barack Obama is against war. He is launching airstrikes and deploying soldiers and killing people – but this is not war. Any questions?

Yeah, I have a question. Is there anybody left out there who doesn’t see this Progressive president doing the exact same things as that swaggering Texas cowboy, George W. Bush – and not only doing them, but not doing them nearly as well? Is there anybody out there who once voted for Captain Hopenchange who doesn’t see that he has broken not just every progressive promise but every progressive gospel – and done it late, and done it badly? Anybody who doesn’t see this empty suit for what he is: namely, Bush Lite?

Where do we begin?

How about Executive Order 13492 – Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities. Barack Obama was sworn into office on January 20th, 2009. Two days later, on January 22, 2009, he signed the executive office ordering the closure of the detention base at Guantanamo Bay. President Bush understood the need for such a secure facility, far from American soil because of the dangers of a large-scale rescue attempt of so many high-value terrorists. Bush Lite called it “a stain on America’s honor.” It’s still open though. You know why? Because as it turns out, there is a need for such a secure facility, far from American soil because of the dangers of a large-scale rescue attempt of so many high-value terrorists. So Bush Lite keeps it open in violation of his own order.

Hey, speaking of Gitmo…

President Bush assumed the responsibility – and the concomitant waves of criticism – of ordering the extraordinary rendition – waterboarding – of a very small number of top terrorists. One of these – the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – KSM — who not only admitted to but in fact bragged about the murder of more than 3000 American civilians – broke under waterboarding; a procedure which, I might add, our own special forces warriors volunteer to endure at part of their POW training.

Senator – later candidate – Obama denounced this as torture. But it was the waterboarding of KSM that gave us the name of the courier who revealed the location of Osama bin Laden. After dithering and worrying about the possibility a failed mission for at least 100 days, Bush Lite took time from the links to take credit for getting Bin Laden, a victory given to him by his predecessor’s moral courage and for whom not a word of thanks was uttered.

One more thing: President Bush declared early that he was going to focus on destroying Al Qaedas ability to strike, rather than chasing one single man. That’s why the man that Bush Lite bragged about killing was not connected to the levers of power, moving his chess pieces against the Great Satan through a series of secret conduits. He was a beaten, bitter old man, who sat in a shawl, watching porn and speeches of himself back in his days of glory, before President Bush broke those levers and scattered those pieces by killing Al Qaeda in the sands of Iraq. Bush Lite, bungling a routine Status of Forces Agreement, told the few survivors – actually, he promised them – that we were getting out; those survivors are now known as ISIS.

President Bush occasionally left the Oval Office for a round of golf. Bush Lite occasionally leaves a round of golf for the Oval Office. And while President Bush, certainly, was not without his faults – they were the faults of a man facing difficult decisions who made them and then owned up to them in the face of merciless political and personal criticism from people like Bush Lite, who now are forced by the same circumstances to make the same decisions, but who makes them late, and makes them badly, and who then blames anyone but himself.

Perhaps President Bush was not, in fact a bad man who just liked killing people for fun. Bush Lite is doing the exact same things he did: is he a bad man who likes killing people for fun too? Or is it that the job may be a little harder than it looks from the outside? That maybe there aren’t good choices; just a bad choice and a worse choice?

Finally – heresy of heresies! – I think that not only is President Bush a better man than Bush Lite… I think he’s a far smarter man as well.

WHAT?!!! Obama went to Harvard!

Bush went to Harvard too. And Yale. He went to both.

BUT BUSH WAS A C STUDENT!!!

True. And Bush Lite on the other hand…

…Well, no one knows what kind of student Bush Lite was, because he has, at great expense, kept his records sealed. We do know that when he was elected President of the Harvard Law Review, Harvard Law Review President Lite never wrote a single law review.

That seemed odd to me for the longest time, until it finally dawned on me: of course Bush Lite wrote law reviews. He just never had any law reviews PUBLISHED. Must be because he was so brilliant, right? That’s why they never published any of the President of the Harvard Law Review’s Law Reviews? Ort is it because once they read one or two of them they realized – as the rest of us are realizing just today! – that the fabled intellect is as dull and mundane as the fabled savvy and fabled strength and fabled everything.

So do I really think President Bush is smarter than Bush Lite?

Hell yes I do! Absolutely!! President Bush was an instrument-rated, supersonic fighter pilot. Barack Obama handed out forms. Which one do you think is easier?

That’s how Bush Lite likes things though: easy. Relaxed. Let men make the decisions to win wars. The women in his life will tell Bush Lite when it’s safe to grab the credit.