Posted on 12.11.2017

Cowboy Conclusions

I know that I am not privy to the intelligence and other strategic information that comes across a presidentís desk every day and know that the decisions they make have to be predicated on the current and ongoing data supplied by the myriad of agencies that glean and comb through the domestic and international happenings on a 24/7 basis, and therefore I am not qualified to evaluate and decide how to deal with it with only tip of the iceberg information.

However, I am an American citizen who pays taxes and has observed the American scene through numerous presidential administrations, several wars, and the newest and most deadly monster of Radical Islamic Terrorism, and have some strong opinions based on what I call cowboy logic.

Cowboy logic is simple and based on three principles:
1. 2 + 2 is always 4
2. Water never runs uphill
3. If thereís smoke, thereís a fire somewhere.

And here goes,
I think our political bodies, for the most part, are made up of men and women who operate not by what they know in their hearts to be the best thing for America, and the reality and necessity of the situation, but the perception they are able to generate that will assure them and their party re-election.

I think that most of the presidents for the last 25 years or so have resorted to kicking some very dangerous and volatile cans down the road, in the belief that if they can finish their term of office without it blowing up in their faces, history will judge them kindly and their legacy will be one of keeping peace and diplomacy.

The problem is that some of the cans theyíve kicked for so long are refusing to be kicked any farther, have reached critical mass and are going to have to be dealt with forthwith.

North Korea should have been dealt with decades ago, in the days before Richard Nixon began the overtures that opened the possibilities and transformed China from a third world backwater with the worldís largest standing army to a global superpower with the worldís largest standing army armed with nuclear weapons and state of the art technology.

It would seem that if putting the screws to North Koreaís nuclear program had been tied to the lucrative trade deals America made with China that they would have been willing to tame NK for the benefit of their own prosperity.

As it is, North Korea, if the situation is not addressed soon will have the capability and the insanity to threaten every free nation on earth.

When Iran took hostages in Tehran in 1979, President Jimmy Carter, at least in my book, should have mounted an all-out rescue mission using whatever amount of military threat it took to demand that Iran return the hostages or face a result they couldnít deal with.

Instead, America was embarrassed on the international stage for 444 days, until the first day of Ronald Reaganís administration when they released them all, which means - in my book at least - that the Iranians were very fearful that Reagan would do what Carter refused to do, use the American military to free the hostages.

I supported our incursion into Afghanistan and the overthrow of the unbelievably inhuman regime of Saddam Hussein, but I wonder if it would not have been better to finish the one before we began the other.

George H.W. Bush could have finished Saddam in the first Gulf War, but pulled back choosing the devil we knew over the devil we didnít know, proving again that evil left to its own devices will always turn and put teeth marks in your posterior.

And then, under the nightmare threat of Saddam procuring a nuclear capability we had to go back into Iraq before we had dealt with the scumbags who murdered nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11.

Iran hates America and everything we stand for and for some reason Barrack Obama had the idea that if we would be nicer to them they would realize the error of their ways and understood what a wonderful bunch of peace-loving flower children we are and sent them a planeload of cash and lifted sanctions which enabled them to remain the largest exporter of terrorism on the planet.

It remains to be seen what President Trump will do, but if todayís attempted bombing in New York City is any indication, I would say that at least a major part of Trumpís War on Terror will be fought on the homefront and he will have to fight his way through the ACLU, liberal circuit courts and every Islamic anti-defamation group and every uber-liberal politician in the country to get to them.

But from what Iíve observed so far, he is up to the task, and, if things heat up like Iím afraid they will, the public outcry will silence at least the political outcry.

America can no longer afford to knuckle under to political correctness or lobbying pressure paid for by foreign interests. We have some very hard realities to face up to, some that should have been faced up to by the can-kickers decades ago.

And to face these threats we need people in Congress with guts enough to take the heat from the media who will scream bloody murder when some of the drastic, but necessary, steps are taken.

After all, itís not about perception, itís about reality, itís not about the survival of a political candidate or party, but the survival of a nation, itís not about the ďDĒs and ďRĒs but the Ps and Qs of leaving a free and secure nation to our children.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

ó Charlie Daniels

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Comments

That is one of your best.
The paragraph about Iran and Obama puts me in mind of President Reagan, who would have said that Obama is one who "blames America first."
Posted by Allan
Cowboy Tall Tales
President Carter negotiated the release of the embassy hostages before Reagan became president. The Iranian government likely knew little about who Reagan was and certainly did not fear him. Shortly after Reagan took office, he allowed Israel to send billions of dollars of arms to Iran. He also had weapons sold to Iran during the disastrous Iran-Contra scandal. But Reagan was smart enough not to upset the balance of power and, when Iraq began to lose in a war with a Iran, supplied military intelligence and arms to the Iraqi government. Only after the invasion of Iraq under George W. Bush in search of non-existent weapons of mass destruction was Iran free to do as they pleased in developing nuclear capabilities. Do we listen to the truth or to cowboy tall tales that tell us what we want to hear?
Posted by dana
Remember The Pueblo
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, your logic is still 100% spot on. I believe that the last Trump has been sounded for America, as in Donald Trump. If the sick minds of the left, the commies, the Obomamites, and the sanctuary city bunch do not heed and pull their heads out of the sand it will be bloodshed in our own country like we have not seen at home since the Civil War. I have faith in the people of the great state of Alabama to do the right thing today and send Roy Moore to Washington and stand up against the fake news elite. To quote Jerry Falwell Jr AL voters are too smart to let the media & Estab Repubs & Dems tell them how to vote. I hope the spirit of Lynyrd Skynyrd is alive/well in AL. 'A southern man donít need them around anyhow & Watergate does not bother me, does your conscience bother you, tell me true? God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
Cowboy conclusions
Well said !
Posted by Shawn
Subject
North Korea should have been dealt with by 1953...correct. Regan's minions delayed the hostage release with promises of lots of loot to make him look like the hero like Nixon's camp did with Vietnam. Iran isn't the problem it's hyped up to be...truth. Removing Hussein created more problems...truth. Bush senior dropped the ball ...truth, but it went all the way back to 1974. You're correct on a few things, and not on a few others.
Posted by Joe
AMEN, CHARLIE!
I agree with you 100%, Charlie! I sure havenít seen any signs of that happening though. There are too many people on the take for various reasons! The swamp needs to be drained and then filled with cement! Our country is being taken over! The main figure lives right by the White House!
Posted by Molly
Charlie is right
As usual, Charlie nails the subject. And after getting his book 2 days ago and reading it in about 24 hours I agree even more than before with Charlie. The book was a great read.
Posted by Dennis
America
I have been listening to you since I was a kid. You are a great American. Your views are right on point! Thank you and keep doing what you're doing. Thanks "Doug"
Posted by Douglas