by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions. Susan Sontag
Today's commentary title is the two questions the left, still a collective psychological mess from the election result, has been asking since President Trump dropped in on Syria last week with surprise greetings of 59 Tomahawks.
And with promise of more to follow if need be.
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature.
And it's not a good idea to cross sideways with this President of the United States.
Over and over I've heard lefties ask, "Where do we go from here? What's the end state?"
Today was full of laborious, mundane chores. Light thought was a relaxing distraction.
Answers to the two questions rather simple.
The second first.
There is no end state.
Life goes on.
And so does the tireless, never-ending work of spanking those who need to be spanked and praising those who merit praise.
In short, the end state is there is no end state.
Now the first question.
Go with commander's (President's) intent.
Simple as that.
Commander's intent is a direction (a policy, if you will).
The pornography simile germane.
You know it when you see it.
So goes commander's intent and what to do.
To carry out commander's intent it's imperative to be responsive, agile, and flexible for no two situations will be the same. But a general direction to duly address is where you go - whether here, there, or anywhere.
And just when you think you have it figured out some player does something unexpected.
Nonetheless, commander's intent is the starting point.
In closing ...
Today, adults, and experts at that, hold critical positions of responsibility for our national defense.
I've great faith in them. Peaceable sleep testament.
A deceased Marine pal, Colonel Mike Lowe, would be ecstatic America is back in the business of kicking asses - that need to be kicked.
So am I!
And a lot of my Marine pals, too.
The real(ity) question to ask is ...