Mike Huckabee is everything wrong with the right wing all wrapped up in one. He has no time for thoughtful analysis or recognition of the real world difficulties in fighting an enemy, he thinks we should have a military so “fierce” that they would destroy any enemy within 10 days.
Huckabee said the ultimate solution is for America’s military to be the strongest “in the history of mankind” with the ability to defeat threats like “ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranians, whatever it is” in “a 10-day exercise.”
“And here is what we have to do: America has to have the most formidable, fierce, military in the history of mankind,” stated Huckabee.
“So when we have a threat, whether it is ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranians, whatever it is, we make it very clear that we plan to push back and destroy that threat to us. And we won’t take 10 years doing it, we hopefully won’t even take 10 months, it will be like a 10 day exercise, because the fierceness of our forces would mean that we can absolutely guarantee the outcome of this film. That’s how America needs to operate in the world of foreign affairs, and foreign policy.”
And military officers right now are laughing their asses off. In the right wing fantasy world, it’s just that simple! 10 days, in and out, you’re dead, we win, what’s on TV tonight? In the real world, it will never be that simple. But this is the kind of simpleminded “tough talk” that the conservative base just eats up with a spoon. Raised on action movies where the hero always defeats the bad guys in 110 minutes or less and sitcoms where every situation is resolved in 21 minutes plus commercial breaks, they have no idea how the real world operates.