While graduation day at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is usually a time of celebration and non-political activities for the newly commissioned officers, their families, and their friends, according to the White House on Saturday, President Barack Obama will give a speech on Wednesday at West Point in order to defend his approach to national security. It's goal is to defend his approach to combating Islamist terrorism which involves more talk than action, according to his critics in the military, law enforcement and the intelligence.
The Obama White House stated the President will deliver the first in a series of speeches that he and he and his security advisers will use to explain counterterrorism in the aftermath of U.S. involvement in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and to tell the new second-lieutenants graduating from the military academy on Wednesday about his plans for the remainder of his presidency.
While Obama's minions and his news media sycophants defend his so-called "leading from behind approach," often facing laughs and ridicule from real security, military and law enforcement experts, he hopes his team of campaigners-turned-security-advisers will create a speech that will frame his foreign policy -- which includes terrorism plaguing the Middle East and North Africa -- and how he will react to emergencies during his days in the Oval Office.
During his commencement speech at "the Point," Obama hopes to project the strong image of a leader in-charge of the world's most powerful nation, rather than being viewed as the weak leader of a declining nation, said Mike Baker, a political strategist.
"There's a bit of danger in his using the West Point graduation to kickoff his new round of speeches: Wednesday's ceremony is supposed to be a celebration of the achievements of the graduating cadets, not a special occasion for Obama to bash Republicans and his predecessor George W. Bush," said Baker.
It's common knowledge at West Point that Obama retreated from his threat to use military force over the use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians by the Syrian government. His 'red line" speeches quickly met with sarcasm when it appeared the red line kept moving and then suddenly disappeared.
In addition, every speech Obama makes at West Point is billed by the White House and their media water-carriers as the President's new strategy, claims former Army major and director of corporate security, Joseph Whelen. "Maybe he should try to actually implement his old strategy," Whelen said.
As far as the Veterans Administration's healthcare scandal, it's expected that Obama will again use the same rhetoric he's been using about medical treatment for war vets that he's been using since he was inaugurated in 2009, claims Mike Baker. "The sad part about it is: no one believes him."