How pathetic. First, the left is trying their best to turn this into an actual war for Obama. It's been well known that they've hated any war, especially since it rallies patriotism and involves guns, their 2 most hated things. But they also hate it because they don't have anything they can rally behind as well, EXCEPT global warming. Fighting carbon was their cause. Their war. And Obama, in a desperate attempt to reverse poll numbers, has decided to go all Green Rambo on us. Using "assault", "seige", "battle plan" in his speech. Even comparing it to 9-11 and WW2. Then, today, Chris Matthews led the 5pm show with "The Gulf War". And it had nothing to do with Iraq or the Middle East. Nope. This is Obama's "Gulf War". I suppose vs a private company, the same private companies the left is always at "war" with. But Obama's Gulf War huh? MSNBC is that desperate. Of course, out of curiosity, I watched Matthews "Rise of the New Right" tonight. Hitler himself would be proud of such a propoganda piece. 10 threads could be created disproving the propoganda of that piece. Desperation is basically how it felt. But I can't help but grasp one thing. "War", by definition, is violent. It involves guns, bombs, tanks, troops, and yes, winners and losers. BUT the Obama administration refuses to acknowledge a "War on Terror". Although terrorists, armed combatants, flew planes into towers, set off bombs, used actual guns to kill our troops in Texas, and plotted dozens of other attacks with bombs and guns, and continue to do so with guns and bombs throughout the world............THAT is not a "war". So far, in the Gulf of Mexico, not one bomb has gone off. Not one gun has been fired. Not one enemy combatant has been found. Not one enemy tank. Not one enemy warship. Not one enemy plane. But yet, Obama and MSNBC are proudly proclaiming this as a war. "The Gulf War". So, who can win this war? The US? BP? BP can't win it. The US can't win it. Can the oil itself win it? Is the oil a living, thinking combatant? The right declared a "War on Drugs". Well, that can make sense. Cartels sell drugs. They also are armed and shoot people, and what is happening in Mexico and our border is in fact gang/cartel warfare. Armed conflict. Not to mention the Afghan poppy trade. Thats why the DEA is in Afghanistan also. The left declared a "War on Poverty". Um......not sure who we fight there. Do we attack poor people? Or do we attack rich people, take their money, and give it to poor people? The right declared war on Saddam Hussein, Al Qaida, The Taliban. That actual war wages on. The left has declared "The Gulf War", literally on television, is ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm not sure who we should bomb. BP or the oil slick? But, someone please tell Obama, the MSNBC producers, and well, the entire left wing for that matter: You cannot claim war-time leadership unless you are fighting an actual war. There must be an armed, aggressive, human enemy who is actively threatening the people of the United States or it's interests and allies. Being poor is not an enemy army. Oil isn't a terrorist. Carbon doesn't shoot back.