Monday, March 30, 2009

What Are Your Thoughts On This

The Obama administration has somewhat quietly gotten rid of the term War On Terror. This is where I usually go on a tirade about what idiots they are, etc, etc.

Truth is I think it's an incredibly bad idea to change the name, I thought it was fine the way it was.

With this said, I cannot work up a huge lather about it. It is a new administration and they have to set their own course.

The reality is that it is only semantics and what they do from here is the real issue.

The reason I think it was a mistake was because of the atmosphere in which it is being done. To say that Obama is changing the way we fight terrorism would be an understatement of biblical proportions.

We are closing Gitmo.

He is reaching out to countries that support terrorism in a naive belief that if we just all understood each other, things would be fine.

They even appear to be getting away from using the word terrorism at all.

Again these are all his prerogative and I would think that if he did not chart his own course, it could be argued that he is not a strong leader.

The problem is that terrorism is not an issue that can be taken lightly. It is quite literally a life or death problem. Decisions made now can effect whether Americans die later.

I think if he were to make one or two of these changes in isolation, it could be viewed as him putting his own mark on the fight.

Making all of these decisions together makes it appear as if we are giving up the fight altogether.

Terrorists do not respect diplomacy. They are the quintessential "bite the hand that feeds them" people.

Like sharks smelling blood in the water, terrorists are drawn to any sign of weakness.

Make no mistake, terrorism is a war and terrorists only respect strength. With the changing of Presidents, now is a pivotal time in our struggle against those who want to harm us. I fear the Obama administration is projecting weakness when it needs to show resolve.

13 comments:

stormin said...

how can they fight terrorism when they refuse to even recoginize it and call it for what it is.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Obama's philosophy on this will come back to haunt him.

Always On Watch said...

He is reaching out to countries that support terrorism in a naive belief that if we just all understood each other, things would be fine.

Is it something more than naivete? After all, BHO even wants to reach out to the "moderate elements" of the Taliban.

You are exactly correct that the terrorists will see all these mollifying steps taken by BHO as weakness. And this we know for a fact: Weakness emboldens terrorists.

Still and all, when terrorism rises in rate, the sheeple will say something like, "We didn't reach out soon enough, early enough."

Pasadena Closet Conservative said, Obama's philosophy on this will come back to haunt him.

It will come back to haunt ALL of us!

mksviews said...

You are right, a name or term doesn't mean much. Obama can call it the pansy war for all i care, but if he's sending in the marines to kill them, that is what counts out in the real world.

Unfortunately he's not doing that, you saw what some in his office are calling acts of terrorism, man-caused disasters.

When it coming to dealing with islamic savagery, Hussein is showing many signs of being a joke.

LASunsett said...

//He is reaching out to countries that support terrorism in a naive belief that if we just all understood each other, things would be fine.//

Yes, but they are not exactly reaching back. This is only making him look like the fool that he is. When Iran's leadership balks at his overtures, it should be a sign that they do not want to develop any kind of a relationship. It shows what I have believed for some time now, they need an enemy to distract them from their problems, which are many.

Randy said...

I think the name change is an indication of a much deeper change. First, the administration wants to distance itself from anything in the old administration. But more deeply, they believe that if they can just talk to the people, they will make them understand and play nice.

Sadly, I don't think they will ever understand. Much like a previous administration that never understood why it was a "paper tiger".

Flavor Country said...

They can call it operation cuddly bear puppy love as long as they keep what they are doing in Afghanistan and start bombings in Pakistan.

The name does nothing for anyone other than make conservatives feel good. It does not put a scare into the people it puts a target on.

Since 9/11 they still have killed thousands of our soldiers, the people of Israel and India and attacks in plenty of other countries.

With our borders so wide open for so long we are just asking to be hit here again.

GITMO DOES NOTHING IF ALL YOU DO IS RELEASE EVERYONE THAT WENT THERE LIKE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION DID. WHAT'S THE POINT?

YOU GUYS HAVE TO KNOW THAT THE CIA, NSA ETC.... ARE NOT CHANGING LIKE IT MAY SEEM.

OBAMA HAS TO SEEM LIKE HE IS REACHING OUT TO THE PEOPLE THAT PUT HIM OFFICE, BELIEVE ME, HE WILL LISTEN TO FOLKS LIKE JIM JONES, PETRAUS AND GATES, ALL THESE GUYS WANT GITMO CLOSED AND OPPOSE TORTURE.

LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF MILITARY OFFICIALS THAT AGREE WITH CLOSING GITMO.

Larry T. Durham said...

I'm all for the "war on Islam" as a new name. Why not just say it the way it is.

Of course that could be insulting to some of the Prez's friends and relatives.

Hey F.C.: stop yelling ; )

EatYourOkra said...

What don't people get? There are terrorists out there that hate America. They hate us because we are a nation made up of many Christian believers and they hate our lifestyle. They call the USA the Great Satan. The opinion of MILITANT Terrorist Muslims is not going to change about us. There will always be a war on terror despite Obama's removal of the words. Let's just hope his administration actually fights that war.

Brooke said...

Terrorism won't stop or change simply because BHO stops calling it by it's name.

Fools!

Chuck said...

Stormin, I think the issue is recognition. The name is semantics.

PCC, this is my point exactly. It's not what he calls it, it's what he does and I fear what he does is going to be limited

AOW, the short of it is they will blame Bush. He's there get out of trouble free card

MK, it's the new and sensitive approach to terrorism

LA Sunset, I think your right. Iran is a mess and Imanutjob keeps everyone happy by manufacturing the US as an enemy.

Randy, it's a difference of approach. Some can say the conservative approach is pessimistic in that it sees the bad in people. The reality is though that there are bad people and liberals have a hard time seeing them.

Flavor, why is the left so fixated on Afghanistan and Pakistan? Clearly they are an issue but they are not the only one. Obama wants to play nice with Iran. Let's not forget where those weapons that killed many of the US troops in Iraq came from. I will be real blunt about this, Obama cozying up to Iran is an insult to all of these brave men and women. We cannot just pretend this never happened and make nice now.

Larry, this is a subject we are afraid to talk about in this country. Islam is responsible for almost all of the terrorism in the world for the last 40 or so years.

Okra, there will always be a war with terror. There will not be a war on terror if Obama chooses not to wage the war.

Brooke, dead on. This is exactly what I said in the above post. You just said it more efficiently.

Anonymous said...

How about this assessment?

President(?) Obama is f**ked in the head!

cube said...

I thought Marxists were bad enough, but Obama fits the category of a racial Marxist which is something even worse. He hates America for even more reasons than your average Marxist.