Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Couldn't Have Said It Better

This article sums up the incompetence of the Obama administration as far as terrorism goes very well. Read the rest of the article, it's well worth it.

Our President Is Not Protecting Us

President Obama’s team has scared the nation over the past week with pronouncements so crazy they leave you breathless. But worse still are the decisions they’ve made, decisions that show America is in danger, and that those charged with protecting us are failing to treat this life-and-death struggle as the war that it really is.

First, after a terrorist attack was thwarted only by a detonation malfunction and brave airline passengers, a blissfully-clueless Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told an incredulous nation that our “system worked.” That comment was so absurd that no further comment is necessary. She should have been forced to resign within hours.

Lest we think it was a mistake, however, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs—whose incessant missteps betray an ineptitude so self-evident that it’s amazing he’s lasted an entire year—parroted Napolitano’s assurances that we shouldn’t worry, because their sterling performance shows us that our security system works great.

The fact that these two senior administration figures were spouting the same ridiculous line—“Move along. Nothing to see here. Everything’s fine.”—means that the top White House staff decided on that coordinated message. That means Obama’s brain trust—Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett—agreed to try selling that line to the American public.

You should feel insulted that they’d even try.

But the worst words came from the president himself. First is “allegedly.” President Obama said that Nigerian Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab “allegedly” tried to blow up an American airliner to kill hundreds of Americans You use the word “allegedly” if you’re in the media or if you’re prosecuting a criminal, not referring to undeniable acts of war.

The second is that Obama labeled this terrorist act an “isolated extremist.” We know that: (1) he’s affiliated with Al Qaeda, (2) he had help getting onto the plane, (3) he carried military-style high explosives that were likely prepared for him by experts, and (4) was in contact with the same radical Muslim imam who encouraged the Fort Hood terrorist. There are also reports that there may have been an accomplice on the plane. To call him an “isolated extremist” in the face of such facts willfully ignores the obvious truth that this was a coordinated terrorist attack.

And third is the longstanding criticism that Obama does not allow his administration describe what we are involved in the "War on Terror." They speak of "wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan—usually with a gratuitous slap at George Bush or Dick Cheney—but not the fact that America is in a global war with Islamic jihadists.


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12 comments:

DaBlade said...

Obama refuses to recognize "we are in a global war with Islamic jihadists"... This cuts to the core of things. It's a travesty that this panty bomber was "lawyered up" and subsequently "shut up" on providing information.

Always On Watch said...

Chuck,
You must see Dana Milbank's article in today's WaPo. The article is a gem.

All BHO does is point the finger of blame and call for reviews. **snerk**

cube said...

God help us all.

Z said...

Well, I have to admit I've seen some pretty tough actions lately that I approve of, but mostly I'm with you: your points are well made.
That 'allegedly' practically brought me off the sofa when I heard it. I mean, how much proof does one NEED when one's privates are on fire? :-)

Brooke said...

Yes, excellent article!

Chuck said...

DaBlade, Obama refuses to believe there is Islamic jihadists

AOW, "review" is code for "someone figure out how this is Bush's fault"

Cube, probabaly the only one that can at this point

Z, lol. It doesn't get much more convincing than that does it?

Brooke, thanks

Chuck said...

Z, I read the article. The thing that comes to mind is he acts like a community organizer. Spend all of his time reviewing and none actually doing anything

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

He has been in the White House for a full year, yet he still fails to recognize the fullness of the terrorist threat against out great nation.

Three years to go.

Chuck said...

PCC, if were lucky

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Nothing this administration does instills confidence in me that they know what the hell they are doing. The war we are in seems like it's nothing more than a distraction for Obama; a diversion from what he cares about, which is his domestic agenda.

MK said...

Americans should feel insulted because your leaders treat you with so much contempt it's bordering on outright dislike of you.

obama did not become president to protect you or look out for your best interests, he became president to change America into just another socialist shithole.

Chuck said...

Wordsmith, McCain leveld the same charges today

MK< dead on. It is absolute he holds for us and we are not happy about it