Monday, January 12, 2009

10/12/2000-The Day Terror Hit Home

Do you think that protecting America is anywhere on Obama's list of responsibilities. Judging by his selection of cabinet positions, it seems to me that he is going to reverse everything that President Bush did to protect this country. While I am not a fan of the present socialist occupying the White House, keeping America safe is the one thing he did right.

Obama's decision to have Clinton term #3 means we are going back to the same lax policies that Bill had. Now while I cannot surmise if Obama will be getting some head in the Oval Office, I can assure you a return to the days of American targets being hit around the world. Bush put fear into the terrorists; Obama wants to make them comfortable.

Let us review a little history. When did the war on terror actually begin? Many say it was a result of 9/11. That is incorrect. Terror came to the forefront on October 12, 2000 when the U.S.S. Cole was rammed by a suicide bomber. For those who do not remember, that was the incident where 17 American soldiers lost their lives. The sad thing is these people had an average age of 19 years old. They were dead before they truly lived.

Now we are going to see the closing of Gitmo along with the rewriting of the interrogation policies of this country. Gone will be waterboarding and wiretapping. Also, we will see less information gathered by the intelligence community since the new leadership is concerned about the comfort and fairness used in handling the terrorists. What about the 17 people who lost their lives? Where is their fairness? And what about the comfort for all their families? I guess this is not a part of the Obama package.

The bottom line is that this is another example where our political leaders are playing politics with our lives. One credible viewpoint Bush had was his belief that his job as Commander in Chief is to protect the lives of America. Sadly, while I am happy to see Bush leave, I feel we are in more danger now. It will take another wake up call for America to realize that weakness with people who want to kill us is stupid.

Those who adopt these policies ought to be tried for treason and hung. Their lives are worth less than those who died upon the U.S.S. Cole. Those people were doing their part to protect America. Obama and his cronies are intent on destroying it.

Let us not forget those who gave their lives for our freedom.

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