Thursday, April 23, 2009

Obama Makes USA Weaker and Weaker

The White House released memo's regarding so called torture committed by the The United States of America under President George Bush and in fact, with the Bush Administrations blessing. David Axelrod, one of President Obama's advisors, said that Obama thought long and hard for about four weeks before deciding to release this information.

Apparently, four weeks is not enough time for Obama to consider all of the options and ramifications of releasing this information. Today, Porter Goss, former director of the CIA, said that this was nothing more than a political move. The release of this information has just given Al Queda more training material for their wannabe terrorists. Did Obama not consider this possibility during his four weeks of giving this deep consideration?

It also has excited members of Congress on the Democrat side of the aisle, and has them thinking of bringing charges against former Bush Administration officials. We'll now go through months of hearings. After the release of these memo's, Obama said he'd prefer to let it go and not go after Bush people. Then, he changed his mind. Now he says he'll leave it to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide if charges should be brought. Did he not consider this possibility during his four weeks of deep deliberation?

Former Vice President Cheney has been asking for other memo's to be released showing the value of the activities and the lives that it saved, such as a planned attack on Los Angeles. He's been asking for these memo's to be released since March, prior to Obama releasing the other memo's. Cheney prepared for Obama to politicize this and apparently didn't have to take four weeks in deep thought about whether to ask for them to be released.

We now have a little better than 16 years of history with terrorism during two Presidents administrations. First, Clinton. He treated the terrorists as common criminals. Yes, a few were locked up and are still serving prison terms. But the attacks continued.

Liberals like to blame Bush for the attacks on September 11, 2001. Bush had been in office for less than 8 months at that time. We know that the attacks had been in the planning stages for five years. Ok, so for the sake of argument, let's say that the attacks in 2001 where the World Trade Center was brought down and one wall in the Pentagon was brought down, was Bush's fault. To do that, we'll also have to blame Clinton for the attacks in 1993 on the World Trade Center shortly after he took office.

Now, let's look at what happened after that. After the WTC bombing in 93, the terrorists were arrested, put on trial and sent to prison. But then there other attacks. Finally, the last attack during Clinton's two terms was the attack on the USS Cole in October 2000. By December, we knew who was responsible, but it was passed on to the new Bush Administration.

What did Bush do after the attacks in 2001 on the WTC and the pentagon? Less than a month after the attacks (September 11 to October 7) Bush ordered the bombing of Afghanistan and the war was on. We did not have even one more attack on American soil for the next eight years. They tried, but due to President Bush, they all failed. We now know that there were approximately 12 attacks on this country that were thwarted due to information we gleaned from prisoners.

There were 8 attacks during the Clinton years ( I don't include Flight 800 as a terrorist attack although it's my own belief that it was a terrorist attack). Seven of those attacks came after the first WTC bombing. There was ONE attack during the Bush years. None following what happened on September 11. So comparing the last two presidents, covering 16 years, it's well established that President Bush protected this country.

Now we're into a third administration. This administration has released our techniques, but not the results of those techniques. (can you say transparency?). Are we now open to attack again? I believe we are. Terrorists and bin Laden continued to try to attack us after September 11 and they always failed. Before this election, I was of the opinion that attempts would increase regardless of who was elected. It was one of the issues during the campaign. The Democrats would be weak on national security, the Republicans would be strong. However, since the election of Obama, he has now opened up our national security to the terrorists to study and learn new ways to plot an attack.

Obama has made us weaker in just three short months and we're in danger of attacks again, moreso than if he'd just kept his mouth shut these past three months about our efforts to combat terrorism.

Each day that passes, we become more and more defenseless against a terrorist attack whether you talk about these memo's, the borders and Janet Napolitano's weakness on illegal aliens or the administrations desire to just let them in, and make them citizens. In the meantime, this administration looks for ways to leave us even more defenseless through the apparent desire for the return of the Fairness Doctrine to regulate free speech or the confiscation of guns, that they are pursuing.

So far, we have sacrificed the free market economy for a march towards socialism, and we have weakened ourselves, our military and our citizens with Obama apologizing around the world for the USA, leaving our borders open, and the cut and run policy of this administration in Iraq.

While we do this, the Taliban is just an hours drive from the capitol of Pakistan. Our enemies aren't afraid of us any longer. The election of Obama has made us weaker and he proves it more and more as each day goes by. Soon, we'll be hearing how we should be stockpiling canned food and hoarding duct tape.

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