This essentially is the first time that Democrats have been in charge of the war on terror. And – contrary to Obama’s “good solid B+” that he gave himself – Democrats have flunked hideously.
According to Rasmussen, 79% of Americans believe another terrorist attack is likely within the next year. Which is a thirty point jump from the end of August. That’s a profound lack of confidence in Barack Obama.
“The war on terror.” The very phrase demonstrates the unforgivable incompetence of Barrack Hussein. Because his people refused to use the word “terrorism” and tried to replace it with “overseas contingency operation” and “man-caused disaster” to deny the reality of terrorism through politically correct re-labelling. But with terrorist attacks occurring on US soil, what’s the deal with the word “overseas”? It’s right here.
After days of White House officials saying they did a smashing job, even Obama is now finally calling his own administration’s handling of this terror attack “totally unacceptable.”
“There was a mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security,” Obama [FINALLY] said today.
There have been over a dozen attempted terrorist attacks against the United States on American soil in 2009, and two of them have been successful.
“Brian Jenkins, who studies terrorism for the Rand Corporation, says there were more terror incidents (12), including thwarted plots, on U.S. soil in 2009 than in any year since 2001. The jihadists don’t seem to like Americans any better because we’re closing down Guantanamo.”
And they don’t like us any better because of Barack Hussein’s naivete, incompetence, and constant apologies denouncing his own country, either.
We have only to look at the last two attacks to see the casual disregard and the blatant incompetence the Obama administration has demonstrated in the war against terrorism.
During the November Fort Hood terrorist attack that killed thirteen soldiers and wounded dozens more, the Obama administration first denied any link to terrorism, then basically suppressed the investigation after scores of details began to emerge revealing what a shocking failure of the system had taken place under Obama’s watch. Obama himself gave an incredibly weird speech just after the attack, in which he offered a “shout out” to a man whom he incorrectly identified as having received the Medal of Honor before spending mere moments acknowledging that more than a dozen US soldiers on a secure American base inside the United States had just been murdered by a jihadist.
And we’re now beginning to see a rather frightening disconnected pattern emerging as to how Obama deals with terrorism.
In any event, we just had a situation in which a terrorist very nearly detonated a device that probably would have brought the plane down – killing 290 – and possibly would have killed many more as it crashed into Detroit’s airport. The words “Christmas miracle” are being used to describe the luck we had in so narrowly avoiding this disaster.
And what was the Obama response? Well, at first, nothing. The same fawning sycophants that Obama surrounded himself with – who awakened him immediately to notify him that he “won” the Nobel price – didn’t bother to tell him that the United States had just experienced a terrorist attack for three full hours.
Obama didn’t bother to respond (and interrupt his glorious Hawaiian vacation) even after he heard about it. But his minions began running around. Their initial blathering was that “the system has worked very, very smoothly.”
Apparently, Obama believed that the media would give him the same adoring propaganda that they gave him during the campaign (which Bernard Goldberg dubbed “A Slobbering Love Affair“). The narrative was that since the attack didn’t succeed, Barack Obama must be a brilliant commander-in-chief. But fortunately, that lie was almost immediately revealed as a lie and angrily refuted even by the mainstream media.
I mean, even the New York Times is saying Obama screwed this up terribly.
The same incompetent Obama official – Department of Homeland Security administrator Janet Napolitano – who claimed how well the system worked proceeded to acknowledge that the system was a failure the very next day. “The system did not work in this instance,” she said by way of massive understatement.
So the system that worked very, very smoothly actually didn’t work.
Mind you, this was also the same Obama official who had previously refused to call terrorists “terrorists,” but had no problem calling our very own returning veterans who had fought such terrorists “rightwing extremists” while hiring a man who turned out to be an actual terrorist to explain how our soldiers were potential terrorists.
Then the Obama administration went back to their tried and true formula, and the only thing they are actually good at: they decided to blame Bush.
From the Washington Post:
“White House officials struggled to explain the complicated system of centralized terrorist data and watch lists, stressing that they were put in place years ago by the Bush administration.”
The problem with that thesis is that the Bush system actually worked. Here was a kid (I say “kid” because he looks like he’s about 15 years old) whose name showed up on a terrorist watch list. It’s not George Bush’s fault that the Obama administration ignored the list. Or that they ignored the fact that the UK had refused to issue the kid a visa a few months back after catching the kid in a lie regarding his purpose for visiting the country. Or that the kid had spent the last couple of months in terrorist-dreamland Yemen. Or that the kid’s father had personally gone to the UN embassy and said his son had been radicalized. Or that the kid had no passport to go to the United States. Or that the kid suspiciously didn’t bother to check any luggage on an international flight. Those things were Goerge Bush’s fault exactly HOW?
Like every other time Obama has pointed a demagoguing finger of blame at Bush, there were at least three fingers pointing right at him.
Now we’re finding out that the father of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab actually met with the Central Intelligence Agency at the US embassy in Nigeria on November 19 and told them that his son was radicalized. Basically, he couldn’t have done more without hiring a skywriter to scrawl, “Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is a terrorist!” over the White House.
We’re now finding out that the CIA had been tracking this kid since August.
And it’s George Bush’s fault that this terrorist got through?
Realize that whenever Obama blames Bush, what he is really admitting is that he is a pathetically incompetent non-leader who will not take responsibility for his failures.
George Bush wouldn’t have said that his system was perfect. He would have argued that it needed to be constantly updated. But Barack Obama not only has failed to improve on the security protections put into place by George Bush; he has worked hard to tear those protections apart and leave this nation and its citizens dangerously exposed.
Stop and think about it: Shoe Bomber Richard Reid (aka Abdul Raheem and as Tariq Raja) attempted to blow up a plane with PETN back in December, 2oo1 – only a couple of months after 9/11. Bush systematically implemented policies to keep us safe. Obama tore those policies apart, and look what is happening.
We can blame George Bush for not recognizing that Barrack Hussein was a dangerous man, and sticking him in Gitmo before he had a chance to do more damage. But other than that, no honest person would blame George Bush for Obama’s failure.
When Obama finally bothered to make his initial comment on the attack (in a short statement, taking no questions), he said that the attack had been committed by an “isolated extremist” (and please note the inherent contradiction within even his own statement!). But by the time he said that, it was already obvious that the only thing “isolated” about this attack was the Obama White House. The kid said he had been trained and sent by al Qaeda, and that there were some 25 more terrorists just like him ready to unleash hells of their own. And it turned out that the PETN explosive had come from al Qaeda-base Yemen. And al Qaeda acknowledged that this kid was one of theirs.
Steve Hayes called Obama’s “isolated extremist” remark “stunningly foolish.” And even the liberal Washington Post pointed out “the disturbingly defensive reaction of the Obama administration.”
Obama also said that his administration was doing “everything in it’s power to keep you safe.” And then he treats the terrorist who had just tried to murder hundreds and possibly thousands of Americans like a common criminal and allows him to lawyer up while doctors attend to the wounds he incurred trying to murder said Americans. For what its worth, the Bush administration would have recognized that this terrorist wasn’t a “criminal” at all, but a perpetrator of an act of war against the United States of America, and an enemy of the state. And the Bush administrator – rather than focusing on the kid’s “rights” – would have instead focused on the country’s right to find out who had sent this punk to murder its citizens and every detail of every aspect of leading up to the attack so that we could stomp out another nest of terrorists.
Allow me to quote Joe Wilson to respond to Barack Hussein: “You lie!”
This was a cascading leadership failure from top to bottom. A lousy disgrace of a president picked a lousy disgrace of a Homeland Security Secretary.
Now for the idiotic and frankly immoral liberal devices to defend America in a war they won’t even acknowledge is a damn war.
The word “profiling” immediately comes to mind.
Mind you, it’s not that the Obama administration isn’t profiling, just that they are focusing on the wrong profile. I mean, the terrorist in question wasn’t a returning combat veteran who’d recently come back from protecting this country from terrorists; he didn’t have any “tea bags” on him; he wasn’t an evangelical Christian; he wasn’t pro-life. They just had the wrong profile, and need to adjust it to include actual terrorists.
Let us not forget that the terrorists are profiling us.
The Christmas terrorist attack was a naked attempt to murder as many Christians as possible during Christmas. Obama Democrats shriek at the thought that we might profile a terrorist. But the terrorists are sure as hell profiling us.
Then you add the fact that for the last eight years millions and millions of innocent and harmless Americans have been subjected to invasive and embarrassing procedures to make sure we’re not jihadist murderers, but this young Muslim male who attended madrases and came from Yemen and paid for his ticket in cash and didn’t have a passport gets aboard with his damned bomb?
That American grandma in the walker isn’t your terrorist, dumbasses. And it is an affront to common sense and even sanity that you treat that Grandma the same as the 23 year old Muslim whose just come from Yemen.
A lot of liberals are now STILL saying that we don’t dare violate the civil liberties of Muslims, regardless of the fact that 99.9999999999998% of all the hundreds of thousands of terrorist attacks over the past 20 years have been committed by Muslims. They want us to use invasive and expensive scanning equipment that literally strips us naked and shows our boobies, our bottoms, and our hoo hoos, and tramples on everybody’s basic rights, rather than focus on the group that is perpetrating the terror attacks. We need to violate the civil rights of 300 million Americans, rather than acknowledge that Muslim terrorists are all actually Muslims.
The craziest thing of all about the body scanners that liberals want might be this: Muslims apparently wouldn’t stand for submitting to such scans, and Obama liberals are such moral idiots that they would probably exempt Muslims from the scans used to detect explosives brought on planes by Muslims.
George Bush was like Winston Churchill in the war on terror; and Barack Obama is like Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain tried to compromise with terror, negotiate with it. Winston Churchill, nearly alone among leaders (FDR included), realized that Nazism was so evil that it literally had to be fought to the death.
Obama Democrats believed George Bush viewed terrorism through an ideological prism, and saw nonexistent enemies everywhere. The thing is that Obama Democrats ALSO view terrorism through an ideological prism, but see enemies NOWHERE. And Obama’s ideology keeps biting him in the balls because both his ideology and his policies simply fail to correspond to reality.