President Obama Wearing Blinders On Terrorism
There are no coincidences when it comes to the Obama administration’s policies. This president is determined to dial the country back from the 9/11 mindset and wipe the word terrorism from our language. This is not just a reversal of policy but a political strategy to make sure that any terrorist attack during Obama’s term, can be explained away as merely a crime of violence in the most politically correct terms.
Throughout Obama’s long presidential campaign he often told his audiences that he would close Guantanamo Bay and ban torture. In his inaugural address he said, “To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West – know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy,”
Fives days after Obama took the oath of office he participated in an interview with Al-Arabiya Arab TV Network saying, “the language we use matters. And what we need to understand is, is that there are extremist organizations — whether Muslim or any other faith in the past — that will use faith as a justification for violence. We cannot paint with a broad brush a faith as a consequence of the violence that is done in that faith’s name.”
In April, while visiting Turkey he said, “Let me say this as clearly as I can. The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical… in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.”
From Cairo in June, Obama said, “I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed. That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Last March in an interview with Der Spiegel, Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary said, “In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”
On November 5th, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. soldier and a Muslim yelled “Allah Akbar!” in a terrorist attack, as he murdered 14 people (13 adults and 1 unborn fetus) as well as wounding another 30 more in Fort Hood, Texas. Despite all the facts known prior to Hasan’s attack, President Obama told the nation, “We don’t know all the answers yet and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.”
Later Obama minimized this act of war to, “the tragedy that took place at Ft. Hood”. At the memorial service he said, “It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. But this much we do know – no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor. And for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice – in this world, and the next.”
The word terrorism will not be spoken by the nation’s President and Commander-in-Chief, while we fight two wars to stop that very thing.
Today, to put the exclamation point on Obama’s denial of Islamo-terrorism, Attorney General Eric holder announced that the accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay prisoners, Waleed bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali will be brought to trial in a civilian federal courthouse in Manhattan, just blocks from site of the most horrific terror attack in U.S. history, that killed 2,970 people.
The “War on Terror” was now reduced to a criminal proceeding, announced by the soft on terror Attorney General himself, instead of a speech by the President of the United States, who was conveniently away on his trip to Asia.
These federal trials will be another circus, just like the Zacarias Moussaoui proceedings that took four and a half years. KSM and the other four Al Qaeda terrorists will use the opportunity to further their hatred, rant and rave and insult the very souls of those who perished.
Obama wants to give these ruthless American-hating monsters Constitutional rights, normally reserved for U.S. citizens, instead of Military Tribunals that Presidents Abraham Lincoln, FDR and George W. Bush have done before to war criminals.
President Obama has thrown national security under the bus to follow his leftist agenda and use this decision to fault the Bush administration while feeding propaganda and fueling the very terrorists that we have sought to destroy for eight years.
The administration’s actions are disgraceful.