By John W. Lillpop
Until recently, Barack Obama seemed little more than a badly misinformed lestist, unqualified for the presidency because of inexperience and naive allegiance to progressive "solutions" long ago abandoned by those with the honesty and guts to face truth.
In fact, Obamamania seemed more about the dumbing down of America than about the man himself. How else to explain the mercurial rise of an unknown black man whose appeal was limited to being "clean and articulate"?
To be sure, Obama has always been a very dangerous threat to America's defense, economy, and values. But he was more "useful idiot" than anti-American heretic.
However, the full measure of the danger posed by the Obama presidency became known this week when the administration released memos concerning harsh interrogation methods employed by the Bush administration.
As reported, in part, at CNN.Com:
"A former head of the CIA slammed President Obama on Sunday for releasing four Bush-era memos, saying the new president has compromised national security
"Michael Hayden, who served as former President Bush's last CIA director from 2006 to 2009, said releasing the memos outlining terror interrogation methods emboldened terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.
"What we have described for our enemies in the midst of a war are the outer limits that any American would ever go to in terms of interrogating an al Qaeda terrorist. That's very valuable information," Hayden said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."
"By taking [certain] techniques off the table, we have made it more difficult -- in a whole host of circumstances I can imagine -- for CIA officers to defend the nation," he said."
The burning, unanswered questions in all of this are:
Why did Obama release these inflammatory, dangerous memos? What did he hope to accomplish with this unprecedented defiance of intelligence professionals, an act bordering on treason and sedition?
How could America's Commander-in-chief, responsible for the lives and well being of over 300 million Americans, risk even one of those lives with an unnecessary and foolish release of vital intelligence information?
The answer: Barack Obama is much more than inexperienced, naive, and inept: He is pure evil!