By John W. Lillpop
One of the oddest items on President Obama's CHANGE agenda is his unflinching (bone headed?) obsession with trashing polices which have kept America safe and secure for nigh onto eight years.
According to Obama and the Left, shock and awe should be replaced with talk and coo in dealing with Islamofascists who would gleefully cut your throat from ear to ear for no reason other than your standing as an "infidel," meaning anyone not committed to Jihad against all non-Muslims.
As reported, in part, at Politico:
"President Barack Obama declared defiantly Thursday that the U.S. "went off course" in fighting terrorism over the past eight years, and said his policies will "better protect" the country against al Qaeda."
What in the hell can the president possibly mean by "went off course" and "better protect?"
With all due respect, Mr. President, there have been NO attacks on American soil since September 11, 2001.
How can anyone reasonably conclude that preventing another terrorist attack is going "off course"? Or that being perfect signals a need to " better protect"?
True, American policies have pissed off and scared some Jihad dudes out of their wits as a result of Extreme Interrogation Techniques (EITs), including the politically incorrect practice of water boarding.
However, thanks to the policies of former President George W. Bush, as articulated so very well in recent months by former VP Dick Cheney, Los Angeles is still standing.
Therein lies the real problem for Obama and the left: Their bitter hatred for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and the Left's wicked compulsion to usurp everything that the Bush administration accomplished, even if positive and beneficial.
Keeping America safe and secure IS the hall mark achievement of the Bush-Cheney terms, which makes it ripe for attack from the left, regardless of how illogical and pointless.
From the same reference as above, President Obama added these words, in part:
"Decisions that were made over the last eight years established an ad hoc legal approach for fighting terrorism that was neither effective nor sustainable – a framework that failed to rely on our legal traditions and time-tested institutions; that failed to use our values as a compass," Obama said. "And that is why I took several steps upon taking office to better protect the American people."
Neither effective nor sustainable, Mr. President? Excuse the impertinence, but those decisions have been effective in keeping our nation attack free.
Why is successfully protecting the American people so offensive, other than the fact that the purveyors of protection were mostly Republicans?
PLAYING THE "V" CARD
On Friday, President Obama continued his assault on the Bush administration's perfect record since 9/11 by playing the "V"--values--card.
As reported at breitbart, in part:
"President Barack Obama Friday warned America risked its security when it compromised its values, seeking support for his bid to sketch a new legal framework for anti-terror policies.
"We uphold our fundamental principles and values not just because we choose to, but because we swear to -- not because they feel good, but because they help keep us safe," Obama told 30,000 graduating navy cadets and family members.
"When America strays from our values, it not only undermines the rule of law, it alienates us from our allies, it energizes our adversaries and it endangers our national security and the lives of our troops."
By that logic, no doubt gleaned from sitting though thousands of brain washing "sermons" delivered by Reverend Jeremiah Wright, those airplanes were rammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon because America "strayed from our values."
America's evil come home to roost, to paraphrase Wright.
By Obama's logic, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks planned to level Los Angeles because of America's a shortfall in values, right?
Again, with all due respect to the president, two of the most important "values" to most Americans are safety and security.
Dismantling the policies that have delivered those qualities to America is profoundly idiotic, and quite possibly, treasonous!