Thursday, January 07, 2010

We Have Seen the Enemy...

In his speech today, Obama stated the threat facing America is "some small band of men intent on killing innocent men, women and children."

He said, "we are at war with al-Qaeda."

That's a good start. He has acknowledged that our enemy is a small group of men and those men are members of al-Qaeda. Undoubtedly it took a lot to say as much as he said.

Unfortunately, he was unable to go a step further and acknowledge the men of al-Qaeda are muslims who have the tacit support of hundreds of millions of other muslims.

Meanwhile, it seems Obama is sticking with his incompetent crew of Homeland Security people. Thus, we can expect lots more bungling for the duration of his administration. By the time Obama leaves office, Jimmy Carter, in contrast, will look good enough for a place on Mount Rushmore.

Depraved Incompetence

Mr. Obama didn't announce plans to fire or demote any officials involved in agencies that might have thwarted the plot. And he said he would make no policy changes that would curtail civil liberties or freedom of movement, saying "we will not succumb to a siege mentality."

"We will define character of our country, not some small band of men intent on killing innocent men, women and children," the president said at the White House.

With his remarks, Mr. Obama sought to strike a balance between toughening his response to terrorism and rebuffing critics who are demanding wholesale changes to his national defense policies. "We are at war. We are at war with al Qaeda," he said, using some of his toughest rhetoric and answering critics who say he has purposely avoided references to the war on terror.


Blogger sock_puppet_against_cracker_morons said...

How come this blog is so boring?

1:34 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

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7:43 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

I run this blog the way I run it to drive away people like you.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Winfred Mann said...

The Obama way: Blame everyone else for my failed policies.

Unfortunately, for this so-called administration, the public has tired of the rhetoric.

8:39 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...


It is further testimony to Obama's failure that he concluded the problems in Homeland Security and related agencies were so widespread that everyone -- in other words, no one -- will be held accountable.

This is a variation on a theme. Obama's handling of this catastrophe is an example of applying the "Too Big To Fail" concept to public safety.

Instead of tossing Napolitano and getting real advice from Israel, Obama intends to re-invent the wheel here at home. Unfortunately, his vast team is attempting to re-invent the security wheel with flawed science.

Therefore, instead of creating an organization that smoothly and efficiently spots trouble before it becomes disaster, the Obama administration is on its way to giving more life to a clunking operation that moves like a stroke survivor.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Winfred Mann said...

Very interesting comments no_slappz.

Obama’s attempt to re-invent the wheel leaves the administration searching for something that already exist—a security program that’s efficacious and proven. This waste of time to implementation will leave the country less secure while he and his incompetents flounder about in their attempt to appear competent.

Obama thinks he can speech his way through the real world, with glittering generalities, as he did during the Presidential campaign. However, the real world of islamic terror will view his actions as cowardice, as Osama bin-Lyin did in his 1996 Fatwa, when he cited Clinton and Cohen as cowards for their inaction as they substituted speeches for deeds.

11:09 AM  

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