Op-ed: To Obama, Al-Qaeda is a Pesky Distraction from his Radical Agenda
January 5, 2010 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Op-ed offering. Word count: 429. Permission to publish (please let us know). Edit to fit. Contact: 864-416-1283, katharine@
To Obama, Al-Qaeda is a Pesky Distraction from his Radical Agenda
By: Katharine DeBrecht, www.radicalsruiningmycountry.
At the Congressional Black Caucus Democratic debate on January 21, 2008, then candidate Obama stated “We are seeing Al-Qaeda stronger now than any time since 2001. That is a significant threat that has to be dealt with. Because we have been distracted, we have ended up seeing a more dangerous situation.”
If Obama honestly believed that was the case, why has this Administration focused so little on terrorist threats?
Following the attempted bombing of Northwest flight 253, Senator Jim DeMint called Obama “distracted” saying his Administration was “not focused on building the security and intelligence apparatus of our country.”
Thomas Kean, former 9/11 Commission chair stated “We had an administration which was not focused, as it should be, on terrorism and that’s understandable.” Kean went on, “They were focused on health care and global warming and the economy. That’s very understandable.”
I do not believe Obama has been distracted by his overzealous, socialist agenda; he merely views Al-Qaeda as a pesky distraction from ramming it through.
As Americans were reeling from the carnage at the Fort Hood massacre, the first terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, Obama delivered a tepid response only after two minutes of a shout out and the need to pass healthcare reform.
After the Christmas Day failed attack on Northwest flight 253, the President, who normally cannot seem to get enough TV time, waited 3 days (much longer than the few minutes Bush read My Pet Goat on 9/11) before showing up to address the American people in between golf games. The tieless Vacationer-in-Chief went on to describe how the bomber “allegedly” attempted to kill more than 300 people, flippantly dubbing him an “isolated extremist.”
I would much rather have had Obama or members of his Administration address terrorists with something like this:
“Don’t think we’re not keeping score”
“We’ll call you out”
“My Administration is the only thing that stands between you and the pitchforks.”
Or to the American people:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”
“If you get hit, we’ll punch back twice as hard”
You know, the kind of cowboy rhetoric used by President Bush who managed to keep us safe for seven years.
Oh wait, Obama and his Administration officials did say these things – except not to Islamic extremists – Obama’s America is now a kinder, gentler nation towards beheaders, homicide bombers and the like. No, Obama and members of his Administration said these things in regards to Americans who opposed his radical policies. Makes you wonder, who is the bigger enemy in Obama’s mind?