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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Obama Ignores Terror Threat At His Own Peril

Sometimes a president does not get to set his own agenda and this fact is hitting Obama head on. Obama and those around him would rather talk about health care and cap and trade, while putting terrorism on the back burner. Why does Obama refuse to step up to the plate on the terrorist issue? What could be his motive for pushing it to the back burner? Is there something that we are missing? Questions need to be asked and answers given and until that time we can only speculate about his reasons.

Does Obama think that Islamic terrorist pose a threat to America? I think not! There is nothing in the history of the man, absolutely nothing to indicate he sees a terrorist threat. In fact when one looks at his history, one could easily conclude that he has a soft spot in his heart for Islam(based on his family background), and one could just as easily conclude that he views terrorist as freedom fighters in an ongoing revolution that will establish a new order. One could go a step further and say that many of Obama's actions or lack of action give aid and comfort to Islamic terrorist. Sure we are engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan against those radicals, but those are conflicts left over by the Bush administration and ones, that Obama dares not abandon, at this time. He will, however cut the funding and cut the troop numbers requested by his generals while giving lip service our military efforts. In conclusion Obama by not giving the terrorist the back of his hand has in effect extended a hand to radical Islam and other enemies of America. They see Obama as weak and indecisive and therefore an America open to attack.

Communism is gone but Islamic radicalism and jihadism are with us. President Obama will have to find an effective way to deal with this new threat or the American people will find someone else who can.

In the wake of “11/5,” the attack at Fort Hood, Barack Obama faces a tough choice--like it or not.

The 44th president must choose to confront an unpleasant reality, head on--or else it will run him over. The issue is the threat of terrorist violence, here on the homefront.

Terrorism, and the debate over how to respond to terrorism, was the defining issue of the 43rd presidency. And now it’s apparent that Obama, too, will spend the bulk of his presidency confronting terror, from Afghanistan to new battlezones, such as central Texas.

Obama and fellow Democrats would rather, of course, talk about health care. But over the next few years, the Fort Hood shooting is going to be a bigger story, since it is connected to our relations, good and bad, with the entire Islamic world, including nuclear Pakistan and almost- nuclear Iran.

For his sake, and for ours, Obama needs to understand that sometimes even presidents don’t get to decide the agenda -- the agenda is decided for him. In such a situation, the question is whether or not the president can adapt to the new era and its new challenges.

So this president needs to launch an aggressive investigation, digging into every aspect of Thursday’s shooting rampage that left 13 dead and dozens injured. How did it happen? Who bears responsibility? And, most importantly, what must we change now? Otherwise, if Obama simply talks about health care and “cap-and-trade” and “don’t ask, don’t tell” and all the other staples of his 2008 agenda, he will be left in the dust by the cyclonic events of 2009 and beyond. And in the wake of the 11/5 shootings, his presidency could be blown away by a whirlwind of damaging leaks, embarrasing reports, and well-justified fears.

Obama will always have his base of support, of course, especially in the media. Taking their cues, as ever, from the siren song of secular liberalism, the Mainstream Media would rather talk about health care, with an occasional digression into gay marriage. As documented by the Media Research Center, MSM reporters are mostly loathe to draw anything outher than politically correct conclusions about the religious and ethnic dimensions of the Fort Hood mass murder. read more from FOX
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