May 05 2009
The liberal lunatics who see only evil where there are normal Americans work tirelessly all day, every day to detect and stop terrorists attack have been a quaint, if not a wince invoking, embarrassment we could tolerate on the margins. Sort of like the crazy aunts and uncles of the family. You keep them in your heart, you don’t believe a word they say, you never act on their wild fantasies.
But President Obama made a neophytes mistake when he tried to give these paranoid delusionals credibility in the extreme interrogation method debate on a hand full of known terrorist threats with insider knowledge of the next pending attacks on America. The use of these methods (which fool the body, don’t actually invoke drowning) saved lives – thousands of them in LA so far as we know. Other places are likely to come to light if this witch hunt continues.
But by letting the mad aunts and uncles on the left (could you see putting David Duke on a civil rights commission???) push him into opening this subject up, Obama has probably picked the wrong fight with a very proud and deserving segment of our society. I predicted this might backfire a while back:
This could really blow up in Obamaâ€™s face. He is supposed to be chasing down terrorists and stopping their efforts to hit us. He is not supposed to be going after those trying to find and stop the terrorists, who are doing the job of protecting this nation. Obama is nuts to pick a legal fight with the intelligence community.Â
The Dems better back off this quickly, or else those defending us will have to defend themselves, and they would be within their rights to expose the entire picture. Including those parts that indicate what threats were headed our way (many listed above already tied to KSM) and how many people could have died.
At a time of war, Obama and his cadre of mad aunts and uncles have not targeted the bad guys but the good guys. And the good guys are more than capable of fighting back. And some see indications this may very well be happening:
The CIA’s war against President Bush was motivated by ass covering, or by political partisanship. But with President Obama, it’s personal.
Many are furious about his disclosure of explicit details of the interrogation methods used on some al Qaida bigwigs, and his waffling on whether or not those who employed them will be subject to prosecution.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held two hush hush meetings with CIA Director Leon Panetta and Democratic members of the Intelligence Committee last week.
“Her fear and frustration have apparently given way to panic after word reached her of the CIA’s reaction to the damage she, President Obama and other Democrats have done to the spy agency in the last three months, wrote Jed Babbin, a former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, in Human Events May 1. “Pelosi learned that her actions and those of President Obama have so damaged CIA morale that the agency’s ability to function could be in danger.”
Other Western intelligence services regard the Obama administration with contempt and rising concern, an officer of the DGSE, France’s military intelligence agency, told my friend Jack Wheeler (the real life Indiana
Jones) last week.
“All of us in our little community are worried — us, our friends in Berlin, London, Tel Aviv,” the DGSE officer told Jack. “It is not like the barbarians at the gates. It is every barbarian horde in the world being told there are no gates.”
The Dems own the government and all its failures now. You don’t go after the defenders if you want your house defended. No person would allow an attack to happen for vengeance or pay back – that is more mad aunt and uncle talk coming from drama queens watching this season’s abysmal 24 TV show.
But these defenders need to focus, to discern a small hint from a mountain of information slamming them each and every day. Without focus, having to watch their own back from congressional witch hunts and ABC News crews violating the Plame Game rules of exposing CIA members, they can miss something important and deadly.
It was not like we wanted 9-11 to happen. We set up the circumstances to miss the signs in front of us. We set up the environment were people raising alarms were attacked for not being sensitive or for violating civil rights. We had a world view that worried more about those defending us than those attacking us. President Obama may have brought us another pre 9-11 blind spot by letting the mad aunts and uncles lose in DC.
He should have known better. A more seasoned leader would have known better.