It is quite obvious Obama’s heart — if he has one — isn’t into it. “It” being anything outside of the perks of the office. “It” being first and foremost, abiding by the Constitution he swore to uphold. And in doing so, protecting these united states and its citizens:
To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the Law of Nations…to declare war…raise and support armies…provide and maintain a navy.
We saw what Obama did — and didn’t do — when the Undie Bomber attempted to bring down an airplane heavy with fellow Americans. Did it instill confidence in you for his capability and willingness to take a tough stand against this army of Islamist misfits who want to kill us and impose their version of hell? I didn’t think so.
Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer exposes the Obama problem in this piece at the National Review Online. “Alleged” attack on Pearl Harbor, indeed… The surreality of this Administration is beyond stunning. And places all of us in extreme danger.
War? What war?
The reason the country is uneasy about the Obama administration’s response to this attack is a distinct sense of not just incompetence but incomprehension. From the very beginning, President Obama has relentlessly tried to downplay and deny the nature of the terrorist threat we continue to face. Napolitano renames terrorism “man-caused disasters.” Obama goes abroad and pledges to cleanse America of its post-9/11 counterterrorist sins. Hence, Guantanamo will close, CIA interrogators will face a special prosecutor, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will bask in a civilian trial in New York — a trifecta of political correctness and image management.
More jarring still were Obama’s references to the terrorist as a “suspect” who “allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device.” You can hear the echo of FDR: “Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — Japanese naval and air force suspects allegedly bombed Pearl Harbor.”
Obama reassured the nation that this “suspect” had been charged. Reassurance? The president should be saying: We have captured an enemy combatant — an illegal combatant under the laws of war: no uniform, direct attack on civilians — and now to prevent future attacks, he is being interrogated regarding information he may have about al-Qaeda in Yemen.
Instead, Abdulmutallab is dispatched to some Detroit-area jail and immediately lawyered up. At which point — surprise! — he stops talking.
This is all quite mad even in Obama’s terms. He sends 30,000 troops to fight terror overseas, yet if any terrorists come to attack us here, they are magically transformed from enemy into defendant.
The logic is perverse. If we find Abdulmutallab in an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen, where he is merely preparing for a terror attack, we snuff him out with a Predator — no judge, no jury, no qualms. But if we catch him in the United States in the very act of mass murder, he instantly acquires protection not just from execution by drone but even from interrogation.
So here we are. Stuck with the Marxist in the White House, who’s doing the bidding of other Marxist globalists. Because for sure, he’s not looking after our interests. And the last thing on his mind is upholding the tenets of the Constitution. Not by a long shot.