Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Insecurity

As a kid, I remember watching the Mister Rogers Neighborhood show. In every episode, Mr. Rogers took a trip on the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. I think that Obama, Holder, and Napolitano have bought a one-way ticket, boarded the trolley to the land of make believe, and never left. These cast of characters have gone out of their way to pretend that we don't have any terrorists as enemies of state, despite the overwhelming evidence before us.

We all know that the underwear bomber at Christmas wasn't enough to rattle them and get their own panties in a twist as it should have. But now when someone tries to blow up Times Square in NYC, their first reaction was denial that it was a terrorist act. While it may surprise those in the land of make-believe, the rest of America is not surprised to learn that investigators have now determined that it was an attempted terrorist act committed by a Pakistan native with foreign connections.

Perhaps if homeland security spent more time actually focused on our real enemies, instead of labeling tea party patriots as terrorists, this Pakistani man would have been denied admission to the US in the first place, or at least been placed on the terrorist watch list.

Whether it is a threat of individual terrorist acts, or a massive one, they still live in the land of make-believe. Even amidst the likelihood of a nuclear Iran, these cast of characters still refuse to call a terrorist a terrorist. Instead, Holder focuses more on demonizing the good guys like the CIA who are trying to protect us.

"Woolsey calls the administration’s effort to come up with euphemisms to describe terrorists and terrorism “debilitating from the point of view of our being able to understand what’s going on.”

Woolsey has come up a few euphemisms of his own: “For example, for terrorist, they might try anger-management-challenged candidate for therapy. When you have to not call something by its right name, you undercut your ability to deal with it.

Woolsey labels as “outrageous” Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s decision to revisit whether former CIA officers should be prosecuted for engaging in enhanced interrogation of terrorists."

The only people who should be prosecuted here are the terrorists. Furthermore, the CIA should be taking risks in interrogations, since the lives of Americans are at stake. In this case, clearly the benefits outweigh the risks. And those captured who are a danger to us should be detained indefinitely, instead of being released to commit more terrorist acts, as the statistics have proven to be true.

It is the government's job to protect the people, and provide for our national security. Yet instead, every action taken by this cast of characters is the exact opposite, making us less secure with each passing day.

Even when they are forced to admit it as in the DOJ news conference, they use verbiage that indicates their real position is not as it should be, be it this incident or the others, and that their views are not that of the American people. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-16146-Wilmington-Religion--Politics-Examiner~y2010m5d4-DOJ-news-conference-Times-Square-bombing?cid=sharing_facebook:16146
"Holder and Napolitano’s comments leave several lingering questions about this administration’s idea of what constitutes a successful terrorist attack."

"Despite the Obama administration repeatedly characterizing Fort Hood as a “tragedy,” the majority of Americans polled did see the event as a terrorist attack and 64% believed the attack could and should have been averted by federal authorities or military officials."

Perhaps the land of make-believe has clouded their vision. They need to re-enter the real world and understand that their job descriptions are to ensure our national security, not our national insecurity.

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