Questioning Obama’s Intelligence

October 7th, 2009 at 10:58 am by Sam
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In his speech on October 6th, 2009, Obama did little but bless our Intelligence Community for their diligence and integrity.

The record of your service is written in the attacks that never occur because you thwarted them, and in the countless Americans who are alive today because you saved them. For that, America is in your debt.

Few Americans know about the work that you do, and this is how it should be. Your assignments require it, and obviously, you didn’t go into this line of work for the fame and glory or the glare of the spotlight. You’re in it to serve and protect.

So I say to every American, “You see the headlines, but here are some of the people who help write them, who keep you safe.” And I say to all of you, “You are setting the standard. You’re showing us what focused and integrated counter-terrorism really looks like.”

To think about the profound impact that all of you are having on the day-to-day life of this nation I think is extraordinary. Your professionalism is essential to protecting this country.

We’re facing determined adversaries who are resourceful, who are resilient, and who are still plotting. And no one can ever promise that there won’t be another attack on American soil.

But I can promise you this: I pledge to do everything in my power as president to keep America safe. And I pledge to give all of you the tools and support you need to get the job done around the world and here at home. And I pledge to stay focused on that mission, just as you stay focused on your mission.

Because of you and all the organizations you represent, we’re making real progress in our core mission: to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaida and other extremist networks around the world.

We must never lose sight of that goal. That’s the principal threat to the American people. That is the threat that led to the creation of this center. And that must be the focus of our efforts to defend the homeland and our allies, and defeat extremists abroad.

Obama made a similar speech earlier this year at the CIA, only weeks before loosing the Attorney General to stifle investigations of terrorists, and even prosecute some of the very people he made the speech to.

One has to wonder whether it’s coincidence or doublespeak.

But I’m banking that I’m not the only one who thought, “Look out, boys! Holder’s going on the warpath again!”

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2 Responses to “Questioning Obama’s Intelligence”

  1. Mark Says:

    Love the blog, hate the article.

    As far as the Justice Department offering or not offering the death penalty, it’s clearly a barter system for information leading to the arrest of other known accomplices or terrorists. Unfortunately, offering deals to these people has proven “mostly useless,” and the general population of the US doesn’t want to understand the intricacies of the situation well enough to make informed decisions as to whether or not it’s right or wrong.

    All to often, these people grow up and live under despot regimes, with ridiculously strict social and religious influence on their every day lives. They quickly become used to turning in their enemies to spare their families — rather than the actual perpetrators of the crimes.

    ‘Before I was nine I had learned
    the basic canon of Arab life.
    It was me against my brother;
    me and my brother against our father;
    my family against my cousins and the clan;
    the clan against the tribe;
    and the tribe against the world
    and all of us against the infidel.

    —– Leon Uris, “The Haj

    Some gutless factions in this country will argue that our Death Penalty makes us just as bad as the regime from whence they fled, but they have no idea what they’re dealing with. You can’t even get a straight answer out of most of them by waterboarding. They won’t change. They will not adapt. And in the grand scheme of things, what does it really matter if a mass murderer dies?

  2. Chris Says:

    I was talking to a guy in a bar earlier this year and we were talking about politics (bad idea). He looked at me and said “The one thing that makes us very different from Muslim countries, even the ones who aren’t living like it’s 600AD, is our seperation of church and state.” There aren’t many people who understand that kind of implication. Some people get caught up pretending like churches are holding them back. Then you get idiots on television claiming Bush was elected by evangelicals and all sorts of other bs. It’s just not true.

    Churches control those people in every aspect of their lives. From food to parenting to sex life everything is mandated. I think Sam made that point in one of the other blogs he wrote (I think it was him) that it’s no wonder there are such struggles for power when they suddenly get a taste of Freedom.

    Like it or not we are a Free country. That a bunch of politicians squabble like schoolyard kids doesn’t really affect anyone that much. We grew up faster as a nation because we weren’t a nanny state like everywhere else in the world. Obama would be better if he realized that.