Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Janet Napolitano: Bad for Security, Bad for Travel, Bad for You

The kinder, gentler reaction to Islamist hardliners on the part of the current administration (with the exception of some in Afghanistan or maybe northwest Pakistan) doesn't seem to be working very well. In fact, it would appear that it is going to be much smarter to simply stop travelling and stay home than take to the skies under the nightmare of a Homeland Security run by Janet Napolitano.

Dick Cheney's statement about the Detroit plane bomber:

"As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low-key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of Sept. 11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.

“He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core Al Qaeda-trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war."


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