Have you ever read an article or heard an all encompassing quotation and thought I wish I had said that? Your Commander certainly has on numerous occasions. Just think of some of the frequently referenced statements made by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and you will know exactly what I mean.
As political tensions continue to grow and a number of politicians announce they are not seeking re-election, such as Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) did earlier today, I note a dramatic shift in attitude by a growing number of political pundits jumping on the critical bandwagon. Early this morning I received the article below written by Gerald Warner of the Telegraph.co.uk. I want to share it with you because it happens to clearly express exactly what a number of concerned U.S. citizens are voicing as the volume of dissatisfaction and deep consternation grows.
"If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter.
Obama’s problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail.
That is why he opened Pandora’s Box by publishing the Justice Department’s legal opinions on waterboarding and other hard-line interrogation techniques. He cynically subordinated the national interest to his partisan desire to embarrass the Republicans. Then he had to rush to Langley , Virginia to try to reassure a demoralized CIA that had just discovered the President of the United States was an even more formidable foe than al-Qaeda.
“Don’t be discouraged by what’s happened the last few weeks,” he told intelligence officers. Is he kidding? Thanks to him, al-Qaeda knows the private interrogation techniques available to the US intelligence agencies and can train its operatives to withstand them - or would do so, if they had not already been outlawed.
So, next time a senior al-Qaeda hood is captured, all the CIA can do is ask him nicely if he would care to reveal when a major population centre is due to be hit by a terror spectacular, or which American city is about to be irradiated by a dirty bomb. Your view of this situation will be dictated by one simple criterion: whether or not you watched the people jumping from the twin towers.
President Pantywaist’s recent world tour, cozying up to all the bad guys, excited the ambitions of America ‘s enemies. Here, they realized, is a sucker they can really take to the cleaners.
His only enemies are fellow Americans."
We have all read or heard similar expressions of growing opposition from the most conservative elements of our media, but here is a clear articulate voice from across the pond firing a blunder bust across Obama’s bow. Unless there is some dramatic shift in the policies emanating from the White House or a world event that favors the interests of the United States, the Obama family should not make long range plans for residence in the District of Columbia. It might be propitious for President Obama or one of his supporters to make sure the property taxes are paid on his mansion on Chicago’s near south side.
In closing, let me pose a question for you to cogitate in the days ahead. Our Constitution guarantees citizens the right to a speedy trial, why does long indicted political crony Tony Resko sit quietly buried for months on end in the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center? Do you suspect in your wildest dreams that someone does not want Tony to be talking in open court? As has long been the case, something smells in Chicago and Illinois politics. The stench could be casting an aroma all the way to Washington and penetrating the White House.