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Is President Obama Breeding More Terrorists?
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-30-12 | Wordsmith

Posted on 05/31/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT by Starman417

“My position has always been clear: If you’ve got a terrorist, take him out.
Anybody who was involved in 9/11, take ‘em out.”

-Barack Obama

A protester shouts slogans as she holds a composite portrait of President Barack Obama and
former President George W. Bush, during an anti-U.S. and anti-war rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Not everyone on the left (nor the Ronulan right) were fooled into pulling the lever for Obama in 2008, as the anti-war candidate who would end the war(s) and bring our troops home. Yet pull the lever they did when the alternative was John McCain (although if it were Ron Paul in '08, perhaps the Code Pink vote would have gone to the GOP). Some on the anti-war left read between the lines of Senator Obama's rhetoric, yet were willing to take a gamble on "hope and change" after 8 years of "Bush's wars".

But now that they've experienced almost 4 years of an Obama presidency in action, how much has actually changed and how much has stayed the course?

I believe some of this is merely continuity of government. Regardless of the "R" or the "D" next to the name of any president, there is still some consistency on certain policy issues as it relates to America's national security.

Yet for so many Democrats who relentlessly criticized President Bush, they fail to recognize or acknowledge their own hypocrisy when they now support a president who perpetuates much the same or similar policies his predecessor was known for: Renditions, signing extension to the Patriot Act, warrantless surveillance, airport screenings perceived as an intrusion on our civil liberties, troop surge (in Afghanistan for Obama), NOT bringing the troops home any sooner on Iraq than what was negotiated under Bush, (natural) expansion of armed Predator drone attacks begun in the Bush era, Guantanamo not closed down, military tribunals, indefinite detentions and no legal rights for enemy combatants....

In some ways, President Obama seems to be trying to out-Bush Bush when it comes to prosecuting the war on terror overseas contingency operations (a rose by any other name...):

Targeted assassination of American citizens.

Killing of terror suspects over capture through an increased usage of armed UAVs. (Just think if it were discovered that President Bush wanted to oversee a personal "kill list").

President Obama launched a charm offensive on the Muslim world (as did President Bush under far less media fanfare).

Turkish demonstrators step on a poster of President Barack Obama during a protest in Istanbul April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Gurcan Ozturk

We were told that America lost its moral standing in the world; that anti-Americanism was on the rise, all thanks to President "you're either with us or with the terrorists" Bush.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: drone; obama; terror

1 posted on 05/31/2012 6:39:56 AM PDT by Starman417
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