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OBAMA VS. OSAMA
New York Post ^
| June 19, 2008
| Ralph Peters
Posted on 06/19/2008 8:53:11 AM PDT by vietvet67
June 19, 2008 -- NAME-BRAND journalists have let Barack Obama make any claim he chooses about Iraq, Afghanistan or coping with terrorism without pinning him down for details.
Yet many of his comments and positions seem stunningly naive about national security. Given that this man may become our next president, shouldn't he explain how he'd do the many impressive things he's promised?
This week, Obama claimed, again, that he'd promptly capture Osama bin Laden. OK, tell me how: Specifically, which concrete measures would he take that haven't been taken? How would he force our intelligence agencies to locate bin Laden? And he can't just respond, "That's classified."
He also claimed that fighting terrorism is a law-enforcement problem, not a military one (should we send the NYPD to Mosul and Kandahar?), and that the answer to terrorism is the approach taken after the 1993 World Trade Center attack, featuring conventional trials and prison terms.
That flaccid post-'93 response only encouraged terrorists - who are unfazed by the prospect of a US prison, where the quality of life's better than it was at home. The Clinton administration's hesitancy and softness gave us the subsequent attacks on the Khobar Towers housing complex in Saudi Arabia, on our embassies in East Africa, on the USS Cole and, ultimately, the events of 9/11.
The senator needs to tell us why it would be different now.
Obama has also said he'd send our troops into Pakistan, although he'll withdraw rapidly from Iraq. His unwillingness to discuss the consequences of a hasty retreat from Baghdad is one thing - but invading Pakistan would be an order of magnitude worse.
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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; afghanistan; barackobama; democrats; electionpresident; elections; hussein; iraq; obama; obamasama; osamabama; osamabinladen; ralphpeters; wot
posted on 06/19/2008 8:53:11 AM PDT
Read this this morning in the print version. Excellent.
posted on 06/19/2008 8:54:26 AM PDT
Hey Hey Hey! Can he promise free ice cream and no homework too!?!?!
“Given that this man may become the next president...”
He may not,he must not...The fight is only beginning and we can hear the voices of the surrenderers...
posted on 06/19/2008 8:58:30 AM PDT
Obama obfuscates, he is a master of it.
Don’t forget the free pony while you are at it!
posted on 06/19/2008 9:00:52 AM PDT
(The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
"Obama claimed, again, that he'd promptly capture Osama bin Laden. OK, tell me how: Specifically, which concrete measures would he take that haven't been taken?"
1) Obama grants Osama immunity.
2) Obama offers Osama a cabinet position.
posted on 06/19/2008 9:02:08 AM PDT
Are these punks twins or just siblings?
posted on 06/19/2008 9:02:57 AM PDT
((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
RUSH:... If, ladies and gentlemen, Osama Bin Laden is brought to the United States under these new Supreme Court rules -- as supported by the haughty John Kerry and Richard Clarke and everybody else in Obama's foreign policy apparatus -- and we bring Osama in under the presumption of innocence, somebody explain to me why we are trying to kill him? Why have we sent out Special Ops, SEAL teams, drones? Why have we sent the best we've got into those mountainous regions since 2001 to kill Obama if, in our court system, he would be presumed innocent? And, why is it that so many Democrats, lo these many years, have proclaimed the war on terror a failure because we have not killed Osama? We haven't captured Osama or killed Osama. But it's okay to nuke the guy on the battlefield. Why are we trying to kill Osama Bin Laden if he will be assumed innocent in an American courtroom? (cont.)
Should Bin Laden Be Presumed Innocent, Senator Obama?
posted on 06/19/2008 9:04:58 AM PDT
by Miss Didi
("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
posted on 06/19/2008 9:05:42 AM PDT
(Steve Spurrier for President!)
Obama has absolutely no military experience. In these days, we need a war time President. Sad to say but that’s just the way it is. Obama only knows what others tell him....that in itself is scarey. One big question is ....who is controlling him.
posted on 06/19/2008 9:09:29 AM PDT
“One big question is ....who is controlling him.”
As with most everything nowadays - follow the $$$$.
Soros is surely one of the puppet masters..
"...terrorists - who are unfazed by the prospect of a US prison, where the quality of life's better than it was at home...
Free room and board by the beach in the warm Caribbean...not too shabby.
posted on 06/19/2008 9:15:43 AM PDT
(Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
posted on 06/19/2008 9:15:52 AM PDT
("In Israel, the President hit the nail on the head. The nails are complaining loudly." - John Bolton)
"You. Yeah buddy, you in the back."
"Vote for me and you'll get a Pony!"
posted on 06/19/2008 10:10:57 AM PDT
(I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
The press needs to ask Obama - If the US military had Osama in the crosshairs of a predator drone, would President Obama give the authority to the military to kill Osama? If Obama’s position is yes, how does he square that with giving Osama Habeas corpus when defendents are presumed innocent?
To: Go Gordon
Obama answer: “Well, ah, you know, ah, well, huh? Time up? Gotta go. Hope & Change!!”
Satan is controlling him
I hate to say it, but Hillary is a better choice!
posted on 06/19/2008 2:59:50 PM PDT
(Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
posted on 06/19/2008 3:02:35 PM PDT
(http://no-bama.blogspot.com/ - co-bloggers wanted!)
My mom says he’s the devil in disguise.
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