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"On a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009" (0 Administration surrenders to radical Islam)
Weekly Standard ^ | 4/17/2009 | William Kristol

Posted on 04/17/2009 9:47:45 AM PDT by mojito

It wasn't really a surprise that President Obama sided with leftist lawyers in his Justice Department and released, over the objections of the intelligence community, four Office of Legal Counsel memos that concluded certain interrogation techniques used in the last several years by CIA officers on certain al Qaeda terrorists were legal. Nor was it a surprise that the presidential statement put out by the White House was a medley of preening self-righteousness and defensive disingenuousness.

What was more interesting was the accompanying statement by the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, trying to justify Obama's decision--or at least put it "into perspective." The perspective, the context, is that in the months after 9/11, "we did not have a clear understanding of the enemy we were dealing with, and our every effort was focused on preventing further attacks that would kill more Americans. It was during these months that the CIA was struggling to obtain critical information from captured al Qaida leaders, and requested permission to use harsher interrogation methods. The OLC memos make clear that senior legal officials judged the harsher methods to be legal."

Blair continues: "Those methods, read on a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009, appear graphic and disturbing. As the President has made clear, and as both CIA Director Panetta and I have stated, we will not use those techniques in the future. But we will absolutely defend those who relied on these memos and those guidelines."

So: We were once in danger. Now we live in "a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009." Now, in April 2009, Obama's Director of National Intelligence seems to be saying, we're safe.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; crushislam; democrats; dhimmicrats; islam; islamicterrorism; jihad; obama; surrender; surrendermonkey; wot
Those jihadist murderers are, deep down, just misunderstood.

We're reaching out to them. To find the good inside.

1 posted on 04/17/2009 9:47:45 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Obamao and his regime don’t think they are “misunderstood”. They see the evil in the terrorists, and they like it, because it furthers their shared goal of harming America.


2 posted on 04/17/2009 9:50:05 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: mojito

Obama is a treasonous nappy headed half breed commie loving pinko f -stick


3 posted on 04/17/2009 9:50:52 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: mojito

Poof ... No more War on Terror.

We go back to where we were in the 1990s, back to the blissful ignorance of what our enemies are doing and the pretense that since we dont know what they are plotting, we are ‘safe’.


4 posted on 04/17/2009 9:55:13 AM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: mojito
No point in calling the guy in the White House a traitor. Being a traitor implies that at one point you had some loyalty to start with, and in his case, that isn't true.

His loyalty is to the Umma, the Islamic nation, as he so graphically demonstrated the other day.

This decision is of course surrender to them, something he believes is his duty.

A foreign enemy in the White House, with access to all the information and power of the formerly Christian West: the Jihad completed.

5 posted on 04/17/2009 9:59:02 AM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: Regulator

If terrorist were holding his kids in a hostage situation..would he approve of waterboarding terrorists who had information?


6 posted on 04/17/2009 10:01:35 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: mojito

Obama is telling radical Islam we do not have THE WILL to fight them. Radical Islam has been emboldened and legitimized.


7 posted on 04/17/2009 10:16:36 AM PDT by ryan71 (Time to buy guns and ammo, People.)
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To: ryan71

If he wants to be FDR, he needs a war too. One of his own. This is assuming they know exactly what they are doing.


8 posted on 04/17/2009 10:20:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Rendell to call for gun ban 4/15/09 http://kdka.com/local/Governor.Ed.Rendell.2.984771.html)
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To: Regulator
A foreign enemy in the White House, with access to all the information and power of the formerly Christian West: the Jihad completed.

The west is still Christian and we're not going to allow the jihad to take us over. When the idiots realize what's happening, they'll join us in hating al'Obama. Of course some of the idiots will still be walking around pasted to their iPods and cell phones, and won't notice. They're already solidly in the jihad camp without realizing it. They can stay there. But some won't want to.

A neighbor of mine, glued day and nite to her "social networking sites" went to a Zero rally prior to the election and swooned ever after every time she saw him. UNTIL I showed her the photo of al'0bama bowing to king Saud. That brought her around immediately. She has kids in the service, so she's particularly furious, not just with 0bama but with herself. So there's hope. REally there is. This IS America, after all, no matter how Zero and his wife, Dominatrix, try to change it.

9 posted on 04/17/2009 10:28:44 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: mojito

*self-deleting comments*


10 posted on 04/17/2009 10:50:08 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: Oldexpat

Someone ought to ask him that.


11 posted on 04/17/2009 10:51:20 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Regulator

“A foreign enemy in the White House, with access to all the information and power of the formerly Christian West: the Jihad completed.”

You are correct but go a couple of layers deep. The Ottoman Empire was the last global Islamic directly - Now Islam is fodder and a puppet of the East and yes, that does include the Middle East but also China and Russia. This government will collapse and America will form as a new Republic. The real problem is when America defaults on the debt, global warfare is the result. Our new handlers in the East will fire a massive warning shot across our bow in the form of nuclear terrorism to continue servicing the debts (at least $8 Trillion was recently and artificially created by the Federal Reserve but this requires Presidential approval). The good news is we will prevail. The bad news is one of three of us will leave the earth prematurely. The events span a period of roughly 13 years from 2008 or 2021.


12 posted on 04/17/2009 11:21:19 AM PDT by iThinkBig
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To: al baby
Obama is a treasonous nappy headed half breed commie loving pinko f -stick

You go, al baby.

13 posted on 04/17/2009 11:49:31 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Oldexpat

Probably not. He would gladly kill his grandchild so why would he care what happens to his kids?


14 posted on 04/17/2009 11:52:28 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: al baby
"TRAITOR O"

GOTTA GO!
15 posted on 04/17/2009 12:51:15 PM PDT by Stayfree ((HELP US EXPOSE THE "REAL" BIRTH CERTIFICATE @ REWARD FOR OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.COM!))
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To: mojito

Excellent! Does that mean they’ll findlly be terminating the TSA morons?


16 posted on 04/17/2009 1:10:36 PM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: mojito
From Zero's perspective, it's no great loss to have shared this information. Soon, he'll abandon these mild and relatively ineffective techniques to have our intelligence and military communities employ the very same blood-thirsty techniques used by our enemies...

... beheading Americans.

After all, it's just one step past the politics of personal destruction.

HF

17 posted on 04/17/2009 2:08:06 PM PDT by holden
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To: holden

Gibbs said, as usual, we are no less safe since this classified info was disclosed. There, I feel soooooo much better, not.


18 posted on 04/17/2009 3:16:44 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: mojito
are we really at war?

No.

There are two nations at war with us - Saudi Arabia/Yemen and Pakistan. We are not at war with them, and we have not been since 9/11/01.

This is what being at war means: "... the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against {fill in the blank]; and, to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States."

Being at war occurs when the representatives of the People direct the President, in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy to act, and when they pledge all the resources of the country to victory. That's what "being at war" means.

We were never at war after 9/11. If Bush had asked for war against Saudi/Yemen and Pakistan after 9/11, he would have gotten it, but then he would have had to fight it, which he was clearly unwilling to do.

19 posted on 04/17/2009 3:24:26 PM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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” Those methods, read on a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009, appear graphic and disturbing”

To whom ?
Islamic wimps and domestic Democrats ?
I found the methods disturbing because they were so girly.
Slapping lightly, pushing gently ,yelling and bug waving.
When I first heard the techniques-
I thought it was from The Onion.
If Barry has banned these mild gestures, what does he allow ?
Begging ?
By our side.
Which may not be his side.
Torture is burning alive or jumping out off a 110 story inferno or watching as your plane plummets to the earth or into the side of the Pentagon.


20 posted on 04/17/2009 5:04:13 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: holden

You must be referring to the post-natal abortions that he supports.


21 posted on 04/17/2009 6:02:58 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: mojito
We are just trying to find "good inside" of murderous terrorists. Hey, even Hitler loved little children. These killers can't be all bad. Maybe if we call them nice names and give them hugs, the sun will come up tomorrow?
22 posted on 04/17/2009 9:38:06 PM PDT by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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