Skip to comments.Calling it ‘war’, Obama pegs Christmas Day attack to Al Qaeda ( calls for national unity )
Posted on 01/02/2010 10:15:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
In his first Saturday morning address of the New Year, President Obama acknowledged an international terror syndicate Al Qaeda has struck the US on his watch.
Coming after days of political acrimony that stood in sharp contrast to the national solidarity shown after 9/11, Mr. Obama said Saturday that a Yemeni affiliate of Al Qaeda trained the suspect and equipped him with explosives and directed him to attack [the plane] headed for America. He added that he thinks of the security of the US every moment of every day.
The move does two things. Obama reframes the attack, in essence taking responsibility for the ability of Al Qaeda to maneuver past US airline security defenses. The President has ordered at least two investigations that are expected to report back within days. But the tougher language also addresses growing political unease with the Presidents careful approach to the conflict formerly known as the war on terror.
In his Saturday address, Obama asked politicians and the American people to forego not debate, but partisanship, saying that unity as a nation is what this moment demands.
Former CIA agent Kent Clizbe, an outspoken Obama critic, said in an interview last week that the attack means the President will be forced to acknowledge the reality of international terror versus the fantasy version: Obama's strategy, as Clizbe sees it, of humbling America before the world to ease recruitment and activity among Islamic extremists.
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This guy is ssllooooooooow!
Sorry Dear Reader, you don't get to play by one set of standards while in the minority then demand a different set be applied once you lie your way back into power.
“National Unity” means respecting his predecessor our former President George Bush, too
stopping the endless BDS blame game
stopping the snide putdowns of the “unjust” Iraq War
and stop using the same anti-Americanisms as al Qaeda recruiters
‘This moment demands unity’
Great. Let’s start with profiling. It costs us nothing and it will be extremely effective.
Obama can call for unity right after he's not a leftist, terrorist-sympathizing, racist, marxist, kenyan bastard.
Including our current president...
If Obama were to exercise sound judgment unclouded by leftism, he would win over many critics. Is he capable of such a change?
Its an election year and Obama will swing to the right.
Be careful on this one.
The thought of Zero pumping up this to further erode our Freedoms is reason for pause.
“Never let a good crisis go to waste”
all of a sudden Zero becomes a terrorist fighter.
Yeah on the side of the terrorists.
He fails to realize that America is unified. He is “The One” that is not part of the realization that WE ARE AT WAR.
US President Barack Obama pictured in a store in Kailua, Hawaii, on January 1. Obama on Saturday for the first time accused an Al-Qaeda affiliate of arming and training a young Nigerian man for a failed suicide mission to blow up a US airliner. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
So if we’re at “war” is the “alleged” panty bombernow to be considered an enemy combatant or just a poor, lonely misguided young man?
How special. How gullible are the American people? Now that the poll numbers reflecting his handling of security are down , and his vacation is winding down (and he has had the benefit of sun and surf for 2 weeks for $4,000/day—who paid for that?!), he really cares and is thinking about our security “every moment.” Just amazing.
He is trying to immulate Bush and get the focus on this and slip through the ObamaCare and Cap&Trade.
He really does not care. Like Rahm has said “never let a crisis...”