Skip to comments.President Obama's national security strategy looks beyond military might
Posted on 05/26/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT by SmartInsight
Implicitly rejecting the antiterrorism rhetoric of the Bush administration, Brennan said that "our enemy is not terrorism, because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not terror, because terror is a state of mind and, as Americans, we refuse to live in fear."
"Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists," Brennan said, because use of these religious terms would "play into the false perception" that al-Qaeda and its affiliates are "religious leaders and defending a holy cause, when in fact, they are nothing more than murderers."
"...an action that eliminates a single terrorist but causes civilian casualties can, in fact, inflame local populations and create far more problems -- a tactical success but a strategic failure."
"Terrorists may try to bring death to our cities, but it is our choice to either uphold the rule of law or chip away at it . . . to either respond wisely and effectively or lash out in ways that inflame entire regions and stoke the fires of violent extremism. That is our choice. And with the strategy we are releasing tomorrow, President Obama and the administration offers our answer.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
What a clueless bastard this clown is.
WTF??? This sounds like total crazy nonsense! It’s not terror and they aren’t terrorists because we say so?? Too bizarre.
Barack Hussein Obama: limp-spaghetti-noodle-in-chief.
He is not clueless — you just have to look at whose side he is really on... Hint: every action demonstrates it clearly.
Peace through weakness?
Just say NO to drugs.
MODERATOR: Would you please assess where the U.S. stands diplomatically? Do we have a bad reputation now?
OBAMA: Well, I think that this administration has not been very good at what's been called the exercise of "soft power." You know, all of us recognize and reserve the right of the United States to exercise its military power in the national interest and for our national security--but we also have to recognize that a lot of our power comes from our ideals, our belief in freedom, our belief in democracy, our belief in the ability to work things through in a manner that comports with whatever frameworks of international law that have been shaped. And I think that, unfortunately, this administration has tended to be dismissive of any international efforts--and in his campaign, I think you witness it with a general disdain for, quote unquote, "globalism." In some cases, this is just a function of us trying to have conversations with our allies so that we can move more effectively.
KEYES: See, I think the great problem is that you cannot give a soft response to a hard threat. It would be kind of like trying to meet a bayonet with a spaghetti noodle. And it's not going to help the people of this country to survive.
After 9-11, we were faced with a hard threat. We had lost thousands of people, and we had to move aggressively. The belief that Afghanistan was enough is a belief based on a failure to understand the global infrastructure of terror--so that you deal with the threat that has hit you instead of with the threats that will hit you later if you neglect to preemptively move against their bases of support. It is precisely in order to create a situation in which maybe people who would be otherwise supportive of this bloodthirsty threat will respond a little better to your overtures that you move with decision against regimes like the Iraqi regime that had shown itself disposed to support terror, to fund terror, to be part gleefully of the global infrastructure of terror--and to act against them before they have the opportunity to act against you.
My military might will kick your “look beyond’s” ass every time.
Yep, it's a tactic of terrorists, you testosterone-impaired tool! This is equivalent to the police saying "crime is not our enemy, because crime is but a tactic."
Working out pretty well so far. Iran is well on it's way to nukes, Hezbollah has a bunch of new rockets, North Korea torpedoed a ROK ship, the Mid East Peace process is in shambles.
Looks more like we are going to need all the military might we can get.
Obama: U.S. nat’l security strategy to be based on education, clean energy, rights for terrorists
by Byron York
President Obama’s speech at West Point Saturday is the most sweeping statement yet of his plan to create a national security policy emphasizing education, clean energy, green jobs, anti-climate change measures, the granting of full American constitutional rights to accused terrorists, and “engagement” with America’s enemies.
New Afghan prison marks change in Obama strategy (orders lawyers for detainees)
In September 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama decided to change policy toward prisoners at Bagram, granting them lawyers for the first time and a review of their status every 6 months.
Detainees can take literacy classes or lessons in farming and also have access to a high-tech medical center. There is a playground for their children when they come to visit.
About a quarter who have been reviewed since January have been sent back to their communities, said Martins.
Just whose side is this pathetic, treasonous putz John O. Brennan on?
This guy actually worked for the CIA and this is what he thinks about the Islamofascist threat?
Between Obambi, this guy, Reid, Pelosi and all the rest of Obammy’s regime, we’re doomed. I hope we survive long enough to impeach Obambi or vote him and the rest of the traitors out of office before we all get kiilled.
“when in fact, they are nothing more than murderers.”
Welcome to Islam who has proven itself over the last 1400 years of aggressive expansionism....
“Between Obambi, this guy, Reid, Pelosi and all the rest of Obammyâs regime, weâre doomed. I hope we survive long enough to impeach Obambi or vote him and the rest of the traitors out of office before we all get kiilled.”
Hopefully we can start this November by taking back Congress — our very lives depend on it, as you said and I agree.
Yep, it’s a tactic of terrorists, you testosterone-impaired tool! This is equivalent to the police saying “crime is not our enemy, because crime is but a tactic.”
...and all we have to do is show some “understanding” of their point of view and NOT fight them, to keep from getting them upset.
i think that is their defense plan
What the hell does that mean? We already have a 'global institution' called the freaking UN!
Bozo can't even lead the US economy much less represent global leadership. And what does education, clean energy, etc., etc. have to do with NATIONAL SECURITY?!
'Reduced federal deficit'?! These people are insane! They have done nothing but SPEND!
Review: ‘The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America’ by Andrew C. McCarthy
This is what happens when the patients rule the asylum... We now see an administration filled with academic clowns with no real world experience discussing plans to refine strategy... Much like we see the same panty waists debate the oil spill... Where are the real men -the real leaders?
Andrew C. McCarthy: Obama afraid to call it a ‘war on terror’
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Obama-afraid-to-call-it-a-_war-on-terror_-94700279.html#ixzz0p6cj2Eur
President Obama’s administration has been roundly ridiculed, and deservedly so, for its aversion to the language of war — indeed, for the word war itself. From the Bush language purge, though, it was but a short hop to this sorry destination. Short and inevitable.
Saul Alinsky, Obama’s community-organizing inspiration, waxed at length about language in “Rules for Radicals,” about the power of words to inspire ... or to enervate.
A civilization fights to preserve itself or it dies. Has ours become so hollow, such a pale imitation of its former self? Do we lack the capacity even to speak of the evils arrayed against us? Have we become so cowardly that our censure is reserved for our saviors, not our pillagers?
The Grand Jihad is banking on it.
As our enemy adapts and evolves their tactics,
We constantly adapt and evolve ours,
Not in a mad rush driven by fear.
Our enemy is not terrorism, because terrorism is but a tactic,
Our enemy is not terror, because terror is a state of mind,
We refuse to live in fear.
Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists,
Use of religious terms play into the false perception,
Nothing more than murderers.
The United States is at war,
War against al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates,
Exercise force prudently.
Death to our cities,
American values remain the primary U.S. weapons,
That is our choice.
“....when in fact, they are nothing more than murderers.”
Yeah, right. Murderers who scream Allah Akbar on their mission to martyrdom in heaven.
Karen DeYoung was the WP reporter covering the Sandinista fight against Somoza in the late 70’s and assured us, like Herbert Matthews did re Castro, that they weren’t communists.
She’s still full of shit.
Rasmussen has this clueless bastard - Obama - down to the LOWEST rating ever - the gap between those who strongly approve of the bastard and those who strongly disapprove of him is now 22% - the lowest ever. (More disapprove of the bastard than support him).
“”Terrorists may try to bring death to our cities, but it is our choice to either uphold the rule of law or chip away at it . . . to either respond wisely and effectively or lash out in ways that inflame entire regions and stoke the fires of violent extremism. That is our choice. And with the strategy we are releasing tomorrow, President Obama and the administration offers our answer.”
Sounds like a set up for chipping away at the rule of law by denying anything untoward occurred a la ‘man caused disasters’
God help us!!
He is giving a green light to the terrorists — just come and attack us, we won’t retaliate.
Thought you might be interested in this article.
Thank you for the ping Captain Beyond.
I found Mr. Brennan’s speech interesting.
“Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” [ John Brennan]
Whitehouse.gov - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a
Posted on May 26, 2010 4:01:20 PM PDT by Cindy
Brennan’s statement would be laughable if it didn’t signal a very real danger to Americans. He’s not only ignorant of the history of Islam and the threat its extremists pose to us, but his PC state of denial shows he’s retreated into a political fantasy world. Reminds me of Napolitano’s statement that terrorism is not terrorism but “man-created disasters.” As Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it.”
This is what happens when we suspend disbelief and vote for an American hating madman.
Emperor Barack Hussein Obama:
"Terrorists may bring death to every American city,
but MY new presidential helicopter
will let ME cook breakfast even while America is under nuclear attack."
This is a “moving” picture that only the American people and a lot of foreigners too could love.
We have seen though that the American people vote for congressmen who support presidents of whom they disapprove, as with the U.S. House in 1980. the American people need a lot of civics instruction.
“the American people need a lot of civics instruction.”
They are NOT getting it in school. The leftists who run our schools teach them globalism, cultural relativism, the evils of the capitalist west, the crimes of the past and instill class guilt and moral equivalence.
THOSE are SOME of the reasons the Obamanation is squatting in the Oval Office.
NOW, the American Public SEEMS as ticked off at their Congress-critters as they are at Obama.
I assume they mean that Community-Organizer-in-Chief Obama's national security strategy looks forward to a time when we have no military might.
and a mosque on every corner.
“The Color of Islam Is Green”
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
“Warmist fools never learn”
“Islam, Environment and Sustainability: The Environmental Crisis is also a Spiritual Crisis
With this clown, I would agree with you. After all, he needs more “emergencies” to complete the total destruction of our Republic.