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Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now [ MSM try of 9-8-12 ]
AP ^ | 9-8-12 | AP Spet 8th 2012

Posted on 09/14/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone

WASHINGTON (AP)—As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office?

By most measures, the answer is yes.

More than a decade after terrorists slammed planes into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, Americans have stopped fretting daily about a possible attack or stockpiling duct tape and water. Getting through airport security has become a routine irritation, not a grim foreboding.

While the threat of a terrorist attack has not disappeared, the combined military, intelligence, diplomatic and financial efforts to hobble al-Qaida and its affiliates have escalated over the past four years and paid off. Terrorist leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are dead and their networks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia disrupted.

In some cases, the Obama White House simply continued or intensified programs and policies begun by the Republican administration of President George W. Bush. But Obama pursued a more aggressive drone campaign to target terrorist leaders, broadening efforts to help at-risk nations bolster their own defenses, and put in place plans to end the war in Iraq and bring troops out of Afghanistan.

As a result, terrorism worries have taken a back seat to the nation’s economic woes.

Unlike previous elections, national security is not a big campaign issue this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at newpittsburghcourieronline.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; egyptembassy; libyaembassy; obamafails; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; pravdamedia; proislamist; wagthedog2012; waronterror

1 posted on 09/14/2012 5:01:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

I agree with the AP the Obama administration was not concerned about security.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 5:02:44 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: NoLibZone
The good news is that obama will do for the msm what bj did for NOW.

Show it up as the joke it is for EVERYONE to see.

3 posted on 09/14/2012 5:16:51 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: NoLibZone
As a result, terrorism worries have taken a back seat to the nation’s economic woes.

Unlike previous elections, national security is not a big campaign issue this year.

A Sept 10th mentality, yet again.

4 posted on 09/14/2012 5:18:25 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: frogjerk

Ask the dead blacks in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC if they are safer.

Ask any Fetus if it is safer.

Ask the Soldier in Afghanistan if he is safer.

Ask our Embassy staffs how they feel.

How can AP write sheit like this?? How safe will we be when China, and Russia are building their military while we are cutting ours. Ask Taiwan, and Israel if they feel safer.

FUAP you lying Sons Of Beach’s.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 5:23:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NoLibZone

“national security is not a big campaign issue this time.”

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA - Tell that to the murdered Ambassador and the other victims of this latest “Obama Arab Spring” debacle.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 5:29:42 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: NoLibZone

If you only read the first three paragraphs you’d think 9/11 happened right after obama took office.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: NoLibZone
Unlike previous elections, national security is not a big campaign issue this year.(9/8/12).

Timing is everything isn't it...

8 posted on 09/14/2012 5:39:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NoLibZone

shades of 1984! first time a diplomat has been killed since the peanut farmer has been in office and the first time our embassies have been sieged since the carter administration.

and now we are safer? sorry, can’t drink the msm kool-ade.

I feel safer since a muslim army pscho killed his army comrades, and we don’t even have the balls to shave off his beard? and I should feel safer?

the msm can shovel sh*t all day, but i will not partake.

blessings, bobo


9 posted on 09/14/2012 5:44:39 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: NoLibZone

JITS: CAMPUSES EVACUATED, CLASSES CANCELED BY ‘AL QAEDA THREAT’...
Terror scare in Kansas City...
North Dakota State University bomb threat...
‘Unspecified’ threat at Valparaiso University...
Nuke Reactor Evacuated In Austin...

The enemy within. Nah, it’s not directed at us.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 5:47:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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