Skip to comments.Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)
Posted on 04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT by haffast
President Barack Obama wasnt shy about invoking Osama bin Ladens killing during the 2012 campaign but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism hes pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes.
That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obamas second-term priorities, at least in the short term.
Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush even as hes embraced or ramped up many of the same anti-terror methods the deployment of unmanned drones, warrant-less wiretapping, the open-ended use of Guantanamo Bay to warehouse potential terrorists.
Those two seemingly contradictory strategies are bound by a single motive: Obama wanted to go after terrorists without allowing the War on Terror to devour a second presidency, hoping to put it on the back burner behind domestic issues, the economy and his top foreign policy priority of rebuilding Americas image around the world.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
The Problem? Islam’s fundamentals are to subject the world to Islam and Islam’s demigod Allah, by whatever means possible; be it smooth moderation for western consumption or by blowing innocent people out of their skins. Put on your thinking caps folks... Islam is not our friend!
I became politically aware after 9/11. Until then I was your typical apolitical low info voter. I’m starting to get flashbacks of how it happened by seeing the libs on one side of a split screen defending Islam. This does not end well for Dems.
If Obama pivots on his second term agenda, or full steam ahead to continue his communization of our country.
Won't take any bets.... but know this, regular Americans are angry and watch his move closely.
Do we REALLY know for certain that Bin Laden was actually killed and ultimately buried at sea? Has ANYONE ever spoken publicly that witnessed the actual “embalming” aboard the ship, actually witnessed the body being sewn into the canvas bag and dropped into the sea? Where are the witnesses? Show me the proof from the eye witnesses>
Yep, I'm a skeptic.