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  • Our New Terror Policy: Safety Last?

    03/18/2009 5:24:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 392+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 19, 2009
    Homeland Security: Are you safer now than you were two months ago? From the handling of captured terrorists to airborne security, the U.S. government has quietly relaxed post-9/11 protections.For years, liberal Democratic politicians and the establishment media have worked to paint a picture of former Vice President Dick Cheney as a demon with godlike powers. The Washington Post, in a Pulitzer-winning series of articles, called him "the most influential and powerful man ever to hold the office of vice president." During President George W. Bush's first term, Cheney was depicted as the real power and brains in the White House,...
  • McCain: 'Too Early' to Tell If Obama Has Put Nation at Risk of Terror Attack

    03/17/2009 2:39:15 PM PDT · by NCjim · 29 replies · 827+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 17, 2009 | George Stephanopoulos
    Today, I tried something new. I interviewed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., via Twitter, the micro-blogging website. I received a lot of questions for the senator from the Twitter community -- thanks for those. McCain and I discussed the AIG bailout and bonuses; whether he agrees with former Vice President Dick Cheney that President Obama has put nation at risk of a new terror attack; which nation worries him more: Iran or Pakistan; and his reaction to his daughter's recent feud with radio talk show host Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter. McCain said it is "too early" to tell if President...
  • Taking risks with terror: Naive U.S. justice system is turning terrorists loose

    03/16/2009 4:17:22 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 24 replies · 714+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 16, 2009 | Editors
    The "terrorists to the bone" taunting by five Al Qaeda architects of the 9/11 attacks was a painful reminder that more than seven years after the murders of 3,000 Americans, the U.S. has failed abysmally in the application of justice. Those who committed the unspeakable should no longer have the capacity to speak. They should be dead. But no. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his fellow conspirators are shielded by lawyers who charge the government violated civil liberties by disclosing defiant declarations the terrorists themselves filed in court. This is the world turned disgracefully on its head. We ourselves are to...
  • Napolitano Avoids Mentioning 'Terrorism' in Remarks to Congress

    02/24/2009 8:35:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 746+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/24/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano avoids mention of the terms "terrorism" or "Sept. 11" in remarks prepared for her first congressional testimony since taking office, signaling a sharp change in tone from her predecessors. Napolitano is the first homeland security secretary to drop the term "terror" and "vulnerability" from remarks prepared for delivery to the House Homeland Security Committee, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. Tom Ridge, who headed the agency when it was launched in 2003, mentioned terrorism 11 times in his prepared statement at his debut before the oversight committee in 2003. And...
  • Obama Plans Dramatic Changes to Reduce Nuclear Arsenal

    02/16/2009 9:45:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,267+ views ^ | Feb. 16, 2009 | Dave Eberhart
    If he has his way, President Barack Obama will dramatically change the nuclear weapons policy of the U.S. – leaving behind Cold War doctrine and looking to a model of a minimal nuclear arsenal -- just ominous enough to do the job of deterrence. Obama may be mired in the economic stimulus debate, but the clock is also relentlessly ticking on some volatile policy decisions regarding the nation’s aging nuclear arsenal – the stuff of that deterrence. Foreign nations, friend and foe, are poised to discover Obama’s nuclear agenda, while some critics within the U.S. are fearful that the new...
  • Obama's Proposed Space Weapon Ban Draws Mixed Response

    02/06/2009 2:05:22 PM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 470+ views ^ | Thu Feb 5, 2009 | Turner Brinton
    .S. President Barack Obama's recent pledge to seek a ban on space weapons drew a mixed reaction from experts in the field, with some saying the president might be better off pursuing something more modest and less complex, such as a set of international rules governing space operations. Arms control advocates nonetheless applauded the statement as a welcome departure from the space policy stance of former President George W. Bush, who rejected the notion of banning or limiting space weapons via treaty arrangements. "The Bush administration rejected space diplomacy," said Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center, a...
  • Obama voices concern about freed Guantanamo inmates (Can't say if those released will attack us!)

    02/02/2009 1:07:41 PM PST · by 82ndABNOfficer · 76 replies · 2,288+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-02-2009 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said in an interview aired on Monday he worried that detainees freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, might resume attacks on the United States. "Can we guarantee that they're not going to try to participate in another attack? No," Obama said. "But what I can guarantee is that if we don't uphold our Constitution and our values, that over time that will make us less safe. And that will be a recruitment tool for organizations like al-Qaeda."

    02/02/2009 11:13:59 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 98 replies · 2,281+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 2, 2009 | CLEMENTE LISI
    President Obama said he is worried that detainees freed from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay might resume attacks on this country - but argued that its closure had to be done in order to "uphold" what he called "our values."
  • Under Obama, 'War on Terror' Phrase Fading

    02/01/2009 11:37:21 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 729+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2009
    The "War on Terror" is losing the war of words. The catchphrase burned into the American lexicon hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is fading away, slowly if not deliberately being replaced by a new administration bent on repairing the U.S. image among Muslim nations.
  • Defense Official: Obama Calling for Defense Budget Cuts

    01/31/2009 12:23:18 PM PST · by MaestroLC · 37 replies · 1,105+ views
    FOX News ^ | Friday, January 30, 2009 | By Jennifer Griffin
    The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 percent -- about $55 billion -- a senior U.S. defense official tells FOX News.
  • Obama Cuts Military Budget 11%

    01/30/2009 8:08:14 PM PST · by sswenviron · 30 replies · 1,654+ views
    Environmental Republican ^ | 1/30/09 | Scott
    Yes, he's cutting the military the midst of two wars. Think about that; he is cutting back on supplies, health care, VA funding and everything else while simultaneously pushing a bill that includes $4-billion plus for "neighborhood stabilization"--read ACORN. Obama needs his base right about now and he'll do anything to get their support, including sentencing our men and women of the military to substandard conditions. That will result in deaths to those who joined to protect our nation.
  • Obama to ask Joint Chiefs to cut defense budget 10%

    01/30/2009 4:39:47 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 138 replies · 4,428+ views | Jan 30, 2009
    Just heard on FoxNews that Obama is planning on asking the Joint Chiefs to cut the defense budget 10%.
  • Breaking: Obama orders Pentagon to cut "more than 10%" of the defense budget "to start"

    01/30/2009 4:41:15 PM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies · 2,905+ views
    Fox News Live | 1/30/09
    Breaking on Fox. Developing. In related news, Obama chickens-out on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Tells Congressional Dems to do the dirty work for him.
  • Law Professor: Obama Has Opened the Door to Further Terrorist Attacks on USA

    01/29/2009 3:08:43 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 15 replies · 876+ views
    The Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 1/29/2009 | Publicola
    Legal scholar John Yoo writes in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal that Barack Obama’s executive order giving new rights to the illegal combatants housed at Guantanamo Bay is a dangerous threat to national security that has “opened the door to further terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.” He continues, “It is naive to say, as Obama did in his inaugural speech, that we can reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. That high-flying rhetoric means that we must give al Qaeda — a hardened enemy committed to our destruction — the same rights as garden...
  • Tony Blankley's Untimely Cry

    01/28/2009 4:11:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 679+ views ^ | January 28, 2009 | Brent Bozell III
    Authors often try to release their books at an absolutely perfect moment for stoking sales. Exhibit A is PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, who scheduled her liberal "era of Obama" thrill-fest about hot-shot black Democrats for Barack Obama's Inauguration Day. Tony Blankley did almost exactly the opposite. To paraphrase the famous Bill Buckley slogan for National Review, Blankley's new book stands athwart the historic Obama swearing-in, yelling stop. It's titled "American Grit," and it calls for a "new nationalism," a notion at odds with Obama's open disdain for American exceptionalism. The left and their media allies have spent nearly every day...
  • Most FSM Readers Agree: Obama’s Policies Less Likely to Keep America Safe

    01/27/2009 11:50:44 AM PST · by NickyAitch · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | January 27, 2009 | FSM Editors
    If you think the Islamists have given up, think again…
  • Bush's 'war on terror' comes to a sudden end (HEY LIBS, YOU PICKED A TRAITOR, WIMP AND LOSER!)

    01/23/2009 3:40:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 80 replies · 2,209+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/23/2009 | Dana Priest
    President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless. While Obama says he has no plans to diminish counterterrorism operations abroad, the notion that a president can circumvent long-standing U.S. laws simply by declaring war was halted by executive order in the Oval Office. Key components of the secret structure developed...
  • The New Era of Irresponsibility-executive orders dismantle most effective anti-terrorism tools

    01/23/2009 7:50:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 535+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-23-09 | Ben Johnson
    The New Era of Irresponsibility   By Ben | Friday, January 23, 2009 Upon hearing that President Obama plans to close Guantanamo Bay within a year, the first thought that occurred to me was: where will terrorists go for their lemon chicken? One detention center librarian has said "a few [detainees] are kind of hooked on" the Harry Potter series; will Obama at least detain them long enough to finish The Deathly Hallows? For that matter, where else will these young jihadists ever enjoy access to a several thousand-volume library? How can you keep a boy in the...
  • Leon Panetta Pick Signals Obama Will Relent on War on Terror to ‘Civil Rights’ Concerns of Al-Qaeda

    01/06/2009 8:23:30 AM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 46 replies · 1,733+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 1/6/2009 | Historicus and Publicola
    The pick of Leon Panetta as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency signals just one thing — Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., the president-elect, is ready to capitulate to terrorists. For weeks, there have been rumors in the military and intelligence world that Obama was having difficulty finding a new CIA director because no one who was qualified wanted to work with Eric Holder, Obama’s choice for Attorney General. Holder famously defended the “wall of separation” between the CIA and the FBI during the Clinton administration, which prevented the agencies from sharing intelligence on terrorists, for fear of harming...
  • NY Times Claims Obama Election a Defeat for Terrorism

    11/20/2008 11:54:21 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 16 replies · 834+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2008 | Don Feder
    Buried in a story in today’s New York Times is a fantastic notion - which is nevertheless entirely consistent with The Times’ worldview - that Obama’s win was a psychological defeat for terrorism. The story is about a tape released by Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s chief lieutenant, who referred to President-elect Obama as a “house Negro.” The article suggests that Al Qaeda is lashing out. The Times claims, “American antiterrorism officials and other experts dismissed the video as a desperate tactic by a terrorist group that suffered a defeat in the global war of ideas with Mr. Obama’s election”...