Valley Patriot Editorial
President Obama’s naïve perspective in dealing with the war on terror (which he refuses to call a war on terror, for fear of offending terrorists), begs the boldness of our enemies to hit us again and again.
The latest suicide attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, “the underwear bomber”, to bring down a plane full of innocent passengers is but a hint of what is yet in store for us, and does not scratch the surface of the bizarre avenues of ruthless havoc available to these dedicated fanatics.
To them, death in martyrdom is preferred over living.
So how did Obama handle this terrorist attack? First, by denying that it was a terrorist attack or part of any organized Al-Qaeda plot, and treating Abdulmutallab like a common criminal. He was read his rights and provided a lawyer.
If the situation wasn’t so serious, this would be a joke. The problem is that America is under attack by Al-Qaeda and Obama is just not prepared to play hard ball. Abdulmutallab should have been treated as an enemy combatant and interrogated immediately by our military. We need to find out who he worked with and whether there were any other attacks planned. Instead, he was advised that he has a right to remain silent, blah, blah, blah.
So, now while Al-Qaeda is laughing at us for failing to recognize a terrorist attack, Obama shows them how weak we are by closing the American Embassy is Yemen. Why? Because the United States cannot keep our diplomats safe from Al-Qaeda.
President Obama has surrendered. And while he has intelligence that Yemen is now the hotbed for terrorism, last week he released 6 terrorists being held at Guantanamo and sent them where? You guessed it, back to Yemen, so they can help train and strengthen Al-Qaeda and attack us again.
Well, he had to keep one campaign promise: closing Gitmo and letting the terrorists go free.
Closing Guantanamo – a country club prison if there ever was one – and spending millions of taxpayer dollars to buy new prison accommodations in mid-America for these enemies, and giving them the rights and privileges of United States citizens, is about as foolish and suicidal as it gets.
The idea of sending terrorists back to Yemen, a hotbed of terrorist recruitment and training, is logic turned on its head. Also, at what price to U.S. taxpayers comes the showcase trial in mid-Manhattan?
The cost of security alone will be in the millions. And, you can bet the ACLU will be rooting for our enemies.
Imagine during World War II, having to read all German or Japanese prisoners their rights (reserved for Americans) and then releasing them to fight again, or dragging them back to the U.S. for trial?!
Only when this war is over should these Muslim murderers for Islam go home, just like past wartime prisoners were handled.
Until then, they should all be executed.
Yes, we are at war, President Obama. Wake up! Or we will all blow up!