Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sarah Palin on Obama’s handling of the Underpants Bomber and the War On Terror

From the moment Janet Napolitano came out with her clown statement that the “system worked”, you just knew Sarah Palin was going to have something to say about how this administration handles terror.

In typical no nonsense fashion Palin points out the emptiness of Obama’s latest statements and calls out the various absurdities of treating terror suspects as common criminals.  

How is it that Palin, who the left would have us believe is a hayseed, can in three simple paragraphs so clearly state who are enemy is, the threat that they pose and the correct way to deal with them, meanwhile the supposed “intellectual giant” Obama needs days and days and days to state the obvious that the system failed?

Palin: It’s War, not a Crime Spree
A strong statement from the People's Governor:
President Obama’s meeting with his top national security advisers does nothing to change the fact that his fundamental approach to terrorism is fatally flawed. We are at war with radical Islamic extremists and treating this threat as a law enforcement issue is dangerous for our nation’s security. That’s what happened in the 1990s and we saw the result on September 11, 2001. This is a war on terror not an “overseas contingency operation.” Acts of terrorism are just that, not “man caused disasters.” The system did not work. Abdulmutallab was a child of privilege radicalized and trained by organized jihadists, not an “isolated extremist” who traveled to a land of “crushing poverty.” He is an enemy of the United States, not just another criminal defendant.
It simply makes no sense to treat an al Qaeda-trained operative willing to die in the course of massacring hundreds of people as a common criminal. Reports indicate that Abdulmutallab stated there were many more like him in Yemen but that he stopped talking once he was read his Miranda rights. President Obama’s advisers lamely claim Abdulmutallab might be willing to agree to a plea bargain – pretty doubtful you can cut a deal with a suicide bomber. John Brennan, the President’s top counterterrorism adviser, bizarrely claimed “there are no downsides or upsides” to treating terrorists as enemy combatants. That is absurd. There is a very serious downside to treating them as criminals: terrorists invoke their “right” to remain silent and stop talking. Terrorists don’t tell us where they were trained, what they were trained in, who they were trained by, and who they were trained with. Giving foreign-born, foreign-trained terrorists the right to remain silent does nothing to keep Americans safe from terrorist threats. It only gives our enemies access to courtrooms where they can publicly grandstand, and to defense attorneys who can manipulate the legal process to gain access to classified information.
President Obama was right to change his policy and decide to send no more detainees to Yemen where they can be free to rejoin their war on America. Now he must back off his reckless plan to close Guantanamo, begin treating terrorists as wartime enemies not suspects alleged to have committed crimes, and recognize that the real nature of the terrorist threat requires a commander-in-chief, not a constitutional law professor.


Samuel Gonzalez said...

I posted Palins comments on my blog too. I find it very interesting how the MSM is totaling ignoring Palins substantive comments on Obmama's handling of National security. But, anytime Levy Johnston farts it makes national news.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

She is not saying anything that hasn't been said by some common-sense individuals and sadly, it will be ignored.
If the current administration is not at all serious about stopping terrorist attacks, I think the thing to do would be to admit it. What refreshing honesty it must be to hear that the authorities are "there-thering" the public and have no real intention of adopting saner and more effective policies.

Clifton B said...


That has been the game plan from the get go for the MSM. Ignore all of Palin's substantive accomplishment and only report tabloid stuff to make her into Queen of the Hillbillies.

However, she has done an end run around the media by using Facebook to speak directly to the people. So long as we pass her words along, her message becomes amplified.

Clifton B said...


Obama is very vulnerable on terror, this is why he is slowly back tracking and {excuse my French) eating shit. Watch, he will dump Napolitano or someone within the next few days.

Obama's problem is that dumping someone is a band aid. The next attack will sink him and his silly policies for sure.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

One would think that he would defer to people with experience in order to come up with effective policies. That would mean, however, that he cared about the public. Not seeing that here.
Mrs. Palin is right. The Israelis are right. We need that "rightness" here.

Gorges Smythe said...

Even many who liked her said that she would have been too much of a green-horn to be president, but we ended up with much worse. She may look a whole lot better come 2012.

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