Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Terrorists Are Winning As Obama Plays "Blame Game"

My Fellow Americans,

The terrorists are winning.  Even though the foiled Christmas Day attack didn't kill a single American, they are still winning.  They are winning because they have, once again, instilled fear among the American people. 

They have forced our security measures to be revamped.  They have laughed at us while airport security officials in Newark find no trace of a guy who bypassed a security checkpoint on Jan. 3 (blame the faulty cameras).  And don't think it wasn't hilarious to them to hear that airport security officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and an airport in Bakersfield, CA were scrambling around only to find that the "suspicious packages" which caused shut downs were actually an airline's marker bag and a bag that contained bottled honey, respectively.

It all comes back to the question of safety I raised on Dec. 29.  President Obama (photo: AP) doesn't appear interested in the safety of this country (read more here).  To me, it seems like he's annoyed with the whole thing.  He only cares about "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  This terror stuff gets in the way of that -- and health care.

Let's think about this for a second.  It will be one year ago on Jan. 20 that Obama took office.  Almost as soon as he finished his speech, he decided to issue an Executive Order to close Guant√°namo by Jan. 22 of this year.  Looks to me like that's going to be another campaign promise he can't meet.

But, it's even more than that.  Obama loves to play the blame game.  He is always blaming the Bush administration for the economy or for the treatment of terrorists.  Never once does he act like a true President and stop campaigning.  It's always, "Well, the folks before I came into office left me with this mess to clean up."

It's September 11, 2001.  The nation has just been hit with the worst terrorist attack on American soil.  Three thousand Americans are dead.  Does President George W. Bush blame former President Bill Clinton for not pursuing Osama bin Laden after the 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center?  The answer is no (and even if he did at all, it certainly isn't to the extent Obama goes with Bush).

Sure, President Bush wasn't perfect.  He had his faults.  But, as I said last week -- he kept us safe.

Obama needs to stop playing games -- especially the blame game.  He needs to take responsibility for this.  Whether he wants to call it like it is or not -- this is a "War on Terror."  He promised to take action on the safety of this nation yesterday.  It would be nice if he delivered.

Obama has been President for almost a year now.  Like it or not, this is his economy, his war -- his Presidency.  Nobody else is responsible -- but HIM.

It's up to him now if, in the next 3 years, he wants to continue to make poor decisions for America.

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