Monday, January 04, 2010

Obama is not serious about War on Terror!


Bill Kristol usually runs hot or cold with me, and this week he is hot!! He was on Fox News Sunday yesterday and had some pretty devastating things to say about the Obama administration. Newsbusters has some excerpts:
* It was a mistake to treat Abdul Mutallab as a criminal defendant rather than as an enemy combatant: "Mr. Brennan [Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser who appeared earlier] said to you that we're very worried that there're other Abdul Mutallabs out there. This Abdul Mutallab was there for four months. He might know who the others are. He might know their names. Will you let him lawyer up?"

* As to Brennan's claim that there was no "smoking gun" regarding Abdul Mutallab: "He is the smoking gun," going on to detail all the red flags surrounding him. "Frankly, for Mr. Brennan to say, well, no smoking gun, that itself shows a kind of not-serious-about-the-war mentality."

The Weekly Standard editor wasn't through . . .

* "Closing the embassy in Yemen last night? No one wants State Department officials put at risk, but that is a sign of weakness. Closing the embassy? We can't protect our own embassy in Yemen, a place where we have special operations forces. A place we say we're working with the government on the front lines of the war on terror? And there's a terror threat, and we close the embassy?

* Kristol's damning summation: "That's a victory for al Qaeda. This last week has been a victory for al Qaeda in that region, I'm afraid."
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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