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These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:03:22 AM »
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These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing

Steven Bucci

January 21, 2014 at 6:30 am

It’s less than comforting to hear the President make light of terrorist threats.

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama referred to today’s al-Qaeda fighters as the “jayvee” team.

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” he said.

This shows that the Administration’s wishful thinking about al-Qaeda isn’t over. Obama and his fellow officials seem to think if you say something enough times, it will become true.

Before Benghazi, they claimed al-Qaeda was defeated and on the run. Four dead Americans later, this was proven false.

Then the President said we “cannot stay at war forever.” Again, a nice sentiment, but in the real world, war doesn’t end until both sides stop fighting.

Al-Qaeda is different today than it was on 9/11; that is true. But the new, decentralized version is not to be taken as lightly as Obama seems to. We are still at war—only now with an enemy that is harder to pin down. And the enemy has determination, numbers, resources, and capabilities that we have to worry about. In fact, CNN reported earlier this month that “al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.”

President Obama needs to drop the cute (and misplaced) metaphors and recognize these serious threats for what they are.

There have been at least 60 Islamist-inspired terrorist plots against the U.S. homeland since 9/11. Fifty-three of these were thwarted long before the public was ever in danger, due in large part to the concerted efforts of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence.

We must stay serious about fighting terrorism and equip our dedicated military, intelligence, and law enforcement organizations to do their jobs. The safety of American lives and American interests depends on it.

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Re: These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 11:06:21 AM »
These metaphors were not meant to be cute or misplaced; Obama believes it.


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Re: These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 11:10:44 AM »
These metaphors were not meant to be cute or misplaced; Obama believes it.

Obama is one of them!
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Re: These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 11:38:46 AM »
Obama and his administration are the ones who are "jayvee".  It's almost like he is daring them to do something big to prove themselves. 
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Re: These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 12:00:58 PM »
Obama is one of them!


As well as he is of course acting purely partisan. He said AQ were on the run, as he funds and provides aid and comfort to the muslim brotherhood. Obama ran his re election on killing OBL, think about this-it is all that he has. Obama has to downplay AQ to make it APPEAR that AQ are on the run.
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