Tuesday, June 23, 2009

See No Evil

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has killed a domestic spy satellite program that would have been used ”to provided federal, state and local officials with extensive access to spy-satellite imagery — but no eavesdropping capabilities— to assist with emergency response and other domestic-security needs, such as identifying where ports or border areas are vulnerable to terrorism.” See: No Eyes in the Sky To me, this is one more indication that the Obama administration does not have our nation’s security as its top-of-mind issue. Add this to the list of other administration backtracks that reduce our nation’s ability to combat radical-Islamic terrorism:

- the announced year-end closing of Gitmo,
- the release of top-secret terrorist interrogation memos,
- the relocating al-Qaeda Uighur terrorists to Bermuda and Palau,
- the reading of Miranda-rights to terrorists captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan,
- and Obama’s ho-hum attitude to a terrorist’s killing of an Army recruiter in Little Rock.

I wonder how much more dismantling is still to occur to the anti-terrorism battlements that were erected by the Bush administration. And this bothers me … it bothers me quite a bit.


Anonymous said...

It isn't that they don't care about national security, because it would look real bad for Obama if we have another terrorist attack on his watch -- and he knows it. It's just that Democrats cannot get elected without promising bribes to their constituents in the form of more welfare, medical, disability, unemployment, childcare, special education, and endless other moocher benefits. But the more Obama spends on defense, the less cash he has to buy Democratic votes – which is why Democrats always hate defense, and which is the main reason why the Founding Fathers went to a lot of trouble to make sure they created a republic rather than a democracy. They knew that all democracies spend themselves into bankruptcy – as we are seeing in California and the federal government. But John Adams said it best, "There never was a democracy that didn't commit suicide."

DEN said...

Your arguement is that the Obama administration is dismantling those effective "anti-terror battlements" erected by Bush because...he is anti-American? Incompetent?
What should Obama have done about the Little Rock killing?