Friday, May 6, 2011

A Liberal About Face . . . Now that the War on Terror is Popular

The hunt for bin Laden due to the Sept. 11 attacks were a defining moment for then President Bush, spanning the rest of his presidency.

On October 7, 2001 he said, "We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail."

The 9/11 Commission concluded that al-Qaeda was clearly in Iraq and responsible for deadly bombings, on September 11th, 2001.

In 2006 Pelosi didn’t think that al Qaeda was active in Iraq. When she was asked by a reporter “President Bush today blamed the surge of violence in Iraq on al Qaeda,” incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded with an incoherent answer about how “the 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the President is resorting to it again."

Wow, have times changed! Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi now calls the killing a “significant development in OUR fight against Al Qaeda.” Now it is OUR fight? Is it a significant development because its campaign season?

Attack, after attack, after relentless attack on then President George Bush, the same Democrats and media are now gloating over the death of Osama Bin Laden, under the watch of Commander in Chief Obama.

Despite the well known fact that Iraq was the only central front in the war against international terror, Democrats saw Iraq as completely unrelated to the war on terror. Democrats claimed that Bush failed in the war against international terror as Bin Laden was at large and Iraq was the wrong war at the wrong place and the wrong time and it can’t be won. The Democrat plan for the war on terror was retreat.

The Middle East began to fall apart under Jimmy Carter over thirty years ago, left to bloom into an international threat with global ramifications under Bill Clinton. China, North Korea, Iraq and Iran became more dangerous throughout the 1990’s. In January of 2001, eight months into a new administration George W. Bush walked into the lion’s den with the events of 9/11.

As the National Security Agency intercepted intercontinental communications between terror cells which ultimately led to the arrests of a UK terror cell that had planned to blow up a dozen planes in route to the US, Democrats were busy pursuing a partisan court ruling to stop those intelligence operations.

As the Central Intelligence Agency interrogated captured terrorists around the globe seeking information to help prevent the next 9/11, Democrats were too busy attacking the CIA for allegedly torturing known terrorist’s committed to killing more innocent people.

Democrats turned the other cheek when it was popular to bash Bush; now that Osama is gone they want to take credit for the war on terror and finding a known terrorist.There cannot be any closure; it is not the end of terrorism. In fact it may only have made matters worse, and now more than ever we need to heighten National Security and become more diligent than ever in protecting the borders of United States.The war against terror is not over as Al Qaeda will still target Americans. Even with the demise of Osama Bin Laden, let us not forget who attacked our people here at home, causing the deaths of 3,100 innocent civilians.

This isn’t about politics; it’s about national security, and protecting the live of Americans. Terrorists kill Americans; they don't choose Republicans or Democrats.

Psst . . They don't really care who wins the election.

~ Joe Sinagra

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