8 May

Another win for the most audacious Commander-in-Chief of the last 500 Years!

                                       

The reason for the over-the-top headline blurb is due to an FB friend who posted “Another win for Obama & his Military Intelligence Chief!” as a comment-response to my linking to the Long War Journal reportage of Quso’s recent vaporization.

No, I don’t see President Obama “spiking the football” on this; nor on the foiled Diaper Bomb Upgrade 2.0 plot (something he’s been accused of doing in regards to the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death). But this certainly did

strike me:

The disclosure of the plot, first reported by the Associated Press, comes less than a week after the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden and amid recent efforts by the Obama administration to make its counterterrorism accomplishments a central issue in the presidential campaign.

White House officials previously said they were unaware of any terrorism plots tied to the one-year mark of bin Laden’s death. Despite Monday’s disclosure, a senior administration official said those assertions were accurate.

“We had no specific, credible information about active terrorist plots timed to coincide with the bin Laden anniversary and reiterate that this device never represented a threat to the public,” the senior official said.

Nevertheless, the detection of the alleged al-Qaeda plan appears to have set a series of counterterrorism operations in motion.

I’m grateful for the continuity of government that sees America being protected from its enemies regardless of the “R” or the “D” next to the name of the current PotUS. But, given this is an election year, and given how President Bush was harshly criticized by political partisans for creating a climate of fear with terror-alert warnings all apparently for political gain, I am bemused by these recent events.

I remember liberal BDSers scoffing conspiratorially how the terrorism threat from the al Qaeda network was overexaggerated and all for politics. How the GWoT was all a sham.

President Obama doesn’t have much on his near-four-year resume worth bragging about to the American public.

The one area of accomplishment he may well be able to boast of is in the area where he’s behaved most like his predecessor: The job of killing terrorists.

I expect President Romney will carry on with that American tradition in 2013.

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4 Responses to Another win for the most audacious Commander-in-Chief of the last 500 Years!

  1. Nan G says: 1

    ABC News is reporting that, “the threat is far from over– there are believed to be several other would-be bombers with similar non-metallic devices that could get through most airport security screening.”

    Who says?
    Obama just had announced that the war on terrorism was over.
    So, who says there are more would-be bombers?
    The NYTimes (water-carrier for Obama) says the captured jihadi is alive and probably the source for such stories.

    But jihadis lie all of the time, as we are seeing at the trial.
    They all read that al Qaeda Handbook we have seen translated.
    It tells them to lie as much as possible to further terrorize their enemy and to gain sympathy for themselves.
    And we also saw that lying at the run-up to the 10-year anniversary of 9-11-01 when jihadis claimed multiple attacks were going to happen.

    So, how much more invasive will searches on our little child travelers and our grandparent travelers and our infirm travelers have to be to accommodate this juicy tidbit of unconfirmed gossip?

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  2. Liberal1 (objectivity) says: 2

    The main thing I have against Romney—other than he’s a Republican, of course—is the fact that he is a puppet, and simply meets Grove Norquist’s minimum requirement for president: All he has to have is capable finger digit dexterity enough to sign bills.

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  3. skh.pcola says: 3

    “Objectivity” in your user name would suggest something other than making subjective generalizations about people based on their self-identification with our country’s top two political parties. Too, calling Romney a puppet when the alternative is the know-nothing Obama is especially rich. You liberals would be so cute, if your ignorance and narcissism weren’t so dangerous to our collective future. Pfft.

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  4. Nan G says: 4

    The WaPo link points out:

    The disclosure of the plot, first reported by the Associated Press, comes less than a week after the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden and amid recent efforts by the Obama administration to make its counterterrorism accomplishments a central issue in the presidential campaign.
    ….
    ….
    U.S. officials declined to provide key details about the plot, citing concern about protecting sensitive intelligence sources and operations.

    REALLY?
    Yet tonight we find out that the CIA had (operative word in past tense) infiltrated the al Qaeda in the Arabian Penn. network.
    Yes, they HAD.
    But they never will again, right Obama?
    Whose side is he on???
    Bragging rights don’t make it the right thing to do.
    If there needed to be another reason to despise Obama here it is.
    How many years worth of work did he destroy in one day?

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