We’ve had some stunning successes recently in the international war on terror. US and Pakistani forces successfully put the snatch on the number two man in the Taliban chain of command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, considered to be their key military strategist. Much to the chagrin of Eric Holder and company he WAS NOT Mirandized, and in the hands of Pakistani interrogators is singing like a Hartz Mountain Canary. It’s safe to say he’s being interrogated for more than fifty three minutes.
Administration requests that Baradar be transferred to New York for trial have so far gone unanswered. Sound improbable? Well it is. There are real questions in many American minds just which side of this war on terror Barack Hussein Obama is really on. Our Marines and Army are being asked to fight with almost impossible constraints on their ability to respond to an enemy who can kill them at will. This is a direct reflection on the will of the Commander-in-Chief. No military in history, other than ourselves and the Israelis, go to more extremes to avoid citizen casualties and unnecessary collateral damage.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
Obama hemmed and hawed for MONTHS giving our troops in-country the force multipliers they required, and then he permits one arm to be tied behind their backs while they fight what is probably the most important battle of the war in Afghanistan to date. Whether it’s troops in the field or terrorist trials at home, Obama’s whole approach to the prosecution of this war is CARTERESQUE at best. At worst it may be something entirely different and more sinister.
Obama’s close connections to the Islamic community, whether with wealthy Pakistani student Mohammad Hasan Shandu from Obama’s Occidental College days to his inexplicable fawning to Muslim leaders, there is much to wonder about. As the leader of a country in a war to the death with a fundamentalist Islamic philosophy which is no more than a cult of death and one which has the STATED aim of the destruction of our country and our way of life, his attitudes become even less understandable.
His recent appointment of Rashad Hussain as US Envoy to the Muslim world is also very suspect, given Mr Hussain’s proven connections with known terrorist sympathizers such as Sami Al-Arian, currently serving time in a federal prison for aiding terrorists.
With about 53% of Americans not even wanting Obama to run for re-election in 2012, and with the lowest approval ratings of any president in recent history I guess it’s time to ask…. Hey Obama, WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? Better yet, WHO are you working for? What oath did you say you were going to abide by?
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010