Since the close call on Christmas Day, when a Northwest Airlines flight’s crew and passengers almost fell victim to a Jihadist from Nigeria, the Democrat Party leadership including President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Kerry (still fuming over his loss to George W. Bush) and Representative John Murtha are all onboard for the war on terrorism.
At least for now, gone are the days of euphemisms created by the Democrats to avoid something most American kids know: We are fighting a global war on Islamofascists abroad and their dangerous Fifth Column within the continental US.
So before you allow these politically motivated pseudo-patriots to fill your head with their war plans, commentary about military matters and other nonsense, remember who these people are and what they’ve said whenever they dropped their guard.
While no longer a politician of any consequence, recall that when then-President Carter ran for re-election, American voters couldn’t wait to send him packing from the White House. When Carter took office, one of the first things he did was to throw our ally, the Shah of Iran, under a bus. When radical Muslims captured our embassy in Tehran and held our fellow Americans hostage, Carter dithered and dodged and made a feeble attempt at a rescue that made the Keystone Cops look efficient. Ronald Reagan whipped Carter in the 1980 Presidential race, and while Reagan will always be remembered as one of the great US presidents, Mickey Mouse could have beat Carter after his one-term performance.
It’s been said that Bill Clinton talks a good fight. In Somalia, he ordered US troops to cut-and-run. When Islamic terrorists attacked the USS Cole, he made a tough speech, but nothing else. When Islamic terrorists bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, the Clinton administration treated it as if it were a bank robbery. The bombing of two US embassies garnered an FBI dog-and-pony show. In fact, according to then-FBI director Louis Freeh, when Saudi Arabia’s Kobar Towers was bombed by terrorists and Freeh wished to send FBI agents to investigate the deaths of the American victims, Clinton instead telephoned the Saudi authorities and hit them up for a big donation for the Clinton Library. Most clear-thinking Americans believe that Clinton’s inaction in response to a string of terror attacks laid the foundation for the 9-11 attack. But he did give some great speeches. Just ask the folks at the New York Times.