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Obama Says U.S. Can ‘Absorb Terror Attacks’

Written By : Warner Todd Huston
September 22, 2010

Eh, don’t worry, America. If there is another 9/11-like terror attack, The One says that we can “absorb it” and just become “stronger” because of it. It’s as if he wants it to happen, or something!

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In his latest book, Bob Woodward encountered a President Obama that seemed to casually blow off worry of another terror attack. The Washington Post gave us a sneak preview of Woodward’s newest tome where Obama acted so flippantly toward another 9/11. (my bold)

Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever… we absorbed it and we are stronger.”

If we are “stronger,” and that is entirely debatable, it certainly isn’t because of anything the Obama administration has done.

In fact Obama has done his level best to make us more vulnerable. From reducing the threat status, to eliminating intelligence programs that were getting results, to simply sending drones to wipe out terrorists (that then take any actionable intelligence to the gave), even to making a mockery of our strength by using childish euphemisms such as “overseas contingency operations,” Obama has taken America off its security footings.

But, what the heck. We can take as many blows as the terrorists can give, says tough guy Barack Hussein Obama! Come and get us, Usamma bin Laden, Obama taunts. We’ll take whatever ya got… and take it… and listen to Iranian mad men speak at the UN…. and take it…. and sit respectfully while Venezuelan dictators harangue America… and take it… and offer our hand in friendship to murderous regimes…. and take it… with a president that barnstorms the world on an apology tour… and take it… as he bows to the floor to every king and dictator in sight… and take it…

I have an idea for Barrack Hussein Obama. How about we GIVE it for a change?

But somehow I can’t escape the feeling that this flippancy comes from Obama’s envy that George W.Bush got a “big event” to make his presidency while all Obama has gotten is a bad economy, massive job loss, and dissatisfaction at every level of society. No big disaster that he could make his nut on. Heck he even wasted the BP Oil spill with weeks of inactivity.

Others agree with me. “This is just another example of the Obama Administration’s flippant attitude towards the War on Terror – a war they refuse to even identify or address. Instead of assuming the United States can just ‘absorb’ another terrorist attack, President Obama should be focused on creating a serious global strategy and fighting the dangerous ideology of Islamic extremism to ensure an act of war like September 11th never happens again,” said David Bossie, executive producer of the film America at Risk.

I can just see him, green with envy that Bush got that big moment. If ONLY Hussein could get a big attack of his own, why THEN he’d show the world what a great president he could be! If only we could “absorb” a big one like 9/11, eh Barrack? And we’d take it…. and take it….

Now, remember the old days when we had a president that was willing to take the fight to the terrorists? Now we have a president that is waiting to “absorb” attacks on us, HERE. And we take it…

Yeah. Remember the good ol’ days?

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