Sometimes I wonder, can’t we just cut out the middle man and appoint terrorists to all the top national security positions? At least that way we would know exactly where we stand.
Instead Obama plans to nominate John Brennan, also known as every movie villain ever, to be the CIA Director. It seems like it would be simpler to just pick the first guy out of Gitmo and give it to him, but Brennan has more tenure than they do.
So instead we’re about to get a CIA Director who thinks like this…
The President’s strategy is absolutely clear about the threat we face. Our enemy is not “terrorism” because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not “terror” because terror is a state of mind, and as Americans we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as “jihadists” or “Islamists” because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam
Never mind what they call themselves, we’re going to pretend that they’re not Jihadists because we’ll beat them with the mighty power of denial.
Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie—propagated by al-Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism—that the United States is somehow at war against Islam. The reality, of course, is that we never have been and will never be at war with Islam.
Islam can be at war with us, but we’ll never be at war with them. They can kill us by the thousands, the hundreds of thousands and the millions and we will still refuse to fight them.
And the president’s strategy outlines how we will achieve this mission and keep Americans safe. We will deny al-Qaeda and its affiliates safe haven. We will secure the world’s most dangerous weapons—especially the nuclear materials that al-Qaeda seeks and would surely use against us.
As a result of that strategy, Al Qaeda now has safe havens in Syria and Mali, not to mention Libya where it all began.