Obama 2012: Stealing Bush's Legacy
Barack Obama is now campaigning on the capture and kill of Osama Bin Laden a year ago last Tuesday. Really?
For years before he became President and then on the campaign trail in 2008, Obama railed against and denounced the very policies and procedures that ultimately led to the Bin Laden kill. The capture and kill of Osama bin Laden was ten years in the making. And during those years, Barack Obama excoriated George W. Bush for "enhanced interrogation techniques" and waterboarding three (!) top jihad killers. Thousands of lives were saved, but Obama cared more about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's sore nose. Now he is taking credit for those very things? Whiplash. How about the SEALS who took out Bin Laden? Do they deserve any credit?
Much is made of the fact that Obama okayed the kill. Do you mean to tell me he could have said no?
Obama campaigning on the death of bin Laden shows us that he has nothing to campaign on. He catastrophic foreign policy failures are being whitewashed by a complicit propagandist media. Why isn't Obama campaigning on his "cosmic wager" in Egypt, and on his support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Gaza (Hamas) and the United States (CAIR, ISNA, etc.)? Why isn't Obama campaigning on the Sharia governments that are coming to power in Mali, Libya, Tunisia, etc., and on losing North Africa to Islamic supremacists?
The enemedia continues to package the abysmal failure of Obama's foreign policy as a triumph. The world is on the edge facing world war as Islamic supremacists take over whole countries, something made possible by Obama. Aided and abetted by Obama. Let him campaign on that.
The treacherous and weak Obama has proposed an unprecedented sharp reduction to the U.S. nuclear stockpile, including cutting up to 80 percent of America's deployed warheads. It would reduce the U.S. nuclear deployment to the lowest levels since the 1950s. He should campaign on that.
Barack Obama should be campaigning on the respect he paid to the body of Osama bin Laden. How he insisted that bin Laden be given a full Islamic burial by our soldiers (body washing, Islamic prayer, etc.), and that no photos of the body of bin Laden be released.
Obama should be campaigning on his deadly new policy proclaiming that "the war on terror is over," despite the fact that jihad war gaming and attacks against America have never been so frequent.
Consider how embarrassingly unabashed Obama has been in his deference toward and submission to the Muslim world -- bowing to the Saudi king, groveling to the Muslim world at Al Azhar University, turning over NASA to extol the contributions of the Muslim world, expressing vocal support for the reviled Ground Zero mosque at his Iftar gala, the endless apologies for Quran burnings, his $800 million in aid to the Muslim Brotherhood for their Islamic Spring, silence on the Egyptian hostage crisis, his billet doux to Ahmadinejad, his gift of our drone to Iran, his scrub of jihad from law enforcement counter-terrorism materials, his partnering with the OIC on the suppression of free speech (blasphemy laws) - Obama should be campaigning on all of that.
Obama should be campaigning on our deteriorating relationships with long-term allies in Europe and Asia.
Obama should be campaigning on his administration's war on Israel.
Obama should be campaigning on his open-mic remark to Russia's president, promising capitulation to Putin's demands after the November election. Has there ever been a more dangerous threat in the White House? Giving Russia our secret data on missile defense in order to enlist Russia in the missile defense effort. In August 2009, Obama made the decision to abandon our anti-missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic in a craven capitulation to Putin.
Obama should be campaigning on the 15-trillion-dollar debt he incurred, which has irrevocably damaged our nation's strength and power and destroyed our children's future.
Does the humiliation ever end under this president? Will this man ever let us hold our heads up as Americans under his reign?
Pamela Geller is the publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and the author of the WND Books title "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance."