Barack Nagin’s War on Terror

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

The media have already begun cranking up coverage of this weekend’s fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. That event marked the first serious deterioration of public support for George W. Bush, although New Orleans’ Ray Nagin was the mayor who failed his city and left his population stranded while school buses went unused. The media made sure Bush got the blame, and a year later, combined with increasing sectarian violence in Iraq and a handful of House corruption scandals (some since dismissed), that would hand the Democrats control of Congress. The retrospective is the media’s way of celebrating their victory.

We should not forget we’re also closing in on another anniversary: it has been nearly 10 years since the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Terrorists blew a hole in the side of the ship and killed 17 sailors just off the coast of Aden, Yemen, on October 12, 2000. One of the “alleged” bombers, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, has been in U.S. custody since 2002. But the Obama administration just announced it is once again dropping all charges against him.

Eric Holder‘s Justice Department wrote in a brief, “no charges are either pending or contemplated with respect to al-Nashiri in the near future.” This is the second time the Obama administration has stopped al-Nashiri’s trial, halting a Guantanamo Bay hearing shortly after Obama came to power in February 2009.

The trial seemed to be moving along last November — more than nine years after the bombing and seven years after the suspect’s capture — when Holder testified “the Cole bombing…was an attack on a United States warship, and that, I think, is appropriately placed into the military commission setting.”

Obama did not call the trial off over lack of evidence. Capt. Kirk Lippold, commander of the Cole when it was bombed, said, “I am very confident, based upon what I have heard, that there is more than sufficient evidence linking him to the attack on Cole directly.” The Washington Post quoted an unnamed military man who explained why Obama quit: “It’s all politics at this point,” he said.

The case is of more than passing importance. Lippold told Fox News, “The war on terror began not on 9/11 but on 10/12.” In fact, it began even before that, with the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the assault on the Khobar Towers in 1996, and the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. The Cole bombing was the final push before 9/11. Bill Clinton’s response (or non-response) assured the worst terrorist attack in history would follow. In fact, Clinton had stalled the previous investigations into Islamic extremists’ attacks on America, because they undermined his foreign policy outreach to Iran (that sure paid off), and because they exposed his lie that his administration was eight years of “peace and prosperity.”

Now Barack Obama is following his footsteps and doing…nothing.

Obama is not prosecuting terrorists, not prosecuting the Black Panthers who intimidated Republican voters (or white Democrats, for that matter), not prosecuting illegal immigrants already set for deportation.

But he has instructed Eric Holder to sue the State of Arizona over its immigration bill and to legally harass Sheriff Joe Arpaio for doing the job Obama ought to be doing on the border.

Obama, Holder, and the Democrats have their priorities. Unfortunately, they aren’t America’s.

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Comments

  1. when the ag of THE USA does not enforce The LAW and was a defender of muslim terrorists before coming back to washington DC , just what do you expect ?? This ain't rocket science folks

  2. This country is doomed with Obama and Holder and their support of their cohorts and cronies (Muslim terrorists). Why has this idiot not been impeached yet?

  3. Nothing has been done about obasatan because he is a terrorist that slithered his way in to presidency with the help of our so called x presidents and there bitches there thugs….The Clinton Clan, Bush, Carter, muslins, The Senators, Governors of our States, and all those going in and out of the White House..Every, Every, bit of them need to be removed, prosecuted to the fullest for treason upon this Nation..Jailed and in some cases put to rest for the murder of millions of AMERICANS and stealing there livelihoods.

  4. Thanks to Nancy Pelosi, the founder of Obama that put him on the presidential ticket. He was definitely planted here! Now won't that be a big surprise to the supporters – then we will see how fast they changer their minds. I call him the "terrorist within". Al Quadia is pretty intelligent!

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