Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports
“September the 11th for them was a bad day; for us it was a change of attitude” — President George W. Bush, 2006.
Barack Obama has a unique response to terrorist attacks: we can “absorb” them. A new book shows the president exhibits blasé indifference to the prospect of Americans suffering another 9/11 attack from Islamic terrorists but highly concerned that it not accept the blame for such an event. The book also reveals Obama crafted his own military strategy for Afghanistan, ignoring Pentagon advice and binding soldiers with pages of activities they cannot do and a deadline for withdrawal, creating a plan so hopeless a senior administration official believes “it can’t work.” As this writer has long noted, Obama hopes to drain the military budget so it can be redeployed into domestic spending programs that “fundamentally transform America.”
The new revelations are found in Watergate reporter Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. In addition to showing a dysfunctional administration filled with self-important charlatans at war with each other over power and prestige — the norm in Washington — excerpts portray a president who views constant briefings about impending terrorist threats as a hassle. The commander-in-chief told Woodward during a July interview, “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.”
At least, those of us who survived.
This administration believes the real threat is not terrorism but bad PR….