And this was just after I had pulled up some articles and decided to address some of the things the Obama administration will be doing in the War on Terror.
Now I'm going to avoid screaming about every wrong decision I think the president has made so far. But I do feel it is fair to talk about what his goal in defeating this threat is.
First, we go back to the inaugural speech:
"We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."So after the speech was made, he's put trials for the terrorists on hold for a few month, prompting 9/11 families to ask him to get the trial mooving. He's signed the order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, leaving unanswered so far what will be done with the terrorist (I'm for just shooting them). He's limited everyone to Army field manual interrogation rules (or castrated intelligence gathering). And I'm still not sure what will happen with Iraq, although I think he's going to annoy his radical base and not kneecap our troops at a time when we can leave their with all objectives accomplished.
I'm not completely sure how this will affect our fight. And I do not yet know what his election will add to our security. Perhaps his popularity abroad will bring more support where we need it. And perhaps there will be some people that will view us better because George W Bush is now gone, and therefore turn from their support of terror.
But I know our enemy. They don't give a flying fuck who the president is. They don't care if we are honorable or savage. They learn our legal system, they monitor our politics, they hunt for loopholes. And they are relentless. They seek to destroy us by any means available. And our only option to stop them is to kill them dead.
Someone (who shall be unnamed so I don't have to listen to the whining) has been saying that "elections have consequences." And the consequence of the 2008 election is that the mantle of fighting this war is on president Obama's shoulders. And should we face attack again, every statement and decision that Obama has made since he began campaigning is going to be diemboweled.
However, as I live far enough away from a high-casualty target, I'm not too worried for my family.