Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"War on Terror" or Maybe They Just Aren't That Into Us
President Obama ordered the phrase 'war on terror' be removed from all communication. While I understand the PR aspects of why he wanted to set a new tone with his administration, the rest of the world doesn't appear to have signed onto the general concept. Perhaps the President needs to have Mrs. Clinton deliver some more of those "reset" buttons. And while she's at it, she can drop one off in the Oval Office.
“As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation—the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.” - Dick Cheney
But of course we are the US of A. We will surround ourselves with an impenetrable shield of good intention ?
It's a good thing we have the latest and greatest technology in body scanners. There is nothing we can not overcome without a little American ingenuity. Right?!?!
Of course Israel doesn't use body scanners. And when you think it through, it make perfect sense that a full body scan of a wife would be never be permitted by a Muslim man.
Israel has no qualms about admitting that there are people in the world who wish to do them harm. And that it's possible to take an honest look at these people and find that many of them fit a certain profile.
If you've ever flown on El Al Airlines, you notice that you are not be treated the same of those Israeli citizens flying with an Israeli passport. Flying El Al you begin to have an idea of how they keep people safe. And they do it quickly and very efficiently.
You want some tips on what American can do to stay safe? Call Israel.