Obama takes first steps towards losing the war with radical Islam
President Obama signed several executive orders today directing the CIA to close its network of secret foreign prisons, close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within a year and limit interrogation standards to only those outlined in the Army Field manual. These executive orders are only the first of what I am afraid will be many executive orders issued by Obama that will systematically dismantle the infrastructure to fight radical Islam that former President Bush put in place during his administration.
The fact that it is this infrastructure that has prevented any radical Islamic attacks on American soil since 9/11 is one that most liberals and apparently President Obama have either ignored or refuse to acknowledge. How President Obama’s moves to dismantle this infrastructure are going to keep America safe is beyond me. I think Obama’s main motivation is to appease foreign governments and ‘restore’ America’s stature with Muslim and other countries.
The problem with this is that Obama should not be concerned with winning a popularity contest but rather be concerned with winning the war against radical Islam and keeping America safe. If you are wondering why I use the term ‘radical Islam’ instead of ‘terrorism’ it is because I believe in accurately describing what we are actually at war against. As Pat Dollard says on his blog:
Enough with the pseudonyms. Western civilization isn’t at war with terrorism any more than it is at war with grenades. Western civilization is at war with militant Islam, which dominates Muslim communities all over the world.
If President Obama thinks that actions like the ones he is ordering are going to garner us favor with Muslim countries around the world and put America in a more favorable light he is sadly mistaken. While his actions may be well received by the leaderships of some Muslim countries they will not mitigate the hatred that radical Islam has for us and all of Western civilization. Let’s take of the blinders and see the threat that radical Islam poses to us in the light of reality. They don’t hate us because of our support of Israel. They don’t hate us because we have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They don’t hate us because of Britney Spears.
They hate us because we are infidels and we stand in the way of their plans to wage a war of aggressive expansion and spread of their beliefs. They hate us because we are not Muslims and do not share their particular twisted version of Islam. They hate us because we are not like them. Radical Islam is anathema to everything our country represents. To quote Pat Dollard again:
We don’t lose our souls when we treat our enemies as enemies. We don’t redeem ourselves when we close Guantanamo Bay or try terrorists in civilian courts. When it comes to war, extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and killed more US citizens than the Japanese did during the attack on Pearl Harbor the gloves came off and they need to stay off until radical Islam is no longer a threat to us. Many people, apparently including President Obama, have forgotten that the US firebombed Tokyo and dropped two atomic bombs on Japan before we defeated them . Yet we can’t seem to stomach a little water boarding to save American lives.
I wish you would read the entire article that Pat Dollard wrote about this. It explains far better than I can how misguided actions like the ones President Obama is implementing will not only endanger our lives but threaten the very existence of our country. I know a lot of people will disagree with what I am saying. I can only pray that President Obama will find the wisdom and courage to do what is right and necessary to protect our country from radical Islam. President Bush did so at the cost of ridicule and scorn from many of the very people he so ably defended.