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Monday, December 28, 2009


Obama continues his 3rd Bush term

The best defense is a good offense, international law be damned. That's the Bush doctrine, and that's the Obama doctrine as well:
"Third, I've directed my national security team to keep up the pressure on those who would attack our country...the United States will...do more than simply strengthen our defenses. We will continue to use every element of our national power to disrupt, to dismantle and defeat the violent extremists who threaten us, whether they are from Afghanistan or Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia, or anywhere where they are plotting attacks against the U.S. homeland."
But it's more than just the similar actions of the two Presidents. It's the way they lie to the American people about the justification for those actions:
"Those plotting against us seek not only to undermine our security, but also the open society and the values that we cherish as Americans."
This is doubly nonsense. First of all, if the claims of Al Qaeda are to be believed, and in this case there's little reason not to, just as with 9/11 the object of this attempted attack wasn't "our security," but protecting their security. They object to having the U.S. military occupy and attack their country. What a surprise. And second of all, there is no evidence that Al Qaeda has any concern whatsoever about the values in this country, whatever kind of society they wish to create their own country.

Pure b.s. straight out of the Bush playbook. Obama sounds better saying it. More's the pity.

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