The Justice Dept.'s war on heroes
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Appointing a prosecutor to harass CIA interrogators exposes this administration's priorities: The global war on terror takes a back seat to terrorizing some of America's most selfless warriors.http://tinyurl.com/kmgoo9
If you look closely, you can see insidious attempts to weaken Americans' post-9/11 resolve to win against Islamist terrorism, no matter what it cost or how long it took.
Pentagon staff members were informed a mere two months after President Obama's inauguration, for instance, that we were no longer engaged in a "global war on terror"; what America was now waging was an "overseas contingency operation."
The true colors of the Obama Administration are showing loud and clear. Patriotic Americans from the CIA who did their duty to protect the United Sates after the 9/11 attacks are now being demonized by Obama and his cronies and will no doubt eventually be put in jail.
Meanwhile how will the CIA possibly be able to do it's work under such a cloud? In the fearful times immediately after 9/11 it was pretty much assumed that another attack was imminent. That was the atmosphere that CIA interrogates were working under. If any excesses were committed, it was with good intentions and desire to protect the American people from more terrorist attacks. But rather than thanking these heroes for those good works, Obama and company want to throw them in jail.
And the spineless Obama doesn't even have the courage to stand up and take credit for this ill founded Justice department investigation. He is hiding behind his Attorney General Eric Holder.
My oh my has this great nation been totally demoralized under Obama's reign of incompetency. Before he gets through with us, he will have made Jimmy Carter's failed presidency look like a picnic.
This is Dick Cheney's statement on this sorry state of affairs.
The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch further mass casualty attacks against the United States. The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions. President Obama’s decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security.http://tinyurl.com/l5rwux
This nation stood proud and strong under Bush/Cheney. But now those times seem only like a distant memory.