In a quiet and unsung move president Obama has taken his first Presidential step since taking office January 2009. No major fan fare or speeches with war on terrorism logos on the back drop. With just a signature on a document Obama set into motion helicopters and guns with one goal in mind, the death of a man. This action was never anticipated by either political party and most assuredly it was the last thing on terrorist Saleh Ali Nabhans mind.
Who could have ever thought that our current commander in chief who champions the liberal mindset would have ever personally condemned a man to death but now there is no denying that this mans end of life came with Obamas blessing.
Nabhan is believed to have been behind the 1998 attacks on U.S. emabassies in Kenya and Tanzania and also is the reported mastermind of the resort hotel bombing in Mombasa 2002 as well as a failed rocket attack on an Israeli airliner. An officer of the al Qaeda network it is not reported as yet if he leaves any family behind.
President Obama, welcome to the presidency of the United States of America. It is these types of decisions that only a few chosen men are charged to make and you sir have made your first. I don’t believe you will be treated with the same distain as your predecessor and as of this writing there seems only to be the fan fare of a few blogs and the talk radio which you despise. No voices even in these venues seem to be overly critical and there are no plans for congressional hearings and talks of war crimes. You sir by your action, forethought and with deliberate conscience have decided that a man should die.
It is a heavy decision that any leader has to make to send men and women into harms way with the only goal of ending the life of those we deem our enemy. Saleh Ali Nabhan has no further part of anything under the sun, no thought work or deed. He was not afforded the chance to face the blind eyes of justice and only waits for his day to meet his maker where divine judgement will be meted out.
This step was yours President Barack Hussein Obama and yours alone. With it you have saved lives but you may never meet or know who it is that will benefit from your decision. The hardest decisions are always the loneliest and come with the most weight. Perhaps you have gleaned some modicum of grandeur from President Bush who was faced with thousands of these in his 8 years. It seems at least for now you will escape the cruel scrutiny that Bush dealt with but the heaviness cannot be escaped. The death of any man is not to be taken lightly even those who are confirmed terrorists.
So you sir have come to this conclusion and may need to decide other similar actions as well. I pray to God for wisdom for you and that you continue to stand strong in the face of our enemies. When those long nights come you only need to look back one administration for the example of a leader who stood strong in his convictions and moral direction for an example. If you gain nothing else from recent history this is something you should not ignore and with todays threats that abound, it’s something I’m sure you’ll need.
Our society, our government and indeed much of the world is made up of checks and balances. Criminals would rule the streets if there were no police to hinder them and arrest the bad guys they’ve caught. Our elected official’s decisions are designed to be tempered with a system that doesn’t allow for one branch of the government to get too high and mighty.
And what about the world we live in? We have no jurisdiction over China and yet they make many policies and hold back certain actions because they know it may bring negative consequences from the United States or perhaps those in Europe. Russia no longer trounces wherever they please and Germany learned this hard lesson many years ago as well.
Sure these countries still thumb their nose once in awhile or flex their military muscle in a show of strength. Maybe they keep us in balance and reinforce our belief in a strong defense. The point is it works both ways but for many many years the United States of America has been the big dog on the porch. To some in the U.S.A. that’s a bad thing and proves we’re some sort of imperialistic dictatorship forcing our ideas on other countries. In reality every country we’ve helped that was at our mercy, we’ve rebuilt, rearmed and let flourish if they so chose. You can’t name one country that we have committed some sort of coup and taken over lock stock and barrel. In fact, quite the opposite is true.
The winds of change are now blowing.
With our new leadership ‘shaking hands’ with the enemy who has NO desire to change, talking with those insane leaders who wish annihilation on entire races of people and letting tiny little despot pirates hold more than a few battleships at bay; it appears we are seceding from the ‘checks and balances system’.
It’s no wonder that these dictators who are rich beyond any Hollywood liberal’s imagination have found new strength. It’s as if in the 12th round of a prize fight the heavy weight champion has lost his desire and refuses to punch as he gets pummeled. These so called leaders live in a cocoon like their liberal brethren as their people starve and live sub standard lives but somehow that’s ok. Now that America has been lulled to sleep and embarrassed by some phony fabricated shame, these self appointed rulers are beginning to pile on us.
Instead of a steady strong leader such as we had with George Bush we have an apology maven who wants to repent and be baptized in the name of the one world order. To do that he must confess his countries sins (which are not his by the way) so that the great church of the monolithic socialites can punish us and have us pay for our transgressions.
Even someone who is not astute in world affairs could tell you that these once ‘held in check’ players on the world stage are now standing up to the weakening giant and boldly taking their shots. They see the lack of resolve and the huge hole in our armor and are no longer afraid.
Was September 11th 2001 that long ago that we have forgotten. Was that blow we took from crazed lunatics so insignificant that we pass it off now as just a bad memory?
Our country didn’t rebound from those 2 towers crashing to the ground and those brave people over Pennsylvania dying by retreating to a corner. It was our willingness to punch back and strike hard against an enemy that has no rules. Are these fanatics we face now any different?
No, the only thing that has changed is our leadership and perhaps for some of us, our willingness to fight.
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Well we could go either way with this premise. Either President Bush seeing grave danger and mounting problems moved with decisive action to house “enemy combatants”. Seeing the need for gleaning necessary information out these ruthless people he had Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) set up in 2001. This facility was to house not just your everyday purse snatchers, no, these folks were caught out in the battle field with things like machine guns, IED’s, (improvised explosive devices) rocket launchers, laptops filled with plans, contacts, future moves, etc. All these wonderful little gadgets were pointed at our military. Your sons and daughters mind you. One other caveat no one seems to think of is that these “terrorist’s” wear no distinguishable uniform. You can’t tell an Al Qaeda member from the local merchant. They blend and move in and out of innocent civilians with ease. That’s a huge problem these cowards have presented. That’s a huge problem that needed action. Who moved?
The other way we could go would be to listen to “every wind of doctrine” and bend with the strongest gales. Across the nation and throughout the world lone calls of closing Gitmo and cat calls of mistreatment started soon after it’s establishment. At first these railings weren’t received very well. People of the world hadn’t yet been treated to their daily diet of death, destruction, and mayhem. Provided by the media and all Bush’s fault of course. Then as the glare of the spotlight focused and liberal left groups cried all the louder for “human rights”, one by one politicians began to cave. Not willing to stand up for our own military men and womens rights they bowed to donors and extremist’s. Problems did arise, funny that seems to happen both in war and peace times, instead of handling them, prosecuting the wrong doers and moving on, the liberal left used it to beat down and grind their goals into the American psyche. Polls were thrown at us almost daily and our weak elected leaders on the left and some on the right saw this as a possible problem in their re-election plans. A few did not. (see above paragraph ). Obama ran his platform on many promises, one of which was to immediately close Gitmo on day one. Regardless of valuable information we get that saves Americans, never mind that no one else in the world wants these guys. Save John Murtha, Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania. Isn’t he the guy that said our troops were murderders and rapists? I wonder how the citizens of PA feel about him aswaging his guilt this way (maybe I give him to much credit for having guilt-that would indicate a conscious). Well now Obama has closed Gitmo with a mighty stroke of his majestic pen. Not right away mind you, lets wait a year then that’s it. Absolutely closing, just not right away, let’s wait a year see what happens and then Gitmo is no more, maybe. Period. Now I ask you. Who moved?
Did the man who stood fast in the face of fierce opposition and a brutal media who exaggerated Abu Ghraib as the ultimate sin that we’ll never live down. That man who saw the need for Americas protection as his foremost calling regardless of the polls. The man who stood for and with the troops at every turn. Was it that man.
Or was it the man who ran on a platform of change and with that turned away from real decisions and hard policy on day two of his administration. Appeasing those who would let American troops be less safe. They have to worry about “terrorists rights” with every door they bust open to find the bad guys and rid this evil off of the battle field.
Which man moved? They both did. One by his convictions, the other by the wind.