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President’s national security adviser is attempting to spin Obama’s terrorism fighter credentials in the media – maybe revealing more than his boss would like …

He who pays the piper calls the tune …

It must be heartwarming for a liberal to hear the President’s National Security Adviser tell ABC News that Obama is more successful than the previous administration at fighting terrorists. To me it not only sounds like bullshit, but the interview is extremely important based on what the National Security Adviser said and they way he said it.

As reported in an ABC News exclusive … 

“ABC News Exclusive: National Security Adviser Says President Obama Is Having Greater Success Taking Terrorists Out of Commission Than Bush Did”

“Responding to criticism from former Vice President Cheney that President Obama is making the nation more vulnerable to terrorism, the president’s National Security Adviser, Gen. Jim Jones (Ret.), told ABC News in an exclusive interview that actually the reverse is true: President Obama’s greater success with international relations has meant more terrorists put out of commission.”

I did not see any indication that President Barack Obama was received in any special manner not befitting any other head of state. There are no major joint terrorist initiatives that stand out in my mind. 

Obama: a ruler?

“This type of radical fundamentalism or terrorism is a threat not only to the United States but to the global community,” Jones said. “The world is coming together on this matter now that President Obama has taken the leadership on it and is approaching it in a slightly different way – actually a radically different way – to discuss things with other rulers to enhance the working relationships with law enforcement agencies – both national and international."

“to discuss things with other rulers” … surely a poor choice of words. Obama is the elected representative of the people of the United States and cannot be considered, in any stretch of the imagination, a ruler that is equivalent to those he may have met in the Middle East or elsewhere.

“to enhance the working relationships with law enforcement agencies” … indicating once again that Obama’s misguided belief that international terrorism is a criminal activity – possibly to be punished in a criminal court after ceding Constitutional rights to a foreign enemy combatant  -- instead of being dealt with by the military using the format of a military tribunal.

The very thought that our safety and security may rest on an FBI investigation, prosecution in American courts with court-appointed and paid ACLU-lawyers attempting to wheedle state secrets out of government prosecutors in an attempt to free their client is ludicrous.

“Jones said that ‘we are seeing results that indicate more captures, more deaths of radical leaders and a kind of a global coming-together by the fact that this is a threat to not only the United States but to the world at-large and the world is moving toward doing something about it.’”

I see the deaths being caused by military and intelligence service operations … not by some sovereign government’s participation or mute assistance. Captures? I am not aware of any population increase at Gitmo? But then again, maybe the FBI whisks them away to New York to stand trial – that is, after reading them their Miranda rights.

Words, just words …

How many times have we seen high officials in the Obama Administration engaged in outright lies, deceptions, misdirection and half-truths?

“The former Marine General didn't provide any specific numbers to back up his claim, but he said ‘there is an increasing trend and I think we seen that in different parts of the world over the last few months for sure.’ He added that he was not ‘making a tally sheet saying we are killing more people, capturing more people than they did -- that is not the issue.’”

A tally sheet is precisely how you measure success – not by counting the favorable stories in the mainstream media. And what is this “us” versus “them” bullshit. The National Security Adviser should be speaking on behalf of the United States, not a politician or a political party. This is war – and the “them” are our enemies.

“But the numbers are going up, he said.  ‘The numbers of high value targets that we are successfully reaching out to or identifying through good intelligence’ from both the CIA and intelligence agencies from US allies has made the difference, he said. ‘We have better human intelligence; we know where the terrorists are moving. Because of the dialogue and the tone of the dialogue between us and our friends and allies...the trend line against terrorism is positive, and that’s what we want. If we have a positive trend line we have a safer country.’”

All of a sudden, our human intelligence assets are now in place and more effective – after having been severely cut and/or compromised by the Carter and Clinton administrations? Tone of the dialogue doesn’t mean diddly squat – it’s the number of killed and captured – and that’s that!

“If we have a positive trend line, we have a safer country?” What happy horseshit is this. You have a bunch of people who will happily slit your throat giving you their enemies and allowing you to kill them for you – and that somehow translates to a safer America?

I can almost envision Obama pushing this puppet out on the stage to engage the mainstream media …

“Jones made his comments the day after Mr. Cheney said he has ‘serious doubts’ about the extent to which President Obama ‘understands and is prepared to do what needs to be done to defend the nation.’ Cheney assailed the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to begin a preliminary investigation into whether any CIA officers went beyond what they were told was legally permissible in interrogating detainees.”

Former Vice President Cheney is 100% correct …

“’It's an outrageous precedent to set, to have this kind of, I think, intensely partisan, politicized look-back at the prior administration,” Cheney said.”’

I would expect that the Obama Administration would concentrate all of its resources on combating the clear and present danger of terrorism and avoid providing aid, comfort and recruiting support to our enemies, both foreign and domestic. But then again, what might you expect from a Chicago politician who hangs with racists, ideologues, criminals and domestic terrorists.

Since when does a National Security Adviser speak for the Attorney General of the United States?

“Jones dismissed questions that the investigation was the result of political pressure and said ‘people that were acting within the law don’t have anything to worry about.’”

<Read the rest at ABC news …>

In the final analysis …

Just another stooge protecting his boss from the criticisms of the past Administration … as if that will absolve them of their corruption, complacency or failure to protect America from her enemies, both foreign and domestic?



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