It can’t be much of a surprise to those of you who stop by my blog that I am not President Obama’s biggest fan. He does hold the highest political office in America, and for that, he deserves respect. It is painfully obvious the majority of Americans wanted to break away from the ideals and ideas of the Republican party. Who could blame them after a nearly constant barrage of left-leaning media coverage and obvious hatred spewing from many in the house and senate?
When four Bush-era Justice Department memos were recently released by the Obama administration, I was appalled, to say the least. These memos detailed legal guidelines to the executive branch on “enhanced interrogation techniques.” In my humble opinion, those memos should never have been released to the public; there are some things we citizens have no buisness knowing about.
One thing is certain, the fact we haven’t been attacked by terrorists in over 2,780 days says a lot about the incredible job our federal agencies have done. It has not been by accident, nor has it been a fluke. This enormous task has been accomplished by hard working men and women assigned to carry out extraordinary tasks in the defense of our nation and citizens. Hats off to all concerned.
Normally, I don’t watch CNN or read anything that appears on their media sites. While browsing through some news articles this morning, however, I came across an article by Ed Rollins in which he described how President Obama looks weak after waffling on the subject of toruture. As it so happens, I agree with Mr. Rollins on this one.
According to a Reuters article, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters there is a fear of potential backlash in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places our U. S. troops and civilian government officials are exposed to Islamist militants. He also said releasing the memos was inevitable due to a new Senate Armed Services Committee report dealing with detainee treatment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Please, Mr. President, let our CIA operatives do their job and keep us safe. Don’t tie their hands to the point they have no way to interrogate terrorists and the unrelenting thugs of this world. In case you haven’t noticed, there are scores of people who are not our friends and want to do irreparable damage to our nation.
What do you think on the subject? Do you believe the president is doing a good job? A bad job?