KSM out of NYC?

January 29, 2010

Apparently the Obama administration has rethought the wisdom of holding a trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in lower Manhattan.

I see no reason not to move the whole affair to Guantanamo Bay, but that’s just me.

Maybe, on principle,  it seems more noble to relocate some prisoners from a tropical environ to the middle of the contiguous US.  I for one, if I was caught as an enemy combatant on a battlefield, would prefer a Cuban cyclone fence around me, as opposed to cinder-block concrete.


Bad judgement, again

January 7, 2010

Says CNN’s Jack Cafferty, “What a far cry from the election, when then-candidate Obama pledged to- quote, ‘broadcast health care negotiations on C-SPAN, so that the American people can see what the choices are,’ unquote. President Obama hasn’t even made a token effort to keep his campaign promises of more openness and transparency in government. It was all just another lie that was told in order to get elected.”

This is from CNN…  Not FOX.

The President has a great deal on his plate, as all Commanders in Chief do.  That’s why his advisors are crucial.

Who is suggesting he and other leading Democrats bypass C-SPAN’s open offer to broadcast any and all of the public hearings relative to hashing out a final version of the new health care bill?  

Or rather, who in the inner circle is not insisting the President fulfill this campaign pledge?

Let’s see, the Olympics embarrassment, the attempted ostracism of FoxNews, the KSM trial in NYC, the paltry response to the massacre at Ft. Hood… 

Who is advising the President?

And, why is he still listening?


Screw Up

January 6, 2010

From the ABC News blog:

“President Obama told members of his national security team this afternoon that the intelligence failure around the attempted Christmas day attack was a ‘screw up’ and that they only dodged a bullet because of brave individuals of Flight 253.”

Candor is a good thing.

Obama is not to blame for what might have happened on Christmas Day.  I also don’t believe that the police are to blame for crimes that take place in the local neighborhood.

Criminals are responsible for their crimes, and terrorists are to blame for terrorism.

We need to disabuse ourselves of the naiveté that seems to be enveloping our response to Islamic barbarity. 

Yes, we need to do our level best to disrupt any and all threats to our homeland.

But regardless of the “screw ups” endemic to any bureaucracy, blame belongs squarely and solely on the laps of the perpetrators, not the victims.

We forgot this soon after 9.11.  We damn well should know better by now.


January 4, 2010

Be advised, cold temperatures lead to far more fatalaties than warm ones do. 

Yesterday, Burlington, VT set a snowfall record with an overnight blanket deeper than ever before.  Ever.  Deep snow is no biggie in Northern New England, but it wreaks havoc elsewhere…  Perhaps Al Gore should make a survey in his private jet…