Archives for: December 2009
By Carole on Dec 31, 2009
President Obama keeps turning up the internal heat regarding the terrorist attack on Flight 253. In both his public statements and in virtually all statements made by administration officials, the emphasis has been on a "mix of human and systemic failures" that allowed the attack to take place rather than on the Islamic terrorists - oops sorry, "isolated extremist" - who planned and carried out the attack.
By Carole on Dec 30, 2009
Since the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on Flight 253, there has been much discussion of the Obama administration's reaction and what signals it's sending. The original tactic of releasing statements from various spokespeople was supposed to minimize the affect the attempt had on the country. Supposedly if the president didn't speak of it directly, then it didn't hurt/scare/concern the American people. Take two had Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assuring the world that the system worked. Take three had her then backpedaling a day later to admit that the system did not work.
By Carole on Dec 29, 2009
President Obama finally made a public statement about the terrorist attack on Flight 253 that occurred on Christmas Day. It was not remarkable in its content including statements such as "This was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland" and "We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable". (See video of the president's statement here.) What was interesting was the timing of the statement coming three days after the actual event and only after much criticism of the president's silence on the matter. Perhaps most interesting of all was the way some in the liberal media combined objective news reporting with custom made excuses for Mr. Obama's latest misstep.
By Carole on Dec 28, 2009
Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) is reporting for duty again and again it is a task for which he is woefully unqualified. The former presidential candidate has suggested becoming the first high-level US emissary to make a public visit to Tehran, Iran since that country's 1979 Islamic revolution. (source) While the Obama administration seems to be in favor of such a trip, the people of Iran who are risking their lives to protest the regime Senator Kerry wants to meet with have a very different opinion.
By Carole on Dec 27, 2009
Tonight it is National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer speaking instead of President Obama. Regarding this weekend's violent crackdown on protesters in Tehran which has killed at least five people, Mr. Hammer condemned the "unjust suppression of civilians" and quoted Mr. Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech saying, "It is telling when governments fear the aspirations of their own people more than the power of any other nation". (source) Why are we getting rehashed rhetoric from a third party instead of hearing from the president himself?