To what degree is our president planning to endanger our national security? Why must he follow an all out legal hunt against the CIA? What does he hope to accomplish?
Obama has no troubles portraying our CIA agents as villains. These are the very people that strived to protect us and our children; to defend our freedoms, our liberties. How can the leader of the free world criminalize our own people for defending our country yet, goes around the world and express regret for our past accomplishments to our enemies? Who side is he on?
Oh sure, Obama already stressed the fact that he didn’t want to dwell on the past, that he wanted to move forward. He tried to focus the blame away from him by saying this investigation was out of his hand, that it belongs to the US attorney general, Eric Holder. I mean, isn’t that what he does best – always blaming someone or something else?
But wait. In a FOX News interview, former Vice President Dick Cheney laid out the roles of the president and the attorney general:
“If you look at the Constitution, the president of the United States is the chief law enforcement officer in the land. The attorney general’s a statutory officer. He’s a member of the Cabinet. The president’s the one who bears this responsibility.”
Hmmm. That is completely different than what Obama told to all Americans.
Let’s take a close look at the US attorney general Eric Holder. Before his appointment in 2009, Holder joined Obama’s presidential campaign as a senior legal advisor in 2007. Prior to that, Holder held the position as Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno (remember Waco?) during the Clinton administration. But these are just generalities. Let’s look closer into his career.
Holder played a role during the Clinton administration of pardoning 16 Puerto Rican terrorists who were convicted with charges of bank robbery, explosive possession, and treasonable conspiracy. The clemency was bizarre because it was opposed by the FBI, the federal prosecutor and the victims. What’s even more intriguing is that all 16 inmates NEVER applied for clemency. Two of them rejected the pardon, and one was later killed in a shoot out with federal agents. I wonder why Holder recommended pardons for terrorists that never applied for it.
Going deeper, Holder gave a lecture to Department of Justice employees at an event celebrating Black History Month:
“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we — I believe continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards.”
Interesting, isn’t it? Oh, but there’s more. Just recently Holder dropped charges against the Black Panther thugs who were standing around a polling station, claiming they were security and one even holding a club, during the Obama-McCain election in Philadelphia. He asserted there was no evidentiary proof that these individual were using voter intimidation. Yet these thugs were caught on video on top of eye-witness testimony! One witness, Bartle Bull, a civil-rights lawyer who worked with Charles Evers in Mississippi in the 1960s, called it the worst voter intimidation he had ever seen. By all accounts, justice would have prevailed when the Black Panthers and the people involved didn’t show up in court to deny the allegations. Anyone would think this was a done deal. Instead, Holder dropped the case. Wow! I am not sure what proof Holder is searching for. It makes you wonder if Holder is somehow affiliated with the Black Panthers.
This is what FOX News reported:
Anyway, Holder comes out of the woodwork once again to investigate the CIA for what the Obama administration saw as heinous torture techniques on 9/11 suspects at Guantanamo Bay. Let’s see what the CIA actually did to these detainees.
According to the Washington Post, besides the famous waterboarding method, interrogators threatened detainees with a handgun and an electric drill. However, neither of those weapons was used. Other reports show that the CIA also tortured detainees by blowing cigar smoke at their faces and making derogatory statements about their mothers.
I have to say, I find these tortures mild compare to the photo here where a person had to choose whether to burn in the World Trade Center or jump from the 110-story skyscraper on 9/11. Sorry for the photo but it needed to be shown here. So why does Holder feel that this is acceptable but torturing detainees involved in this person dying unacceptable?
Former Vice President Cheney expressed that the techniques used were very effective in saving more American lives. For example, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an al Qaeda mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, received the CIA’s harshest interrogation methods. During this time, Mohammed made known to the CIA that more attacks to the US was foreseeable including targets on gas stations, railroad tracks, and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York (source: Washington Post, How a Detainee Became an Asset, August 29, 2009).
Cheney continues his interview:
“We had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al Qaeda. The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, ‘How did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?”
Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but the interrogation techniques appear to be working and that alone satisfies my sense of security. After what happened on 9/11, I wouldn’t care if the CIA pushed these terrorists off a cliff. Hell, I’ll bring the popcorn.
What is sad about this current probe is what the former Vice President said as an “outrageous political act that will do great damage, long term.” This ridiculous act will place a grave risk to our national security. Since the records of CIA interrogations are now out, terrorist groups such as al Qaeda, Hamas, and the Taliban have opportunities to see the workings behind these techniques. In turn, they can train their cells to adapt if captured. Hence, information from any detainee will be harder to obtain.
By exposing the CIA in such a matter, the Obama administration (yes, he is involved in this also) has opened the flood gates once again for terrorists to infiltrate our streets. Why do you think there has been an incredible increase of Americans buying guns since Obama took office? These individuals feel the need to protect their families for what may come their way.
So why is Eric Holder so adamant to act on this? I can only think of one answer, no matter how hard I try to throw it out as being preposterous – racism. The evidence is overwhelming that Holder has a goal of protecting a minority race of people and finding an avenue to exploit the majority in a negative way. From the Puerto Rican terrorists (a minority), to living in a “nation of cowards” (white people), and finally, protecting the supposed rights of al Qaeda detainees (another minority), I can only conclude that this is nothing more than a mild case of racism.
I prefer not to go that route and I hope to find something that will defer me from thinking this way, especially during these times. Don’t let this opinion consume your feelings on one man. Holder is a mild circumstance compared to others who surround themselves around our president, which will be discussed in later blogs. I thought I would never say this in our life time but liberty is being tested by some very radical people.
This investigation must be stopped. Write to your congress and senate. We must maintain the course to protecting our liberties, our freedoms. Our forefathers did it. It is our duty to continue that American tradition.