Friday, January 22, 2010

Courting Disaster: How the CIA kept America Safe and How Barack Obama is Inviting the Next Attack

Recently I mentioned Marc Theissen's new book, Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack, in a post about the underwear bomber, Abdulmutallab.  Tonight my respect for this former speechwriter for President George W. Bush has grown exponentially.  If you have eight minutes, you must watch this:

I haven't watched CNN since Christiane Amanpour and Peter Arnett broadcast live from Baghdad (subject to the media rules of Saddam Hussein) in 1991 during the first Gulf War, while our service men and women were on the ground putting their lives on the line.  The very sight of Amanpour (with her respectable new bob hairdo) makes me physically ill.  God bless Mr. Theissen for having the fortitude and character to brilliantly persevere and prevail in this left-wing anti-American ambush.

Sean Hannity gave Theissen a much more hospitable interview tonight on Fox News.  I was unable to find the video at the time of this writing, but it is definitely worth watching if you can find it.

Andy McCarthy continues his patriotic and scholarly rail against the Obama administration's response to the underwear bomber today at National Review, concluding his latest piece thus:
We are at war, yet it’s the attorney general — not the commander-in-chief, not the secretary of defense — who decides whether someone is an enemy or not. And under Obama’s approach to counterterrorism, the first priority is prosecution. Nothing is to be done — especially not aggressive interrogation — if it would compromise the terrorist’s due-process rights, be frowned on by federal judges, or otherwise interfere with “bringing the ‘defendant’ to justice.” And so, despite all the criticism of how the Christmas bomber was handled, he is still being treated as a defendant. Obama hasn’t reversed course and designated him an enemy combatant. The interrogation has ceased, and the case goes on.

If you’re going to get angry over something, get angry over that. It’s going to cost lives.
Read the whole thing.

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