During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.”
He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not “terrorism,” because terrorism is a “tactic,” and not terror, because terror is a “state of mind” — though Brennan’s title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word “terrorism” in it. But then Brennan said that the word “jihad” should not be applied either.
“Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children,” Brennan said.
This evening during the Special Report panel, fill-in host Chris Wallace got word via his producers that Fox News had confirmed Christmas bomber, Farouk Abdulmutallab has been being tracked by the CIA since this past August! WTF? Janet, this is how “The System Worked?” The system FAILED, or you weren’t listening at all.
Epic FAIL for Obama, too, considering his 2nd speech today on the matter indicates only now after “new” info is discovered does he now believe we were spared a “catastrophic breach” event. Excuse me? New info? How did you not know, Obummer, about Abdulmutallab if your CIA has been tracking him since last August? Again, EPIC FAIL. No worries, Barack…just go right back to your golf game.
Time to fire Janet Incompetano and NOW! As usual, Krauthammer delivers a fierce scorching, as do A.B. Stoddard and Fred Barnes. And after all this, believe it or not, the 7 o’clock hour news reveals that this “new” information will NOT alter the plans to close Gitmo.
Aw, yeah. You all knew this one was coming. Charles Krauthammer got in a one-two punch, and Steve Hayes gave his own roundabout punch over this epic FAIL of the Obama administration on fighting terrorism and, specifically, their response to the NW airlines attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Tonight on Special Report, the panel was excellent as usual. Recent reports revealed that KSM’s attorneys say he and his co-horts will plead ‘not guilty’ so they can explain in court why 9/11, along with their assessment of American foreign policy as they see it.
Tonight on Special Report, the panel was discussing the clear warning signs about Maj. Nidal Hasan that were missed by all in the government; either that, or the PC-bug has infected us to a point of the threat of our own demise as a civilization.
Bret plays a montage of Obama previously and presently warning against a “rush to judgment” on this Ft. Hood tragedy, but when speaking of the Cambridge Police incident, he called for the same warning, yet himself said that even though he didn’t know all of the facts, it was clear the Cambridge Police “acted stupidly.”
Can anybody on the left please explain this to me? Can anybody who is on the left defend this and explain that it is not the same? I want to be disproven, but it’s become so obviously apparent that Obama “rushes to judgment” when it suits his politically-correct template the best.