Ten years ago, after 9/11, Americans chanted, “We will never forget.”
Today the White House is chanting that it is not “just about us.”
Terrorism has been tempered and transformed ever since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office and turned the global war on terror into an “overseas contingency operation” and coddled the global Muslim community from Cairo by saying that part of his “responsibility as president of the United States is to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear” and create a “partnership between America and Islam.” Since those actions, a slew of terrorists have slipped through the cracks of U.S. international and homeland security.
Seems like just yesterday that when one nation aggressively amasses eleven U.S. naval ships, which include three submarines, two destroyers, and various sundries of amphibious and supply ships, in another nation’s sea, starts launching missiles, rockets, and whatnot at said country, dispatches fighter jets on bombing missions around said country—especially the leader of said country’s personal compound—receives return fire that downs a dispatched fighter jet, this was called a war.
We already know that we aren’t fighting a war with Islamic radicals or terrorists anymore. We are fighting an overseas contingency operation. Just recently our Commander in Chief Barack Hussein Obama, has removed the terms ‘Islamic extremism’ from the main document which describes our national security strategy. Islamic extremism, radicalism, fundamentalism is not to be used with military operations and focus anymore. After all, that would be a kind of religious racism wouldn’t it? Obama is aggressively shifting and redirecting how we interact with Islam and Islamic nations. We have seen Obama scrub honest and real national security and war terms from the book. He is openly at odds with his new commander in Afghanistan, General Petraeus, who has coined the Petraeus doctrine, which defines the enemy as Islamic insurgents, Islamic extremists, and Islamic subversives. He talks of endless connection and support between Muslim support groups and Islamic terrorists. The obvious rolls on by Obama as usual.