Do you question Obama's commitment to war against radical Islam?James L. Lambert - Guest Columnist - 1/13/2010 10:30:00 AM http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=851942
Radio talk-show host Michael Savage says he's lost confidence in the Obama administration's prosecution of the war against radical Islam. Several security blunders along with recent public policy changes by the administration over the past few months have raised new doubts about the president's commitment to rigorously protecting America.
Syndicated by Talk Radio Network, Savage is featured in over 300 markets around the country. Last week, the 15-year radio veteran -- who was named by Talkers Magazine as having the third-largest audience in the nation (estimated at eight million) -- chronicled the president's past associations with radical leftists and his speeches abroad denouncing America's greatness.
Like many Americans -- not just New Yorkers -- Savage is deeply troubled that Obama's Justice Department is allowing the confessed 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM), to be tried in a New York City courtroom. Security expenses for the upcoming trial are expected to cost taxpayers in excess of $200 million. And by not prosecuting KSM as a foreign combatant in a military tribunal, Attorney General Eric Holder has created a potential series of legal problems for the federal government's prosecution team.
Savage, like many in talk radio, cannot understand why Miranda rights are being granted to a foreign terrorist. KSM had previously confessed to being the mastermind of the plot that murdered almost 3,000 Americans in 2001. The case, if televised, would provide a public platform for the confessed mass murderer and his commitment to destroying our country.
In another policy shift, Obama's operatives have decided to avoid the phrase "war on terror" because it might be offensive to some Islamic groups. A number of conservative organizations and Tea Party activists believe the president's lax policy in protecting our borders is further evidence that the executive office is not fully committed to maximizing national safety. (Read Thomas Sowell's column, 'Notional' security)
The recent Christmas Day attempt to bomb an airliner in Detroit raises more doubts about this administration's commitment to protect Americans. It was learned recently that the father of Umar Farouk Abdulmatallab, the wanna-be bomber, notified American authorities several weeks earlier in Nigeria, telling them that his son was "radicalized" and could be a danger to our country. Abdulmatallab ended up buying a one-way air ticket and paid cash for it -- which, quite honestly, should have raised a red flag to authorities.
Perhaps the most disturbing revelation is that of the 500,000+ suspected terrorists worldwide identified on the federal government's list, less than one percent appear on the "no-fly" list as well -- that, according to CNSNews.
Michael Savage and many of his listeners, including myself, are asking the president and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: Why won't they protect America?