This just broke on Fox News. A new audio tape was released in which Osama Bin Laden takes credit for the Christmas Day bombing. He also said that more terrorists are on their way because America will not be allowed to live in peace while those in Palestine are suffering.
A few things:
1. Didn’t Osama know that Obama is reaching out to the Muslim community? After all, Obama sent $900 million to the Palestinians. I guess that was a waste of money.
2. This proves how utterly incompetent and ill-prepared this administration is when it comes to fighting terrorism. Obama’s AG Eric Holder is presumably the one who demanded that Abulmutallab be mirandized (who else would have had the authority to make that kind of decision), which allowed him to lawyer up and clam up. Who knows how much information we could have gotten about what Abulmutallab knew if the High Value Interrogation Group had been dispatched to interrogate this guy. Even the WaPo sees that the mirandizing of Abulmutallab was “myopic, irresponsible and potentially dangerous.”
3. It gives Obama and his administration another opportunity to blame George W. Bush, which is their MO when it comes to dealing with the really hard aspects of being president. You can expect a parade of administration officials, not to mention MSNBC, CNN, and other Obama loyal media types, to point fingers and in the direction of George W. Bush, even though George W. Bush’s anti-terror policies destroyed the al Qaeda network and isolated Osama from the rest of the world, making him completely impotent. It seems President Obama’s weakened anti-terrorism stance was like viagra for Osama.
4. Will Obama still continue with his decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammad and other detainees in New York now? Will he continue to release detainees back to places like Algeria, which is already one of the biggest hotbeds for terrorism around the globe? From Andy McCarthy:
Just as al Qaeda has an active hub in Yemen (“al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”), it has one based in Algeria (“al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb”). In fact, the group traces back to the early 1990s, when Islamists nearly took over Algeria by democratic means. It was formerly known as the “Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat” (and more familiarly by its French initials, “GSPC” — see this entry from the Militant Islam Monitor). As the New York Times reported in July, it has stepped up attacks on Westerners, including Americans.
Good to see that, between Fort Hood and the Christmas day panty bomber, the Obama administration has really gotten serious about protecting our nation against further attacks by an enemy it won’t name, motivated by an ideology it won’t describe.