The Obama administration, since its campaign, has taken to viewing and treating terrorist activities as criminal activities. Criminal they indeed are, but transcending that is the fact that we’re dealing with trained terrorists who have, quite literally, declared war on the United States. This administration errs in its approach to these matters.
In dealing with a given problem, whoever is assigned to that problem will inevitably move toward any potential solution from a standpoint of his education, experience and background. A lawyer trained in the minutest details of law, when faced with an unfamiliar problem, will begin forming a solution as per his experience and knowledge. As well, a businessman schooled in the ways and means of business is accustomed to finding solutions from the standpoint of his experience.
This is a fact of life. We all behave in this manner when faced with issues in unfamiliar territory. However, most of us are aware when we’re in over our heads and we have the maturity to turn to the experts when necessary. Not so the Obama administration.
Obama’s approach is to bring the terrorists to trial one by one, affording them all Constitutional rights and privileges of citizens, paid for with the taxpayer’s dime. He is dealing with the issue of terrorism from the perspective of the green lawyer that he is (sort of puts the word “green” into a new perspective, doesn’t it). This behavior shines a glaring light on his gross naïveté and ineptitude. His arrogance does not allow for recognition of incompetence on his part and he will continue along this line until real and considerable damage is done.
Opponents of President Bush clamored against his use of military tribunals without ever suggesting an alternative. Now we see an alternative being implemented and many are equally outraged at the idea of bringing even more terrorists on to American soil. There is however a third alternative.
As was recently witnessed in the Massachusetts election of Senator-elect Scott Brown, “We the People” still hold the reins of power in these United States and votes still count. We have the power to remove from office those representatives that prove themselves ill-equipped for the job to which they’ve been elected. We can replace them with others who understand the necessity of our partisanship stopping at the border. We can put in place people who understand and accept their own limitations and are willing to place unfamiliar matters in the hands of experts trained in those dealings. “We the People” have the power to elect those who understand that military matters are best handled by those trained in that field and are willing to let the soldiers do their job.
We are past the time of going with “whatever sounds good” and into an era where the choices we make have the potential of making a huge detrimental impact on our lives. Our job then is to closely scrutinize any and all candidates to public office, giving serious consideration to all aspect of their lives both personal and professional including their associations. Failure to do so will result in more elected officials, like the inexperienced and bungling radical President Obama coming to power.
There is of course a fourth alternative to dealing with those who have declared war against us, which proved quite effective in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Let us hope we’re not forced to that extreme by the passions of our enemies again.