Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wonder how they will react to KSM's indefinite detention in "yes we can" land?
Remember when the "yes we can" screamers cheered candidate BO's calls for trials for terrorists?
Remember when candidate BO used to say that the Bush administration was "trashing" our Constitution because of GITMO?
Well.....a funny thing happened on the road to reality!
The US will now hold KSM indefinitely........wonder what the Nobel Peace Prize Committee will say about that one?
How about a little trip down memory lane?
Pres Bush and Congress created the military court process in 2007. It was designed for people like KSM, the mastermind of 9-11.
In 2009, Pres BO decided to move the trial to NY City.
Why? I guess that Pres BO wanted to prove to the world that terrorists could get a fair trial in the US.
In fact, he said this during the campaign:
"And the fact that the administration has not tried to do that has created a situation where not only have we never actually put many of these folks on trial, but we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world, and given a huge boost to terrorist recruitment in countries that say, “Look, this is how the United States treats Muslims.” (EM, Hot Air)
Who is boosting terrorist recruitment now? Who is destroying our credibility?
What happened? Why was Pres BO forced to reverse another very stupid campaign promise?
Everyone revolted, specifically all of those Dems in NY who did not want the KSM trial to turn into a security nightmare.
Let's hope that Pres BO and AG Holder have learned some big lessons.
First, the US does not have anything "to prove" to anybody about the quality and integrity of our judicial system.
Second, KSM is a terrorist. The US Constitution does not guarantee a foreign terrorist any rights.
Last, but not least, let's hope that Pres BO finally gets rid of AG Holder and restores sanity to our Justice Dept.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Agustin was born in Cardenas and left Cuba on 1965.
His videos are avaliable at Cuba Collectibles!
We watched a different team play in New York yesterday: Dallas looked like the team that we predicted would represent the NFC at the Super Bowl!
Congratulations to Coach Garrett! It looks like the team will play for him and not play for Coach Phillips.
On Sunday, the Cowboys played hard for an entire game. They played like someone was going to hold their paychecks if they didn't show up!
Pres Bush could not have written a better script for his comeback to the public stage.
Pres Bush is promoting his new book: "Decision Points".
By all accounts, it is an honest and straightforward review of key decisions during his consequential presidency. (We will post a review after I get a copy of the book)
Why does Pres Bush look better and better all of the time?
Today, Pres BO has not changed much of what he criticized about Pres Bush:
Iraq: Pres BO is carrying out the agreements that Pres Bush negotiated. The "anti-Iraq war" candidate is now invested in making sure that Iraq turns out well.
Afghanistan: Pres BO disappointed the left by sending 30,000 troops. He is now backing down from that "silly" promise to start withdrawing troops next July.
GITMO is still open and will likely remain open indefinitely. Why? Because the Dem majority did not give Pres BO the funds to close it and move the terrorists to a jail in US soil.
Secret CIA Rendition jails? The left is going crazy because Pres BO has left them open too!
Bush tax cuts? Pres BO won't let them expire like he promised during the campaign.
"Don't ask, don't tell": Pres BO did not reverse it or send a proposal to Congress to legislate a reversal.
Terrorist trials in NY: Another stupid campaign promise that has blown up in Pres BO's face.
Today, The Washington Post puts another nail in that silly promise to hold "terrorist trials" in US courts:
"Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, will probably remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, according to Obama administration officials."
Pres Bush looks better and better everyday!
Thank you Pres Bush!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Pres BO is in Asia and this is what we are reading back here:
After Botched Trip, Obama Limps Home - Kenneth Bazinet, NY Daily News
Shellacked at Home, Shellacked Abroad - San Francisco Chronicle
Obama's International Strikeout - Washington Times
So what's going on? What happened to "all of that love for BO" that we saw in 2008?
The answer is simple!
In 2008, candidate BO was that "charmer" who told people what they wanted to hear.
Candidate BO fulfilled the "Euro-left fantasy" of having a US president who sounded like one of their weak "I won't fight for anything" leaders!
In 2010, "Euro-fantasy" has been replaced by the reality that Europe can not defend itself without the US Fleet in the Meditaranean or those US Air Force bases on their continent.
Europe, and the world, need a US president who will stand up to Iran and promote a strong US economy.
Back here, Pres BO has made a lot of bad decisions and the world has taken notice.
First, Pres BO talks a lot about "free trade" but refuses to sign the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
Once again, he is pandering to US labor unions rather than signing a "no brain-er" deal that would actually create jobs in the US.
You can't treat your friends like that and not have everyone notice!
Second, candidate BO was against The Korea trade deal in 2008. Those were the days when candidate BO irresponsibly blamed free trade agreements for unemployment in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
You can't bash a trade deal in 2008, do nothing for 2 years and then expect that the South Koreans will go "yes we can" at the sight of the Messiah.
Third, Pres BO's stimulus was a disaster for job creation here.
It's simple: The world wants pro-growth policies because it needs US consumers to buy their goods!
Overall, the trip was embarrassing and it exposed a weak president who is clearly in over his head.
I agree with the WSJ:
"If Mr. Obama wants to restore his economic leadership, both at home and abroad, he needs an urgent shift in priorities.
Strike a deal with Republicans to extend the current tax rates across the board, pursue the spending cuts proposed by his own deficit commission, end the regulatory binge that has constrained America's animal spirits, stop trying to direct capital toward political mirages like "green jobs," and press Congress to pass the Korean and other trade pacts.
The world will follow American leadership again only when it sees policies that restore robust U.S. economic growth."
In 2008, the world fell in love with the candidate because he said nothing and spoke in "feel good" generalities.
In 2010, it does not like his weak presidency a heck of a lot, specially now that everyone knows that the magician does not have any rabbits in his hat!