As disturbing news trickles out about the numerous requests from the American diplomats in Libya for more security to protect them from the impending terrorist attacks, we are starting to see a pattern of behaviour from Democrat Presidents.
When you take in to account Obama's attempts to pretend we are not at war and convince the media to throw a blanket over any terrorist attack that comes along, it is interesting to note parallels with Bill Clinton's attempts to try to take credit for the end of the cold war and convince people there is no longer a threat from Nuclear Weapons.
Here are some examples of Clinton's remarks. There are 130 in this link, but I will only supply 20 here. It should be noted that in the 1990s, a Nuclear arms specialist was asked about missiles being pointed at our children and he said, if they are not currently pointed at us, it takes about 15 seconds to re-target them on us:
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998 (House of Representatives - June 20, 1997)
Mr. WELDON. Mr. Chairman, I include for the Record the following:
One Hundred Thirty And Counting: President Clinton Assures Us No Nuclear Missile Threat Exists
President Clinton has assured the American people on at least 130 separate occasions that Russian nuclear missiles no longer threaten the United States. On dozens of those occasions--including his October 6, 1996 debate with Senator Bob Dole--he said that no nuclear missiles of any kind threaten America. The following quotes are excerpted from his speeches, interviews, and radio addresses, as downloaded from the `White House Virtual Library' on the World Wide Web and other electronic databases.
1. `I was proud to go to Russia and sign an agreement where we agreed that for the first time in decades we would no longer even point our missiles at each other.'--President Clinton, Remarks to the Citizens of Atlanta, May 3, 1994.
2. `* * * there are no nuclear missiles pointed at us from the Soviet Union [sic], but there are other countries trying to develop nuclear programs.'--President Clinton, Remarks at the Small Business Person of the Year Announcement, Old Executive Office Building, May 4, 1994.
3. `And now, for the first time, our nuclear missiles are no longer targeted at Russia, nor theirs ours [sic].'--President Clinton, Remarks on CNN Telecast, `A Global Forum with President Clinton,' May 4, 1994.
4. `* * * the nuclear arsenal in Russia is no longer pointed at the United States, nor are our missiles pointed at them.'--President Clinton, Remarks to the People of Warwick, Rhode Island, May 9, 1994.
5. `* * * the United States and Russia at last no longer aim their nuclear weapons at each other.'--President Clinton, Speech at the U.S. Naval Academy Graduation Ceremony, May 25, 1994.
6. `* * * for the first time since the dawn of the atomic age, the United States and Russia no longer have nuclear missiles pointed at each other.'--President Clinton, Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Rose Garden, May 31, 1994.
7. `We are reducing nuclear stockpiles, and America and Russia no longer aim their nuclear missiles at each other.'--President Clinton, Address to the National Assembly, Paris, France, June 7, 1994.
8. `For the first time since World War II * * * Russian and American missiles no longer target each other's people. Three of the four nuclear members of the former Soviet Union have agreed to remove all nuclear weapons from their soil.'--President Clinton, Address to the 49th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, September 26, 1994.
9. `Our missiles no longer target each other's people for destruction; instead they are being dismantled.'--President Clinton, Remarks at arrival ceremony for Russian President Boris Yeltsin, South Lawn, the White House, September 27, 1994.
10. `We've got Russian missiles that are no longer pointed at the United States for the first time since World War II.'--President Clinton, Radio interview with Eileen Ratner, October 7, 1994.
11. `* * * Russian President Boris Yeltsin came to further the partnership between our two nations so well
expressed by the fact that now Russian and U.S. missiles are no longer pointed at each other's people, and we are working to reduce the nuclear threat even more.'--President Clinton, Address to the Nation, The Oval Office, October 10, 1994.
12. `. . . for the first time the missiles of Russia are no longer pointed at the American people. . . .'--President Clinton, Speech to the Citizens of the Bridgeport Area, Stratford, Connecticut, October 15, 1994.
13. `The United States and Russian missiles missiles are no longer targeted at each other.'--President Clinton, Saturday Radio Address, October 15, 1994.
14. `Russian missiles are no longer pointed at the United States.'--President Clinton, Speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 17, 1994.
15. `I know that this country is a safer and more secure place because Russian missiles aren't pointing at us and we're making peace in Haiti, the Middle East, Northern Ireland.'--President Clinton, Interview with WLIB radio, New York, October 18, 1994.
16. `We also clearly are working to make the world a safer and a more democratic and a freer place. For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, Russian missiles are no longer pointed at the United States.'--President Clinton, Remarks to the Governors Leadership Conference on the Future of the Economy, New York, October 19, 1994.
17. `Is the fact that Russian missiles are not pointed at your children for the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age an abnormal thing? I think that's pretty good.'--President Clinton, Remarks at dinner honoring Kathleen Brown, San Francisco, October 22, 1994.
18. `I wanted you to be safer. And that's why I'm so proud of the fact that these little children are the first generation of Americans since the dawn of nuclear power that do not have Russian missiles pointing at them. I'm proud of that.'--President Clinton, Remarks at the Washington State Coordinated Campaign Rally, Seattle, October 23, 1994.
19. `...we've had the success in no Russian missiles are pointed at American children for the first time.'--President Clinton, Interview, Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 24, 1994.
20. `For the first time since nuclear weapons were developed, no Russian missiles are pointed at the children of Ohio and the United States this year.'--President Clinton, Reception honoring Congressman Thomas Sawyer, Akron, Ohio, October 24, 1994.
National Review provided some examples of Obama trying to disguise and distract from the "Global War on Terror", which by the way, they prohibited the use of that term and the term "Long War" upon taking office. It is clear the "Democrats are now better at foreign policy" meme the left was trying to peddle during that one week after the DNC, but before Sept. 11 was built on a house of cards, propped up by the state run media.
Four Cases of Administration Untruths About
By Jim Geraghty
September 26, 2012 12:20 P.M.
Notice the strange pattern when this administration discusses the issue of terrorism with the American people:
In the attempted bombings of the Detroit flight and Times Square:
On December 28, 2009, three days after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate explosives in his underwear aboard an airliner over Detroit, President Obama told the country that the incident was the work of “an isolated extremist.” It wasn’t. Abdulmutallab was trained, directed, and financed by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a fact he shared with investigators early in his interrogation.
The same thing happened less than six months later, after Faisal Shahzad attempted to blow up his Nissan Pathfinder in Times Square. Two days following the botched attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano took to the Sunday shows to dismiss reports of a conspiracy and insisted that the attempted bombing was just a “one-off” by a single attacker. It wasn’t. A week later, after much of the information had leaked, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged that the United States had “evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack. We know that they helped facilitate it, we know that they probably helped finance it and that he was working at their direction.”
In the Fort Hood shooting, Obama’s comments the following morning:
This morning I met with FBI Director Mueller and the relevant agencies to discuss their ongoing investigation into what caused one individual to turn his gun on fellow servicemen and women. We don’t have all the answers yet. I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.
The government’s later assessment Fort Hood shooting:
Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.
During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
“The documents attached illustrate how the Department is dealing with the threat of violent Islamist extremism in the context of a broader threat of workplace violence,” read the letter, which was obtained by Fox News.
Despite Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan’s e-mail conversations with al-Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awlaki, the FBI did not classify the shooting as terrorism.
Now, in the administration’s accounts of the deadly attack on our consulate in Benghazi:
Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya.
Nonetheless, it took until late last week for the White House and the administration to formally acknowledge that the Benghazi assault was a terrorist attack. On Sunday, Obama adviser Robert Gibbs explained the evolving narrative as a function of new information coming in quickly on the attacks. “We learned more information every single day about what happened,” Gibbs said on Fox News. “Nobody wants to get to the bottom of this faster than we do.”
Four attacks by radical Islamists against Americans, and four statements from the administration mischaracterizing the nature and scope of the threat. It is harder and harder to believe this is just a series of innocent mistakes.
It has been mentioned by some that Obama's initial response to the Fort Hood shootings and that of his media allies centered on 4 themes.
* Hasan is a lone gunman
* Multiple tours of duty in this misguided war on terror have pushed soldiers to the breaking point
* We are working hard to avoid an anti-muslim backlash
* Soldiers should not become paranoid about being on duty next to an armed US soldier or allied soldier who happens to be a Muslim
So the translation is:
* This was not terrorism, there is no war on terror being waged against us
* He was a victim of Bush's war for oil, we should feel sorry or him, not hateful
* These dead people, although they are merely a bump in the road could be a catalyst to a REAL crime, Anti-Muslim hate crimes, which is about as prevalent as Big foot captures and about as much of a threat
* You soldiers are quick to jump at racist emotional responses because you are slow witted, but don't ever suspect that here or in Afghanistan that the Afghan soldiers you are training will turn their guns against you just because they are Muslim. That will never happen so just lower your guard, I know these things.
It was interesting that in 2010, Obama briefly tried to pitch the idea that he felt strongly about the idea of rogue nukes getting in to the hands of terrorists, not because he was warning that terrorists exist, but because he was trying to scare people to side with him on his attempts to eliminate all nukes.
The official said the administration appears to be inflating the danger in ways similar to what critics of the Bush administration charged with regard to Iraq: hyping intelligence to support its policies.
The official said one likely motivation for the administration’s new emphasis on preventing nuclear terrorism is to further the president’s goal of eliminating nuclear weapons. While the U.S. nuclear arsenal would be useful in retaliating against a sovereign state, it would be less so against a terrorist group. But if the latter is the world’s major nuclear threat, the official explained, then the U.S. giving up its weapons seems less risky.
So there are no nukes. There are no Terrorists. But if there were, they might get together and that could be bad, so please lower all shields to show the world we mean them no harm. Let's see how well that worked out in the past.