Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Bittersweet Glance Behind the Scenes

While it was with a certain sense of satisfaction that I listened to President Bush describe some of the details of how we have dealt with these high level Islamic terrorists and how this has led to the uncovering and the shutting down of some terrifying terrorist plots, his speech renewed the outrage I have felt with liberal members of the Supreme Court and their cohorts in Congress and in the press.

What President Bush essentially said today was that many of the procedures put in place after 9/11 to uncover and stop terrorist acts against American citizens have been scuttled by recent federal court decisions and by revelations and condemnations of counter terrorism activities by Democrat politicians and by the liberal press- mostly by the New York Times. He is too polite to come right out and say this, but every American aware of these activities who is also a realist about the World War in which we are now engaged knew exactly what he was talking about. The President alluded to US government agents and military personnel who feel at risk from future prosecution and persecution by government agencies who might have a different agenda than fighting terrorism.

I applaud President Bush for the successes his policies and leadership have attained in stopping these brutal murderers from carrying out their plans, but I also feel less safe tonight because some of these procedures now have to be changed and weakened. I pray the Congress will expressly authorize the activities the President requests, and, until that is done, if there is another major terrorist act on American soil or against an American facility abroad, the blame will be laid squarely at the feet of the Times, Senators Durbin and Reid, Howard Dean, and the liberal Justices on the Supreme Court for their unwarranted meddling in the efforts of a wartime president to protect us within the framework of our Constitution.

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