War on Terror

Brad and Britt opened the New Year with an interesting question this morning:

Is President Obama serious about the War on Terror?

Good question.

My take and short answer?

I don’t think that he thinks this is a War.  I think that he views this as a criminal matter.  As such, he feels that the method or path to resolution is diplomacy first and foremost with any type of military action secondary; if even secondary.

My reasoning for this?  The fact that he prohibits the term “War on Terror”.  He won’t even call it war.

Further, I think that Obama is more of a Social ills kinda guy.  I think the things that keep him awake at night, and hold his interest, are things like reducing homeless, fighting poverty and extending rights to all people regardless of color, race, religion……

I don’t think that international diplomacy, national defense and terrorism are in his natural DNA.

Is this bad?  I dunno.  Is it good?  Again, I dunno.

All I DO know is that Obama doesn’t think that we are at war and he doesn’t think this is as important as I wish he would.

2 responses to “War on Terror

  1. A war on terror is a war on an emotion. It doesn’t make any more sense than a war on drugs. Sure, we have to fight terrorism, but what is the most effective way to do that? Not by bombing but by use of intelligence.

    • A war on terror is a war on an emotion. It doesn’t make any more sense than a war on drugs.

      Fair enough.

      How about “War on Al Qaeda”?

      Or

      “War on Terrorist Organizations”?

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