Terror-week flashback: America will be safer because I’m a good listener, says Obama

posted at 7:17 pm on December 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

The opening caption is unfair (but funny) as The One never says Islamic terror will disappear if we elect him, but given his dogmatic misconceptions about the nature of the threat, it’s worth listening to this as a gloss on the year in terrorism. According to the Rand Corporation, of the 30 homegrown plots detected since 9/11, fully one-third of them surfaced in 2009. Doesn’t mean McCain would have done better, but if the pace of attacks is actually picking up, maybe it’s time to revisit the Hopenchange premise that jihadis care particularly who the president is. In fact, this clip serves as a neat synthesis of his foreign policy, such as it is: By dint of his pure personal awesomeness and sweet Bambi-esque empathy, we’re going to turn all sorts of would-be enemies to our side. Hasn’t worked yet with the Taliban, of course — or Iran, or China, or Russia, or even Hugo Chavez — but it’ll work, er, eventually. No wonder the Democrats aren’t rushing to his aid this week.

Exit question: Which crazed Cheney-like hawk uttered this ode to preemptive action yesterday? “I’d rather, in the interest of protecting people, overreact rather than underreact.” Answer here.

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Listening to the audio
I throw up in my mouth.
Lord, what fools these mortals be!

redslippers on December 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Obama needs to pay for his craven fecklessness if there is another attack on the homeland.

elduende on December 30, 2009 at 1:01 AM

What is wrong with you pathetic clods!!!

Of course eventually America will be safer;
it should be obvious that once America is absorbed into the worldwide caliphate that violence against America will go down.

Hey, just look at Iran – um, er, No, bad example. They’re a bunch of heretics anyway.

C’mon, just trust us. You’re gonna love it …

dissent555 on December 30, 2009 at 3:03 AM

dogmatic misconceptions

AP, You are too kind. He’s just stupid. No one ever made him actually work or actually learn anything. But he believes his own PR.

dogsoldier on December 30, 2009 at 6:57 AM

Good thing the idiot in chief listening to other countries … he sure as hell isn’t listening to us.

kregg on December 30, 2009 at 8:03 AM

Good thing the idiot in chief is listening to other countries … he sure as hell isn’t listening to us.

kregg on December 30, 2009 at 8:05 AM

This simpleton believes that world leaders know that he will listen to them. What a fool! When President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers the Soviets took notice that he was a man of his word and would take action.

I have no doubt that world leaders have watched President Obama throughout the progression of the health care bill through our Congress. They could conclude that the Obama will not listen to his own people, so why should they expect him to listen to them? He will settle for anything to make himself look good. The health care bill is a exteremely bad piece of legislation that is possibly unconstitutional and will further cripple American health care, but Obama will sign it. Leaders think that he’ll sign anything.

Our president might be listening to world leaders, but they are watching and taking notes.

What a mess. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama. The United States needs a good president again.

Ampleforth on December 30, 2009 at 8:43 AM

But he believes his own PR.

dogsoldier on December 30, 2009 at 6:57 AM

The downfall of every politician or celebrity.

Extrafishy on December 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

President Obama’s ego is so inflated it could float the flotilla that is the Demoncratic left.

Fortunately, current events are deflating it and exposing President Obama and his backers true leanings towards total control of opposing voices.

MSGTAS on December 30, 2009 at 9:52 AM

But… The One’s words speak louder than his actions. /sarc

His dogmatic misconceptions are nothing more than ignoring reality. He has no misconceptions. He would just rather believe his version of the world. Blank out.

j_galt on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

We understand . Does the world understand ? BO is an evil man, an anti-american, a communist, a person who belongs in jail.

proconstitution on December 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM