Thursday, April 25, 2013

Post-9/11: 5 terrorists reached their domestic US target under Obama; 0 under Bush.

Republican freshman Representative from Arkansas Tom Cotton stood up in Congress today and stated what's on many American's minds -- that the Obama Administration is incapable (or unwilling?) of protecting the US public from terrorist threats.  Here's Cotton:
In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and in my own state—the Little Rock recruiting office shooter. In the over seven years after 9/11 under George W. Bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the United States? Zero! We need to ask, ‘Why is the Obama Administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the United States?’”
The above quote was taken from a blog post over at the Weekly Standard that contains a video of Cotton's speech.  The post also has a worthwhile 5-minute video of Charles Krauthammer elaborating on Obama's inability to say the words "Islamist" or "jihad" when discussing, for example, the Boston Marathon bombing.  This post is definitely worth your time.