Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ignoring Advice

Over at NRO Marc Thiessen writes about Dick Cheney's advice to Obama that he spend some time reviewing the policies and institutions that the Bush administration had put into place to protect the nation. Not so long ago Obama responded by saying that this was "good advice". As has been noted before though, all of Obama's stances come with an expiration date.

Less than 48 hours after taking office, Obama has begun dismantling those institutions without time for any such review. The CIA program he is effectively shutting down is the reason why America has not been attacked again after 9/11. He has removed the tool that is singularly responsible for stopping al-Qaeda from flying planes into the Library Tower in Los Angeles, Heathrow Airport, and London’s Canary Warf, and blowing up apartment buildings in Chicago, among other plots. It’s not even the end of inauguration week, and Obama is already proving to be the most dangerous man ever to occupy the Oval Office.

We can only hope that terrorists do not take advantage and launch an attack against America. But hope is a poor substitute for a robust defence.

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