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- to share a bit of the wisdom gained from many years in various leadership positions
- to express my personal political opinions
- to lighten your burdens with humor.
Friday, April 22, 2011
SWORDS OR PLOWSHARES? Either or Neither!
WHEN YOU CONCENTRATE ONLY ON BEATING SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES YOU CAN NEITHER FIGHT NOR PLOW! My friends, I fear that we are in just that fix today and I am deeply concerned for the end results.
When President George Bush was questioned recently by Mat Lauer on a CBS interview about water boarding, the President replied, "Read my Book". I HAVE AND AM SO GLAD I DID! I have learned so much from this book, my 3rd book on the Bush family in the last year.
There is a wise old saying that "When you concentrate only on beating swords into plowshares you can neither fight nor plow"!I fear that as President Obama concentrates on the transfer of wealth from the working "haves" to the "have nots" who have not invested time, money and effort into accumulating assets, or of his bowing and scraping to foreign leaders and making apology for our country, The country is in grave danger.
AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT DOES NOT NEED TO BOW TO ANYONE, EVER! And, we do not need apologies for who and what we are or who we have been. I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.
When Abu Zubaydah, trusted associate of Osama bin Laden and senior recruiter who ran the camp where 9/11 hijackers had trained, was captured, under standard questioning he gave up only information he thought we already knew. Unfortunately, we actually knew very little.
HE WAS TRAINED TO RESIST QUESTIONING. Under waterboarding he disclosed a mother lode of valuable information, including what led up to the capture of Khald Sheikh Mohammed, the confirmed mastermind of 9/11 and the murderer of Daniel Pearl.
When captured, KSM said he would "talk to his captors in New York after conferring with his lawyer". Thankfully, George W.was president! Introduced to waterboarding, instead, he revealed large amounts of information on al Qaeda's operations. Water boarding led to the capture of Ramzi bin al Shibh, the logistical planner of the 9/11 attacks.
KSM disclosed plans to attack American targets with Antrax and biological weapons which so far have been foiled. He provided details leading to the capture of Hambali, the Chief of al Qaeda's SE Asia operation. He, in turn, provided information on a west coast version of 9/11 in New York. Thusands of terrrorists were captured, about 100 put throught the enhanched CIA interragation methods, ONLY THREE WERE WATERBOARDED.
EXPERTS IN THE INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY HAVE STATED THAT WITHOUT THE INFORMATION FROM THE ENHANCHED CIA METHODS THE USA WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE SUFFERED FURTHER ATTACKS.
President Bush was being made aware of 400 plots a month against the USA and proper action was taken to defeat each one of them. Four hundred a month, think of that! THE PUBLIC WAS AWARE OF ONLY A FEW WHICH CAME CLOSE TO BEING SUCCESSFUL.
When the New York Times found out about the waterboarding, although requested by the President himself not to disclose this vital information to the terrorists, they did so anyway. After a two year discussion on the CIA enhanced interragation, both houses of Congress approved it, 293 to 129 in the House and by a vote of 69 in the Senate.
I fear, my friends, that 9/11 has become like Pearl Harbor, something unfortunate in America's past. UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS NOT PAST, IT IS ON GOING!
I AM CONCERNED THAT WE ARE IN EXTRAORDINARY DANGER THAT IS NOT BEING ACTIVELY RESISTED BY A "GOODY-TWO-SHOES" PRESIDENT!
What can we as individuals do about this danger? PRAY! And put shoe leather to our prayers by working to get a more faithful leader in 2012.
KEEP IN MIND THAT "BIRDS OF A FEATHER DO FLOCK TOGETHER". President Obama's wife had never found a reason to "BE PROUD OF AMERICA" and his pastor of many years, who married Obama and baptised his children, called upon God to Damn America. As President Obama felt the need to make apology for our country, could his thinking be much different?