January 5, 2010
Alaska’s former governor on President Obama’s naive and dangerous decisions regarding the Pantybomber and the jihad in general:
It simply makes no sense to treat an al Qaeda-trained operative willing to die in the course of massacring hundreds of people as a common criminal. Reports indicate that Abdulmutallab stated there were many more like him in Yemen but that he stopped talking once he was read his Miranda rights. President Obama’s advisers lamely claim Abdulmutallab might be willing to agree to a plea bargain – pretty doubtful you can cut a deal with a suicide bomber. John Brennan, the President’s top counterterrorism adviser, bizarrely claimed “there are no downsides or upsides” to treating terrorists as enemy combatants. That is absurd. There is a very serious downside to treating them as criminals: terrorists invoke their “right” to remain silent and stop talking. Terrorists don’t tell us where they were trained, what they were trained in, who they were trained by, and who they were trained with. Giving foreign-born, foreign-trained terrorists the right to remain silent does nothing to keep Americans safe from terrorist threats. It only gives our enemies access to courtrooms where they can publicly grandstand, and to defense attorneys who can manipulate the legal process to gain access to classified information.
Boom! Taste her nightstick!
You can read the rest at her Facebook page. Funny, but I recall people attacking her during the campaign by saying she had no experience or knowledge of foreign affairs, that she wasn’t ready to take over should anything have happened to a hypothetical President McCain.
Bunk. Compare this note to the ditherings and blatherings and nuanced nonsense coming from Obama and his advisers, and you’ll note the difference between someone who gets it and someone who just wants to finish his waffle.
Remember that in 2012.
January 5, 2010
After this winter, the good folks of Great Britain might be grateful for a little global warming. As for now, even the temperate south of England is about to look like Alaska:
Met Office warns of 40cm of snow within hours in South East
The Met Office tonight issued an emergency alert warning that London and the Home Counties could be buried by more then 40cm (16in) of snow overnight.
As the Arctic cold snap was forecast to make this Britain’s coldest winter for 30 years, residents of counties including Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire were advised to take action to avoid the worst of the snowfall.
A Met Office meteorologist said the highest level of alert had triggered a warning for the emergency services advising them to prepare for the worst.
“This kind of warning is very rare,” he said. “It’s the level of alert we put out for the floods in the summer of 2007.”
The forecast warned: “There is a high risk of an extreme weather event affecting parts of southern England this evening and overnight. A period of exceptionally heavy snowfall is expected with accumulations of 15-30cm and perhaps in excess of 40cm.”
The snowfall in the South is expected to start in the evening and turn heavy overnight. The worst is forecast to begin in Wiltshire at around 9pm and reach London by 3am; it will continue until tomorrow evening, with the heaviest falls west of London.
Every county in Britain has now been made the subject of a Met Office severe weather warning. Hundreds of schools were forced to close, airports cancelled flights and the National Grid issued an alert for only the second time in its history.
Yet I’m sure Prime Minister Gordon Brown will insist on carrying out his mad, economy-killing plans to fight global warming, while elderly Britons have to burn books to stay warm.
January 5, 2010
With Joe Biden as Freddo.
Word of advice, Joe: Stay away from Tahoe.
(Via TNYOF and The Jawa Report)