Saturday, January 01, 2011

Holder Gets a Stupid Asst Atty General at his Stupid Side

James Cole is the kind of slack-jawed mouth-breathing moron whose rejection by the Senate in 2002 was wholly justified.
NY Rep. Peter King calls Cole’s recess appointment what it is: absolutely shocking:

King called Cole’s appointment “absolutely shocking” and said it might be one of the worst appointments Obama will make during his presidency.

“I strongly oppose the recess appointment of James Cole to lead the national security team at the Department of Justice,” King said in a statement. “The appointment indicates that the Obama Administration continues to try to implement its dangerous policies of treating Islamic terrorism as a criminal matter.”

King will likely chair the Homeland Security Committee in the new Congress. As such, he will have subpoena power, and he should use it to investigate Cole and expose his views, and force President Obama to explain why he believes Mr. Cole is right for this important post.

When Cole is brought up to the House to explain himself, the committee must confront him with the timeline and scope of al-Qaeda attacks against the United States and our allies. Such a timeline demonstrates that al-Qaeda is a transnational terrorist enemy with political goals, not a mere criminal enterprise. For the purposes of this list, I didn’t include any of the dozens and dozens of al-Qaeda-related attacks against U.S. forces and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are attacks primarily on civilians, outside the designated zones of war:

1993 World Trade Center, New York
1994 Bojinka, Philippine Airlines Flight 434 (failed precursor to the 9-11 attacks)
1998 U.S.-embassy bombings, in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the USS Cole, Yemen
September 11, 2001, attacks
November 15 and November 20, 2003, Istanbul attacks
March 11, 2004, Madrid train bombings
2004 Khobar massacre
July 7, 2005, London transport bombings
November 9, 2005, Amman hotel bombing
2007 Algiers bombings
2008 Danish-embassy bombing
2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting
2009 Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Nov 2009 massacre at Ft. Hood, Texas (linked to al-Qaeda via the killer’s imam, Anwar al-Awlaki)
2010 cargo plane bomb plot

Does this trail of atrocities look like the work of a criminal enterprise, or a militant group engaged in acts of war

Jennifer Rubin busts a move by implying that Cole represents not only the 'thinking' of his cretin boss Holder:
Osama bin Laden issued his fatwa to kill Americans in 1996 and re-iterated it in 1998. Both of those were issued, obviously, long before anyone could claim that the Gitmo facility was “al-Qaeda’s number one recruitment tool,” and long before 9-11. While al-Qaeda’s aims have been out in full view from the 1996 fatwa, from the day of the 9-11 attacks forward, any serious person who was not steeped in leftist or other fringe ideology saw al-Qaeda for what it was: an enemy intent on destroying us to impose its radical Islamist vision everywhere they could. Many on the left (and a very few on the right) did not see al-Qaeda for what it is, and among them were Senator Barack Obama and the man who would become his attorney general, Eric Holder. Cole’s appointment is conclusive evidence that Obama and his closest advisers have learned nothing about the nature of the terrorist enemy we face, in the two years they have been in charge of conducting the war. The strong public opposition to trying 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in civilian court in the very city he attacked has taught this administration precisely nothing. Seeing the daily intelligence on what the enemy plans and what its goals continue to be has taught them nothing. Al-Qaeda’s globe-spanning campaign of mass murder has taught them nothing. Mr. Cole joins a long train of absolutely awful appointments by this president, from Van Jones to Anita Dunn to Eric Holder to Janet Napolitano. But Mr. Cole may be the worst of the lot.

Well, the worst of the appointments. The worst of the lot remains the man who appointed them all.

The would be the insidious idiot and enemy of the USA, Barack Osamabama. How can the US win a "war against crime" when the criminals want to blow themselves up rather than the old traditional goal of stealing money?

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