Is there still a “war on terror”? President Obama has given mixed messages on this. A couple weeks ago the President declared the “War On Terror” over. The Obama administration called the shooting at Ft. Hood “workplace violence” even though Hasan yelled Allahu Akbar before going on his shooting rampage at the military base. Nidal Hasan plans to argue that the shooting was in defense of the Taliban. Sound like terrorism, anyone? From the beginning the Obama administration has renamed the “Global War On Terror” Overseas Contingency Operations. I guess the peace prize president didn’t want to sound warlike. Or something like that. On the other hand President Obama sent drones overseas to pick off terrorists, among them were four Americans.
Now we have a huge NSA leak which revealed spying on the American people on a massive scale. Is the guy who leaked this information a traitor or a patriot? If the spying domestically on this massive scale violates our privacy rights and is unjust then I consider the guy to be a patriot. Now citizens can have an important conversation as to security versus privacy, and how much of our privacy should we be willing to give up for national security purposes. If the “war on terror” is over why has Obama doubled down on and expanded Bush’s policies?
Crossposted @ Catholibertarian