Is drinking water a greater threat to our national security than Al-Qaeda?
Well, if you get your information from Barack Obama’s website, you certainly might think so. If you browse the “Defense”, “Homeland Security”, and “Foreign Policy” sections of BarackObama.com, you will not find a single reference to Al-Qaeda, a single reference to radical Islamic jihad, a single reference to Usama Bin Laden, or a single reference to Vladimir Putin. You will, however, find a whole section under ‘Homeland Security’ entitled “Keeping Our Drinking Water Safe.”
Innocent mistake? Perhaps. But it does show where Senator Obama’s priorities are, and what he views as the major threats to our security. Sen. Obama seems either sadly or willfully ignorant of the challenges to our national security and the lessons of 9/11. It is truly frightening that we have reached such a level of complacency that the Democratic Party’s nominee for President does not see fit to mention Al-Qaeda even once in his platform for Homeland Security and Foreign Policy. As Rudy Giuliani pointed out, the Democratic convention in Denver was filled with eloquent rhetoric, odes to community organizing, and amazonic calls for equal pay, but it did not contain a single mention of radical violent jihad.
It seems Senator Obama’s idea of change is a reversion to a naive pre-9/11 mindset.