Now let me be clear: we are indeed at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates. We do need to update our institutions to deal with this threat.If you take Obama and members of US Congress at their word, Americans today are frightened -- literally cowering under their beds -- over the prospect that some inmates held in Guantanamo will be transferred to Super Max prisons on the mainland. In a long speech intended to reassure his countrymen at this time of danger, Obama essentially promised that he would undercut the Constitution so as to permit "indefinite detention" of any terrorists who sound really scary.
- Barack Obama
Clearly Obama views his job, much as his predecessor defined his, as making sure Americans feel safe at night. He's their Babysitter in Chief. Yesterday, you had Grandpa Cheney declaring he could do a far better job.
What conclusions about the US are the big bad terrorists going to draw from such a spectacle?