Jihad is alive and well in the United States. Having an instance of terrorists being apprehended just this morning while planting bombs at Jewish Synagogues makes one wonder if Obama's administration is so cool when dealing with "terrorism".
If I had a Muslim summit, I think that I can speak credibly to them about the fact that I respect their culture," Obama said, "that I understand their religion, that I have lived in a Muslim country, and as a consequence I know it is possible to reconcile Islam with modernity and respect for human rights and a rejection of violence. And I think I can speak with added credibility...Barack Obama
Nico Hines at the Times London reported on Obama's Guantanamo Bay issue:
Under the separation of powers outlined in the US Constitution, Congress has control over almost all government spending. Thus, it can stop virtually any program by refusing to provide money to carry it out. Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said the President would outline “a hefty part” of his plans for Guantánamo detainees tomorrow. A key segment of the Justice Department’s plan has been to send many detainees abroad, but if Congress were to bar detainees from being transported to the United States, even for trial, it would become much more difficult to persuade other countries to accept them.
By speaking at the National Archives today, Obama was attempting to instigate anger among his own supporters as the Republican forces question the soundness of Obama's security vision which endangers the safety of every American citizen.