Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

January 7, 2009

Gulp.

Filed under: politics — by lindyborer @ 3:37 pm
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From Investor’s Business Daily:

“Many of those who voted for [Barack Obama] either dismiss the terrorist threat, or believe none exists.  Still worse, some think we should placate our enemies, not vanquish them.  That’s why a new report from Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff is more than a little disquieting.  It suggests that the U.S. faces a real prospect of a serious terror attack sometime in the next five years, particularly from a biological weapon of some sort.  ‘The threat of terrorism and the threat of extremism has not abated,’ Chertoff recently said. And that’s not just rhetoric.  The Homeland Security Threat Assessment for 2008-2013, leaked to the Associated Press late last week, predicts that terrorists will try some sort of biological weapon on the U.S. in the next five years — an attack that could overwhelm our health care system, leading to devastating consequences for our economy.  The report goes on to warn of outside terror groups such as al-Qaida using our porous borders and poor controls to place terrorist cells inside the United States.  Sound unlikely? Recall that just two days before Christmas, five Muslim immigrants were convicted for plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J. It’s already here.  …The worst thing that could happen, we fear, is that Obama comes in with a mandate to spend upward of $1 trillion on a stimulus package and then decides to at least partly finance it by cutting defense and anti-terror measures to the bone.    There are already warning signs in Obama considering abandoning missile defense and other advanced defense systems, while our potential foes plunge full speed ahead.  And his aides suggested the Pentagon’s request for 30,000 more troops might be rejected.  With Russia boosting its defense outlays by 40% while it builds its nuclear arsenal, China intent on having a blue-water navy to challenge the U.S., and the terrorist threat unabated, it wouldn’t be wise to cut back on defense or anti-terrorist efforts right now.”

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