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Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 8:03 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

After the USS Cole was attacked the Obama administration shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the suicide attack. Obama thought if he played nice with al Qaeda he could win their friendship. I thought it was Bush they hated. Turns out it is American, not Bush, that they hate.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

@Rifleman: You mean the Clinton administration, right?

twells
Ogden, UT

Americans just don't get the Middle East. It is hard to imangine a world without choice. Why would anyone want to live in a world without choice? The Middle East wants a Theorcracy-Sharia Law. Why does our government keep trying to waste treasure and blood on a ideology that wants to rule as it did in the 6th century? The Middle East does not want a choice. They want to be told what to do how to do and will not take independent thought seriously. Americans don't get that. If you look at all the mobs-they are comprised of men with cell phones. What a joke. A western cell phone. Let them live in the 6th century. Take away all the aid and modern day awful western products. Iran, does the Koran say to build a Nuclear device? That is Western technology. What can the Middle East do besides destroy and blame the West for what they themselves can not do. No jobs, no education, no free thought and horrible treatment of the mothers of their children. You go Middle East. Self implode!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Diplotmats on alert?

What about our own President? Is he on alert for our nation or is he only concerned about winning an election?

Diplomats of their intelligence staffs already and I am sure the alert was out there in each of their areas of responsibility for the past 11 years. With terrorists, you don't know where they are going to strike. We learned that countries are not much different after the Japanese had told our diplomats and President that we had nothing to worry about. That is until, the 7th of December in 1941 when the Pearl Harbor Sunday became a nightmare for us and brought us into Germany and Japanese wars.

Is the cycle coming back again? The Conservation Corps of the 1930s, however, good and great for our country, did not stop us from getting into World War II. We had the League of Nations and that didn't stop that war, either.

Where are we goin in this world? Obama has brought change but not the hoped change the rest of us wanted. His advisors and cabinet members don't ring in solidarity for our nation when we need that. What is our purpose?

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

The Egyptian newspapers El Fagr warned of attacks in advance and their warnings were reported on US websites on September 10. So how is it that Obama claims the attacks were spontaneous with no advance warning?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

President Obama just needs to mind the store.

You lose ratings by not doing the constitutional duties. As a Constitutional law person he should know what it entails. He should visit with the leaders of the various countries instead of spending time on late night talk shows to get attention and provide humor for us.

We hire a President to give full attention to the country through the various agencies, departments, cabinet members and the people.

As the first President with a vast number of Czars without assigned duties but getting paid $179,000 plus entitlements, he has expanded his span of control to too many people. With the election coming and his Chicago group taking a lot of his attention, time and energy besides road trips for non-campaign vouchered trips, he doesn't have much time to perform his Constitutional duties.

We have a President that is overwhelmed but will not admit it.

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