Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Shocking: Marco Rubio Blames President Obama For Boston Bombing

Brace yourselves: Sen. Marco Rubio blames President Barack Obama for the Boston Marathon bombing. Rubio (or a speechwriter) penned this piece for the National Review.

Until the Boston bombings, many of our citizens knew the effects of 9/11 only through the intrusive security requirements of air travel. If nothing else, recent events should remind us that we are a country at war, that radical Islamic jihadists are evil, and that America has a moral and security to lead the fight to defeat them. Unfortunately, we have a president who wants to declare the war over, the enemy defeated.

But if we're not even willing to characterize the war as a war, or the threat as a threat, how can we ensure that we will win this battle? If, instead, we want to see every act of terror in the United States as some isolated case, disconnected from a broader effort -- as administration officials are now spinning Boston -- we're doing a disservice to the American people.

Rubio's op-ed doesn't offer any points on what he would do differently. Would Rubio stay in Afghanistan? Would Rubio send U.S. troops to Syria or Iran. Rubio doesn't say. Rubio's only strategy is Obama isn't talking tough.

The Obama administration rejected using the Bush administration's talking point of "war on terror." Team Obama wanted no part of taking the slogan from the previous admistration that didn't catch Obama bin Laden or found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Unlike Rubio's false reality, President Obama made it clear that there was a war.

"We are indeed at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates," he said at the National Archives a few months after taking office.

Remember when Mitt Romney accused Obama of not describing the Benghazi attack as "an act of terror." Romney's whole point was not how he would handle security better but that Obama didn't sound macho enough. Romney was badly busted during the debate for falsely stating that it took Obama 14 days to describe the Benghazi attack as an act of terror.

There is no national security strategy from the current Republican establishment. It's just taking cheap shots at Obama and playing up xenophobic fears to the Christian Right voting base. If you doubt that Republicans are only interested in terrorism for scoring political points than why did Rubio say that President George W. Bush did a "fantastic job" as president.

George W. Bush, in my opinion, did a fantastic job as president over eight year, facing a set of circumstances during those eight years that are different from the circumstances that a President Romney will face.
Rubio will go on Fox News and conservative talk radio and say that Bush's record on fighting terrorism is better than Obama's. No sane person believes that.

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