Breitbart: OBAMA TO TREAT TERROR AS CRIME, NOT WAR

From Breitbart’s Big Peace:

by AWR HAWKINS

Speaking to an audience at Oxford University on Friday, the Pentagon’s top lawyer Jeh Johnson signaled the Obama administration may soon transition from handling terrorism as an act of war to handling it as a criminal matter.

(Johnson is the same Pentagon lawyer that has threatened to bring criminal charges against the author on “No Easy Day”, the account of the raid that killed OBL and gushes that his recruitment to the  “Obama campaign in 2007-08 was one of the highlights of my personal life.”–Dex)120626-D-TT977-190

Johnson broached this information after re-stating Obama’s infamous pre-election line: “Al Qaeda is on the run.” In light of Al Qaeda’s supposed weakened state, he reasoned, the time is right to switch from a war on terror to “a counterterrorism effort against individuals” which can be carried out “by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.”

Johnson said that while the Obama administration has no intention of signing a “peace treaty with Al Qaeda,” they “cannot capture or kill every last terrorist who claims an affiliation with Al Qaeda.”

To the degree that Johnson’s words reflect Obama’s intentions, this represents a huge step backward for U.S. efforts against terror. Treating terrorists as criminals is a re-adoption of Bill Clinton’s approach, and that was the very approach that resulted in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

If Johnson’s words are an indicator of what Obama is about to do, it also means our domestic court system is about to be overloaded with case after case against captured terrorists. 

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One thought on “Breitbart: OBAMA TO TREAT TERROR AS CRIME, NOT WAR

  1. The Obama Fan-Dance Must End . As someone who has written critically of John McCain on a host of issues, including the Keating Five, none of it compares to the life that Barack Obama has led and his belief system. Obama is not merely associated with domestic terrorists, Palestinian radicals, Marxists, and black liberation ideologues — he was their favorite candidate. They groomed him. They befriended him. He befriended them. He socialized with them. In other words, these people saw Obama as representing their views and aspirations and he saw them the same way.

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