Darn the luck: FOX News’ sad campaign to discredit Obama’s Terror record

No one serious would give Rudi dekker the time of day.  Indeed, after the September 11, 2001 attacks he should have been in jail, or at the very least forever banned from his chosen profession. Instead, hard to believe, FOX loves the guy. Surprise, Rudi is selling a book, and FOX is only to happy to spin this schlock into an indictment of Obama’s fight against terrorism in the days leading up to the 10th anniversary of that terrible day.

Who is Rudi Dekker? Truly he should have been forgotten by history. I think in the “olden” days they called it “shunned.” But Mister Dekker owned the flight school where Mohammad Atta trained to leaned how to crash a plane into the World Trade center that sunny September day. Mister Dekker, now considered by FOX to be a terrorism expert-the same way the guy who teaches a car full of armed men in ski masks how to drive a car can then call himself an expert in preventing bank robberies-is making the rounds on Right-wing radio and FOX.

He isn’t alone. Dick Cheney, part of the Administration that missed such veiled and ambiguous warnings the summer of 2001 as “Bin Laden determined to strike within the US,” is also making the rounds, curiously as the current crop of Republican Presidential wanna-bes are desperate to undermine any success by the current administration.

And there are many successes. The killing of bin Laden himself, something Bush and Cheney couldn’t accomplish, was only topping on a greater anti-terrorism cake. Obama’s strategy hasn’t been merely to make war. rather, by improving views of the United States around the world and in the Middle East, by being tougher on Israel, he was ratcheted down the international war tempo and emotion so prevalent during the Bush and Cheney years. He has actively pursued and killed far more terrorist leaders than Bush and Cheney did in 8 years, without the chest thumping and in-your-face cowboy rhetoric. Quietly he has worked to stabilize Somalia, and when was the last time you heard of Somali pirates?  Had Bush and Cheney undertaken Libya there would have been an emphasis on “America boys beatin’ back terrorism,” instead of America taking a subtler role that lead in 6 months to the toppling of Gaddafi’s regime(Recall Pan Am 103?). That softer approach robbed terrorist antagonists from fresh anti-American propaganda and recruiting material. Iran and Hamas were all but silent.

But back to Dekker and Cheney, and their diatribes, which amount to little more than a hoodlums effort to divert attention from their own failures and, dare I opine, crimes?

Reminds me of a story about Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. At Sirhan’s parole hearing he said that if Robert F’ Kennedy were still alive he would want him to go free. Wow! the one guy who would speak on his behalf, and Sirhan killed him. The one guy who could speak to Dekker’s ability to spot terrorists, and that guy flew into the World Trade tower. Mister Cheney, any idea what those who died on 9-11 would view your record on terrorism? No doubt they give it a big thumbs up, or maybe they’d opt for an alternate finger.   

To Obama’s

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W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

2 responses to “Darn the luck: FOX News’ sad campaign to discredit Obama’s Terror record

  • Larry Egly

    It wasn’t too long ago that “Democracy Now;The War and Peace Report”, an online news show, was covering G.W. Bush’s deciding to cancel a trip abroad because a Spanish judge had issued an arrest warant for Bush on the grounds that he was a war criminal. Bush and Dick Chaney approved of torturing and killing innocent Iraqis after the pair of them lied to the whole country so US imperialists could take over the Iraqi oil fields. Fox news seems to have a strange way or promoting freedom and democracy. It’s a no-brainer that Bush and Chaney were simply high level thugs and both should be tried for war crimes by the International Court. I wish our national leaders would stop giving people overseas reasons to hate our country. I mean, most of us are moral, freedom loving people.

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