Posted at 10:06 AM on Thursday, January 22, 2009 by David Horowitz
Barack Obama has been in office one day and he has already made two troubling policy decisions (and I'm not even referring to the closing of Guantanamo -- at least in this one he has given himself a year to figure out what to do with its terrorist inhabitants).
The first of these is the first phone call he made as President which was to the corrupt terrorist leader of the PLO Mahmoud Abbas to whom he promised he would make a permanent settlement between Israelis and Palestinians a top priority of his administration. There is not going to be a permanent settlement between Israelis and Palestinians (and there cannot be one) until there is a Palestinian leader who repudiates the Islamic jihad against Jews, Christians and other infidels, and who recognizes the Jewish state. There was no indication that he told this to Abbas. You cannot make a settlement with people who want destroy your very existence and if Obama pursues a deal without insisting on this as a pre-condition, it will blow up in his face.
The second of these is to close the "black sites" which the CIA uses as interrogation centers for terrorists. What's really bad about this is that he has made the decision on day one, that is without conducting a serious review to see if these interrogation centers have saved lives. Caving in to the hysteria whipped up by the ACLU and other leftwing groups and jeopardizing the security of American citizens in the process is not an auspicious way to begin an administration.
(Hat Tip: Alan Favish)
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