White House: War on Terror is over!

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According to FOX News, a senior State Department official has said, “The war on terror is over.”

“Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”

The Weekly Standard:

This new outlook has, in the words of the National Journal, come from a belief among administration officials that “It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to terrorists.”

The National Journal explains:

The new approach is made possible by the double impact of the Arab Spring, which supplies a new means of empowerment to young Arabs other than violent jihad, and Obama’s savagely successful military drone campaign against the worst of the violent jihadists, al Qaida.

For the president himself, this new thinking comes from a “realiz[ation that] he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively ‘moderate’ Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere.”

“Why isn’t there a mission accomplished banner some place?  And if the war on terror is over, why do we have the Department of Homeland Security still?  Why did we just sign a ten‑year deal to protect Afghanistan, have our troops there for ten more years?  Why would we do that?” Glenn said.

“This is what they said:  Now that we’ve killed almost everybody in Al‑Qaeda, we don’t have to worry about that anymore and they can find legitimate ways ‑‑ think of this, that the Al‑Qaeda members can find legitimate ways to have their grievances aired like the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“Well, it comes full circle.  Al‑Qaeda came out of the Muslim Brotherhood, as did Hamas and now they are going back into the Muslim Brotherhood because we’ve made them legitimate.”

“So if Al‑Qaeda doesn’t exist, if the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t a problem, if there’s no terror in the whole world, what is this security apparatus for?  Who’s our enemy?  Who’s the enemy?  Big businesses over in Egypt?  Because they’re going for small business?  Who’s the enemy?  Or is our military now just a global force for good?  Are they going to bring everybody Hershey chocolate bars?  Why, why is the DOJ ramping up?  Why is, why is our entire government ramping up?  For what?  If there’s no enemy, shouldn’t we be ramping down?  I contend our government is about to officially change sides.  Because none of this makes any sense.”

  • http://crossmg.org/index.php Corran Horn

    So when to al Qaida gave up? Never ok thought so.

  • landofaahs

    It’s over?  When did we surrender? 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So the war on terror is over? I thought Mr Obama had established, in his mind, there is no war on terror only “man made disasters.”

    Once again the clear and utter hypocrisy of the administration is shown for all to see; and yes we have changed sides in the war, now we ally via the admin with the true terrorists against all we stand for as a people and a nation.

    Obama is about to stab Israel in the back; and as I have warned I can see him actually using US forces to attack, claiming that he is going in to aid the Palestinians from a rouge nation or terror sponsoring state (such as Napoletano had them listed as until the furor forced them to publically change that aorund).

    Obama will not stop until Israel is gone and the US a Communist state enslaved to him.

  • Anonymous

    Terrific! What a stupid move! I guess we just wait till portions of Americans are obliterated AGA
    IN! God help us,God help us! So does this mean since there are supposedly not terrorists after us that we don’t need the TSA or HLS anymore,unless they are looking to put Americans in custody for no reasons except we disagree with Obama’s policies.This has to be one of the stupidest things they have done yet. God help us! The guy needs to be impeached for not protecting us!

  • Anonymous

    If the war on terror is over, then why is security at airports tighter than ever? It’s like saying that the US won the Vietnam war because they withdrew from the country before they were forced out with defeat. I bet that the media will applaud the “war on terror is over” to high heavens and use that as another proof that Obama shout get another term.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Smith/100000454083900 Jerry Smith

    Wow – what a relief! I thought my morning paper would feature a photo on the front page of a sailor kissing a girl in Times Square with related articles about people driving around blowing their horns, throwing confetti, etc. NOT!!! I’m sure there are some braind-dead kool aid drinkers who probably bought this crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001796405559 Carletta Edwards

    As our number ! terrorist obama been impeached? no the war on terrori isn’t over just anouther obama LIE. and that Marine that got dishonable discharge for calling Obama a lie should be reinstated because OBAMA IS A HABITUATAL LIAR.

  • Anonymous

    War on terror is over?   Now more than ever, we really need to fear for what’s to come.
    God, please hear our prayers.

  • Anonymous

    America is in so much trouble with Obama calling the shots, wake up america, this man is a total disgrace to our christian beliefs. He can not be trusted, and is out to make america fail. 4 more, and we can kiss our — goodbye.

  • Anonymous

    OBAMAS TERM WILL SOON BE OVER ANYWAY—  THAT WAS ENOUGH TERROR FOR 4 YEARS.

  • Anonymous

    Glad to here it! I feel so much better Big-G.

     Mr. Pres. – why, if the war on terror is over, why are our boys staying in Afg’n? And why are we in South Africa so intenty?

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a better question. If the War on Terror is over, what is the need for continuing the Patriot Act and adding the NDAA?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     i know, i just read about that. there ought to be some kind of way to express outrage about this. it is just one giant chip from the 1st amendment…intimidate us all into silence!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     ONLY if we ALL remain courageous and diligent! vote vote vote! get other people to vote! be the ride they need to get out and vote!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     bbbbbbeecccccuase, wewwwelll, you just ggggotta ttttrust mmme!

  • Anonymous

    excellent!

  • Anonymous

    From 
    http://decoded.nationaljournal.com/2012/04/can-obama-safely-embrace-islam.php :’In a Tuesday night update to this post, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor clarified that while the “war on terror” concept has been dropped, “we absolutely have never said our war against al Qaida is over. We are prosecuting that war at an unprecedented pace.”‘

  • Anonymous

    Oh goody!   When will the Dept. of Homeland Security be dismantled?  And even more, when

    will the horrid TSA  procedures at the airports go away?   Because we are all safe now—nothing

    to fear.  Right?   Oh yeah.

  • Anonymous

    OK, S.S.,  thanks for the link and update.  Shucks!  That means we still will have to deal

    with the TSA at the airports and Dept. of Homeland Security.  : (

  • Anonymous

    In going through security today myself, I’m ashamed to say when scanned, the camera picked up two fingers, one on each hand!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, goody!!!  Now we can all go to our southern borders and hand out leis to all the nice people streaming across!!!

    Help ‘em carry all those guns and drugs  – oh, there’s a real heavy WMD they need us to help carry across.   Glad that War on Terror is over, so we can now have fun with all those goodies coming across our border.

    NOT !!!

    War on Terror?  We ain’t seen nothing yet!!!

    Actually, that leaky border is perhaps our greatest threat to our Nation, yet AZ gets slapped down for trying to implement already existing laws, and the Supreme Court has to decide if we are okay doing so.  What a joke — enforce existing laws?  No, hamstring the Border Patrol, let those nice illegals bring all that stuff in to really get the War on Terror armed and financed, via drug money, and so on.

    It’s all going so Fast and Furiously, isn’t it?

    Laus Deo

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope this isn’t TRUE I really enjoy going to the local airport and getting TOUCHED when I feel lonely !!
    So now the only terrorist’s left I guess would be law abiding AMERICAN’S !!
    Don’t let your guard down, Your just to become comfortable with this lie now !!

  • Anonymous

    Conservatives do love their “wars” on Muslims. If the war on terror is over, what in the world will they be afraid of?! Oh, no! And what fear will Beck monger on?

  • Anonymous

    What a hoot!    Rufree, when/if I have to fly out anytime soon, I hope I can

    remember to ”salute” the TSA, as well!

  • Anonymous

    You are beyond stupid. It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought an idiot, than open it and remove all doubt.

  • Anonymous

    But it sounds so boring!