Security: History will not be kind to President Obama's effectiveness in fighting terrorism. His record is terrible. The California Christmas Party Massacre is the only the latest in a string of major U.S. attacks during his tenure.
In May 2009, Obama vowed to defeat terrorism using "all elements of our power."
"My single most important responsibility as president is to keep the American people safe," he said. "It's the first thing that I think about when I wake up in the morning. It's the last thing that I think about when I go to sleep at night."
The next month, Obama traveled to Cairo to apologize to the world's Muslims for the War on Terror. Then he canceled it, along with enhanced interrogations used to obtain information about plots against the homeland from captured terrorists.
Next, he set out to release as many terrorists as he could from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also ordered the FBI and Homeland Security to delete "jihad" from counterterrorism manuals and fire all trainers who linked terrorism to Islam.
Obama wasn't done keeping us safe.
He also stopped a major investigation of terrorsupporting Muslim Brotherhood front groups and mosques after U.S. attorneys successfully prosecuted Brotherhood charities. And he opened the floodgates to Muslim immigrants, importing more than 400,000 of them, many from terrorist hot spots Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Not coincidentally, America has endured seven major Islamic terrorist attacks on its soil on Obama's watch. The nation has averaged one big hit a year, over the past seven years. The ISIS-inspired San Bernardino attack was the deadliest terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. Here are the other six:Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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