Cleaning Obama’s Bloodstains
By: Katie Kieffer / Townhall Columnist
There is no need to “judge” Obama’s heart to realize that he is unfit to lead; God will be his judge. We need only objectively view the results of his puerile national security policy and his unconstitutional healthcare mandates:
Blood in Benghazi
On September 11, four Americans including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens were killed in a terrorist attack by militants linked to al-Qaida and Ansar al-Sharia. Militants stormed the U.S. consulate building in Benghazi, Libya with rockets and machine guns; Stevens and four other Americans died.
President Obama’s White House and State Department knew of the danger to Stevens for months and did nothing about it. On August 16, Stevens sent a cable notifying Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department of an anticipated “coordinated attack” that the consulate would not be able to control without backup support. The State Department did not take proactive measures to respond.
On the day of the attack, reports indicate that the CIA initially denied requests from its own personnel for backup assistance at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and later at the CIA annex or safe house. When support finally arrived, it was too late.
Stevens became the first U.S. Ambassador since 1988 to die in office. And CIA employees and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were both killed despite the fact that the U.S. military had almost seven hours to send them back-up assistance.
Obama covered up his incompetency by initially blaming this terrorist attack on an amateur online video preview. Stevens and four other Americans are now dead as a result of Obama’s failures on two accounts: First, he exercised constitutionally questionable military intervention in Libya, which more than likely incited blowback. Secondly, he refused to address the consulate’s pleas for help before and during the attack.
Blood on the Border
As I have written here and here, U.S. Border Patrol agents like Nicolas Ivie and Brian Terry are just a few of the American agents who have died due to repercussions from Obama’s scandalous Fast and Furious gun sting operation. Not to mention the rising death toll (over 50,000) due to Obama’s continual cooperation with Mexico in fighting an unconstitutional war on drugs.
Blood in Afghanistan
Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East, particularly in Afghanistan, has led to a surge in American deaths from insider attacks, overextension and suicide.
The Afghan forces we trusted and trained are increasingly turning on NATO troops and killing American soldiers.
Furthermore, Obama is responsible for the surge of 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. But, since 2008—the year Obama was elected—the U.S. has sustained nearly two-and-a-half times the number of fatalities in Afghanistan as the six previous years combined.
One U.S. soldier commits suicide every single day. In late July, TIME Magazine reported that 2,676 Americans had died by suicide since the war in Afghanistan began. In comparison, 1,950 Americans had died in combat in over a decade of Afghan intervention.
Blood of Babies
Obama unconstitutionally uses federal taxpayer dollars to promote a culture of repugnance for human life in two ways. First, his U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate circumvents the First Amendment and requires religious organizations to offer contraceptives, sterilization methods and abortion-generating prescriptions in their private insurance plans. Secondly, Obama supports fungible federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
We must hold President Obama accountable for the blood on his hands. We cannot judge Obama’s motivations; we can only see the results of his decisions, namely increasing numbers of Americans dying.
There is no way to bring innocent men, women and children back to life. The only way we can attempt to clean Obama’s bloodstains is to vote him—and all who think like him—out of office.