In the above commentary, CBS’s Bob Schieffer made some statements that could be considered on the money. He was addressing the comments of Hillary Clinton when she talked about the Obama foreign policy.
Many said that she made a mistake by doing it. Those of us watching the political realm know that she was distancing herself from Obama in preparation for her just maybe might run for President, possibly. But when you get much deeper, is Bob Schieffer and in turn Hillary Clinton right?
While I do not agree with Hillary on a lot of things, I can say that she was right that “Don’t do stupid stuff” is not an organizing principle. The other thing to note is something that Bob Schieffer said in his commentary,
I don’t care how many times you say Osama bin Laden is dead, terror remains alive and a threat to the United States. What we need to be talking about is how to combat and defeat it.
Add to that the recent message from ISIS to Americans and you get the reasoning that we need to do this sooner rather than later.
Folks, this is not the time for politics, but the time for action. It is time for Obama and company to swallow their pride and bring in people from all walks of life and all political perspectives and come up with an organizing principle that works. That means reaching out to Hillary, George W. Bush, John Boehner, Rand Paul, Nancy Pelosi and anyone else that has a stake in things. We need to have principles that show us a path ahead to fight terrorism. They are willing to take the fight to us and continue to show that they are not afraid of us. It’s time to throw “Don’t do stupid stuff” into the waste bin of history and replace it with something proactive and something that does not give one side or another an edge politically.
Fighting terror should not be a political fight. It is a fight for freedom, liberty and justice. It is a fight that we have fought and won before and it is one that we should do again.
But, it all starts with laying down the political barbs and egos and getting to work. Will our leaders do it?
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