No, I didn’t get one. But I have been reading one over on the President’s Blog. Here are a couple of statements I would like clarification on…
You know, we’ve had a dysfunctional political system for a while now (emphasis mine), and the fact that we have been able to move what is by all accounts a historic piece of legislation through this quickly and that the Senate is having a serious debate about it and we still expect it to be on my desk for signature before President’s Day is quite an achievement.
Ok, so how long have we had a dysfunctional political system? Since 1776? Since 1876? Or, is this a slap at the previous administration? The President does seem to like doing that.
Here’s another one..On Closing Guantanamo Bay…
It’s the right thing to do. Ultimately it will make us safer (emphasis mine). You’ve already seen in the reaction around the world a different sense of America by us taking this action.
I must be dense, but can someone please explain to me how this will make us safer? Will bringing the terrorists here to the homeland make us safer? I have heard talk about using Marion, IL maximum security prison for housing them. Yea…that’s an hour away from me. I feel safer already…NOT! I feel safer with them living on another continent. Really.
Thanks in advance for all your help. You can read the full interview on these and other topics here.
One More Thing: Perhaps this is a clue…notice how the statement “Ultimately it will make us safer” is followed by and connected to the statement about the reaction of the world. If one pays attention to balanced news sources, it is not possible that radical muslim countries are included in this “world”. He must be referring to all the good feelings expressed towards us by Europe, perhaps Russia t0o, that at last we have “come to our senses” on this matter. Yes, our new president is very concerned about pleasing the world (and just about everyone on the planet, it seems), and I believe it will be at the expense of our country’s security. Joe Biden prophesied there would be a test in the first 6 months of the new administration. We’ll just have to wait and see.