Friday, July 18, 2008


Just what did Obama mean when he said in Colorado Springs, "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded," Was he just using a bad metaphor or was it something else. One blog, War on You, noted, "Obama's proposal smacks of an expanded version of an existing program in which hundreds of police, firefighters, paramedics and utility workers have been trained and recently dispatched as 'Terrorism Liaison Officers' in Colorado, Arizona and California to watch for 'suspicious activity' which is later fed into a secret government database. It is also reminiscent of the supposedly canned 2002 Operation TIPS program, which would have turned 4 per cent of Americans into informants under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department. TIPS lived on in other guises, such as the Highway Watch program, a $19 billion dollar Homeland Security-run project which trains truckers to watch for suspicious activity on America's highways. More recently, ABC News reported that "The FBI is taking cues from the CIA to recruit thousands of covert informants in the United States as part of a sprawling effort. . . to aid with criminal investigations."


At July 18, 2008 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So once again Obama shows how he duped us with his primary campaign into believing he was different from Bush. Until we get the corporate money completely out of politics, we are doomed to more of the same forever.

At July 18, 2008 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

History's fascist regimes of yesteryear had many names for such an organization: Stasi, Hitler Youth, Young Pioneers, brownshirts, etc.

A member of the Cult of Obama will be along shortly to explain how he has been misunderstood, how he MUST say such things to get elected, and how in their heart of hearts they just KNOW Obama will be more liberal than a gay Ralph Nader once elected to office. Just so you know the left is not immune to faith-based voting. Or episodes of delusion.

At July 18, 2008 7:04 PM, Blogger DebbieKat said...

This is why I'm voting for Nader. :-) I'm on my third candidate this season and Obama was NEVER one of them. Neither was Hillary or McCain.


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