Real terrorists are alive and well and aiming at America

Carter | 8/31/2011, 4:25 p.m.

Abdulmutallab was indicted by a Detroit grand jury on six counts, including attempted murder, for trying to bring down Northwest/Delta flight 253. However, he was not confined and vigorously interrogated as a terrorist, as he should have been.

For months, Obama refused to use the term "terror" or "terrorist" or to acknowledge the war on terror because it was coined by the George W. Bush administration. He clearly has little interest in counterterrorism and does not want to aggressively confront radical Islamic extremists bent on violent jihad against America, despite signing off on killing bin Laden.

Obama's tardy reactions to the airline flame-out by the underwear bomber and terrorist Fort Hood massacre by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan are cases in point. He simply won't admit Islamic religious fanatics hate us.

The fact that the 23-year-old underwear bomber is a Black Nigerian proves terrorists of color couldn't care less about our Black president. They care less whether their victims are Black, Brown, white, red or yellow. Obama in the White House will not deter them.

Unlike Tea Party activists, such people are real terrorists. Unlike Tea Party activists, their aim isn't simply to reduce taxes and make Obama a one-term president-their aim is to kill us. Why can't Biden and Doyle understand? Perhaps they do but won't admit it.

Finally, when Obama visited Ground Zero on May 5, why were few, if any, Black New York City firefighters permitted to meet with him? And why didn't the president recognize retired FDNY Capt. James "Rocky" Robinson in his 9/11 tribute? Robinson, 60, one of the first to respond to the 1993 World Trade Center attack, transported injured responders back and forth from the hospital on Sept. 11.

Bottom line: Obama should muzzle the likes of Biden and Doyle. Along with trying to balance the budget, he should get on with protecting our country from real terrorists-not imaginary ones or political opponents. And that's the name of that tune.