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Obama: Give Terrorists $2B For Education

And still more glimpses of our future from the President-Select’s Change.gov:


Homeland Security

The Problem

Conventional thinking has failed to adapt to a world of new threats. Barack Obama and Joe Biden understand that a range of risks, both natural and manmade, can have major consequences for the security, prosperity, and well-being of Americans at home and abroad. We need a president who understands these new security threats – and who has effective strategies for addressing them…

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Plan

Defeat Terrorism Worldwide

… Prepare the Military to Meet 21st Century Threats: Barack Obama will not hesitate to use military force to take out terrorists who pose a threat to America. Obama will ensure that our military becomes more stealthy, agile, and lethal in its ability to capture or kill terrorists. He will bolster our military’s ability to speak different languages, navigate different cultures, and coordinate complex missions with our civilian agencies.

Win the Battle of Ideas: An Obama Administration will defeat al Qaeda in what the 9-11 Commission called “the Battle of Ideas” by returning to an American foreign policy consistent with America’s traditional values and by working with moderates within the Islamic world to counter al Qaeda propaganda. Barack Obama will establish a $2 billion Global Education Fund to work to eliminate the global education deficit and offer an alternative to extremist schools

Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have a comprehensive strategy for nuclear security that will reduce the danger of nuclear terrorism, prevent the spread of nuclear weapons capabilities, and strengthen the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Secure Nuclear Weapons Materials in Four Years and End Nuclear Smuggling: Barack Obama will lead a global effort to secure all nuclear weapons materials at vulnerable sites within four years – the most effective way to prevent terrorists from acquiring a nuclear bomb. Barack Obama will fully implement the Lugar-Obama legislation to help our allies detect and stop the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction.

Strengthen Policing and Interdiction Efforts: Barack Obama will institutionalize the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), a global initiative aimed at stopping shipments of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, and related materials worldwide.

Convene a Summit on Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Barack Obama will convene a summit in 2009 (and regularly thereafter) of leaders of Permanent Members of the UN Security Council and other key countries to agree on implementing many of these measures on a global basis.

Eliminate Iran’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs Through Tough, Direct Diplomacy: Barack Obama will use tough diplomacy – backed by real incentives and real pressures – to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and to eliminate fully and verifiably North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Barack Obama will seek to ensure that the Agency gets the authority, information, people, and technology it needs to do its job.

Control Fissile Materials: Barack Obama will lead a global effort to negotiate a verifiable treaty ending the production of fissile materials for weapons purposes.

Prevent Nuclear Fuel from Becoming Nuclear Bombs: Barack Obama will work with other interested governments to establish a new international nuclear energy architecture – including an international nuclear fuel bank, international nuclear fuel cycle centers, and reliable fuel supply assurances – to meet growing demands for nuclear power without contributing to the proliferation of nuclear materials and fuel production facilities.

Set the Goal of a Nuclear-Free World: Barack Obama will show the world that America believes in its existing commitment under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to work to ultimately eliminate all nuclear weapons

Seek Real, Verifiable Reductions in Nuclear Stockpiles: Barack Obama will seek deep, verifiable reductions in all U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons and work with other nuclear powers to reduce global stockpiles dramatically by the end of his presidency

Strengthen Nuclear Risk Reduction Work at Defense, State, and Energy Departments: Thwarting terrorist networks requires international partnerships in military, intelligence, law enforcement, financial transactions, border controls, and transportation security. To make diplomacy more effective, Obama will stop shuttering consulates and start opening them in the tough and hopeless corners of the world. He will expand our foreign service, and develop the capacity of our civilian aid workers to work alongside the military.

Strengthen American Biosecurity

… Lead an International Effort to Diminish Impact of Major Infectious Disease Epidemics: Senator Obama was one of the first legislators to recognize the dangers of a potential avian influenza pandemic and was successful in securing $25 million for U.S. agencies to combat and contain widespread outbreaks of avian flu and worked to provide $4 billion in funding to the Centers for Disease Control to combat avian flu

Protect Our Information Networks

As president, Barack Obama will lead an effort, working with private industry, the research community and our citizens, to build a trustworthy and accountable cyber infrastructure that is resilient, protects America’s competitive advantage, and advances our national and homeland security.

Strengthen Federal Leadership on Cyber Security: Barack Obama will declare the cyber infrastructure a strategic asset and will establish the position of national cyber advisor who will report directly to the president and will be responsible for coordinating federal agency efforts and development of national cyber policy

Protect the IT Infrastructure That Keeps America’s Economy Safe: The public and private infrastructure that keeps America running is increasingly brought online to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Barack Obama will work with the private sector to establish tough new standards for cyber security and physical resilience for critical infrastructure

Improve Intelligence Capacity and Protect Civil Liberties

Give Real Authority to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board:

Created by Congress and recommended by the 9/11 Commission, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board needs to be substantially reformed and empowered to safeguard against an erosion in American civil liberties. As president, Barack Obama will support efforts to strengthen the Board with subpoena powers and reporting responsibilities, will give the Board a robust mandate designed to protect American civil liberties and will demand transparency from the Board to ensure accountability

We are going to defeat Al Qaeda by giving them $2 billion to educate themselves?

It really is a shame how impoverished the Middle East is. If only Bin Laden hadn’t had such a deprived childhood.

Also, bear in mind this $2 billion dollars is supposed to counter the untold billions that the Saudis spend on their Wahhabist madrassas — and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

And once we have won the “battle of ideas” against all comers, we are going to do away will all of our nuclear weapons.

Don’t you feel more secure already?

(By the way, whatever happened to Avian/Bird Flu? Did Mr. Obama’s earmark of $25 million cure it? What a guy!)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Obama: Give Terrorists $2B For Education”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    ” Eliminate Iran’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs Through Tough, Direct Diplomacy: Barack Obama will use tough diplomacy – backed by real incentives and real pressures – to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and to eliminate fully and verifiably North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.”

    Worked so well for Clinton, why not do it agian?

  2. BaghdadRunner says:

    the $2 B is so that they can go to the the same Madrassa he had the opportunity to go to, I include Harvard as one of the same

  3. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh is discussing this thread as we speak.

  4. bug says:

    2 Billion to people who just want to see us dead. No amount of money will change their minds. Wouldn’t that 2 Billion do better to help people here in America? Good old Obama, I can see an attach coming round the corner.

  5. DEZ says:

    Barack Obama will use tough diplomacy – backed by real incentives and real pressures

    Translation, tough diplomacy = bribes (incentives)
    The bribe will be taken and used to expedite the terrorists original plans.
    Yup Obama, reaching across the isle.

  6. BillK says:

    That $2B will go a long way to producing more al Qaeda members with degrees in Nuclear Engineering.

    Thanks, Obama!

  7. youngrepublican says:

    hey here is a novel ideal. why don’t we invest that 2 billion dollars on our own country?

  8. youngrepublican says:

    instead we are giving North Korea,Iran and the other terrorist 2 billion dollars to buy the weapons we are supposedly trying to eliminate and getting rid of ours.

  9. sled says:

    This is a lot of controlling change and this one bits big time. . . “Privacy and Civil Liberties Board needs to be substantially reformed and empowered”. This sounds like no more privacy and it looks like the empowering might have other effects no one likes to think about, depending on what the robust mandate turns out to be, who knows who might be in trouble.

    Improve Intelligence Capacity and Protect Civil Liberties

    … Give Real Authority to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board:

    Created by Congress and recommended by the 9/11 Commission, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board needs to be substantially reformed and empowered to safeguard against an erosion in American civil liberties. As president, Barack Obama will support efforts to strengthen the Board with subpoena powers and reporting responsibilities, will give the Board a robust mandate designed to protect American civil liberties and will demand transparency from the Board to ensure accountability …

    A subpoena (pronounced /səbˈpiːnə/ or pronounced /səˈpiːnə/) is commonly defined as a written command to a person to testify before a court or be punished.

    More accurately, a subpoena is the conditional threat of punishment made by a governmental authority. It is attached to a command, so that if the recipient does not do as commanded then he may be punished. Subpoenas are associated with common law legal systems.

    There are two common types of subpoenas:

    A subpoena ad testificandum orders a person to testify before the ordering authority or face punishment.
    A subpoena duces tecum orders a person to bring physical evidence before the ordering authority or face punishment.

  10. loneconservative says:

    So I had dinner with a group of people this evening and I brought up how spending $2 Billion for western after school programs for junior terrorists is part of the big O’s plan. I was the only one who thought it was stupid- they actually think it will work and cause world peace. And one of them calls himself a conservative. What is wrong with these people???? Am I trapped in some bad Star Trek episode where I am on the same planet but in some other dimension where nothing makes sense- right is wrong and stupid is smart??? If so, beam me up Scotty!


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