GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra Says He is "Not Sure Obama Realizes America is Still at War" - Video 11/13/09
Here is video of the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee - Rep. Pete Hoekstra - reacting to President Obama's decision to bring the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to New York to stand trial before a civilian court. Hoekstra said he cannot understand why in the world Obama is doing this instead of taking the guilty plea of Mohammed and letting his punishment be decided by a Military Tribunal.
Hoekstra makes two outstanding comments toward the end of the video. He said he is "not sure he (President Obama)realizes, even after last week, that America is still at war whether we want to admit it or not."
He also said "the President has to see the world the way that it is, not the way that he wants it to be."
Hoekstra is right. Obama does not believe we are at war with a Radical Islamic Jihadist ideology. He wants to treat these acts as if they are ordinary crimes rather than acts of war - atrocities of war.