Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson, Human Events.
This is the second installment of a five-part series on how Barack Obama is America’s number one threat to national security. See part I here.
Despite President Obama’s speech last week praising our brave men and women in uniform, the ugly truth is that our president is more comfortable cozying up with pro-terror activists than pro-military groups. In fact, Obama has a disturbing history with activists who support Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, and more.
At the time I left my position in the Clinton White House I certainly couldn’t have imagined we’d elect anyone more inept than Bill Clinton. Nor could I have predicted that just seven years after we’d been attacked and gone to war, we’d elect the most radical left-wing president in our nation’s history. Few seem to have noticed, until recently, that Barack Obama is inclined to dispense with the key precepts our forefathers valued: a robust defense of American sovereignty and our national interest for one; limited government for another; fiscal prudence for a third.
Similarly, few seem to have noticed that our new president is the most radical president in American history, with views more often associated with left-wing banana republic dictators than with a president of the United States.
While many Democrats are naturally inclined to support “peace movements,” how many have embraced the support, as Obama did, of Jodie Evans of Code Pink whose group not only supports our nation’s enemies in time of war but has made it policy to besmirch our nation’s servicemen and their families to the point of holding cruel and belittling protests at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center?
Don’t know Jodie Evans? President Obama does…and you need to as well. And I carefully document their relationship in Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security.
Barack Obama’s first major event after announcing his long-shot run for the presidency in February 2007 was a Hollywood fundraiser co-hosted by Jodie Evans that elevated him into the national spotlight. Evans successfully pulled together the rich and the radical in Los Angeles, and Obama was on his way to eventual election to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But Evans is not just a skilled fundraiser with big time connections in the entertainment industry. She is a radical left-wing activist devoted to gutting our military and supporting our nation’s enemies. Since 9/11, Evans and Code Pink have set their sights squarely on the U.S. military and damaging America’s war against Islamist terrorism. They’ve been at the forefront of an anti-war effort seeking to systematically undermine the American military and bring about defeat for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Just a few weeks prior to her Hollywood shindig for Obama, for example, Evans and her Code Pink sisters were in Havana conspiring with Fidel Castro and his government seeking ways to pressure the Bush Administration into releasing the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay. Evans doesn’t draw the line at snuggling up with some of the world’s vilest dictators and despots.
She’s also forged close relationships with murderous terror groups Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, the Sunni insurgents in Iraq, and, the patriarch of all terror organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood.