According to this report on WorldNetDaily, Barack Obama delivered a speech in which he said:
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.
The speech took place in Colorado Springs on July 2. Press accounts of the speech did not include this startling remark, perhaps because it was not contained in the prepared text that the campaign distributed. But this YouTube of the event does (the quote comes between minute 16 and minute 17):
Hugh Hewitt views this as Obama’s latest “pratfall” and a sign of his inexperience. Ed Morrissey finds Obama’s meaning to be unclear and calls for an explanation. Both, I think, underestimate the sinister quality of Obama’s comment, the meaning of which seems clear enough.
I’m not suggesting that Obama would actually try to establish a domestic security force as powerful as our current military, only that deep-down it appears he wouldl like to do something of the kind. That impulse seems like a threat to our freedom regardless of whether Obama attempts to hatch the full-blown object of his fantasy.
UPDATE: Obama’s “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our military reminds of the ” mammoth. . .military” force that Obama’s friend a fomer adviser Samantha Power wanted to inject into territory controlled by Israel.
Liberals aren’t less militaristic than the rest of us. They just differ as to who it is that needs to be confronted by our forces.
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