Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the Algemeiner, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Independent Journal Review, American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, Jewish Press, J-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, and many others.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Praise for the Prez?

This is a little after the fact, but in a major departure from my usual thoughts on the Commander-in-Chief, I would like to thank President Obama, and our military and intelligence services, for ridding the planet of al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone attack last week. I don't often agree with Obama on matters domestic and I found his approach to foreign policy soon after taking office (i.e. The Apology Tour) nauseating, but in retaining, and in some cases, stepping up the policies of the Bush administration in the war on terror, he has earned my praise. Of course, his supporters on the left have been disappointed and disgusted by these very same policies and Obama has yet (when hell freezes over, I suspect) to acknowledge that the Bush administration was correct in treating Islamic terrorism as an act of war, not of mere criminality. But actions speak louder than words and if he keeps up the aggressive anti-terror campaign, it will be difficult for GOP candidates to keep trotting out related criticism as a campaign strategy. Just sayin'.

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