Criticizing both the Bush and Obama administrations for failing to execute adequate domestic security policies, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal went on a tear Sunday, criticizing Washington for playing defense, relying on luck and apologizing for protecting the nation from terrorists.
The federal government has to face the fact the War on Terror is about enemies who hate the U.S. way of life, not about social justice, he said.
“The reality is, this isn’t about people who don’t have enough jobs, who don’t have enough social aid, this is about fighting an enemy that hates our way of life,” Jindal said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“This is a fundamental clash of cultures. … This isn’t, well, let’s go and figure out a way to apologize for Americans. This isn’t how we offended them because we’re supporting Israel,” he continued.
Jindal, who has had a very public feud with the White House over the administration’s handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, added that the current president is responsible for leading the country down the wrong path.
“You look at some of President Obama’s writings, you look at how he talks about, ‘Well, we need to understand the disadvantaged background, this is a matter of social justice and more foreign aid.’ Nonsense. The analysts have looked at the terrorists that are coming at us of a disproportionate share or educated, come from privileged backgrounds,” he said.
But Jindal also saved criticism for former President George W. Bush, saying his administration handled Shoe Bomber Richard Reid in much the same way.
In his new book “Leadership and Crisis,” Jindal writes that the United States’ “current therapeutic approach to national security is dangerous. I’m just not interested in empathizing with the grievances of our sworn enemies. Let’s figure out where they’re vulnerable and destroy them.”
Jindal said body searches of 6 and 12-year-old girls traveling to visit their grandparents is illogical. Instead, it’s time to dip into methods that rely on information without “political correctness.”
“It’s so hard to understand why they’re so worried about the terrorists’ rights and not our rights,” Jindal said. “You go back to the Miranda rights for the underwear bomber. What evidence did they need? I mean they caught him with a device. What was the purpose?”
Jindal said a better approach would be using information available to figure out who’s most likely to strike.
The lax domestic security problem goes back a long way. As long as our borders leak like sieves, the feds have a PC fear of targeting, prosecuting, executing, and kicking radical muslims out of the U.S., and the TSA refuses to profile, the fatuous “therapeutic approach” will continue to keep this country in a world of shit with national security.