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Obama Aims To Tackle Homegrown Extremism

Now that he’s gotten that pesky debt deal out of the way and prepares for his lavish birthday fundraisers in Chicago, our fearless leader today releases a plan to combat violent extremism here in the United States. Of course the “plan” is short on specifics and is, well, just plain short.

Local communities around the country are best suited to take on the challenge of combating the kind of violent extremism that inspires people to kill, the Obama administration concludes in a new national plan to fight the threat of al-Qaida and other violent radicals at home.

Typically one would think law enforcement and the military would be best equipped to combat terrorism, but hey, once a community organizer, always a community organizer, we suppose.

And although al-Qaida and like-minded groups pose the “most significant and direct” threat to the U.S., the strategy focuses on violent extremism of all varieties because violent ideologies change over time and “new threats will undoubtedly arise in the future,” according to an unclassified draft of the strategy obtained by The Associated Press. It is expected to be released Wednesday.

When they say all varieties, we assume they’re talking about those violent union thugs from SEIU.

As if.

The eight-page plan, more than a year in the making, is short on specifics and stakes out no new ground on the thorny issue of homegrown terrorism.

It took a year to piece to piece together an eight-page plan? Oof. Can’t wait to see the specifics. Oh wait, there don’t appear to be any. Why are we not surprised?

The strategy includes broad statements about protecting civil rights, American values and the importance of partnerships with local stakeholders and the private sector. The federal government’s job is to act in a support role, it said, bringing people together and sharing information about threats and concerns and “community-based solutions.”

Community-based solutions? Using the federal government to act as a support role? Bringing people together?

This is a joke, right?

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