Rep. Pete Hoekstra top Republican on the House Permanant Select Committee on Intelligence, published a blog post in The Hill today. The Congressman has been outspoken on national security issues, including maintaining the status of Guantanamo Bay. Read an excerpt of this piece:
One of the last acts of this Democratic Congress on national security proved once again that they just don’t get the urgency to protect our nation against determined enemies.
This is unfortunate, as this week we received another indication of the terrorists’ determination to attack with the release of the latest edition of Inspire, a radical jihadist propaganda magazine that called on its readers to attempt to murder U.S. government employees in restaurants in Washington, D.C. Although the new edition of the magazine was mostly a rehash of familiar terrorist themes, it was an indication that radical jihadists are continuing their efforts to instigate terrorist attacks on the United States.
It is ironic that Inspire surfaced just days after President Obama signed a bizarre intelligence authorization for the last fiscal year. The bill, which passed the House around midnight on September 29th, wasn't even valid for a single day – the legislation covered fiscal year 2010 which ended on September 30th – and was almost meaningless since it was stripped of its “classified annex,” which typically discusses secret intelligence programs and how they are to be funded.
Read the rest here.