Hill: The supreme allied commander for NATO said today that there are flickers of al Qaeda and Hezbollah amongst these rebels. How do we know what their end goal is? And how do we know they won't, in fact, turn on the U.S. and on our allies? Mr. Obama: Well, first of all, I think it's important to note that the people that we've met with have been fully vetted, so we have a clear sense of who they are, and so far they're saying the right things, and most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible. That doesn't mean that all the people, among all the people who opposed Qaddafi there might not be elements that are unfriendly to the United States and our interests.
Yeah, because relying on "professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible" has worked so well in the past.
Let's see, there was -
Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood - teacher;
Yasser Arafat, founder of PLO - civil engineer;
Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda - degree in civil engineering and/or public administration;
Ayman al-Zawahiri, AQ second-in-command under Bin Laden - surgeon;
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of 9/11 terror attack - mechanical engineer; Mohammad Atta, 9/11 terror pilot of first plane to crash into the World Trade Center;
Lynne Stewart, smuggled messages between imprisoned 1993 WTC terrorists to non-imprisoned 9/11 WTC terrorists - lawyer.
But Obama has vetting. Yea!
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