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CHENEY BLASTS OBAMA OVER AMERICAN SECURITY

Since we named Dick Cheney the “Conservative of the Decade” partly for staying pure to his conservative principles about American security in a time of war — I’m not surprised that today the former Veep came out swinging against the incompetence and indifference of the Obama Administration concerning the Islamists’ War Against America.

As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low-key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of Sept. 11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.

“He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core Al Qaeda-trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war.  He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.”

Ouch… that had to have left a mark.  What gives Cheney such power in his argument is that he stands with a moral conviction to protect this nation.  What lacks in Obama is any passion whatsoever to comprehend this existential threat to our Republic in an age where nuclear weapons can go rogue.

Again, I think by 2012 — a majority of Americans will wish Cheney was back in government in some capacity.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. Over the last 5 days spinmeisters pompously attempted to again dupe Americans by misrepresenting the chain of events pursuant to the hysteria of Christmas Day. Failing to truthfully explain these circumstances “fortunately” bore witness to the incompetent ballyhoo riddling our public policy agencies. Further more, suggesting Republicans have hindered actions necessary to effectively operate the TSA is disengenuous, especially when the nomination of a new director was made 8 months after BHO’s inaugural address. Nice try by Rahm E., but Democrats have only themselves to blame for the ensuing “flack”. Try as they may, Bush and the GOP can’t be blamed for writing Napolitano’s script. The fish now smells all the way to the head. The administration initially came out bragging how the system had worked and referred to the actions of an alleged extremist as an “isolated” incident…..(interpreted by some as suggesting the necessity of a minimal police action). None of us should be fooled, yesterday’s 180degree turn about by the president is a result of the tidal wave of outrage successfully disrupting his Hawaiian solitude. After the revelations by media and governments alike, its doubtful we’ll witness grandiose mia culpas, but you can bet there will be plenty of finger pointing by panicked C-M-A minded officials hoping to avoid Obama’s wrath. “C’est trop beau”.

    Comment by Spartann — December 30, 2009 @ 11:45 am - December 30, 2009

  2. Bruce, I agree Cheney’s statement is awesome. “Speaking truth to power”, Cheney is.

    The Politico link adds some disturbing details of the Democrat response to Cheney, like this:

    A senior Democrat said in response: “It’s telling that in attacking the president and the administration, that Vice President Cheney did not condemn the attack against our nation on Christmas Day.”

    Ridiculous, isn’t it? The ridiculousness is a further sign of Democrat fecklessness when it comes to our nation’s security. Politico goes on to editorialize:

    Foreshadowing the party’s strategy for next year’s midterm congressional elections, GOP officeholders have eschewed the customary partisan restraint following a terrorist incident and baldly portrayed Democrats as weak on security.

    Well, well, well. Looks like Politico has no memory of Democrats who compared are troops to the Nazi SS, accused America (falsely) of torture and running gulags, and all the other divisive and partisan things the Democrats tried in the Bush years. At least with the Republicans today, their sharp criticisms of the sitting President have the virtues of being (1) TRUE, and (2) aimed at protecting and upholding America – rather than undermining America.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 30, 2009 @ 1:12 pm - December 30, 2009

  3. I have always felt that President Bush was the rgight person after 9/11; and sure do wish we could have had his singlemindedness of protecting America NOW.

    Comment by PatriotMom — December 30, 2009 @ 1:55 pm - December 30, 2009

  4. I doubt we’ll see Cheney in government again, but I must say that he has far more credibility than Obama on national security matters IMO. Yet what’s particularly galling to liberal gays is that Cheney’s views on SSM are far more “progressive” than Obama’s. Gotta love it!

    Comment by John — December 30, 2009 @ 2:37 pm - December 30, 2009

  5. What is very telling is that Cheney was VP. As VP he took a direct role in the security of the country. Where is fumbling Joe?

    Comment by StraightAussie — December 30, 2009 @ 2:53 pm - December 30, 2009

  6. I’m still puzzling over why the Obama administration decided to call acts of terrorism “man-caused disasters” instead of terrorism. Is it to pretend we aren’t at war? Is it out of fear of offending the terrorists?

    Comment by Conservative Guy — December 30, 2009 @ 4:23 pm - December 30, 2009

  7. It’s to slag men.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 30, 2009 @ 4:35 pm - December 30, 2009

  8. GOP officeholders have eschewed the customary partisan restraint following a terrorist incident and baldly portrayed Democrats as weak on security.

    In other words, shut up and don’t ask questions. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot???

    According to Rand Corp., there’s been more terrorist incidents on US soil in 2009 than any year since 2001. So when do we ask questions and demand action????

    When do we demand that the idiot man-child in chief quit spending money on bullshit that enriches democrats? When do we demand that liberals real threats to the country instead of manufactured hoaxes?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 30, 2009 @ 5:03 pm - December 30, 2009

  9. And let’s not forget the Obama administration renaming the “war on terror” the politically correct “overseas contingency operation.”

    The person who came up with “overseas contingency operation” deserves to be slapped by his freshman English teacher.

    Comment by Conservative Guy — December 30, 2009 @ 6:52 pm - December 30, 2009

  10. There’s a lot of heavy chest-pounding here and rapture over Cheney sounding tough. But did you know the plotters the underpants bomber is associated with were released by the Bush administration? That the same fellow was granted a visa by the Bush administration? That Bush took about 9 days to respond at all to the shoe bomber Richard Reid? And that Reid was put in a federal penitentiary on US soil, though now Cheney is blasting Obama for cowardice for not putting him in Gitmo? Gentlemen, please – the hypocrisy is overwhelming. Both Bush and Obama have done their best to defeat terrorism, and Obama ponied up and took blame in a way Bush never could. And have we really forgotten the memo to Bush a few days before 911, “Osama Bin Laden determined to strike in the US?” Has Obama ever done anything nearly as incompetent as disregarding something that was handed to him personally?

    Maybe someone in the Obamam administration is to blame for the screw-up that allowed the Nigerian to fly. Maybe it was someone in the Bush administration who is the root cause. Time and an investigation will tell. But this orgy of condemnation aimed against Obama for not being as hairy-chested as Cheney is flat out silly. The “War on Terror” was always a silly name, because such a war could never be won – terror is a strategy, not a definable enemy like drugs or Al Qaeda. To get all huffy about calling it something more realistic, something that can actually be measured – well, it’s just strange. Let’s focus on what matters, not phrases, and not Cheney’s belligerent, wildly out-of-place calls from the peanut gallery practically accusing our elected president of treason. Shameful. Shameful.

    Comment by richard — December 30, 2009 @ 9:27 pm - December 30, 2009

  11. CHENEY and CHENEY 1012! (Dick and Liz)

    Comment by American Elephant — December 30, 2009 @ 9:59 pm - December 30, 2009

  12. um, I think that should probably be 2012.

    Comment by American Elephant — December 30, 2009 @ 10:00 pm - December 30, 2009

  13. But did you know the plotters the underpants bomber is associated with were released by the Bush administration?

    You’d think the douchebags who’ve been demanding the release of the Club Gitmo terrorists would keep that quiet.

    That the same fellow was granted a visa by the Bush administration?

    Oh ok. That just trumps the fact that he was on a watch list, paid for his ticket in cash and only had a carry on for a two week trip, doesn’t it. You’re right. The Obama Administration is TOTALLY off the hook and it’s all Bush’s fault for personally giving him a visa.

    Brilliant reckoning there.

    From ABC.com:

    Nov. 19, 2009 Clear warning Abdulmutallab’s father, wealthy Nigerian banker Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, met with CIA officials at the U.S. embassy in Nigeria and warned the Americans that he believed his son had been in contact with Muslim terrorists and that his son had met with militants in Yemen.

    Hmmm. Who knew Bush was still POTUS last month?

    and Obama ponied up and took blame in a way Bush never could.

    Explain.

    And have we really forgotten the memo to Bush a few days before 911, “Osama Bin Laden determined to strike in the US?”

    Nope. We remember liberal fucktards bitching about nothing.

    And have we really forgotten how quickly Algore dumped his airline security plans when the DNC got a $500,000 donation by the airlines led by Mrs. Daschle?

    Please, DICK. I sure hopes you can do better.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 30, 2009 @ 11:00 pm - December 30, 2009

  14. And have the liberals forgotten their own standard that once a president leaves office, he’s no longer responsible for anything???

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 30, 2009 @ 11:04 pm - December 30, 2009

  15. Richard,

    The left has carped about Gitmo and complained about people being held there. To the point where they forced the administration to let known terrorists go.

    You can’t have it both ways. Either they’re bad people and have to be held until the war is resolved, or, these guys get let go and we wind up having to hope for the best.

    So, Richard, which is it? What should be done? I’m guessing you’re one of the original hand wringing bed wetting liberals who think the people held at Guantanamo deserved due process.

    As such, Richard, this is your fault, not the fault of the previous administration.

    Also, Richard, check the timeline on the Reid. His act of terrorism was a couple of months after 9/11. Gitmo didn’t exist at that time. Nor were the processes in place to deal with such an act.

    President Obama did not take any responsibility for what happened. Note the key phrase “policies that had been in place for several years.” This is a not too subtle “blame Bush” line the current administration has used since it took power.

    Tell me, Richard, when is your guy going to “man up” and take responsibility?

    Remember, President Bush could have blamed 9/11 on Clinton. Clinton was offered Bin Laden and turned it down.

    We can play this game all day, Richard. Man up and take responsibility for the empty suit you voted into office.

    President Obama isn’t up to the task of being president. Obama is a disaster waiting to happen.

    Comment by Blake — December 30, 2009 @ 11:07 pm - December 30, 2009

  16. Richard, ILC called you out perfectly and well in advance.

    Well, well, well. Looks like Politico has no memory of Democrats who compared are troops to the Nazi SS, accused America (falsely) of torture and running gulags, and all the other divisive and partisan things the Democrats tried in the Bush years.

    And don’t worry, Richard. No one here thinks of you as being anything other than an obedient little Obama lapdog who will beclown himself at every opportunity to defend his precious little token. You can continue to blame Bush for everything, just as your infantile Obama does, and it won’t change our opinion one bit.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 30, 2009 @ 11:16 pm - December 30, 2009

  17. “Overseas contingency operation” is realistic and measurable? What the hell does “overseas contingency operation” even mean? Contingent upon what? And what kind of operation? “Overseas contingency operation” could be stretched to include anything from the Marshall Plan to the Peace Corps to bombing Kosovo.

    Comment by Conservative Guy — December 31, 2009 @ 12:01 am - December 31, 2009

  18. “Overseas contingency operation” is realistic and measurable? What the hell does “overseas contingency operation” even mean?

    I’d love for DICK to explain how that makes more sense than a war on terror.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 31, 2009 @ 5:53 am - December 31, 2009

  19. And what does Obama mean by fighting against extremism. This could mean, and probably does, focusing on right-wing extremist groups.

    Comment by Nicola Timmerman — December 31, 2009 @ 5:55 am - December 31, 2009

  20. cheney should keep his mouth shut and be thankful the Obama administration didn’t go after him for all the crimes he committed in our name.

    cheney has destroyed any semblance of credibility he once had. his legacy, which was pathetic to start with, is now reduced to the whining little bitch he is.

    Comment by buckeyenutlover — December 31, 2009 @ 9:34 am - December 31, 2009

  21. Yuckeyedmuttslobber:

    cheney has destroyed any semblance of credibility he once had.

    If so, you showed up to say this for what reason?

    Comment by heliotrope — December 31, 2009 @ 10:19 am - December 31, 2009

  22. His mommy let him near a computer and off his meds for a second?

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 31, 2009 @ 11:18 am - December 31, 2009

  23. Obama is a disaster waiting to happen.

    I daresay Obama is a disaster hoping or planning to happen. maybe even a disaster hoping to change?

    Comment by Jax Dancer — December 31, 2009 @ 2:59 pm - December 31, 2009

  24. Richard, ….. thought you might have missed this:

    By Jill Dougherty, CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent

    Washington (CNN) — The State Department on Thursday is directing its embassies around the world to include information on whether a person has a U.S. visa when they send special cables to Washington containing information on potentially suspect individuals, CNN has learned.

    The order comes in the wake of a failed Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner. The change was prompted by preliminary reviews ordered by President Obama of the terror attack.

    The reviews are due to the president by Thursday.

    A State Department official told CNN the information to be included in so-called “Visas VIPER cables” currently is not required by department guidelines. In the case of the attempted December 25 bombing, crucial information that the suspect — 23-year-old Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab — had a two-year multiple-entry visa was not relayed in the cables.

    Although other government departments could have accessed that information if they wanted to search State Department databases, they were not required to do so.

    The official, who spoke on background because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the department also is looking at the possibility of notifying airlines that a person has had his or her visa revoked. Currently, there is no electronic connection between airline passenger records and State Department records concerning revoked visas.

    The official said one proposal is to put an electronic note in airline records that the visa has been revoked. This would prevent such a person from flying with a revoked visa.

    Currently, a State Department employee would have to personally notify the airlines directly if he or she wanted to make that information known. The new approach would automate that process with an electronic notification.

    Making such a change is important, observers note, especially when a person could be flying on an international airline with a paper sticker visa in their passport. Under current rules, an airline would not know whether that visa had been revoked unless it contacted the State Department directly.

    When did your crowd take over and why didn’t they fix this?

    Comment by heliotrope — December 31, 2009 @ 3:20 pm - December 31, 2009

  25. And have we really forgotten the memo to Bush a few days before 911, “Osama Bin Laden determined to strike in the US?”

    TGCpartner is determined to win the TX Lotto so he doesn’t have to work anymore.

    I’ve been determined to buy a new pick-up for the past few years.

    Dan is determined to have one of his scripts made into a movie.

    Pete is determined to find the man of his dreams. etc etc etc

    See where I’m going?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 31, 2009 @ 5:35 pm - December 31, 2009

  26. It is good to know that we have the likes of D Cheney around if God forbid the attack had been successful. THe Obama administration children could have called a lot of the Bush experts right away for advice on what to do. You see though since it wasn’t a “successful ” attack Obama just went on with his vacation, barely missing a chapter of Harry Potter or a round of golf. How sad and embarassing for our nation.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — January 1, 2010 @ 3:59 pm - January 1, 2010

  27. So we find that MaoBama was briefed on holiday threats:

    http://tinyurl.com/ykvvhg6

    No doubt DICKtimTanoghillieBoob will DEMAND that the details of the briefing and security measures taken appear on the front page of the al-Qaeda Times, above the fold, in Monday’s edition.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — January 2, 2010 @ 6:38 am - January 2, 2010

  28. After the Christmas day would be bombing incident occurred Cheney looked event more prescient and choce of Janet Napolitano to be Homeland Security head looked even more foolish.

    Comment by R. H. Maas — January 14, 2010 @ 6:01 pm - January 14, 2010

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