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Barack Obama is vulnerable on terror and he knows it
telegraph.co.uk ^ | Published: 4:45PM GMT 02 Jan 2010 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 01/03/2010 1:50:41 AM PST by ransomnote

For a man who campaigned denouncing the politicisation of national security under President George W Bush, it is worth noting how intensely political Obama's treatment of what might henceforth be known as Underpantsgate has been.

His White House recognised its political vulnerability more readily than it comprehended the level of danger faced by Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: barack; obama
From the comments section:

LifeTrek: "We've gone from an administration of master strategists the press labeled as a bunch of bunglers to a bunch of bunglers the press labels as master strategists."

1 posted on 01/03/2010 1:50:42 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

My Vote for most infuriating quote from the article:

Meanwhile, the White House was working overtime to build a case against Bush. A source in the White House counsel’s office told The American Spectator of memos frantically seeking information that would “show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could”.


2 posted on 01/03/2010 1:57:33 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
Barack Obama is makes America vulnerable on terror – and he knows it
3 posted on 01/03/2010 2:00:49 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

The bigger problem is I honestly don’t think he knows it or anything else. This rube is nothing more than a fleshy version of a Sony robot. Just plug him in overnight so he has plenty of power to rattle off whatever his daddy’s Soros and Monsour place on the TOTUS for him.

The reeson he speaks in such short phrases is his comprehension of what he is saying is limited to the number of words on one line.


4 posted on 01/03/2010 2:21:31 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: ransomnote

That was the money quote for me, too. The article is great, the comments are amazing. Looks like a lot of Americans read British newspapers. I guess the Brits are just like us in one respect: the folks are a lot smarter than the people they elect.


5 posted on 01/03/2010 2:42:49 AM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! "You've been told, so maybe it's time you learned" Eric Clapton)
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To: ransomnote

Let’s face facts, it is Obama’s domestic agenda that is threatened by terrorism. It is for that reason only that this administration will take matters a bit more seriously.

However, given liberals’ track record on security, the terrorists will have plenty of opportunities.


6 posted on 01/03/2010 2:45:35 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ransomnote

Excellent summary of the press’ attitude!

As for the “politicization” of security, that was entirely the fault of the Dems. They had about 15 minutes after 9/11 where they were shocked enough to remember that they were Americans first and Bush-haters second. But once they got over that, it was a constant attack, particularly on things where Bush was successful, such as security. And the press was out there waving their banners for them.


7 posted on 01/03/2010 2:49:30 AM PST by livius
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To: ransomnote

Barack Obama is vulnerable TO terrorist – and he knows it


8 posted on 01/03/2010 2:57:38 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: kalee

placemarker


9 posted on 01/03/2010 3:10:06 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Here’s part of Obama’s agenda that’s not likely to make many Americans feel more secure:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/01/03/obama_presses_review_of_nuclear_strategy/


10 posted on 01/03/2010 3:28:56 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ransomnote
LifeTrek: "We've gone from an administration of master strategists the press labeled as a bunch of bunglers to a bunch of bunglers the press labels as master strategists."

BINGO!

11 posted on 01/03/2010 5:46:39 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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