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Obama says Cheney approach "hasn't made us safer"
Reuters ^ | March 22, 2009

Posted on 03/22/2009 12:46:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hit back at former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of his policies on terrorism suspects, saying Cheney's approach had brought the United States scorn instead of security.

Obama told CBS network's "60 Minutes" program that the policy on detainees at Guantanamo Bay military prison under the administration of former President George W. Bush had been "unsustainable".

"How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney? It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment," Obama said, according to excerpts released by CBS on Saturday. The interview was to be broadcast on Sunday,

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cheney; nationalinsecurity

1 posted on 03/22/2009 12:46:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was certainly better then Jimmy Carter’s approach.


2 posted on 03/22/2009 12:49:23 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah?! On basis of what?? I think the 2001-2008 track record of is pretty good for Bush/Chehey. And for us.


3 posted on 03/22/2009 12:50:13 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Considering this man has never held a gun and stood a post, his opinion on what makes us stronger vs. weaker is about as irrelevant as anything can be.


4 posted on 03/22/2009 12:51:17 PM PDT by NV Lawdog (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If one terrorist event happens in the U.S. after this statement, I want to hear his excuses to the victims and their relatives. Dolt!


5 posted on 03/22/2009 12:52:59 PM PDT by Irish Luck
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What are “60 Minutes?” Is it a TV show? If so, it must be sympathetic to Hussein who only appears in front of preselected audiences and takes prepared questions from sympathetic questioners. Anyway, I don’t know anyone who watches it.


6 posted on 03/22/2009 12:53:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Islam is a barbaric social and political system in religious drag.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s basically saying it’s our fault terrorists plot evil against us.


7 posted on 03/22/2009 12:53:35 PM PDT by Anti-MSM (Personal responsibility...what a concept!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is coming from our “Wimp in Chief,” commanded by his teleprompter?

Screw yourself, Obamaloon. You’re doing a darned good job of doing it to us.


8 posted on 03/22/2009 12:53:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll take the scorn of the entire world over thousands of dead Americans, Zero.


9 posted on 03/22/2009 12:54:31 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (FOBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s on 60 minutes again?!?!


10 posted on 03/22/2009 12:54:42 PM PDT by Onerom99
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To: NV Lawdog

No, but he sat in classrooms of Ivy-league colleges and discussed such international political theories as “band-wagoning” and “balancing” with other arrogant liberal know-it-alls so he has it all figured out.


11 posted on 03/22/2009 12:55:19 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?..........

Depends on how you define justice. There are a lot of dead ones out there thanks to Bush/Cheney.

May not be a lot put through the US justice system though.

I’d rather have dead ones.


12 posted on 03/22/2009 12:55:49 PM PDT by Hang'emAll
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We haven’t been hit since 9/11 - now that Zero is in how soon will we be hit using >his< policies????


13 posted on 03/22/2009 12:56:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?”

Hey BOring!

Screw Justice! The best thing for “Terrorists’” is a Bullet in the Brain! The ones that we captured were cowards (obviously they didn’t want to meet their virgins).

What type of Justice did the RoP give anybody they captured? Seems like I recall they sliced people’s heads off


14 posted on 03/22/2009 12:56:27 PM PDT by Huskr4Bush
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And you cutting the military, making friends with our enemies and basically offering a policy of appeasement is!


15 posted on 03/22/2009 12:56:34 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama makes me miss Bill Clinton cause he spent most of his time screwing interns instead of the entire nation!”


16 posted on 03/22/2009 12:57:43 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Want to prevent Obama from pushing through his legislative agenda? Then criticize him publicly. It appears he has a huge problem ignoring criticism and seems to feel somewhat compelled to respond. He could spend the bulk of his presidency lashing back at those who criticize him.
17 posted on 03/22/2009 12:58:13 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s right. The Cheney approach did not make us safer. Obama still became president.


18 posted on 03/22/2009 1:01:16 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Obama had to destroy the economy in order to save it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My country is in GREATER DANGER NOW with the Obombya in control than it ever was with Bush/Cheney.


19 posted on 03/22/2009 1:01:22 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Hang'emAll
How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?..........


20 posted on 03/22/2009 1:01:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He's right...we should have made up a list of countries to nuke and carpet bomb the living sh** out of, told anyone who didn't like it to stay out of our way or they'd be next, then turned the whole Middle East into a smoldering parking lot. Then sent in the tanks, arty and infantry to blow up any two boards that were still nailed together, or any two stones still cemented together. Shoot anything that still moved. Bayoneted the corpses just to make sure. Machine gunned any raghead goatf***er we were holding in any detention facility, just for good measure.

That said, at least Cheney's approach kept us safe from attack here a home for eight years. Obamanation's plan will give us non-stop attacks from enemies foreign and domestic.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

21 posted on 03/22/2009 1:04:01 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s kept his sorry, cocky ass safe!!!


22 posted on 03/22/2009 1:04:48 PM PDT by top 2 toe red ("You know, I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system," Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s just see if he can keep America safe from follow-up attacks as long as the crackers did. Maybe he should shut his f*cking trap until then.


23 posted on 03/22/2009 1:09:35 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This guy would be hard pressed to walk in his footsteps, let alone fill his shoes.


24 posted on 03/22/2009 1:12:04 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Funbobbasso)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?

If liberals would stop opposing efforts to keep this people under lock and key, justice would be served.

25 posted on 03/22/2009 1:18:50 PM PDT by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"How many terrorists have actually been brought to JUSTICE..."

Unfortunately, you have to parse any phrase, coming from the Left, to figure out what they are really saying.

In this case, of course, he means that he wants to try them in civilian courts, under the so-called "Criminal JUSTICE System". The defendants will get defense attorneys, courtesy of the US taxpayers, and the prosecutors will be forced to either present the evidence against the accused (much of which is classified and could negatively impact national security, if it is disclosed), or choose to not present the evidence (to protect national security) and drop the charges.

If the defendants are found guilty, they will probably be sentenced to "time served", and be sent on their way. If the charges are dropped, they will be sent on their way.

See how Obama's JUSTICE works?

26 posted on 03/22/2009 1:20:12 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"had brought the United States scorn instead of security. "

"Scorn"...that's CommieBama's "Achilles Heel"

To be "unpopular" and devoid of attention is his biggest nightmare. I don't mean the millions of Obamabots who wet their pants when they see him, he bathes in that glow but cringes at the sound of any negatives...even from one or two people, like Hannity or Limbaugh. He even folden in on himself from what "Joe the Plumber" said...AND...had him investigated.

CommieBama is a paper tiger...or more aptly, a "Teleprompter Tiger". Something tells me if the polls ever turn on him we will see him actually cry on TV.

I'll bet commiebama still thinks it was Colin Powell who brought us to victory in the Gulf War...when actually it was Cheney's direction that won it...Powell - as with all his posts - was just a figurehead.

The next time commiebama gets upset, someone in the audience should yell, "Whatsa matter Barry...you gonna cry?"

He's a total hypocrite, to boot; claiming now to worry that some other country will "scorn us",when he just pulled off the biggest insult in history to one of long time and faithful allies from England.

"Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant." - Saadi (1184 - 1291)
27 posted on 03/22/2009 1:26:27 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s see, shall we compare the experience of Cheney vs 0bama?

Wise up al-B’racko, you don’t wanna go there.


28 posted on 03/22/2009 1:29:16 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

yeah, we only had seven years attack free...... let’s see how that stands under Zero’s watch.


29 posted on 03/22/2009 1:35:55 PM PDT by Feckless (No Birth Certificate... No Peace)
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To: ronnie raygun
...making friends with our enemies...

That's really worked out well for him, hasn't it? Seems like they have all pretty well given him the finger & told him, "GFY!"

30 posted on 03/22/2009 1:37:11 PM PDT by top 2 toe red ("You know, I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system," Obama)
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To: Anti-MSM

“He’s basically saying it’s our fault terrorists plot evil against us.”

We have a Bingo.


31 posted on 03/22/2009 1:38:33 PM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep, buildings are tumbling down every day ... oh, wait, that’s not here. Nevermind.


32 posted on 03/22/2009 1:49:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: brytlea
Please don't forget to give Bill “cruise missiles vs. mud huts” Clinton his due.
33 posted on 03/22/2009 1:53:55 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?”

Tens of thousands sent to hell by the United States military and coalition forces last time I checked.

Obama, you are the king of fools.


34 posted on 03/22/2009 1:54:03 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: Red Dog #1

Oh certainly, but no one can beat Carter for sheer stupid foreign relations.


36 posted on 03/22/2009 1:59:46 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

True. If you can forget about the whole endangering/impoverishing America thing the guy was entertaining.


37 posted on 03/22/2009 2:08:08 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Barry is in way over his head and he knows it. He's still in campaign and community organizing mode.

VP Cheney was in office in the right time in history. With Cheney's no-nonsense, brilliant, and capable counsel, President Bush was able to keep this country from another equal or worse attack. Barry should be so lucky to have such an outstanding Vice President instead of the bumbling weakling he now has in Biden.

Wait ‘til we are hit again....especially in DC where Barry's wife and daughters may possibly be victims. Then let's see where he will put any of those captured terrorists. Remember, Barry, they must be treated with respect! They will have their rights, you know!

38 posted on 03/22/2009 2:13:20 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Red Dog #1

He won in the the first election I was old enough to vote in. No, I didn’t vote for him, and even at my young age I had a bad feeling. The worst thing about Carter has been that as bad as we thought he was at back when he was in office, time has shown us that he was MUCH worse. But, I do expect Obama to end up being worse than Carter when all is said and done.


39 posted on 03/22/2009 2:22:58 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scorn. That means he was pissing off fascists/communists of all stripes and was therefore being effective.

Watch the democrat willing idiots open the door to terrorism.

40 posted on 03/22/2009 2:55:43 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Free ThinkerNY

0bomo—— What has this faker ever done?
Dick Cheney has run Halliburton while 0bamnmy has never even run lemonade stand

0bomo running his mouth again and God willing it will be his downfall which cannot come soon enough


41 posted on 03/22/2009 2:58:28 PM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More trash talk from the empty head


42 posted on 03/22/2009 2:59:14 PM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: Jacquerie

“Sixty Minutes”? I seem to remember it. Wasn’t that with Edward R. Murrow?


43 posted on 03/22/2009 3:13:56 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment”

Unlike Clinton’s do nothing philosophy which brought us 9/11 from people with anti-American sentiments.


44 posted on 03/22/2009 3:51:13 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Consider two hostile nations that were intent on becoming Nuclear powers when Bush got into office.

1) Iraq--where we invaded.

2) Iran--where we used "diplomacy".

Note, neither had a stock pile of WMD at the time Iraq was invaded (as we supposed Iraq did)...but that isn't the point. The crucial question is:

Which one is now a nuclear threat?

45 posted on 03/22/2009 6:39:52 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bambi’s roll over and play dead approach is a real winner ...uh huh


46 posted on 03/22/2009 6:41:13 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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