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National security adviser: US safer under Obama
Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2009

Posted on 05/27/2009 6:36:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser rebuts former Vice President Dick Cheney's charge that America is less safe under the new administration.

Retired Marine Gen. James Jones says increases in defense spending, efforts to get out of Iraq and revamp the strategy for Afghanistan, and a broad campaign to repair the U.S. reputation abroad make the U.S. safer today than it has been. But, he says, no administration is perfect.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonsa; jamesjones; nationalsecurity

1 posted on 05/27/2009 6:36:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Scrapleface Right???


2 posted on 05/27/2009 6:38:20 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

safer than what?


3 posted on 05/27/2009 6:38:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the machines will break.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Am I mis-remebering that North Korea wasn’t threatening to bomb our ships under Bush?


4 posted on 05/27/2009 6:38:38 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No administration is perfect. Especially this one.
5 posted on 05/27/2009 6:39:07 PM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I see this Obamarankandfile as crossing his fingers and closing his eyes wishing, “saying it will make it so!”


6 posted on 05/27/2009 6:39:12 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL


7 posted on 05/27/2009 6:39:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Spending is the answer to everything in the Obama admin. It makes us wealthier and it makes us safer.

/s


8 posted on 05/27/2009 6:39:47 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep, those N Koreans and Iranians are right where we want them. Of course, we’re going to let multilateral institutions solve these problems through diplomatic means now ...


9 posted on 05/27/2009 6:39:52 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a crock. Safer from what? The free market?

He is dismantling and destroying that...but America does not have to be saved from the free market. It needs to be saved from marxist who want to abjectly regulate and control it to the point of its failure.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

10 posted on 05/27/2009 6:40:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Jones spent his formative years in France.
11 posted on 05/27/2009 6:40:13 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: rbbeachkid

never mind testing nukes on a daily basis...


12 posted on 05/27/2009 6:40:18 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
North Korea is popping off new missiles and nukes.

So much for that warm, fuzzy safe feeling.

14 posted on 05/27/2009 6:41:00 PM PDT by oyez (To the extent veterans read it as an accusation -- and apology is owed(i.e. not given))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Consider the source.

AP = Always Propaganda


15 posted on 05/27/2009 6:41:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Uh, North Korea.


16 posted on 05/27/2009 6:42:39 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wait...the pirates attacked us...North Korea shot missles...


17 posted on 05/27/2009 6:43:39 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s been in office four months and he’s already managed to reopen the Korean War - yeah, we’re safer.......


18 posted on 05/27/2009 6:44:11 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Translation: I love getting promotions, and I want my pension!


19 posted on 05/27/2009 6:44:34 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well if an Obummer appointee sez it is so then it must be so. We all must simply believe in our new “messiah.” /s


20 posted on 05/27/2009 6:44:47 PM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Doesn't surprise me.

AP has no problem carrying demonstrable lies, as long as they benefit the leftwing statists.

They pine for a socialist paradise.

21 posted on 05/27/2009 6:46:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Consider the source. He’s an Obama Toady. AP creams over his type.


22 posted on 05/27/2009 6:46:26 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geez, where is the satire tag????


23 posted on 05/27/2009 6:46:27 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Geez General Jones! Was that an earthquake or a nuclear test?
24 posted on 05/27/2009 6:47:28 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t Lincoln and FDR’s terms result in war too? I wonder how big this one is going to be?


25 posted on 05/27/2009 6:48:48 PM PDT by 3boysdad
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To: skeeter

“They pine for a socialist paradise.”

Could anyone point out any “socialist” society that ever even approached a “paradise”? I keep hearing all this “socialist utopia”, “socialist paradise”, and yet everywhere this is tried, it has been a disaster by any measure.


26 posted on 05/27/2009 6:49:04 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m living in a parallel universe.

I’m living in a parallel universe.

I’m living in a parallel universe.

I’m living in a parallel universe.

I’m living in a parallel universe.


27 posted on 05/27/2009 6:49:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He has a lot of guts saying that. Lets see what happens between his 1st 4 months, and the day he is impeached. I hope nothing bad happens, but it seems pretty early to make that claim.
28 posted on 05/27/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT by ditto h
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In other news Black is White, Good is Evil and we are from the government and are here to help.


29 posted on 05/27/2009 6:50:16 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Angry Write Mail
I guess this makes sense.............

ON OPPOSITE DAY!

30 posted on 05/27/2009 6:50:19 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What increases in defense spending?


31 posted on 05/27/2009 6:50:34 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: ditto h

Like WC Fields said, “there’s a sucker born every minute” and Obama has a lot of suckers in his administration.


32 posted on 05/27/2009 6:52:01 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has to say that or else he’ll be out of a job.


33 posted on 05/27/2009 6:52:30 PM PDT by rangerwife
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To: God luvs America

But remember, we are safer now!


34 posted on 05/27/2009 7:00:36 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Given that Gen. Jones was proven wrong in his opposition to a surge in Iraq, no doubt he may well be literally proven wrong in asserting that Barry has made America “safer.”


35 posted on 05/27/2009 7:00:58 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps Gen. Jones really meant that the U.S. is safer now that Gen. Jones has retired! I’d agree with that.


36 posted on 05/27/2009 7:03:48 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
US safer with Obama....In other news....Chocolate Factory owner Willie Wonka has announced that five lucky young people will be giving a tour of his magical Chocolate Factory and shown the amazing secrets of his candy. Five ‘Golden Tickets’ randomly placed in Wanka’s Chocolate Bars.....
37 posted on 05/27/2009 7:08:22 PM PDT by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I suspect he spoke on orders from Rohm Emmanuel - earn your keep, boy!!!
38 posted on 05/27/2009 7:10:10 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Are they delusional again? How can increased defense spending happen when you've cut defense spending?

I do not believe this person, this James Jones person.

39 posted on 05/27/2009 7:11:47 PM PDT by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
James Jones--Obama's Baghdad Bob.
40 posted on 05/27/2009 7:19:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

if we go 2786 days without a terrorist attack, or a nuclear bomb going off- then those pieces of #%&* can talk, but until then, just shut up and work.//sarc
they are libs, have no concept of work, my apologies.


41 posted on 05/27/2009 7:32:07 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, I’m shocked! The guy Obama appointed to be National Security Adviser says that the nation is safer under Obama? Wow, that’s really a stretch for him!

And I love how that creature Ellis Hannigan was spouting off on BOR about how safe we are under Obama, since we haven’t been attacked in the 4 months he’s been in office!

Mark


42 posted on 05/27/2009 7:42:51 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we’ll see


43 posted on 05/27/2009 7:53:51 PM PDT by alfie (peace through superior firepower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah right and that loony guy over in N.Korea just blast off a firecracker! PFTT!
44 posted on 05/27/2009 8:18:09 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: raptor29

No one ever accused the leftist of being a deep thinker rooted in reality.


45 posted on 05/28/2009 7:44:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: hinckley buzzard

The general has quite a record....he may be the only honest adviser Obama has....wait and watch how he handles the Israeli mess - he is a far sight better than little Wesley Clark


46 posted on 05/28/2009 8:25:25 AM PDT by yoe
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