Skip to comments.Cheney Rips Obama: President 'Trying to Pretend' U.S. Is Not at War
Posted on 12/30/2009 1:25:54 PM PST by Steelfish
Cheney Rips Obama: President 'Trying to Pretend' U.S. Is Not at War
Former Vice President Says Obama's Approach to Terrorists Makes U.S. 'Less Safe'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2009 One day after President Obama called the "human and systemic failures" leading to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest flight 253 "totally unacceptable," former Vice President Dick Cheney is accusing the president of being part of the problem.
Gibbs fires back: The "VP was for seven years not focused on Afghanistan.""We are at war, and when President Obama pretends we aren't, it makes us less safe," Cheney said in a statement to Politico.
Cheney said Obama's "low key response" to the failed attack, refusal to use the phrase "war on terror" and the pending closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center all reflect an attitude that terrorism is a law enforcement problem not a military one.
"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," Cheney said.
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I ask fellow Freepers. Why doesn’t Obama recognize that these people are enemy combatants? Why?
Cheney / Palin 2012!
Why is this a surprise?Obama's been pretending he's fit to be president for a year now!
Because it is uncomfortable for the Obamination to call his hommies "terrorists" or enemy combatants or any other negative thing.
Because he is part of them. His basic worldview is one of American guilt and self-loathing.
Obama refuses to recognize these terrorists because they represent a religion in which he closely associates. Forget the fact that he marketed himself as a Christian. His policies represent a visceral hate-tread for us and the Jews. Everything that makes up this man screams Muslim.
Because his heart and soul are with their cause.
“I ask fellow Freepers. Why doesnt Obama recognize that these people are enemy combatants? Why?”
Because he’s afraid he might have to go around apologizing for America again.
Because he has no desire to offend or “persecute” his Muslim brethren.
Because it goes against his socialist world view.
Because he’s hoping for a Muslim takeover of the U.S.
Because he’s a boob, liar, cheat and an idiot.
I second that - in the order you wrote! DC for 1 term, then SP for 2.
Because he’s an islamist.
In the still of the night, consciously or not, he faces Mecca as his heart burns for Allah..
Why not enemy combatants? They believe America has done wrong all these years. They are teaching us a lesson. No way these terrorist are the enemy, they are fighting against the evil capitalist.
Um, because he’s a Muslim?
I think Obama thought that if it wasn’t referred to as a WoT, then it wouldn’t be one. Gotta love that liberal logic, but now it’ll get some of us killed.
LOL! Reminds me of when I was 7, used to build an elaborate tent in the front yard, set up a chair/desk and pretend I was the 'Queen of Maze Road'! HAHAHAH! (The neighborhood boys would have to pay homage to me with gifts....and they did it! LMAO!)
Obama and the extremists are sympatico.
Excuse the following rant...
O is one of them. That’s why. He is a muslim.
He bows to their heads of state. He’s sympathetic to the islamic cause.
Note the lack of any passion at all when Americans are killed (Fort Hood and the “shout outs”) or nearly blown out of the sky(Detroit). He won’t even put on a tie when he makes a statement on the Detroit attempt.
O’s being a marxist commie, a pal of like-minded freaks his entire life,doesn’t help the situation either, nor does his being a total freakin’ fluff. My grama would be a better commander in chief. No kidding.
Can we all just imagine if Bush were still POTUS, and this panty bomber thing happened, and Bush were still in Hawaii on vacation?
O is so exposed as the light weight Emperor with no clothes that he is.
Usurper most likely. Prove it otherwise, O!
End of rant.