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Cheney Rips Obama: President 'Trying to Pretend' U.S. Is Not at War
ABC News ^ | Devin Dwyer

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'

DEVIN DWYER

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cheney; flight253; unfit

1 posted on 12/30/2009 1:25:56 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I ask fellow Freepers. Why doesn’t Obama recognize that these people are enemy combatants? Why?


2 posted on 12/30/2009 1:27:04 PM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for minus 24 today....at least minus 23...)
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To: Steelfish

Cheney / Palin 2012!


3 posted on 12/30/2009 1:27:58 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nikos1121

Because his buddy Holder wants to move Gitmo terrorists to America.

He’s trying to make his idiocy look consistent.


4 posted on 12/30/2009 1:28:36 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Maybe Palin/Cheney 2012,but get the order right.
5 posted on 12/30/2009 1:30:35 PM PST by nomad
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To: Steelfish
Cheney Rips Obama: President 'Trying to Pretend' U.S. Is Not at War

Why is this a surprise?Obama's been pretending he's fit to be president for a year now!

6 posted on 12/30/2009 1:30:51 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: nikos1121
I ask fellow Freepers. Why doesn’t Obama recognize that these people are enemy combatants? Why?

Because it is uncomfortable for the Obamination to call his hommies "terrorists" or enemy combatants or any other negative thing.

7 posted on 12/30/2009 1:31:46 PM PST by bayliving (1 if by land, 2 if by sea and 3 if by our own government.)
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To: nikos1121

Because he is part of them. His basic worldview is one of American guilt and self-loathing.


8 posted on 12/30/2009 1:31:59 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: nikos1121

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.


9 posted on 12/30/2009 1:32:26 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: nikos1121

Because his heart and soul are with their cause.


10 posted on 12/30/2009 1:33:25 PM PST by Palladin (Holder and Obama are terrorists.)
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To: nikos1121

“I ask fellow Freepers. Why doesn’t 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.


11 posted on 12/30/2009 1:33:55 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Izzy Dunne

I second that - in the order you wrote! DC for 1 term, then SP for 2.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 1:34:31 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: nikos1121

Because he’s an islamist.


13 posted on 12/30/2009 1:35:53 PM PST by onedoug
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To: nikos1121
He was raised Muslim. that is not something that is turned off no matter how often he says otherwise, no matter how many excuses and denials his team and the left make.

In the still of the night, consciously or not, he faces Mecca as his heart burns for Allah..

14 posted on 12/30/2009 1:36:34 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: nikos1121

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.


15 posted on 12/30/2009 1:36:59 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne)
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To: nikos1121

Um, because he’s a Muslim?


16 posted on 12/30/2009 1:39:30 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


17 posted on 12/30/2009 1:39:36 PM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: massmike
'pretending he's fit'

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!)

18 posted on 12/30/2009 1:39:51 PM PST by BossLady (POLITICS - Showbiz for Ugly People)
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To: nikos1121

Obama and the extremists are sympatico.


19 posted on 12/30/2009 1:43:10 PM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: nikos1121

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.

Good Day!


20 posted on 12/30/2009 1:43:20 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Take back the GOP-RNC. Apply RINO-B-GONE as needed.)
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To: nikos1121

Obummer:
Fox News is the enemy;
Janet Napolitano = Our troops scoming home might be terrorists-
MSNBC- West Point is the enemy camp-
Obummer-Northwest underwear firebomber might be an attempted terrorist but it`s only a man-made potential distaster, not war - but he`s not really our enemy-
Hmm I thought Benedict Arnold was dead already;
Sounds anti-American, pro-radical Islam and traitors/treason to my ears-
That`s what this sounds like to me.


21 posted on 12/30/2009 1:44:16 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (God bless)
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To: Steelfish

Heard a caller to talk radio today......say it best.

If Obamao refers to this as war then he has to declare the terrorists enemy combatants and he will NOT do that.


22 posted on 12/30/2009 1:49:28 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Okay. I usually rant when Freepers suggest Palin for the second slot. Been there. Done that. No interest in her playing second to anyone else.

Cheney would be the exception to the rule. His personality is strong enough not to be dominated by her own, I agree with him more then not on issues with a few notable exceptions, and his experience and talents outweigh almost everyone else’s.

Cheney is the only one I’d accept before Palin’s name.


23 posted on 12/30/2009 1:52:52 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Steelfish
"We are at war, and when President Obama pretends we aren't, it makes us less safe," Cheney said in a statement to Politico.

With respect Mr. VP, any RINO who pretends we have an immigration policy makes us less safe.

24 posted on 12/30/2009 1:54:09 PM PST by Kells
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To: Steelfish
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.

The WH Press Secretary is like Pavlov's Dog. Show him a statement by Dick Cheyney & he flies off the handle. It's getting amusing to watch.

25 posted on 12/30/2009 1:54:49 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: massmike

Community organizer — does that not say it all . . .


26 posted on 12/30/2009 1:59:22 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: BossLady

(The neighborhood boys would have to pay homage to me with gifts....and they did it! LMAO!)

You sound just like a certain 16-year-old in my house! She’s been “boss of the boys” since 3-year-old Sunday School! Same boys today, same boss.

Colonel, USAFR


27 posted on 12/30/2009 2:08:31 PM PST by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: nikos1121

“I ask fellow Freepers. Why doesn’t Obama recognize that these people are enemy combatants? Why?”

Because it allows Obozo and all other leftists to imagine that the terrorists only hate what leftists themselves hate about America and thus can be assuaged with “giving” and “understanding”rather than that they just hate anyone who isn’t them and are implacable.


28 posted on 12/30/2009 2:17:52 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: jagusafr
LOL! I like your daughter!!!

((I am still taunting the poor boys ;))

29 posted on 12/30/2009 2:18:03 PM PST by BossLady (POLITICS - Showbiz for Ugly People)
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To: nikos1121
If he is not Muslim, he has deep-seated sympathy with Muslims. He mistakenly thinks he can get further with global “diplomacy” by being more accepting of all cultures. He does not seem himself as the chief advocate for the safety and well being of the American people, and is therefore unable to recognize the seriousness of the war on terror and radical Islamics.
30 posted on 12/30/2009 2:18:30 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Steelfish

Cheney has it nailed: Liberals do not think we are at war. It is now officially 9/10/01 again.


31 posted on 12/30/2009 2:20:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: nikos1121

He is on their side.


32 posted on 12/30/2009 2:25:03 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Steelfish

I love Dick Cheney. He’s not afraid to tell it like it is. When he talks, people listen, even if they don’t want to hear what he has to say. Too bad for us that this president is a coward and he’s not worth listening to.


33 posted on 12/30/2009 2:41:49 PM PST by dfc1 (Rush Limbaugh - a man, a legend, a way of life)
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To: Steelfish

Barry’s response:

1) “Present.”
2) Bush’s fault.


34 posted on 12/30/2009 3:35:46 PM PST by cranked
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To: dfc1

We need someone to photo shop a pick of Cheney with the word “Miss me yet?” at the bottom of it.


35 posted on 12/30/2009 3:38:37 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Steelfish
"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.

I think Mr. Cheney misses the point. Obama is at war, he just doesn't want to up front with who considers to be the enemy.

36 posted on 12/30/2009 3:58:53 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Steelfish

Because he’s a dirty moslem.


37 posted on 12/30/2009 4:41:04 PM PST by BraveNewCommie (Expose Omoslem at http://BraveNewCommie.com)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Exactly — Obama’s at war with US.

Islam allows him to “lie” to deceive the enemy (the American people).

So far, he’s a pathological liar.


38 posted on 12/30/2009 4:41:15 PM PST by BraveNewCommie
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