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Soft on terror? Not this president (WP goes to bat for the Shave-Ice eating wimp of a President)
Washington Post ^ | 1/3/2010 | WP

Posted on 01/02/2010 8:21:53 PM PST by tobyhill

THERE IS, it seems evident, more than enough blame to go around in the botched handling of the botched Christmas bombing. Not for some Republicans. With former vice president Richard B. Cheney in the lead, they have embarked on an ugly course to use the incident to inflict maximum political damage on President Obama. That's bad enough, but their scurrilous line of attack is even worse. The claim that the incident shows the president's fecklessness in the war on terror is unfounded -- no matter how often it is repeated.

These critics have set up a straw Obama, a weak and naive leader who allegedly takes terrorism lightly, thinks that playing nicely with terrorists will make them stop, and fails to understand the threat that the United States faces from violent extremists. Mr. Cheney said that the incident had made "clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war."

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 910obama; 911forgotten; bho44; bho4alqaeda; bho4terrorists; bhochristmas; bhogwot; enemydomestic; fauxpresident; flight253; husseinincharge; msm4bho; msm4terrorists; nobcnocare; soa4bho; whatwot

1 posted on 01/02/2010 8:21:54 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I can’t read the rest of it. Let me guess, the botched response of the year (”..isolated extremist”) never gets mentioned? I have so much hatred for the press. They are trying to destroy us conservatives a little at a time.


2 posted on 01/02/2010 8:24:08 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: tobyhill
 The Sultan of Squat
3 posted on 01/02/2010 8:27:13 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: tobyhill

The Washington Post should put a picture of kneepads on their masthead of their paper.
What a bunch of (fill in the blanks)


4 posted on 01/02/2010 8:27:41 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: tobyhill

5 posted on 01/02/2010 8:27:47 PM PST by pabianice
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To: tobyhill

a straw Obama, a weak and naive leader who allegedly takes terrorism lightly, thinks that playing nicely with terrorists will make them stop, and fails to understand the threat that the United States faces from violent extremists.

That’s how I see it.


6 posted on 01/02/2010 8:28:00 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tobyhill

Uh huh. I’m awaiting a citation of a similar posting from this same source about Bush, who was excoriated for suggesting that it even was a war. Double standard? You better believe it.


7 posted on 01/02/2010 8:28:03 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: toddausauras
They keep calling it a failure of the system but the system worked just fine under Bush. The system would have worked fine under Obama if there was even half-competant people running the system.
8 posted on 01/02/2010 8:29:01 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

...coming from the same bunch of idiot libs who blamed Bush for everything? I find this ironic.....


9 posted on 01/02/2010 8:29:34 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: tobyhill
"...a weak and naive leader who allegedly takes terrorism lightly, thinks that playing nicely with terrorists will make them stop, and fails to understand the threat that the United States faces from violent extremists..."

By gosh, I think they have nailed it.

10 posted on 01/02/2010 8:30:04 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: tobyhill
have set up a straw Obama

Maybe if the Washington Post hadn't put the stupid jerk on a pedestal so often it wouldn't be as easy to make him into straw.

The 'messiah' has been unclothed.

11 posted on 01/02/2010 8:33:51 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Billthedrill

Double standards? Jurinalists? Say it ain’t so.


12 posted on 01/02/2010 8:34:44 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: tobyhill
These are tuff gays.

Best not -iss the ballerina off...

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He will l!ck your a$$.

13 posted on 01/02/2010 8:36:08 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: toddausauras

Obama siccing the Justice Department on CIA officers isn’t mentioned either.


14 posted on 01/02/2010 8:36:10 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: tobyhill

And here I thought the MSM was on a deathwatch....


15 posted on 01/02/2010 8:37:51 PM PST by stevecmd
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To: tobyhill

Terror? I thought it was adversity.


16 posted on 01/02/2010 8:38:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: tobyhill
Just remember, Obowma gives better gifts than he gets.
17 posted on 01/02/2010 8:38:14 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: tobyhill

They can say whatever they want it makes them look like fools. Americans wre home for the holdays and saw him stay on vacation while this went on!Even my liberal sister wondered why he was still on vacation?


18 posted on 01/02/2010 8:39:17 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: tobyhill

Ever notice that when Republicans are dead on and Democrats are nakedly at fault that the corrupt MSM always frames the issue in terms of Republicans taking crass political advantage of circumstances? Ever notice that? I have. Likewise, the Democrat’s media allies never seem to get around to writing about the raw and brutal political tricks of their Party.

The MSM is thoroughly corrupt and dishonest.


19 posted on 01/02/2010 8:39:25 PM PST by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: tobyhill

If they feel compelled to defend him, they know he’s failing.

This is Jimmy Carter Part II.

Another Harvard-educated fool.


20 posted on 01/02/2010 8:43:33 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: tobyhill

March 2, 2007 in Chicago

“This war has fueled terrorism and helped galvanize terrorist organizations. And it has made the world less safe.”

” a consequence of the Administration’s failed strategy in Iraq has been to strengthen Iran’s strategic position; reduce U.S. credibility and influence in the region; and place Israel and other nations friendly to the United States in greater peril. These are not the signs of a well-paved road. It is time for profound change”

“As the U.S. redeploys from Iraq, we can recapture lost influence in the Middle East. We can refocus our efforts to critical, yet neglected priorities, such as combating international terrorism and winning the war in Afghanistan.”

“And we can, then, more effectively deal with one of the greatest threats to the United States, Israel and world peace: Iran.”

Oct 22 2008

Obama responded in strong terms to the passage of the Military Commissions Act in September 2006, which granted the Bush Administration wide latitude to define what would constitute the torture of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He joined critique of the bill’s suspension of habeas corpus for potentially innocent detainees

the early summer of 2008, Obama became much more specific about his objectives regarding the ‘war on terror.’

In January, 2007, he introduced to the Senate an Iraq plan called “the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007.” In his remarks introducing the bill to the Senate, Obama proposed a “phased redeployment of U.S. forces” that would conclude in March, 2008 (”redeployment” means that troops will restation on bases in countries near Iraq).

As of July, 2008, Obama’s officially announced plan was to have all combat troops removed from Iraq in 16 months, by the summer of 2010. According to his campaign website, residual troops would remain to conduct counterterrorism operations in the country and region


21 posted on 01/02/2010 8:45:19 PM PST by kcvl
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To: All
Obama, 6/19/2008, “The record shows that George Bush and John McCain have been weak on terrorism. Their approach has failed. Because of their policies, we are less safe, less respected and less able to lead the world.”

Obama on Bin Laden, 6/19/2008, “I think what would be important would be for us to deal with him in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he's engaged in and not to make him into a martyr.”

22 posted on 01/02/2010 8:52:56 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Obama sees sea life at Hawaii park, goes to beach

January 2, 2010

Obama, his daughters and his half-sister spent about an hour Saturday at Sea Life Park, a marine center east of Honolulu in Waimanalo. Sea Life Park has animals including dolphins, sea lions, penguins, stingrays and sea turtles.

The first family and friends later drove to the beach at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

The Obama family and friends had Sea Life Park mostly to themselves

First Family Sees ‘Avatar’ in 3-D

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http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/files/2010/01/obama-shave-ice-malia-300x217.jpg

Guiding Principles

The President’s highest priority is to keep the American people safe.

http://tinyurl.com/yf3pbcn

http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/2280268.jpg

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/files/2010/01/shaved-ice-combo-490.jpg

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Obama Says Al Qaeda in Yemen Planned Bombing Plot, and He Vows Retribution

Obama blames Al-Qaeda affiliate for airliner attack

White House: President Obama Monitoring Failed Terror Attempt From Hawaii

Obama was briefed on Christmas terror threat 3 days in advance

Terror Attempt May Hinder Plans to Close Guantánamo

Iran deadline passes without notice


23 posted on 01/02/2010 8:56:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Billthedrill

Washington Post Investigations

Terror Watch List Lapses; Bush Lawyers May Avoid Sanctions

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2009/05/terror_watch_list_lapses_bush.html

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washingtonpost: Bush Plan for Terrorism Trials Defended

Nov 15, 09:51 pm ·

The U.S. Attorney General and Vice President defend the decision to prosecute terrorists in military trials. This comes despite Ashcroft’s own warnings last month against allowing government the authority to set aside the constitution.

http://tinyurl.com/yhvgx3m


24 posted on 01/02/2010 9:02:52 PM PST by kcvl
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To: tobyhill

Obama is about as good at fighting terrorism as he is at bowling. At least they make a game for Wii where he can improve at bowling.


25 posted on 01/02/2010 9:03:07 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: chris_bdba

Yeah...when the WAPO has to say, on the editorial page, that Obama is not soft on terror...it means Obama and the WAPO know people know he is soft on terror.


26 posted on 01/02/2010 9:09:36 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian

The press must pay. I guess though good doesn’t always triumph over evil.


27 posted on 01/02/2010 9:10:17 PM PST by toddausauras
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Obama’s Attorney General is Eric Holder. Holder’s law firm provided millions of dollars in pro-bono assistance to America’s worst terrorist enemies. Obama’s Attorney General is hounding, bankrupting, and attempting to imprison the American Intelligence people who captured and interrogated America’s foreign terror enemies in the months and days following 911. Obama’s Attorney General has decreed full US Citizen rights to the foreign terrorist mastermind who plotted 911. This tells us all we need to know about Obama and the War on terror. Forget rhetoric: Obama’s actions suggest he is on the other side.


28 posted on 01/02/2010 9:59:32 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: tobyhill

It’s gonna stick and there and a damn thing they can do about it.Jimmah cartah all over again.Pathetic little manchild.


29 posted on 01/02/2010 10:40:50 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

The crotch bomber should have been severely interrogated and waterboarded immediately. This alone shows have faggy and wimpy 0bama is when it comes to domestic terror. This alone shows how loony this Washington Post editorial is

Plus Janet Napolitano? Appointing this lesbo to head Homeland Security shows how faggy and un-serious 0bama is about US security


30 posted on 01/02/2010 10:50:51 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: tobyhill

The circus train came to the whitehouse and tipped over. Three out of four clowns agreed that “There’s tough competition here but we can fit in.”


31 posted on 01/03/2010 1:41:55 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: tobyhill

32 posted on 01/03/2010 3:11:56 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: tobyhill; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: He wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, which is all to the good given its stain on the national character...

Øbama is the ultimate stain on the character of the United States!

33 posted on 01/03/2010 3:12:24 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: tobyhill

Obama, a weak and naive idiot has no idea on how to govern.


34 posted on 01/03/2010 3:48:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: tobyhill
This picture only says half.
Obama ACTIVELY helps terrorists, all terrorists, all murderers.

It is the way of the DNC, Barack Hussein Obama, SOA, and Eric Holder, SOA.


35 posted on 01/03/2010 4:26:30 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: tobyhill
...and fails to understand the threat that the United States faces from violent extremists...

"The system worked".

36 posted on 01/03/2010 4:47:10 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m sure they said the same thing about Carter in regard to his handling of the Soviet Union as well.


37 posted on 01/03/2010 7:02:32 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Bender2

Amen to that!


38 posted on 01/03/2010 8:31:54 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: kcvl
Obama Says Al Qaeda in Yemen Planned Bombing Plot, and He Vows Retribution

What's he gonna use, harsh language?

39 posted on 01/03/2010 9:06:17 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Obama is going to throw shaved Hawaiian ice or swing a golf club at them. He can't be bothered on his vacation. (The press gave President Bush hell for simply chopping up a few limbs on his own ranch.)

I have yet to find anything that Obama has actually done except lecture others and travel.

40 posted on 01/03/2010 10:04:24 AM PST by kcvl
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To: pabianice

Bozo was Bun E. Carlos’ (drummer of Cheap Trick) dad.


41 posted on 01/03/2010 11:16:00 AM PST by Eddie01 (Ethel was a tree growing off his shoulder)
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