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Brennan: Cheney may be 'ignorant' of terror facts
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Posted on 01/03/2010 8:43:42 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Brennan: Cheney may be 'ignorant' of terror facts

President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to the Christmas Day terror attempt is misinformed or intentionally false.

"I'm disappointed. The vice president or others are either willfully mischaracterizing President Obama's actions or are ignorant of the facts," Brennan said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. I've worked for five previous administrations.....[Obama] says we're at war with Al Qaeda. We're going to destroy Al Qaeda."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bigtime; cheney; flight253; johnbrennan
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1 posted on 01/03/2010 8:43:44 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The ONLY ones that have shown Ignorance, naivte, outright incompetence is Brennan and his keystone cops of the Zero admin.


2 posted on 01/03/2010 8:47:10 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cheney was spot on and Brennan knows it. Brennan even said that Obama still plans on sending Yemeni GITMO terrorist back to Yemen.
3 posted on 01/03/2010 8:47:36 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: Sub-Driver

“May be”? No 100% certainty here, idiot?
What the heck is with all the uncertainty of this jack squat idiot-filled administration?

Brennan, get your crap together and do your frakin job instead of defending the failures of this lametard administration, opps, which you are apart of.


4 posted on 01/03/2010 8:47:38 AM PST by cranked
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To: Sub-Driver

John Brennan is typical of the Obamanation Syndrome. CYA for everybody in administration. Napolitano was just a whoopsie, no foul. This guy makes me sick to know he is Deputy Chief of Intelligence or whatever. Fox should have given a Barf alert up front.


5 posted on 01/03/2010 8:48:26 AM PST by Comanche
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To: Sub-Driver
Perhaps Brennan follows the Rasmussen Polls:

"Just 27% now say that the United States is safer today than it was before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, 47% say it is not, That latter figure marks a nine-point jump from earlier in the month and is the highest negative finding on the question since Rasmussen Reports began surveying on it in 2002."

6 posted on 01/03/2010 8:48:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That statement almost made me spit on my keyboard.

Uh Huh. Cheney is ignorant of terrorism issues. Uh Huh. I suspect this is precisely the effect Brennan wanted.

As Ann Coulter opined, liberal love to tell lies, just for the sheer joy of seeing how much they can get away with.

Of course, it brings to mind that old adage: “If you want to piss off a conservative, tell them a lie. If you want to piss off a liberal, tell them the truth.”


8 posted on 01/03/2010 8:49:51 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Sub-Driver
[Obama] says we're at war with Al Qaeda. We're going to destroy Al Qaeda."

Errr, Mr. Brennan, didn't he say that after Mr. Cheney spoke up?

Could it be that the former Vice-President was urging the President to actually say such words?

9 posted on 01/03/2010 8:50:44 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Sub-Driver
"...I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. I've worked for five previous administrations..."

It means he's a liberal.

10 posted on 01/03/2010 8:51:14 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Cindy

You have way too much time on you hands Cindy d;^)


11 posted on 01/03/2010 8:53:20 AM PST by Chuckster (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet)
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To: All

http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/02/democrats-worst-nightmare-terrorism-on-their-watch/

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31099.html

“Democrats’ worst nightmare: Terrorism on their watch”

TAGS: Barack Obama, Republicans, George W. Bush, Democrats, Terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, Sept. 11, Northwest Airlines

By BEN SMITH & CAROL E. LEE | 1/1/10 3:31 PM EST

SNIPPET: “From the time he launched his campaign for president three years ago, Barack Obama had to consider how he would react to the first serious act of terrorism during the campaign, or if he won, on his watch. His fellow Democrats had been thinking about the moment even longer - since the September day in 2001 when attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon defined George W. Bush’s presidency and gave Republicans a decisive advantage on a defining political issue.

And yet the White House’s response to last week’s attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit could rank as one of the low points of the new president’s first year. Over the course of five days, Obama’s Obama’ reaction ranged from low-keyed to reassuring to, finally, a vow to find out what went wrong. The episode was a baffling, unforced error in presidential symbolism, hardly a small part of the presidency, and the moment at which yet another of the old political maxims that Obama had sought to transcend – the Democrats’ vulnerability on national security – reasserted itself.”


12 posted on 01/03/2010 8:55:35 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Marty62

It is the staggering political incompetence of running a campaign against someone who isn’t running for anything that astonishes me.


13 posted on 01/03/2010 8:56:07 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Sub-Driver

Brennan?

The idiot who claimed there was no smoking gun?

I take it that the Obamabots prefer to pass on the “gun” and wait for the “smoking jet liner” until they take something seriously?

Now he’s barking at Cheney, so to take a worn out cliche from sports - “Brennan could hold Cheney’s jock!”

I suggest that this low-life take on a more worthy adversary next time, say Mickey Mouse?


14 posted on 01/03/2010 8:56:17 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: tobyhill

Even though Bush made a mistake by sending them back ,Obama is willfully doing the same thing. What a mess.


15 posted on 01/03/2010 9:03:51 AM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Cheney’s got a pretty good idea of what’s going on. When the big eared Muslim president plays golf for three days after a near disaster over Detroit, who’re you gonna believe ?


16 posted on 01/03/2010 9:05:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll trust Cheney over islamobama.


17 posted on 01/03/2010 9:05:59 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheney has been active in 2 administrations. He knows more than the current court jesters and jokers. Cheney has experience. These guys have hope and change.


18 posted on 01/03/2010 9:07:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver

So who are we to believe. The LIARS in office or the patriots who did everything in their power to keep us safe.

What a difficult choice.

NOT


19 posted on 01/03/2010 9:07:16 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee, I thought Brennan was supposed to prevent attacks. I guess not.

Umar did everything but put on a big red neon sign with an arrow pointing to himself. The Kenyan was asleep at the switch.


20 posted on 01/03/2010 9:08:16 AM PST by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Sub-Driver
I wouls put my trust in Cheney every time. He is one of the best informed statesman we have.
21 posted on 01/03/2010 9:08:53 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Sub-Driver

criticism of the Obama administration’s approach to the Christmas Day terror attempt is misinformed or intentionally false.

^
And Democrats criticism of the Bush administration’s approach to terror was informed???


22 posted on 01/03/2010 9:08:59 AM PST by Son House (The Learning Curve for Democrats on Macroeconomics is getting Exponential)
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To: Sub-Driver
[Obama] says we're at war with Al Qaeda. We're going to destroy Al Qaeda."

ROTFLMAO on that statement. Who do these people think they are fooling?

23 posted on 01/03/2010 9:11:46 AM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: Cindy

“THE SUN.co.uk: “25 BRITS IN JET BOMB PLOTS Cops fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb airliners.”

If it were an American media outlet it would be “25 youths.”


24 posted on 01/03/2010 9:13:53 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: AndyJackson
It is the symptom of the narcissistic personality.
Which is an affliction of Not only the POTUS but is epidemic through out his admin.

If it wasn’t Chaney, they would find someone else to Blame.
As long as we understand they will NEVER accept responsibility for anything all adhominen attacks are explained.

25 posted on 01/03/2010 9:16:24 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: maggief

It just keeps getting better and better.

Obama the Chicago Clown should stay in Hawaii and keep blaming Bush while the DC village idiots keep running their mouths.


26 posted on 01/03/2010 9:18:52 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: rlmorel

“It means he’s a liberal.”

Agreed. One of those “Professional Bureaucrats” I keep harping about in my incessant rants.


27 posted on 01/03/2010 9:20:07 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Sub-Driver
So Mr. Brennan: Exactly what would you do or what have you done differently to combat terrorism? Does closing Gitmo and releasing the prisoners back to Yemen, or trying them in criminal court in the US protect us from terrorism? Does Obama bowing down and apologizing to dictators and terrorists keep the US safe? Whatever happened to that information sharing talked about after 9/11? Did bailing out automobile companies and banking/financial institutions and not spending money on homeland security keep America secure?

Your president and his handlers don’t give a dammm about our national security. They admire and worships dictators and terrorists. They WANT the US to be destoryed so they can set up their socialist utopia. Those are the facts, jack....quit trying to excuse your boss’ incompetence by lashing out at his critics. I’d say Mr. Cheney knows a helluva lot more about terrorism than you and your boss do.

28 posted on 01/03/2010 9:20:22 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: rlmorel

OOPS! I meant to say “Professional LIBERAL Bureaucrats”....


29 posted on 01/03/2010 9:21:36 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Since 'we' knew about Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab as did France, England, and others, Obama must take full blame for what almost and did happen. The time line about this terrorist is practically up in neon lights. Obama is pretty good at ramming unread bills down the throat of congress but seems pretty laid back, actually uninterested in anything out side of community organizing.

All the pretty words that followed are full of nothing and the enemy knows it. Yemen & Guantanamo & the USS Cole should manage to keep Obama awake.

30 posted on 01/03/2010 9:22:38 AM PST by yoe ( Fight organized crime: Re-elect no one...)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I’d love to hear from George W. on this fiasco of an administration. I realize the media would crucify him, but then again the media still has pipe fitting lips for obammma


31 posted on 01/03/2010 9:23:09 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cheney has more competence without CIA/FBI/State Department “intelligence” than the whole childish Obama administration and Democrat “let’ party!” Party combined. Cheney’s common sense intelligence leaves the lefty “intellectual” ideologues swimming in the primordial muck they worship.
32 posted on 01/03/2010 9:24:34 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Brennan said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’m neither Republican nor Democrat. yea I believe ya...you betcha you a LIB!


33 posted on 01/03/2010 9:25:54 AM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: Chuckster

naw she using her freedom of keyboard befoe obozo takes it away ><>


34 posted on 01/03/2010 9:27:35 AM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: shadeaud
The day will come when we are hit in such a way that each and every obama butt kisser in Congress, in DC, in the Media will realize blood is on their hands.

“I didn't know”
“I thought...”
“But he said...”
“If we had only listened”
“Cheney was right”

By then, it will be too late. And if they think those left behind will be forgiving and reassure them that we know they were duped, they are sorely mistaken.

35 posted on 01/03/2010 9:36:06 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: rockinqsranch

Hm. I know what you mean. When you, I, and people like us speak the truth, it is regarded as a rant.

Well, if telling the truth is a rant, then...let’s rant on...:)


36 posted on 01/03/2010 9:36:08 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: R0CK3T

I am telling you Joseph Goebels would be really proud of these asshats... They all think they are Obi wan kenobi “we did not make any mistakes with the intelligence”, mainstream media”they didnt make any mistakes... It is a crazy world we are living in...


37 posted on 01/03/2010 9:37:29 AM PST by crazydad
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheney speaks and the left goes bonkers. I love it.


38 posted on 01/03/2010 9:38:38 AM PST by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

Excuse me while I step away for a long laugh. LOL


39 posted on 01/03/2010 9:41:44 AM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL! Oh, THAT’S rich!


40 posted on 01/03/2010 9:42:43 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Sub-Driver

Usually when someone says they are neither republican or democrat you can bet they are for sure a liberal and almost always a lying democrat.


41 posted on 01/03/2010 9:44:00 AM PST by liberalcide1
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To: FreeperFlirt

He contributed $2,300 to the Obama campaign.


42 posted on 01/03/2010 9:44:52 AM PST by KingNo155
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To: onedoug

Look at Cheney’s resume and compare it to BO’s. That’s all you need to know. Cheney, someone that has decades of service at the highest level of government and security areas of the US. BO a two bit community organizer that’s probably not even a US citizen.


43 posted on 01/03/2010 9:46:09 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: KingNo155

told ya!


44 posted on 01/03/2010 9:55:41 AM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: shadeaud

He is better off staying out of it.Odumbo and his minions are making fools of themselves without his help


45 posted on 01/03/2010 9:59:02 AM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Cheney was wrong the Obama regime would have ignored him.

Instead the Obama Thugs immediately attacked Cheney because they knew Cheney was speaking the truth and the American Public agreed with what Cheney was saying.


46 posted on 01/03/2010 9:59:47 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Cindy

Great post. I don’t know what Washington is doing but it isn’t much. You have all this information and they can’t run the Underwear Bomber’s name through a computer database?


47 posted on 01/03/2010 10:06:49 AM PST by DrDude
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To: R0CK3T
Now he’s barking at Cheney, so to take a worn out cliche from sports - “Brennan could hold Cheney’s jock!”

He couldn't hold Cheney's jock ... Cheney's got a bigger pair than Brennan and all the rest of them put together. We need him so badly -- just wish his health would permit him to run in 2012.

48 posted on 01/03/2010 10:08:00 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheney has forgotten more about the WOT than Brennen or anyone in the 0bama administration will ever know. What a douche.


49 posted on 01/03/2010 10:10:46 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheney should find Brennan and tell him the same thing he told Leaky Leahey, “Go F yourself.”


50 posted on 01/03/2010 10:26:30 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (RINO-B-GONE Stock up on it now.)
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