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WH: Some Critics 'Serving the Goals of al Qaeda'
ABC News ^ | 2/9/10 | ABC News

Posted on 02/09/2010 5:59:37 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32

In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda."

Brennan writes that, "Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill."

In the oped, titled "'We need no lectures': Administration disrupts terrorists’ plots, takes fight to them abroad," Brennan writes that politics "should never get in the way of national security. But too many in Washington are now misrepresenting the facts to score political points, instead of coming together to keep us safe."

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1 posted on 02/09/2010 5:59:37 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

What nerve. Coming from those who undermined President Bush from day one.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 6:00:37 AM PST by jersey117
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
WH: Some Critics 'Serving the Goals of al Qaeda'

STFU. That's only true when pro-US people are running the show.

3 posted on 02/09/2010 6:01:01 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Does that mean for the past two year the DNC supported al qaeda?


4 posted on 02/09/2010 6:03:07 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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Translation: Our inept naive terrorist strategy designed for political gain is getting our butt kicked politically.


5 posted on 02/09/2010 6:04:35 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; Candor7; Moe Tzadik; MestaMachine; Cindy
I'm frankly unsure to whom this dude is addressing his remarks. In my day to day life, I know of absolutely no one else who has ANY interest in the subject of terrorists and/or terrorism.

No one.

So, is he yelling at the elected Republicans? Or is yelling at the cable MSM who keep running stories on the Christmas Hot Pants Bomber? The MSM is running lots of stories, many sensationalistic, in some vain attempt to increase ratings, they don't care about terrorists and/or future terror attacks either.

6 posted on 02/09/2010 6:04:52 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
From the impotent bas***** that accused us of “questioning” their patriotism to deflect the fact that politically the country doesn`t trust them on the issue.
7 posted on 02/09/2010 6:05:42 AM PST by Carlrob
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; governsleastgovernsbest
USA Today's editorial writers say that when senior administration officials revealed Abdulmutallab's cooperation with authorities, "the news pretty much negated earlier claims that no intelligence was lost when Abdulmutallab was prematurely read his rights."

Of course, as governsleastgovernsbest pointed out, the fact that the Administration leaked that the panty bomber was cooperating is itself a serious breach of national security and reduces the value of the info...

8 posted on 02/09/2010 6:06:22 AM PST by RobFromGa (The FairTax is to tax policy as Global Warming is to science.)
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To: RobFromGa

They could use a lecture on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.


9 posted on 02/09/2010 6:08:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: RobFromGa

the value of the info was not only reduced, but I betcha eliminated 10 seconds after the dude failed to blow up the plane.

chasing leads he gives now is akin to a dog and its tail.


10 posted on 02/09/2010 6:08:48 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A moderate muslim is one who is simply buying time to reload..)
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To: D-fendr

Ding ding ding. The winner!


11 posted on 02/09/2010 6:11:03 AM PST by La Lydia
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LOL, this dude Mr. John Brennan certainly has a high opinion of himself, I wonder how he was ever cajoled to write something for a rag so NON-elitist as USA Today?

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/02/opposing-view-we-need-no-lectures.html

This is a link to Brennan's OpEd piece in USA Today.

Pathetic.

12 posted on 02/09/2010 6:13:22 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Sarah Palin just said that the Obama administration's attitude toward the American people is "sit down and shut up."

Nice of them to prove her right.

13 posted on 02/09/2010 6:14:33 AM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: jersey117
What nerve. Coming from those who undermined President Bush from day one.

Exactly. I posted this on twitter this morning saying that apparently he has zero sense of irony...

14 posted on 02/09/2010 6:15:53 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

BTW, Obama’s allies like Jodie Evans serve the goals of al Qaeda, literally.


15 posted on 02/09/2010 6:16:32 AM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Hummmm...

You may not like it but... the buck now stops with you. If your team doesn't match Bush's record it will be your fault not his. Recognize your responsibility and quit whining about real world politics.

As the old Gunny says...

“Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!”

Your choice.

16 posted on 02/09/2010 6:21:04 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Superbam will save us! Just ask him and he’ll tell you so.


17 posted on 02/09/2010 6:24:38 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“Brennan writes that, “Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill.”

As long as some other poor slob is doing the dieing right, John?

Jackass.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 6:26:44 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I’d like to see McCain come out today with a statement on this ripping these guys to shreds. Sticking up for Bush’s WOT policies is about the only thing he’s good for, so this would be a good time for him to come out swinging on this remark.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 6:28:01 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: savedbygrace

what ironic, moronic incompetents we have in the barrak hussein nobama White House. jeeesh!


20 posted on 02/09/2010 6:29:23 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I actually expected this card to be palyed sooner.
21 posted on 02/09/2010 6:31:26 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

GIVE ME A F**KING BREAK!

Was it not the hardcore lefties that did NOTHING but criticise Bush’s fight with al Queda??????


22 posted on 02/09/2010 6:33:42 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: RobFromGa

Clearly Brennan believes the best defense is a good offense.

Too bad he doesn’t take his own advice when it comes to dealing with islamic terrorists.


23 posted on 02/09/2010 6:39:22 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
hmmmm. The WH must be worried of an imminent hit coming soon...Putting out this propaganda ahead of time to blame everyone but Zer0.
24 posted on 02/09/2010 6:43:46 AM PST by hope
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
(Brennen) responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda."

meet

25 posted on 02/09/2010 6:48:45 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“Criticism serves the goals of Al Qaeda.”

And mindless support of the Administration serves the goals of Democrats. This from the party that attacked everything Bush did in terms of national security. My advice to Brennan: shut up and do your job.

And Napolitano is obviously incompetent and should go.


26 posted on 02/09/2010 6:52:27 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Yet again: You know libs by what they accuse others of.


27 posted on 02/09/2010 6:52:33 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: LottieDah

Interesting comments about Brennan’s OpEd over here in this thread, too.


28 posted on 02/09/2010 6:54:52 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

A clip from O’Reily with Michael Scheuer , formerly of the CIA Bin Laden unit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzzBNvGqWXs

Basically he says Brennan is a butt kisser.

I think the administration is trying to soften the blow of the two upcoming failures in national security we will see this year, an IRAN with nukes and one or more MAJOR terrorists attacks.

Al Qaeda and our enemies realize it’s amateur hour with Obozo, Napolitano, and Holder responsible for our security.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 7:00:20 AM PST by RonboTex (Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!)
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To: jersey117
What nerve. Coming from those who undermined President Bush from day one.


30 posted on 02/09/2010 7:12:05 AM PST by Polybius
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

John Brennan is a bitter ex-CIA officer with a decided mean streak. Every time I see or hear him I remember how the CIA leadership is infected with anti-American elitists.


31 posted on 02/09/2010 7:15:09 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: headstamp 2

“we need to get back to when terrorism was a nuisance”

John F’n Kerry

Yes virgina...there are numbers of American deaths that liberals are comfortable with...

Just dont lecture them about it.


32 posted on 02/09/2010 7:17:44 AM PST by Crim
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

John Brennan is a bitter ex-CIA officer with a decided mean streak. Every time I see or hear him I remember how the CIA leadership is infected with anti-American elitists.


33 posted on 02/09/2010 7:20:15 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

LLS: “hussein is a member of al qaeda”.

LLS


34 posted on 02/09/2010 7:22:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Carley

Critics: White House "Serving the Goals of Al Qaeda'


35 posted on 02/09/2010 7:25:12 AM PST by RobFromGa (The FairTax is to tax policy as Global Warming is to science.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
"Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda."

Wow, just like Jane Fonda in Vietnam, hey?


36 posted on 02/09/2010 7:54:49 AM PST by catnipman
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