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Obama: "We can absorb a terrorist attack" (Woodward book)
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Posted on 09/22/2010 10:09:19 AM PDT by quesney

Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."

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I'm speechless.
1 posted on 09/22/2010 10:09:21 AM PDT by quesney
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To: quesney

But can we “absorb” an idiot president?....


2 posted on 09/22/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: quesney

“We” meaning “You rednecks out there,” of course.

As with clinton, it is necessary to “parse” his words carefully. Because it depends what the meaning of “is” is.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 10:11:06 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: quesney

I’m sure those who’d die in such an attack and the families of these victims can all feel as cavalier as Obama who’d prefer to just “absorb” a terrorist attack than to focus on implementing policies that would forestall one, all so he can focus instead on imposing the most radical domestic agenda in the history of the Republic.


4 posted on 09/22/2010 10:11:46 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: quesney

The peons are expendable, easily replaced.
This idiot care’s not for the US citizen.
Be afraid, be very afraid.....


5 posted on 09/22/2010 10:12:09 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: quesney

Appalling statement.

More proof that he considers Americans rabble.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 10:12:18 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: quesney
After hearing this, with the current attitude of this administration, and the Democrats, can we trust them with national security ?


7 posted on 09/22/2010 10:12:57 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: quesney

“We absorbed it and we are stronger... and we are building a mosque on that ground”.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 10:14:03 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: quesney

Violence is coming.


9 posted on 09/22/2010 10:14:10 AM PDT by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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To: quesney

We need to make that line into a commercial and play it in New York, with images of the people falling out of the twin towers behind it. Perhaps we can get a trip to the Govonor’s mansion or a Senate seat out of it.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 10:14:32 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: quesney

Let the peasants eat cake!

Let the hoi polloi absorb a terrorist attack?


11 posted on 09/22/2010 10:14:55 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: quesney

What measures are in place to remove a pathological imbecile liar harming America beyond words from office? Seriously we survived Jimmy Carter, as a bad president is a bad president but Obama is unfit for duty.


12 posted on 09/22/2010 10:15:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: quesney

Sounds as if he has no intention of striking back.


13 posted on 09/22/2010 10:15:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: quesney

WELL... I guess Woodward cares more about money than helping the Dems in the mid-term election... ;) The LAST thing the Dems need is that idiot in the White House pontificating to Bob Woodward ;) On a serious note, I hope and pray we don’t have to test Obama’s cold theory.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 10:15:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: quesney

“I’m speechless”

Yea, I haven’t talked much myself, going on two years.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 10:16:22 AM PDT by mmanager (I'm not racist, I don't like the white half of him either.)
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To: quesney

Was Bummer speaking for himself and all Rats?


16 posted on 09/22/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: quesney

WHERE ARE THE JOBS?


17 posted on 09/22/2010 10:17:45 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: quesney
Chilling, isn't it? :-O I posted about this earlier, and just heard Rush reference it and compare the 'absorb it' remark to Dukakis' infamous answer to 'if your wife were raped and murdered' question. Both LOSERS.
18 posted on 09/22/2010 10:18:15 AM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: quesney

Headline at link: Bob Woodward book details Obama battles with advisers over exit plan for Afghan war


19 posted on 09/22/2010 10:18:20 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: quesney
See post 22 here
20 posted on 09/22/2010 10:18:22 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MissesBush

NOW we know why he didn’t feel the need to attend the WTC memorial.


21 posted on 09/22/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Retired Greyhound
"More proof that he considers Americans rabble."

IMO he considers Americans to be largely infidels. Infidels are to be converted, subjugated, or killed.

22 posted on 09/22/2010 10:18:51 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: quesney

Why should we make it so damn likely that we can say we can absorb an attack?


23 posted on 09/22/2010 10:19:02 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: quesney
Taking a tremendous hit, spiralling backwards and regrouping, marshalling ALL forces to fight one of the most evil forces on the planet as well as to fight to re-ignite the world economy...all this is not "absorbing". It is battling to survive and eventually overcome (thank you George Bush).

This is inexcusable.

24 posted on 09/22/2010 10:19:34 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: BenLurkin

He has no intention of employing/exercising DETERRENTS to PREVENT attacks, much less ‘hitting back’ AFTER an attack. I predict that terrorists are going to increase their attack strategies in the weeks leading up to the election—Obama’s October Surprise??


25 posted on 09/22/2010 10:20:23 AM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: quesney
Of course we can absorb a terrorist attack. Unfortunately the American electorate can not absorb being talked to like adults
26 posted on 09/22/2010 10:20:23 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: quesney

The enemy within speaks.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 10:22:43 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: quesney
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"The king has gone crazy!!!"

"No, the king is simply evil."

28 posted on 09/22/2010 10:22:43 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I object to them stewing me in their own juices.)
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To: pillut48

” I predict that terrorists are going to increase their attack strategies in the weeks leading up to the election—Obama’s October Surprise?? “

I wonder if the Dem stategists are cynical enough to have in the backs of their minds the thought that a “mass casualty event” would be the only thing that might save their bacon in the upcoming election....


29 posted on 09/22/2010 10:23:43 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: quesney

“WE”??? I’m sure he doesn’t include himself, his family and friends in that “we”. He’s saying he can stand to lose a few serfs, mere tax slaves to the likes of him. The Republicans should use this quote often in the 2010 AND 2012 campaigns.


30 posted on 09/22/2010 10:23:53 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: quesney
Obama told Woodward in the July interview that he didn't think about the Afghan war in the "classic" terms of the United States winning or losing.

What a shocker, not. He thinks of it only in terms of getting out.

31 posted on 09/22/2010 10:24:03 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: kennyboy509
Violence is coming.

Let's just hope it's directed at the appropriate targets and not at each other.
32 posted on 09/22/2010 10:24:20 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: pillut48
I expect the Muslims will remain quiet until after the election. America's enemies WANT the ‘Rats to be in control Washington.
33 posted on 09/22/2010 10:25:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: quesney

If he were a military guy, I’d cut him some slack. He isn’t, so I won’t.

A strategist can talk that talk. A politician can’t. And he’s pure politician.


34 posted on 09/22/2010 10:25:24 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: quesney

I guess we can absorb another 3,000 dead, too.

What an asshole.


35 posted on 09/22/2010 10:26:56 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: quesney

I guess that’s one of the down sides to living in an urban bastion of liberalism—you’re expendable fodder.


36 posted on 09/22/2010 10:27:03 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: MissesBush

A responsible President would have said “We can absorb a terrorist attack, but...........we will respond with such force that the attackers and/or country that attacks us will be destroyed.”


37 posted on 09/22/2010 10:27:20 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: quesney

They thingk it is job creation, a larger version of the borken window fallacy.


38 posted on 09/22/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: quesney

This a quote by our loser POTUS “I’m always worried about using the word victory.”
What can you expect from someone who thinks this way !


39 posted on 09/22/2010 10:27:34 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: quesney
What an insensitive, cold and unnerving declaration!

Have the little children who no longer feel the loving nightly hugs and kisses of a father or mother "absorbed" 9/11?

What about the bride or groom who expected a happy life together and, instead, missed out on companionship for the last 9 years? Did they "absorb" it?

A wisdom book declares:

"Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh."

Even if there were a different interpretation possible of this statement, no wise or true leader would utter the words, knowing the pain and hurt they might cause. Such words are windows to the soul.

40 posted on 09/22/2010 10:27:59 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: quesney

Something tells me 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington. D.C. would be high on a terrorist list of places to start. Why is he doing this? Does he know something the rest of us do not? Scary times we live in.


41 posted on 09/22/2010 10:28:37 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: GonzoGOP

Your proposed commercial should be played everywhere. Every state lost people in that attack.


42 posted on 09/22/2010 10:29:19 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: MizSterious

We????

You, your wife, your kids first Obowma!!!!!


43 posted on 09/22/2010 10:29:36 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: quesney

I wonder if his attitude would be so cavelier if the attack were centered on him, Michelle and the kids in the White House.

I can see November from my house!


44 posted on 09/22/2010 10:30:51 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: quesney

Oh, that’s cold.


45 posted on 09/22/2010 10:31:19 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: quesney

Anybody read his previous books on the Bush administration? Were they pretty accurate, or is this guy unreliable as a source?


46 posted on 09/22/2010 10:33:18 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: quesney

Why doesn’t Bob Woodward do some real journalism and question him on his birth certificate or the fact that there is no school marks no anything to history, except radicalism. Mr. Prize reporter is typical of what now passes for journalism — he doesn’t realize it (or maybe he does) but he has another Richard Nixon on his hands who is covering things up. So what does Woodward — establishment reporter — do? Nothing. The real reports work for Andrew Briebart. Woodward works for Obama.


47 posted on 09/22/2010 10:33:53 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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Why doesn’t Bob Woodward do some real journalism and question him on his birth certificate or the fact that there is no school marks no anything to history, except radicalism? Mr. Prize reporter is typical of what now passes for journalism — he doesn’t realize it (or maybe he does) but he has another Richard Nixon on his hands who is covering things up. So what does Woodward — establishment reporter — do? Nothing. The real reports work for Andrew Briebart. Woodward works for Obama.


48 posted on 09/22/2010 10:34:24 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: quesney
WH going to the mattresses: Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and in other areas of their life, such as work or school. Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around psychotherapy. Symptoms Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders. Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include: ■Believing that you're better than others ■Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness ■Exaggerating your achievements or talents ■Expecting constant praise and admiration ■Believing that you're special and acting accordingly ■Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings ■Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans ■Taking advantage of others ■Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior ■Being jealous of others ■Believing that others are jealous of you ■Trouble keeping healthy relationships ■Setting unrealistic goals ■Being easily hurt and rejected ■Having a fragile self-esteem ■Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence or strong self-esteem, it's not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence and self-esteem into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal. In contrast, people who have healthy confidence and self-esteem don't value themselves more than they value others. c/o Mayo Clinic Staff
49 posted on 09/22/2010 10:34:24 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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50 posted on 09/22/2010 10:38:35 AM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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