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Liz Cheney Slams Obama for Terror Attack Quote in Bob Woodward Book
cbsnews.com ^ | September 22, 2010 4:39 PM | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 09/22/2010 2:13:50 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Cheney, daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, said the remark "suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration."

Here's the full statement:

"Americans expect our President to do everything possible to defend the nation from attack. We expect him to use every tool at his disposal to find, defeat, capture and kill terrorists. We expect him to deter attacks by making clear to our adversaries that an attack on the United States will carry devastating consequences. Instead, President Obama is reported to have said, 'We can absorb a terrorist attack.' This comment suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration. Once again the President seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The President owes the American people an explanation."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; cheney; liz; obama; obamaswar; obamaswars; obamawars; slams

1 posted on 09/22/2010 2:13:55 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“We can absorb a terrorist attack.”

The quintessential liberal-so long as it’s someone else’s money and someone else’s blood.


2 posted on 09/22/2010 2:17:52 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He’s entirely detached.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 2:19:27 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The next one will be a nuke and according to this idiot, we'll just absorb it.

Of course this is from Woodward so it has dubious integrity.

4 posted on 09/22/2010 2:20:58 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

‘We can absorb a terrorist attack

Lets see how well the Democrats absorb the BOOT IN THE REAR from the American People in November! And Barry does in 2012...


5 posted on 09/22/2010 2:21:22 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I have NO doubts whatsoever that should this great nation once again be attacked by Islamic fundamentalists, this proud leader of our Republic will search HIGH and he will search LOW and he shall leave NO STONE unturned in order to find out....

Who to apologize to for whatever the United States did to deserve said attack. For realz, he might even bow and kiss a ring or two.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 2:22:32 PM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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7 posted on 09/22/2010 2:22:32 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
“We can absorb an attack.”

For the CIC to say this he must have knowledge of the type of attack he is discussing? What does he know?

For him to make this statement, he must know it is not something like an incurable weaponized disease.

Unless, that is, he is just making it up as he goes along.

8 posted on 09/22/2010 2:22:45 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"The President owes the American people an explanation."

No, the Pres__ent owes the American People a resignation IMHO, while Congress owes the American People an Impeachment of this POS.

9 posted on 09/22/2010 2:22:59 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: onyx

I cannot believe the mouthpiece for Obama have talking points at all much less this quickly...

The Obama mouthpiece is saying only right wingers are concerned about this. The MSM better not ratchet up talking points for their false savior.

http://mediamatters.org/research/201009220028


10 posted on 09/22/2010 2:23:43 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Wow! Good for Liz.


11 posted on 09/22/2010 2:24:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: evad

***Of course this is from Woodward so it has dubious integrity.***

Woodward would see nothing wrong with this comment - and why he left it in the manuscript - that’s what makes it authentic.


12 posted on 09/22/2010 2:24:18 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

And we’re building a mosque right near ground zero to prove I’m right.....


13 posted on 09/22/2010 2:24:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: SoldierDad

Well said.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 2:25:18 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MtnMan101

LOVE the picture couldn’t have said it better myself!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 09/22/2010 2:25:28 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obama also lied through his teeth. While campaigning he said many times that we are going to “win” in Afghanstan. But once he became president, he only wants to end the war immediately, without victory.


16 posted on 09/22/2010 2:29:32 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Good for her!


17 posted on 09/22/2010 2:29:39 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! :^)))
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To: Spok

***“We can absorb a terrorist attack.”***

Rules of Engagement from a CIC!

Unbelievable that a President, a father, a husband would be prepared to absorb an attack rather than take a pre-emptive strike?????

How many dead children?


18 posted on 09/22/2010 2:30:01 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Oh Liz, I’m beyond wanting an explanation: I want a RESIGNATION!


19 posted on 09/22/2010 2:31:08 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: MtnMan101

So why is the POTUS putting up curtains on an EXIT window. (it ain’t a door)

Also, this A-hole says we can absorb a terrorist attack. What makes him think they will stop at 1 (one) attack? they will hit us again and again if they can ... until he says ‘uncle’ and asks us to understand and negotiate terms with them.


20 posted on 09/22/2010 2:34:28 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: MtnMan101

p.s. Gov Palin and the range officer need to wear protection.


21 posted on 09/22/2010 2:35:43 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: sodpoodle

Exactly the entire statement is just fine to any progressive commiecrat.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 2:36:55 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Blueflag

Ha! I have seen this photo so many times and never noticed the exit sign above the window? door. A subtle message....


23 posted on 09/22/2010 2:38:09 PM PDT by kcat
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It is good the world knows that if attacked, we will not respond in kind as long as the boy-child is president. At least the terrorist nations can sleep well tonight..


24 posted on 09/22/2010 2:38:36 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: AFreeBird

I wish she would have said resignation BUT the MSM would have a field day saying how can she say this over a book quote.


25 posted on 09/22/2010 2:41:18 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Obama is reported to have said, 'We can absorb a terrorist attack."

Considering this is obama speaking, the "we" refers to him. He is royalty isn't he? we know his wife is. Obama admits that he can absorb a terrorist attack. Heck, I think he prays for one just to get him out of the white hut. It wold be an easy way out for him.

Then we must consider his background. What he may consider as being a terrorist would be different from what "We The People" would consider. (3 considers - yikes!)

26 posted on 09/22/2010 2:42:31 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
And this man carries the title of "Commander in Chief"????

Clearly, the author saw nothing wrong with, or he never would have included such a revealing peak into the brain and heart of the man he admires.

27 posted on 09/22/2010 2:45:10 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

ROFL. They’re in full victim mode with off-set Alinksy’s.

IOW, the spin doctrs are shooting every which way and hoping to find something that sticks.

Obama’s big mouth might play well with the radical left, but even those people aren’t likely to want to withstand an attack on their home turf.


28 posted on 09/22/2010 2:49:39 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: loveliberty2
He puts this up on the WH website and no one dares to say anything to the first black POTUS.


29 posted on 09/22/2010 2:50:21 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Gabrial

"We can absorb an attack"


30 posted on 09/22/2010 2:50:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Spok

I’d like to see Obama, the scrawny, muslim, closet homo bastard, PERSONALLY absorb a terrorist attack.


31 posted on 09/22/2010 2:50:42 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Gabrial; All
“We can absorb an attack.” For the CIC to say this he must have knowledge of the type of attack he is discussing? What does he know?

That wasn't his whole statement. He also said that we could absorb the worse attacks and used 9/11 as an example, saying we absorbed that attack and it made us stronger. What a jackass we have for a President. I wonder if the families of the victims of 9/11 think that we "absorbed" the attack. This guy should be impeached for this statement alone.

32 posted on 09/22/2010 3:06:37 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
We could absorb a terrorist attack, as long as Michelle's big butt takes the full force of the blow.


33 posted on 09/22/2010 3:06:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; All
"Liz Cheney Slams Obama for Terror Attack Quote in Bob Woodward Book"

Obama KY

34 posted on 09/22/2010 3:08:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Haven’t we already absorbed enough terrorist attacks?


35 posted on 09/22/2010 3:09:57 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It really is a shocking word choice. A millionnaire can “absorb” a costly traffic ticket and a straight-A student can “absorb” a single failing grade - in that they might be temporarily upset, but in the grand scheme of things they’re really none the worse for wear. The same cannot and should not be said about 9/11. Our losses that day were permanent, and our way of life was altered in real and lasting ways. That our president doesn’t see that is astonishing.


36 posted on 09/22/2010 3:41:29 PM PDT by FelixFelicis
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To: FelixFelicis
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THEY'RE BACK

Any bets on when Hillary will resign as SOS and announce she will save us all and replace Obama?

37 posted on 09/22/2010 4:20:24 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I luv Liz!


38 posted on 09/22/2010 4:32:53 PM PDT by lonestar
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