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US National Security Advisor: Obama Has Made US Safer (stunning .. Gen. Jones)
AFP ^ | 5-27-09

Posted on 05/27/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT by STARWISE

President Barack Obama's national security advisor, James Jones, Wednesday rejected ex-vice president Dick Cheney's claim that dismantling Bush-era anti-terror policies had made Americans less safe.

"In my view, I firmly believe that the United States is not only safe but it will be more secure and the American people are increasingly safer because of the president's leadership that he has displayed consistently over the last four months, both at home and abroad," Jones said.

*snip*

Jones also cited Obama's outreach to the Muslim world, including next week's major address in Egypt, renewal of U.S. alliances abroad and his plan to tackle threats as diverse as Iran's nuclear program, climate change and his forthcoming cybersecurity initiative.

The national security advisor didn't mention Cheney by name, but his remarks were a clear rejection of the rhetoric of the former vice president, who has mounted a stinging attack on Obama's national security policies

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonsa; cheney; genjamesjones; jamesjones; jimjones; jones; obama; wot
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I am stunned that Gen. Jones has put on the whole 0 cloak and is publicly taking on Cheney for his solid reasoning. I really thought he was one of the good guys. Guess he's been obamanized, too ... sad.
1 posted on 05/27/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT by STARWISE
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what do you expect him to say? He’s Buttcrack’s hand picked security adviser. He’s going to spin like all the rest. But let’s wait and see once NK attacks SK and Japan and Iran starts crap with Israel and terrorists attack us. Let’s see what Jones has to say then.


2 posted on 05/27/2009 7:26:28 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: STARWISE

Kind makes you wonder what job he wants doesnt it?


3 posted on 05/27/2009 7:26:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: STARWISE

Generals are political animals.


4 posted on 05/27/2009 7:27:11 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: STARWISE

And the NK nukes and missiles?

And Imanutjob issuing threats?


5 posted on 05/27/2009 7:28:22 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: STARWISE
"Obama's national security advisor, James Jones"

Jim Jones has swallowed the Kool Aid.

6 posted on 05/27/2009 7:30:30 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: STARWISE
Oh yes...”Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world,”...

Reach out to the muslim world, and you'll draw back a bloody stump. Unfortunately, American citizens will be the ones to suffer for Obama’s cowardice appeasement.

Safer? LOL, it ain't funny.

7 posted on 05/27/2009 7:35:00 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Barack Hussein Obama, is an ENEMY of LIBERTY!)
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To: STARWISE

He had to get the prefrontal Obatomy to take the job.


8 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:05 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

“Let’s see what Jones has to say then.”

He’ll be the zero’s Baghdad Bob, telling the Obamabots that they are safer now than ever because the zero is such a pussy.


9 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: STARWISE

This brings up a puzzling question: Do Obama advisers come into the administration stupid, or is it the close association with Obama that makes them stupid?


10 posted on 05/27/2009 7:41:39 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: STARWISE

When terrorists attack us the next time, it will mostly likely be in a major U. S. city, largely populated by Obama voters. It’s irony.


11 posted on 05/27/2009 7:43:29 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Carley; shibumi

I have not had one single night of peaceful sleep since the Fraud-in-chief got the nomination.

I did not have that problem under W.

I just have this omnipresent, terrifying “gut feeling” that I can NOT ignore.


12 posted on 05/27/2009 7:43:52 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: STARWISE
I'm sure there must have been one or two British Generals who approved of Neville Chamberlain's outreach to Hitler too.

That diplomacy only got 60 million people killed!!

13 posted on 05/27/2009 7:45:37 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: Markos33; shibumi

IMO, he’s “reaching out” to welcome them *in*.

We -will- be a “Muslim nation” if he can pull it off.


14 posted on 05/27/2009 7:45:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: STARWISE
WOW, I thought for sure he'd tells us HIS BOSS has made us less safe.
15 posted on 05/27/2009 7:47:10 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: STARWISE
I guess the General missed the North Korea Nuclear Test followed by threats directed to the US.
Yep, I feel a whole lot safer. /sarc
16 posted on 05/27/2009 7:47:58 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obama's a has-been that never was.)
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To: savedbygrace

I think they must be hynotized and injected
before they have their first meeting with him.
Unreal.


17 posted on 05/27/2009 7:49:39 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Salamander

Boy, do I ever agree with you.


18 posted on 05/27/2009 7:50:13 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

A fantasy statement about a fantasy national security policy.


19 posted on 05/27/2009 7:51:40 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: STARWISE

So Americans are supposed to trust “hope and change” kool-aid proffered up by ... Jim Jones?

Think I’ll pass thanks.


20 posted on 05/27/2009 7:53:42 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Got Tea?)
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To: STARWISE
a
national security advisor, James Jones
 
Kool Aid

21 posted on 05/27/2009 7:54:28 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: STARWISE
Unreal

If you think that was unreal, check this out:

I'm not sure if I'm breaking any rules, hopefully not, but while surfing on the Long War Journal, I came across a link to Defense Link News quoting General Petraeus saying Detainee Reforms Help. WTF?

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=54525

22 posted on 05/27/2009 7:54:48 PM PDT by 08bil98z24 (The War on Drugs is a failure and is unconsitutional. Stop the madness now!!!)
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To: ChicagahAl

Dang it! You beat me by this much!


23 posted on 05/27/2009 7:55:06 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: STARWISE
We'll he's right in one aspect...no worries about the muzzlims attacking with one of their own in the White House. They'll at least wait till he's out of the country on his tour of his spiritual homeland (middle east).

Must have paid off Lil' Kim well to keep them in line....


24 posted on 05/27/2009 7:55:46 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: Salamander
I just have this omnipresent, terrifying “gut feeling” that I can NOT ignore.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse type feeling ?

I am intuitive myself, and sense that one morning we will wake up to a catastrophe, a changed world.

25 posted on 05/27/2009 7:58:11 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...
General Jones:

Jones said Obama had enhanced security with his decision to close the Guantanamo Bay war-on-terror camp, with his new strategy of fighting extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan and in his plan to end the war in Iraq.

Jones also cited Obama's outreach to the Muslim world, including next week's major address in Egypt, renewal of U.S. alliances abroad and his plan to tackle threats as diverse as Iran's nuclear program, climate change and his forthcoming cybersecurity initiative.

responding to Dick Cheney's remarks:

"After the most lethal and devastating terrorist attack ever, seven and a half years without a repeat is not a record to be rebuked and scorned, much less criminalized," Cheney said in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.

"To the very end of our administration we kept Al Qaeda terrorists busy with other problems.

"We focused on getting their secrets instead of sharing ours with them and on our watch they never hit this country again."

26 posted on 05/27/2009 8:01:14 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: happygrl; Markos33; Salamander
"I am intuitive myself, and sense that one morning we will wake up to a catastrophe, a changed world."

There are three kinds of people, those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who stand there saying "What happened?"

Choices .....choices.....
27 posted on 05/27/2009 8:09:03 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: STARWISE

“In my view, I firmly believe that the United States is not only safe but it will be more secure and the American people are increasingly safer because of the president’s leadership that he has displayed consistently over the last four months, both at home and abroad,” Jones said.”

Whenever people make stupid statements like this, the exact opposite usually occurs in a very short while. Hang on.


28 posted on 05/27/2009 8:09:06 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: 08bil98z24

Jaw dropping! Jeeze ... they’re all like robots ?
I see backing your boss/CIC, but ... wow.


29 posted on 05/27/2009 8:11:24 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Kirkwood

I don’t know if sleep will come tonight.


30 posted on 05/27/2009 8:12:14 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE
"In my view, I firmly believe that the United States is not only safe but it will be more secure and the American people are increasingly safer because of the president's leadership that he has displayed consistently over the last four months, both at home and abroad," Jones said.

Well...from the standpoint that (President-cough) Obama has probably convinced terrorists around the world that he has done a more effective job of destroying America - then they ever could dream of doing - I believe we'll have less external attacks on our shores for awhile. I don't thank the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for this outcome - because the end result is more damage than our Al-Queda friends could ever bring...

31 posted on 05/27/2009 8:12:20 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: STARWISE

Jim Jones has drank the koolaid!


32 posted on 05/27/2009 8:14:51 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: STARWISE
Jaw dropping! Jeeze ... they’re all like robots ? I see backing your boss/CIC, but ... wow.

I'm baffled and confused ...

33 posted on 05/27/2009 8:16:46 PM PDT by 08bil98z24 (The War on Drugs is a failure and is unconsitutional. Stop the madness now!!!)
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To: Markos33
"Safer? LOL, it ain't funny."

I wonder if 0bama will have the Secret Service accompanying him on the trip to the Middle East next week. Since they love him SO MUCH do to his outreach to the 'Muslim world', and given how much safer we are, he shouldn't need protection. Right?

34 posted on 05/27/2009 8:18:29 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: STARWISE

Sickening to watch a U.S. General sound like Baghdad Bob.


35 posted on 05/27/2009 8:18:56 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: STARWISE

He was a political general not a field leadership general promoted on his merits. Active or retired, a politician is still a politician.


36 posted on 05/27/2009 8:22:40 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: CodeToad; STARWISE
Generals are political animals.

As are Admirals or in other words you don't get that high in the food chain without kissing some serious booty.

37 posted on 05/27/2009 8:25:46 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
“Buttcrack’s “

ROFL he he ha ha.........

38 posted on 05/27/2009 8:28:07 PM PDT by Bush Revolution (I'm exhausted, is it 2010 yet?)
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To: RasterMaster
kim jong il 3 Pictures, Images and Photos I just love this pic...
39 posted on 05/27/2009 8:32:24 PM PDT by Bush Revolution (I'm exhausted, is it 2010 yet?)
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To: STARWISE
Note the usual shoddy reportage by the AP. Jones "didn't mention Cheney by name, but his remarks were a clear rejection of the rhetoric of the former vice president".

Huh? Did Jones say that? No. He simply praised his boss and the AP shaped it into the partisan attack they wanted, but didn't get from Jones.

Btw, Gen. Jones is a substantial individual. I am pleased that there is at least one adult in the admin.

40 posted on 05/27/2009 8:37:21 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Doofer; CodeToad

I know ... have military family, friends,
BUT there’s a way of supporting your CIC
in much less specific, more bland terms.

Petraeus’s statement ... I could cry.


41 posted on 05/27/2009 8:39:23 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: FreepShop1

I thought so, but to specifically say that
0 has made us safer, implies the comparison.

I do not believe that’s true.


42 posted on 05/27/2009 8:44:07 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: freema
Cheney is the only hope I can see right now...and hopefully the Sheeple will someday realize they are about to be struck on the head with a sledge hammer and be served to the fascists for dinner...and WAKE THE F*ck UP!!!!

Americans, by and large, are good and conservative....greed took many of us away for a moment. Free Republic helped me regain my patriotism...What will it take to get the others back to America?

43 posted on 05/27/2009 8:44:22 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: Doofer
As a former enlisted Sailor...You are both so on the mark. USMC for Joint Chiefs was awesome though. Rush has the best qoute on his website from General Patton: "If everybody's thinking alike, then nobody is thinking. Pressure makes diamonds." George S. Patton Now that's a General... General George S. Patton Pictures, Images and Photos
44 posted on 05/27/2009 8:44:32 PM PDT by Bush Revolution ("If everybody's thinking alike, then nobody is thinking. Pressure makes diamonds." George S. Patt)
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To: Bush Revolution

I am praying there is a “Valkyrie” in the works here and now, as there was in Germany a few decades back


45 posted on 05/27/2009 8:50:33 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: STARWISE

There are MANY people on FR who feel the same way.

Something wicked this way comes.


46 posted on 05/27/2009 8:52:32 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Bush Revolution
ROFL!


47 posted on 05/27/2009 8:53:40 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: happygrl

I can’t say too much or people here will think I’m crazier than they already do, but...yeah.


48 posted on 05/27/2009 8:54:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: shibumi

There’s also a fourth kind...those who can “see” it happening yet are powerless to stop it.

As Frank Black said;

“This is my gift; this is my curse.”


49 posted on 05/27/2009 8:56:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: STARWISE
Yes. I was once a general. Now look at me. Wearing a magenta tie and standing in front of all these people with that goofy looking, Dumbo eared SOB staring at my butt.


50 posted on 05/27/2009 9:04:16 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Putin warned Obama not to pursue Marxism. Obama has ignored him.)
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