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Obama Rewrites the Cold War
Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-13-09 | Liz Cheney

Posted on 07/12/2009 8:34:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing

OPINION JULY 13, 2009

Obama Rewrites the Cold War

The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies.

By LIZ CHENEY

There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth. President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week.

Speaking to a group of students, our president explained it this way: "The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe, trained and ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from astrophysics to athletics was treated as a zero-sum game. If one person won, then the other person had to lose. And then within a few short years, the world as it was ceased to be. Make no mistake: This change did not come from any one nation. The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that its end would be peaceful."

The truth, of course, is that the Soviets ran a brutal, authoritarian regime. The KGB killed their opponents or dragged them off to the Gulag. There was no free press, no freedom of speech, no freedom of worship, no freedom of any kind. The basis of the Cold War was not "competition in astrophysics and athletics." It was a global battle between tyranny and freedom. The Soviet "sphere of influence" was delineated by walls and barbed wire and tanks and secret police to prevent people from escaping....

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Ms. Cheney served as deputy secretary of state and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs from 2002-2004 and 2005-2006.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; coldwar; lizcheney; obamaversion; revisionist; wewintheylose

1 posted on 07/12/2009 8:34:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Next he’ll say the the nuclear disarmament peacecreeps, the Baader Meinhof Gang, Red Army Faction, SDS and Black Panthers ended the Cold War. How in the Hell did we get a male Cynthia McKinney as president?!


2 posted on 07/12/2009 8:39:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken)
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To: smoothsailing

I hope she runs for the Senate someday.


3 posted on 07/12/2009 8:41:11 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
. How in the Hell did we get a male Cynthia McKinney as president?!

Damn if I know, but Soros and ACORN probably do.

4 posted on 07/12/2009 8:44:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
“We can also be disarmed morally by a president who spreads false narratives about our history or who accepts, even if by his silence, our enemies’ lies about us.”
Mr. Obama IS our enemy. Neither incompetence, ignorance, nor arrogance can explain or defend his shameless actions.
5 posted on 07/12/2009 8:44:49 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: smoothsailing; Grampa Dave; Liz; AuntB; calcowgirl; Dog Gone; tubebender; BOBTHENAILER; ...

Well, of course he re-wrote that history! He’s intent upon becoming the next Stalin, but of the western world which will no longer be “the free world!” He’s on it BIGTIME!!!


6 posted on 07/12/2009 8:45:58 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Galloping suffocating American Socialism stinks like BO!!!)
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To: OrangeHoof
I hope she runs for the Senate someday.

I was thinking Secretary of State, but she'd be a fine Senator if she chose that path.

7 posted on 07/12/2009 8:48:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

he is such a liar


8 posted on 07/12/2009 8:50:46 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: smoothsailing; All
"Total nuclear disarmament", Obama, Russia and the commie left
various sources

Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285983/posts

9 posted on 07/12/2009 8:53:33 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: smoothsailing

. How in the Hell did we get a male Cynthia McKinney as president?! “Damn if I know, but Soros and ACORN probably do.”

I think of him as the POst TUrtleS highest acheiver...


10 posted on 07/12/2009 8:53:46 PM PDT by jessduntno ("There's no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.")
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve know some extreme Leftists on forums who for years have given me almost the exact statements Obama gave, and argue Reagan didn’t really do anything. These people are insane.


11 posted on 07/12/2009 8:54:52 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: smoothsailing; All
From Accuracy In Media | AIM.ORG

Obama’s Red Mentor Praised Red Army
AIM Report | By Cliff Kincaid | April 30, 2008


Frank Marshall Davis

Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA), wrote a poem dedicated to the Soviet Red Army. “Smash on, victory-eating Red Army,” he declared. He also wrote poems attacking traditional Christianity and the work of Christian missionaries.

The “Red Army” poem goes beyond hoping for the communists to beat the Nazis in World War II and hails the Soviet revolution. It says:

Show the marveling multitudes
Americans, British, all your allied brothers
How strong you are
How great you are
How your young tree of new unity
Planted twenty-five years ago
Bears today the golden fruit of victory!

http://www.aim.org/aim-report/obamas-red-mentor-praised-red-army/
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Barack Obama, from Dreams from My Father, Three Rivers Press, New York, Revised Edition, 2004, ISBN 1-4000-8277-3, p. 76-7:
"But by the time I met Frank [Frank Marshall Davis] he must have been pushing eighty, with a big, dewlapped face and an ill-kempt gray Afro that made him look like an old, shaggy-maned lion. He would read us his poetry whenever we stopped by his house, sharing whiskey with Gramps out of an emptied jelly jar."

12 posted on 07/12/2009 8:55:06 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: smoothsailing

President Unicorn’s statement is easy to explain. He believes the wrong side won the Cold War. History pretty much begins on Nov 4th, 2008 for the Unicorn in Chief. Anything that happened before is relative.


13 posted on 07/12/2009 8:56:10 PM PDT by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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To: smoothsailing; All
Photobucket
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97KK2T00&show_article=1
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From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764
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Venezuela Set to Develop Nuclear Power With Russia
September 29, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russia will help Venezuela develop nuclear energy — a move likely to raise U.S. concerns over increasingly close cooperation between Caracas and Moscow.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429441,00.html
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Venezuela's Chavez welcomes Russian warships
Nov 25, 2008
LA GUAIRA, Venezuela – Russian warships arrived off Venezuela's coast Tuesday in a show of strength aimed at the United States as Moscow seeks to expand its influence in Latin America. The deployment is the first of its kind in the Caribbean since the Cold War and was timed to coincide with President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Caracas — the first ever by a Russian president.
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22Venezuela%27s+Chavez+welcomes+Russian+warships%22&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2

More Yahoo search results for Russia and Venezuela connections:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu_X30pZJCJEAfCtXNyoA?p=Russia+Venezuela+bombers+tanks+arms&y=Search&fr=404_news
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama

Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko

"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"

http://www.france24.com/en/20090402-russias-medvedev-hails-comrade-obama

April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090401/wl_afp/usrussiadiplomacynuclear_20090401152002
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"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
http://www.hooverdigest.org/053/beichman.html


14 posted on 07/12/2009 8:57:42 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: smoothsailing

Didn’t he claim in Cairo, Egypt, as recently as June 4, 2009, to be “ a student of history.” He must have been the class clown and passed with a D-. BTW- Where are his transcripts, both speech and college, where is his birth certificate? Is Russia claiming him as a native son as well. You have to have at least 2 forms of identification to get a job if you can find one, except I guess for President. Thanks, America we get what we vote for...


15 posted on 07/12/2009 9:02:35 PM PDT by lfrank
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To: jessduntno
I think of him as the POst TUrtleS highest acheiver...

The Post Turtle

An old Texas Rancher got his hand caught in a gate while working his cattle. He wrapped the hand in a bandana and drove his pickup to the doctor. While stitching him up, the doctor asked what he thought about Barack Obama.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a Post Turtle."

”What’s a Post Turtle?” asked the doctor.

The old man drawled, "Well, sometimes when you're driving down a country road, you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top. That's a Post Turtle."

He looked up and saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued:

"You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he doesn’t know what to do while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor dumb thing get down."

Photobucket

16 posted on 07/12/2009 9:07:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That’s him!

POst TUrtleS highest acheiver...

Glad someone got a snapshot of it, because no one believes me when I tell them about POst TUrtleS...


17 posted on 07/12/2009 9:11:50 PM PDT by jessduntno ("We have elected the King of the POst TUrtleS.")
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To: smoothsailing

someone needs to remind Ms Cheney that we’ve always been at war with Oceania.


18 posted on 07/12/2009 9:14:57 PM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
Mr. Obama IS our enemy

And all that follows

19 posted on 07/12/2009 9:18:06 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: jessduntno
That’s him!

Of course it's him!

Now if we could just figure out how to get him down...

20 posted on 07/12/2009 9:18:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Soon Zero will be reminding us all of the time President Carter gave his famous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech.


21 posted on 07/12/2009 9:19:16 PM PDT by TXBlair (With any luck at all, I'll be dead by then.)
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To: smoothsailing
That’s him!

"Of course it's him! Now if we could just figure out how to get him down..."

Fight back with The Shadow! He knows what lurks in the minds of men and can cloud them at will. He troubles their hearts and breaks their spirits.


22 posted on 07/12/2009 9:24:53 PM PDT by jessduntno ("We have elected the King of the POst TUrtleS.")
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To: TXBlair
Soon Zero will be reminding us all of the time President Carter gave his famous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech.

...and Carter will praise him for his great grasp of history.

23 posted on 07/12/2009 9:40:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jessduntno

That picture says it all.


24 posted on 07/12/2009 9:42:24 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

“That picture says it all.”

The Shadow knows...


25 posted on 07/12/2009 9:44:33 PM PDT by jessduntno ("We have elected the King of the POst TUrtleS.")
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To: smoothsailing

Obama wouldn’t know what the Cold War was about if it jumped up and bit his teleprompter.


26 posted on 07/12/2009 10:43:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (ABC-AP-MSNBC-All Obama, All the time.)
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To: smoothsailing

/mark


27 posted on 07/12/2009 11:27:22 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (Hey there, White House Ha Ha Charade you are)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama saw it the way he said it. He doesn’t consider freedom to be important


28 posted on 07/13/2009 12:05:45 AM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: smoothsailing

lolol


29 posted on 07/13/2009 12:08:15 AM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: jessduntno
Its great pictures like these that warms my heart and I think that if it were'nt for great men like Dick Cheney there would be more POST TURTLES in Govt.

Hopefully there will be more Dick Cheney's to rise up and defeat the evils of men like 0Bama.

30 posted on 07/13/2009 10:03:28 AM PDT by prophetic (God, let 0Bama and his evil plans for this country fail & let him be utterly disgraced like HAMAN!!)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s a favorite Hillary analogy.


31 posted on 07/13/2009 10:09:37 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How in the Hell did we get a male Cynthia McKinney as president?!

And a female Charles Barkley for his wife.

32 posted on 07/13/2009 10:11:51 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: smoothsailing

bttt


33 posted on 07/13/2009 3:06:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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