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Posted on 03/14/2013 7:59:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones By: Josh Gerstein and Manu Raju March 14, 2013 04:37 AM EDT
President Barack Obamas defense to Democratic senators complaining about how little his administration has told Congress about the legal justifications for his drone policy: Dick Cheney was worse.
Thats part of what two senators in the room recounted of Obamas response when, near the outset of his closed-door session with the Senate Democratic conference on Tuesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) confronted the president over the administrations refusal for two years to show congressional intelligence committees Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel memos justifying the use of lethal force against American terror suspects abroad.
Obama recently allowed members of those panels to see the memos, but only after senators in both parties threatened to hold up the confirmation of John Brennan as Central Intelligence Agency director. Brennan was confirmed last week, but lawmakers not on one of the intelligence panels are still being denied access to the memos and several are steamed over being frozen out.
In response to Rockefellers critique, Obama said hes not involved in drafting such memos, the senators told POLITICO. He also tried to assure his former colleagues that his administration is more open to oversight than that of President George W. Bush, whom many Democratic senators attacked for secrecy and for expanding executive power in the national security realm.
This is not Dick Cheney were talking about here, he said, according to Democratic senators who asked not to be named discussing the private meeting.
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Obama’s “Not Me” is not complete without his twin “Ida Know.”
When I was a kid, and got into trouble, my parents NEVER accepted the, “He did it too” excuse. Obozo is a child holding an office which requires an adult.
So true! When Dick Cheney shot a fellow American it was an accident, Obama’s is by policy.
Dick Cheney is a hardworking, decent, honest, patriotic American who cares about his country and our Constitution.
As I said, this usurper is so-o-o unlike Dick Cheney...
Damned straight he’s no Dick Cheney.
Much as he’d like to...
Barry feeling the heat from his Code Pink/Michael Moore base.
That’s such a beautiful hat for that man!
Always loved that pic.
Almost as much as I loved to see him interviewed on ANY show. He always had the straightforward answer with explanation and common sense, never said something that was evasive or needed to be parsed like most every other politician.
This Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, Steaming pantload is none of the above.... and F him and the moose he rode in on. What? That's not a moose? Oh, sorry MO.
The more these morons attack Cheney the higher he goes in my estimation. God Bless Dick Cheney!
Showtime has a ‘documentary’ on Cheney coming Friday.
No doubt a hit piece, but lots of interviews with him are in it so I’ll try to watch it.
Looks as if bush is thinking hey the guy has no balls.
Obama must be haunted by Republicans. Remember before he was even inaugurated the first time he made a wisecrack about Nancy Reagan and seances?
At least Joe Wilson said what he felt to Obama’s face. Obama had to go after a widowed former first lady like the coward he is.
Don’t make fun of his wife’s butt, though. That would be racist, don’t you know?
He is a liar. Here is a ory I ran into when I signed in this morning:
The tittle is “Obama Rebuffs Democrats On Drone Kill Memos, Asserts Executive Secrecy Prerogative”
Sounds like Bammy is transforming into Nixon before our lyin’ eyes. : )
He’s no Dick Cheney. Period.
Obama doesn’t know Dick.
“Thats such a beautiful hat for that man!”
He resembles Levy Lebanon from the Amish Mafia show. My gosh,... could it be?.