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May 25, 2009
Cheney Takes Obama
Behind the Woodshed
Former Vice President
gave a speech on national security last week in response to
President Obama's speech on the same topic. And he methodically took
apart every argument Obama made, piece by piece. Every bit of naοve
peacenikism was shot down, every bit of disingenuous outrage as Obama
mostly continues the same policies he decries was exposed, and every
false premise was disproved.
It's only too bad that
a biased media will ensure that either no one sees this or that they see
a total misrepresentation of it. Their unhinged outrage only serves to
underscore just how deeply into Obama's soft underbelly Cheney's
rhetorical sword was driven and to show how hypocritical they are, in
hammering Cheney for speaking when Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton haven't
shut up since leaving office, long-standing protocol be damned.
Here are a few choice
bits, though the whole thing is so good it's hard to choose just a
That attack (9/11)
itself was, of course, the most devastating strike in a series of
terrorist plots carried out against Americans at home and abroad. In
1993, terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, hoping to bring down the
towers with a blast from below. The attacks continued in 1995, with the
bombing of U.S. facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the killing of
servicemen at Khobar Towers in 1996; the attack on our embassies in East
Africa in 1998; the murder of American sailors on the USS Cole in 2000;
and then the hijackings of 9/11, and all the grief and loss we suffered
on that day.
everyone to take a serious second look at threats that had been
gathering for a while, and enemies whose plans were getting bolder and
more sophisticated. Throughout the 90s, America had responded to these
attacks, if at all, on an ad hoc basis. The first attack on the World
Trade Center was treated as a law enforcement problem, with everything
handled after the fact crime scene, arrests, indictments, convictions,
prison sentences, case closed.
The Clintons have never
been held accountable for all the innocent American blood spilled due to
their unconscionable dereliction of duty and incompetence in failing to
appreciate the true nature of the threat we faced. Co-presidents Bill
and Hillary stand on a tall mountain of body bags for their eight years
of malfeasance, of which stuffing an intern under the Oval Office desk
was the least offense.
In an America that
still had a clue, Hillary would never have been able to become a
senator, much less try to re-establish this lethal co-presidency. And
the Clintons would have been forced from the public stage in shame and
disgrace for all perpetuity.
Nor would an even more
naοve and misguided fool like Obama have been able to inhabit the Oval
So we're left to
draw one of two conclusions and here is the great dividing line in our
current debate over national security. You can look at the facts and
conclude that the comprehensive strategy has worked, and therefore needs
to be continued as vigilantly as ever. Or you can look at the same set
of facts and conclude that 9/11 was a one-off event coordinated,
devastating, but also unique and not sufficient to justify a sustained
wartime effort. Whichever conclusion you arrive at, it will shape your
entire view of the last seven years, and of the policies necessary to
protect America for years to come.
Would that one could
say, Eight years, no more attacks, 'nuff said. Especially after the
eight years of non-stop attacks that preceded it. But sadly, success in
the war on terror only leads to ignorant Americans taking that utterly
for granted. And for the hard left, to believing that the cure is in
fact the disease.
The idea that radical
Islamic terrorists would be pacified by anything short of our removal
from planet Earth is simply ludicrous. No amount of making nice and
reasoning with the monsters who envisioned, planned and executed 9/11 is
going to get through it them. All they see it as is a sign of weakness
which further deepens their contempt.
Then there is the
offensive comparison of the 9/11 victims to troop casualties in
Afghanistan and Iraq. If you cannot see the difference between
unknowing, unarmed civilians being blindsided (one planeful of which
still had the wherewithal to fight back and save lives) by terrorist
monsters, and armed, trained, voluntarily serving American troops making
the ultimate sacrifice while taking out the same scum on the
battlefield, all I can say is: Get help.
The price of these
mistaken beliefs has been and will continue to be unnecessary, innocent
bloodshed. If we're lucky very lucky perhaps we can get past Obama
before he can dismantle everything Bush and Cheney built and add to the
Clinton body bag count.
To make matters worse,
Obama released details on interrogations in order to smear the Bush
Administration, but blocked out what terrorist plots were discovered and
stopped because of them. This is dishonest and disgusting beyond words,
and arguably outright treason. Obviously, people would think differently
about waterboarding if they knew that without it, the Sears Tower would
be gone or that millions would be dead from the radiation poisoning of a
dirty nuke. Obama can't have that, so he purposely leaves out critical
information in order to create a false impression.
All the above is just
the tip of the iceberg. I urge all of you to read Cheney's speech, as
it's vitally important to what we face today. I also ask you to consider
the following question:
Which is more
survivable Obama's presidency or having 67,000,000+ countrymen who
voted for him thinking he's right? For all the talk about terrorists,
that may be the greater danger.
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