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National security adviser: US safer under Obama

May 27th, 2009 . by TexasFred

National security adviser: US safer under Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s national security adviser laid out a sweeping rebuttal Wednesday to former Vice President Dick Cheney’s charge that America is less safe under the new administration.

Pointing to increases in defense spending, efforts to get out of Iraq and revamp the strategy for Afghanistan, and a broad campaign to repair the U.S. reputation abroad, retired Marine Gen. James Jones said the nation is safer today than it has been. But, he added, no administration is perfect.

“I think that the former vice president knows full well that perfection is an impossible standard,” said Jones, adding that the U.S. can only do everything it can “to keep threats at bay and as far away from our shores as possible.”

In recent speeches, Cheney has condemned Obama for ordering the shutdown of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and banning certain harsh interrogation methods for suspected terrorists. Overturning those Bush administration programs, he said, has made the country less safe.

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National security adviser: US safer under Obama

You know, sometimes I really get into the commentary. Once in a while there’s nothing left to say, the commentary just writes itself! The U.S. is safer under Obama?

Iran is threatening their nuclear stuff again. North Korea is setting off test nukes, launching missiles, and making threats saying they will attack South Korea and our naval vessels.

And WE are safer under Obama…

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10 Responses to “National security adviser: US safer under Obama”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    Once you are retired and working for the administration, your assessment is suspect.

    Any retired Marine agreeing to work for the socialist in the Oval Office is suspect to begin with…

  2. comment number 2 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I WILL say this for Bush: he kept us safe. I personally know of a number of instances that occurred that will never be made public. Bottom line? Cheney is correct, Obama and his minions are full of slippery, yellow baby shit.

    BZ

  3. comment number 3 by: WhoBeen

    and Waxman-Markey is going to take all our money!

    Nothing is safe anymore! Not even the air we exhale…the last time I checked we exhaled carbon dioxide and now they’re going to tax us on the carbon portion (I don’t know what will happen to the dioxide)…so far as I can guestimate I’ll probably get some carbon credits for taking half-breaths…just never know when I might need ‘em! (probably to outrun the gestapo in the next story below)

    As for my physical security…completely unsafe and nowhere to hide! Does that Genaeral Jones offer me any protection from Obama?
    I once got a late night phone call from an inmate in a home for the mentaly disturbed threatening me for writing about Obama on the Internet…the guy had no access to the outside world and no computer, yet he had my cell phone number…I reported the call to the local police who came by the next day to make out a report. Cops could do nothing so I investigated myself and called the number that I saved to the cell phone (still have it). The people at the other end described to me what the place was and that interesting enough, one of the orderlies reported that one adult patient was using the hallway phone the night of the call. If you don’t think that’s a threat from Obama, I don’t know what is. His cronies probably set up the mental patient to make the call figuring that it would not be traced to the Obama camp.
    So when I see your headline, “US Safer Under Obama” I shutter…his gestapo is making us (as in US) unsafe…
    I had another threat on one of my blogs (it’s still there in the comment section) sometime last November, but that’s another story and I wouldn’t want to bore your readers.

  4. comment number 4 by: Katie

    If we are safer then how come I don’t feel safer.

  5. comment number 5 by: hardheadedtexan

    Excuse me a second while a check on Gun and Ammo sales since Nov. 4, 2008.

    Just what I thought, Americans don’t feel safer. Especially with all the clowns in Washington.

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    Of course the General has to say we’re safer. If he were to say Cheney is correct, he would loose his job and possibly his 4-star retirement. As long as Obama is in office and Democrats control congress, you can expect to hear many General Officers, those of the 3 & 4 star level, agreeing with Obama’s policies. For a General to retire above the 2-star grade, it takes Congressional approval. That difference in pay between a 2-star and 3-star will make many officers get out the knee pads.

  7. comment number 7 by: Stalkingbear

    I’m shocked to see a retired marine sucking up like that! We don’t feel safer as a nation of individuals because we’re not-UNLESS you have been drinking the obama kool-aid and will believe anything they say..

  8. comment number 8 by: Patrick Sperry

    That Generals statement is stupid beyond any and all belief…

  9. comment number 9 by: Kate

    I gotta echo Katie. How come I don’t feel safer? Why are so many people buying guns, and stocking up on ammo?

    I’ve always had the utmost respect for Marines, and I don’t believe this guy’s statement will be able to change that, but in his case…..

  10. comment number 10 by: Sam Pierce

    Maybe he meant we are safer in that if we show weakness and let everyone know that we won’t defend ourselves, everyone else will follow our example and never lift a finger against us again… How wonderful it must be to to bop through life as a clueless libtard and get elected to the highest office in the land !