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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Liz Cheney, do remember Dick Cheney? He is your father after all

Bob Woodward has a new book coming out in which he reveals quite a bit about the infighting and struggles to map out a coherent Afghanistan policy. In a Woodward interview with Obama earlier this year, Obama said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever. … We absorbed it and we are stronger.”

Liz Cheney pounced on this as just another example of Obama;s 'Kenyan anti-colonial' mindset.

This comment suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration. Once again the President seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The President owes the American people an explanation.

Here is an excerpt from an interview in 2002 with someone else sharing the same mindset, according to Liz.

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: The prospect of another attack against the United States is very, very real. It’s just as real, in my opinion, as it was September 12.

TIM RUSSERT, NBC News: Not a matter of if, but when?

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Not a matter of if, but when.

A Bush administration document went even further.

we must collectively work to ensure the ability of power, communications, and other life sustaining systems to survive an attack by terrorists, a natural disaster, and other assessed risks or hazards. In the past, investments in redundant and duplicative infrastructure were used to achieve this objective. We must now focus on the resilience of the system as a whole – an approach that centers on investments that make the system better able to absorb the impact of an event without losing the capacity to function.

Selective memory is such a wonderfully useful thing. Especially when your father is Dick Cheney.

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