Friday, October 23, 2009

Dangerous Dithering Democrats: VP Cheney's Tough Message to Our Wimp-In-Chief

Advise everyone to view the above speech by former Bush Vice-President Dick Cheney on 10/21 before The Center for Security Policy. Mr. Cheney lashed into Obama for "dithering" when it comes to protecting American security in Afghanistan, betraying American intelligence officers and selling out Eastern Europe on missile defense.

The former Vice-President had these words for Mr. Obama as to his "deliberations" on fulfilling his commanders requests for sending much needed troops to Afghanistan,

"Having announced his Afghanistan strategy last March,"President Obama now seems afraid to make a decision, and unable to provide his commander on the ground with the troops he needs to complete his mission. It’s time for President Obama to make good on his promise. The White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger. It's time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and rightly called a war of necessity."

The former Vice-President also tore into Mr. Obama for putting more effort into harassing American intelligence officers than our sworn enemies by stating the following, "There are policy differences, and then there are affronts that have to be answered every time without equivocation, and this is one of them. We cannot protect this country by putting politics over security, and turning the guns on our own guys. We cannot hope to win a war by talking down our country and those who do its hardest work - the men and women of our military and intelligence services. They are, after all, the true keepers of the flame."

Vice-President Cheney had these harsh words for Mr. Obama on his decision to abandon interceptor systems in Poland and the radar system in the Czech Republic,

"It is certainly not a model of diplomacy when the leaders of Poland and the Czech Republic are informed of such a decision at the last minute in midnight phone calls. It took a long time and lot of political courage in those countries to arrange for our interceptor system in Poland and the radar system in the Czech Republic. Our Polish and Czech friends are entitled to wonder how strategic plans and promises years in the making could be dissolved, just like that – with apparently little, if any, consultation. Seventy years to the day after the Soviets invaded Poland, it was an odd way to mark the occasion."

As for the Czech/Poland decision by Mr. Obama, Mr. Cheney had this fearful observation,

"The impact of making two NATO allies walk the plank won’t be felt only in Europe. Our friends throughout the world are watching and wondering whether America will abandon them as well."

Commentary: Vice-President Cheney outlined in his speech the successes, accomplishment and courageous inroads over 8 years made under the Bush administration to shore up our country's national defense policies in light of international terrorism and threats . He then in turn outlined the systematic dismantling of those tremendous advances by the Obama administration in as many months.

The Obama administration has replaced Bush/Cheney U.S. foreign defense policies built around strength and intelligence with those of weakness and naivete. Where the Bush/Cheney policies emboldened, supported and motivated our American intelligence officers the Obama administration hampers, harasses and devalues them.

Vice-President Cheney's speech was a WAKE UP call for all Americans to send as firm a message as the Vice-President's that we will not allow the dangerous, dithering foreign policies of this Obama administration to continue to put our country, it's heroes and our allies in harms way.

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