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April 8, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden recently called Dick Cheney’s critique of the Obama Administration’s national security policies “dead wrong," but that characterization would have better described Biden's rebuttal.
Biden was interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and said the following:
"I don't think he is out of line, but he is dead wrong. ... The last administration left us in a weaker posture than we've been any time since World War II: less regarded in the world, stretched more thinly than we ever have been in the past, two wars under way, virtually no respect in entire parts of the world". "And so we've been about the business of repairing and strengthening those. I guarantee you we are safer today, our interests are more secure today than they were any time during the eight years."
Dick Cheney is dead wrong? Let’s think about that for a minute.
Just as the mainstream media and public have allowed the Obama administration to get away with his meaningless and immeasurable “save or create” job strategy, Biden wants us to believe that we can somehow measure our likability around the world and transfer that into safety on the domestic front.
Regardless of what you feel about George W. Bush and his administration, you can answer this question:
How many terrorist attacks took place on American soil during Bush’s watch after September 11, 2001?
None. That is irrefutable fact.
These facts are also indisputable.
1. In February, Iran launched a “communications satellite” which raised concerns about their nuclear capabilities.
2. Almost exactly a month later, the North Koreans did the same despite calls from President Obama to not do so.
3. It has just been reported that China has been aiding Iran by smuggling money through U.S. banks for the purchase of nuclear materials.
It is clear that these nations do not respect us and Obama’s election has not done anything to change that.
Are these regimes going to stop the advancement of their national interests because we are being nicer to them?
Did Obama’s massaging of European egos persuade them to flood their economies with more money or provide any additional significant military support for the war in Afghanistan?
The answer to both of those questions is no.
At some point the American public is going to have to concede that the "blame and demonize" game of the Democrat Party is getting old. The Obama Administration will have to be held accountable for not producing results, and if they continue to point the finger of blame at anyone but themselves, as the President’s term proceeds closer to its end, they would be dead wrong to do so.