Dick Cheney Says Obama "Trying to Pretend We are Not at War"; Politico's Allen Defends Obama - Video 12/30/09
Here is video of Politico's Mike Allen reporting that former Vice-President Dick Cheney has released a statement saying President Obama is "trying to pretend we are not at war" with the way he is dealing with the attempted terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day.
But Allen, in an awkward and halting report, tries to defend Obama against what Cheney said! Allen pointed out that Obama said we are "at war with terrorists" in his inaugural address. But Allen failed to mention that the Obama Administration has spent the entire year trying to end the use of the phrase "War on Terror." The media is still trying to carry water for Obama, although I think that bucket is getting heavier and heavier!
Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of “trying to pretend we are not at war” with terrorists, pointing to the White House response to the attempted sky bombing as reflecting a pattern that includes banishing the term “war on terror” and attempting to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
“We are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe,” Cheney said in a statement to POLITICO. “Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society.” . . . MORE