Obama worse than Bush, Cheney when it comes to terrorism policies

Two of former President George W. Bush‘s top intelligence officials say President Barack Obama is far worse than either Bush or former Vice President Dick Cheney when it comes to the so-called “war on terror.”

Speaking on CNN’s Sysyr of he Union, former National Intelligence Director ad retired Vice Admiral Michael McConnell told host Candy Crowley that he admired the Obama White House for being even more aggressive than Bush or Cheney when it came to terrorism issues.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama attacked Bush over what he then called over-aggressive attacks on anti-terrorism issues.  Since the election, some critics say he has become worse than Bush when it comes to the “war on terror.”

“He’s no better than Bush,” one long-time Democratic strategist told Capitol Hill Blue. “In many ways he’s worse than even Cheney.”

“You commend them for that?” Crowley asked.

“I do commend them for that,” McConnell replied, the web site Politico reported.

Michael Hayden, a retired Air Force genera and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, joined McDonnell in praising Obama.

“When one is in office, it’s, as the admiral has suggested, when one is in office, that responsibility weighs pretty heavily. And so we’ve seen a powerful consistency between two administrations trying to deal with this problem,” Hayden said. “Actually, I’ve seen it over two administrations, and I thank god every day for the continuity.”

“Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you come from or what your political views might be, these threats are very real and very serious. And we have to — have to deal with them in a very serious way,” McConnell added.

--This article includes information from Josh Gerstein at Politico.

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12 Responses to "Obama worse than Bush, Cheney when it comes to terrorism policies"

  1. Keith  December 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    “Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you come from or what your political views might be, these threats are very real and very serious. And we have to — have to deal with them in a very serious way,” McConnell added.

    Horsepucky!

    Senator McConnell, you conveniently forgot to mention that more people die from simply FALLING OUT OUT BED in the USA each year than die from terrorist attacks. How are you dealing with THAT horrific threat “in a serious way”?

    With some 10-15 percent of our GDP now being generated by “security”…both domestic and military… it has now become painfully obvious that when you and your fellow clowns in Congress run out of REAL enemies, you obviously need to continue inventing them.

  2. Carl Nemo  December 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    “…more people die from simply FALLING OUT OUT BED in the USA each year than die from terrorist attacks…”

    Don’t give them anymore ideas Keith. They’ll no doubt work six months on a 2000 plus page ‘Bed Safety Act’ the high point being that all beds must have at least eight inch high rails on each side of the mattress along with padded head and footboards too possibly even lowering the mattress height to floor distance too.

    They’ve already screwed up toilets nationwide by mandating the amount of water per flush. Unfortunately some people who are on septic systems in lieu of public sewers must flush twice to get the waste to move to the tank. Older, used toilets are a hot market for remodelers or folks that have to replace their older toilets under the aforementioned septic system situation.

    Everything and I mean everything in which our now useless, meddling Federal Government is involved is a nightmare for “We the People” but just a bunch of giggles for these a*sclowns that pass such legislation.

    Our government, now a “rogue monster”, needs to be euthanized and put out of its misery. : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. senegoid  December 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Newsflush: Washuppity Post.

    Doug Thompson fell out of his bed early Christmas morning.

    Thompson was wearing a pair of silk spiderman pyjamas, batman wooly bed socks and a micky mouse nightcap at the time of his arrest. A rather stained edition of the Xmas 1967 edition of Popular Mechanics was found close by.

    After intensive invesigations undertaken by the NIS, CIA, DHS, TSA, MI5, 6, 7 and 8, Mossad and Alfred E. Newman it was concluded that Mr Thompson’s bed was in breach of the Bed Safety Act 2010 therefore he was charged and detained under the act.

    The offending bed has been confiscated and will be immediately executed as required by the act.

    Mr Thompson will remain in custody until his trial which is scheduled to begin on 29th February 3011.

    Mr Thompson’s lawyer, Carl Nemo, was heard protesting his client’s innocence, claiming Mr Thompson had not fallen out of bed, rather he had to roll out of his bed owing to a bad back. It is highly unlikely such a hyperbolic defense will save Mr Thompson from being convicted – should he live long enough to attend his trial.

    Mr Thompson is currently being held in custody somewhere hot and humid and it has been reported he looks extemely content dressed in orange and insists on sleeping standing up, while listening to the best of Tiny Tim over and over and over again.

    Mr Thompson has been the 77,009th citizen to be held in custody under the act since its introduction 3 weeks ago.

    When President Obama was interviewed regarding this latest crime wave and what he should do about it he replied:

    “I think we should seriously consider making silk pyjamas, wooly bed socks and night caps a crime.”

    Related articles:

    * Man convicted and sentenced to 232 years for crossing bridge.

    * Women sentenced to 1,067 years in jail for trying to sell a pair of spiderman pyjamas, batman wolly socks and a micky mouse nightcap to President Obama.

    * Carl Nemo arrested for using unauthorised double flush toilet.

    * Michelle Obama lets slip – “Barrack sleeps in the bath these days”

    • Carl Nemo  December 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

      Brilliant humor senegoid. : ))

      They’ve been interrogating me nonstop during my confinement in their ‘Red Line” brig at Quantico. They tried to soften me up with sapper gloves, but I’ve got abs like a conveyor belt and a solid back to boot.

      They’ve put a cotton bag over my head, tied it off and keep pouring fluoridated water on it. It’s not the water, but the damn fluoride that’s getting me addled, but I have resolve to say the least.

      These jarheads have run across a tough ol’ seadog and little realize they’ll never find out where I got the unauthorized head. Fug’em and the seahorse they rode in on… : |

      Happy New Year 2011 to you and yours mate! : )

      Carl Nemo **==

  4. woody188  December 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Yup. Obama is every bit as bad as Bush when it comes to destroying freedoms in the name of security. Wouldn’t have expected any different considering it’s mostly Junior’s appointments in the Pentagon under Obama. And they are preparing to unleash “Big Mother Green’s Fighting Machine” on their own country.

    • Carl Nemo  December 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks Woody for the link. I’ve listened to the Colonel North hearing clip before.

      What amazes is how a guy like Daniel Inouye, Senator from Hawaii, now 86 and President Pro-Tem of the Senate, third in line for succession to the presidency in the event of a major catastrophe, who also has a sterling record in the defense of this country would be so eager to censor a question like this to Colonel North, aka as John Cathey, his CIA operational name when interfacing with the Clinton’s during the mid to late 80’s during the Iran-Contra debacle.

      Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas allowed “The Company” to build an illegal airbase in Mena, Arkansas that was used to transport weapons, cash, and drugs between Central America and CONUS. The CIA is not chartered to operate within CONUS. North in his role as Cathey promised the Clinton’s that the ‘big man'; ie, H.W. Bush promised them they would go far in politics for playing ball. The rest is history. Of course Colonel North was being puppeteered by H.W. Bush and Admiral Poindexter, who basically a good Marine lost his steerage concerning an appropriate defense of this nation rather than allowing himself to get involved with activities that were tantamount to criminality in high places.

      All of my allegations can be referenced in the book “Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA…How the Presidency was Co-opted by the CIA.” It’s probably one of the best sources that will explain just about how everything that’s happened to this nation since the Reagan/H.W. Bush era including the 9/11 false flag op. The book is available on Amazon.com and is a great read too. Not boring in the least. As it’ said, “the truth shall set you free”.

      http://www.amazon.com/Compromised-Clinton-Bush-Terry-Reed/dp/product-description/1561712493

      So too it’s amazing that so many soldiers would be willing to come back to CONUS and shoot their fellow citizens down like those in the Middle Eastern theater of combat. I guess a paycheck, some steady rations and the ability to take care of one’s family is more important than allegiance to Constitutional principles for which they took an oath to defend and protect against all enemies both foreign and “domestic”. Our domestic enemies aren’t John and Mary Q. Citizen, but the usurpers at the highest levels of our government that controls said military functions. They’ll be doing roundups, unfortunately they are pointed in the wrong direction and rounding up the wrong people.

      There’s one thing that the mattoids running this nation haven’t countenanced; that being, if they declare martial law they risk collapsing the entire world’s marketplaces and economies. FEMA couldn’t even handle the post hurricane Katrina debacle much less slapping an entire nation in irons. The U.S. is still like a beacon of hope to most people on the planet, not the Chinese, the Eurozone etc. We’re also a nation of prime consumers that makes martial law, if executed in a flippant fashion will virtually destroy the perps and their ill-gotten fortunes in the process in terms of the U.S. being a valued “asset class” that is transcendental to simply the maintenance of a money system and markets.

      Wishing Happy New Year 2011 to you and yours Woody. : )

      Carl Nemo **==

      • woody188  December 28, 2010 at 3:07 am

        Happy New Year to you too Carl. FYI, I believe Katrina went off exactly as planned. It was a test to see what would happen to a major city without emergency services and how citizens would respond to martial law. In that light, it was a completely successful test. Heckuva job Brownie!

  5. Almandine  December 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Bloomberg quoted…

    So what’s going on with our world today? Bloomberg News says, “Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides, and droughts killed at least a quarter million people in 2010—the deadliest year in more than a generation. More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been killed in terrorism attacks in the past 40 years combined.”

    • Carl Nemo  December 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

      The entire ‘war on terror’ no different than the failed ‘war on drugs’ is simply a canard to allow the government to grow its surveillance network over the people.

      Griff’s link material ‘Just keeping us safe’ is testament to this ever-growing threat to our physical freedom.

      There’s a growing number of citizens that are aware of this statist creep, but the vast majority of citizens are just struggling to make ends meet and don’t have the time nor interest to focus on what’s happening to them until it’s too late. The same happened to the citizens of Germany during Hitler’s rise to absolute power. It’s happening here too now.

      Why aren’t our elected reps voicing major concerns over the seemingly out of control growth of Homeland Security and the methods used by it and it’s subsidiary agencies such as TSA et al. There doesn’t seem to be any serious legislation to curtail this deadly, freedom destroying nonsense. What these foolish ‘reps’ don’t realize is that if martial law is declared even their lofty positions won’t save them from being rounded up themselves. They’ve foolishly sown the wind, but so too will the reap the mighty whirlwind of a high tech police state run amok.

      Why the silence on their part. The reason is that they look upon us, the citizens, as the enemy and a possible threat to their livelihood; now seemingly incumbents for life in our now devolved Congress that’s simply become a hand-clapping, simpish politburo, both parties united in a mission to crush dissent and to put fear into the populace.

      The people need to relentlessly put pressure on their Congressional District Reps and their Senators to shut this monster down or for them to pay the supreme price in two years. Will it happen, most likely not. It’s probably too late now to turn about due the fact that the forces to trigger martial law are too great; ie., national insolvency, state government failures, banking failures, pension failures, Social Security and Medicare a bust etc along with inflation to hyperinflation stalking this nation due to Bernanke’s ‘legal’ counterfeiting schemes such as QE1, QE2 and no doubt as many future QE’s to hopefully pay off our debt in ever cheaper dollars and to keep our financial paradigm going for a bit longer.

      Carl Nemo **==

      • griff  December 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

        “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” – H.L. Mencken

        “The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.” – H.L. Mencken

  6. Carl Nemo  December 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    “…What he wants above everything else is safety.” …extract from H.L. Mencken quote

    Worse yet, safety at any price. / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

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