The Politico quotes Connecticut Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman in knocking former Vice President Dick Cheney: “we’re not less safe.”
But, what is more of the statement?
A bunch of muddled mush that only a seasoned POL can deliver.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Monday defended President Barack Obama against former Vice President Dick Cheneyâ€™s claims that the Obama administration has made the country less safe.
â€œWe’re not less safe,â€ said Lieberman, who was one of Obamaâ€™s leading critics on national security during the presidential campaign.
â€œOur guard is up. In fact, I’d say that when it came to Afghanistan, obviously, this Obama administration has put more resources into the fight against terrorism than had previously been the case,â€ Lieberman added in an interview on MSNBC. â€œOn balance, we remain as safe as we can possibly be in a world in which there is Islamist extremists who want to attack us.â€
We are as safe as we can possibly be?
What the hell does that mean?
â€œThis administration has done everything it could, even in those areas that I disagree with them.â€
More doublespeak and the statement means?
Flap does not feel more safe with Joe Lieberman in charge. Time for another retirement.
President Bush, left, is greeted by retired boxer ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, right, as Bush departs the White House for a weekend at Camp David, Friday, July 20, 2007, in Washington.
News Item: Bush to Have Colonoscopy at Camp David
Yeah, I know, a Scooter Libby PARDON is WISHFUL THINKING.
Vice President Dick Cheney, left, accompanied by USS John C. Stennis Strike Group Commander Rear Adm. Kevin Quinn, speaks to sailors and Marines during a rally aboard the aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, Friday, May 11, 2007.
Vice President Dick Cheney used the deck of an American aircraft carrier just 240 kilometers off Iran’s coast as the backdrop Friday to warn the country that the United States was prepared to use its naval power to keep Tehran from disrupting oil routes or “gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region.”
Little of what Cheney said in the cavernous hangar bay of the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, one of two carriers whose strike groups are now in the Gulf, was new. Each individual line had, in some form, been said before, at various points in the four-year-long nuclear standoff with Iran, and during the increasingly tense arguments over whether Iran is aiding the insurgents in Iraq.
But Cheney stitched all of those warnings together, and the symbolism of sending the administration’s most famous hawk to deliver the speech so close to Iran’s coast was unmistakable.
Yawn…..all said before and the “NUCLEAR POINT OF NO RETURN” is at hand. The Bush administration and Israel have to decide to shit or get off the pot.
Iran has ignored these United Nations resolutions:
So, now what?
But the commander of Iran’s armed forces warned on Friday that his men would respond to any attack.
“The West… is murmuring threats, and… our armed forces are taking these threats seriously,” General Hassan Firouzabadi told a military graduation ceremony, according to the state IRNA news agency.
“They have been realistically identifying the enemies’ weak and strong points, and based on them, have been devising plans to confront these threats and have kept themselves ready,” said Firouzabadi, who did not appear to be reacting directly to Cheney’s remarks.
And we have heard this all before……
Time for action or surrender to Iran and an nuclear Iran at that……
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
Flap knows who will win this fight……
Vice President Cheney speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, June 13, 2005. Cheney’s chief of staff first learned about the CIA officer at the center of a leak investigation in a conversation with Cheney weeks before her identity became public in July 2003, The New York Times reported on Monday.
The New York Times has Cheney Told Aide of C.I.A. Officer, Lawyers Report.
I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.
Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby’s testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said.
The notes, taken by Mr. Libby during the conversation, for the first time place Mr. Cheney in the middle of an effort by the White House to learn about Ms. Wilson’s husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, who was questioning the administration’s handling of intelligence about Iraq’s nuclear program to justify the war.
Lawyers involved in the case, who described the notes to The New York Times, said they showed that Mr. Cheney knew that Ms. Wilson worked at the C.I.A. more than a month before her identity was made public and her undercover status was disclosed in a syndicated column by Robert D. Novak on July 14, 2003.
Mr. Libby’s notes indicate that Mr. Cheney had gotten his information about Ms. Wilson from George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, in response to questions from the vice president about Mr. Wilson. But they contain no suggestion that either Mr. Cheney or Mr. Libby knew at the time of Ms. Wilson’s undercover status or that her identity was classified. Disclosing a covert agent’s identity can be a crime, but only if the person who discloses it knows the agent’s undercover status.
These are interesting facts but does it make a case against Scooter Libby or the Vice President?
Does the discrepancy between Mr. Libby’s notes and his testimony to a federal grand jury rise to a crime?
This investigation has been going on for over two years and the taxpayers have picked up the tab.
Flap handicaps Fitzgerald files NO charges against Scooter Libby or Karl Rove. And the Grand Jury simply expires on Friday.
There is simply NO criminal conduct here.
The White House reaction to this revelation by the N.Y Times is White House Sidesteps Cheney Questions
Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, arrives, Monday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the side door at the White House to attend a cabinet meeting. Prosecutors have gathered evidence that top White House aides Karl Rove and Libby exchanged information about their contacts with reporters regarding Valerie Plame in the days just before the CIA officer’s cover was blown.