This last incident of a breach of security during an Obama appearance wouldn’t be so suspicious if it was an isolated incident perhaps but it follows an even more suspicious incident that happened during candidate Obama’s campaign and amidst a growing number of threats against the President which have reached astronomical proportions. Someone within the President’s detail should be held accountable. I’m talking about the husband and wife pseudo “socialite” team that wrangled their way in to a state dinner at the White House two days ago. It doesn’t help matters that they were accompanied by a film and make up crew to the very first gate at the White House and yet by all accounts the Secret Service still did not follow proper procedures when they allowed the two to continue on to another check point whereby they were subsequently cleared for admission to the State dinner. How can you account for such obvious lapses of security with the President’s security in the Secret Service? Is this normal, post 911? Post Fort Hood? It’s almost as if someone inside the organization is screaming for the next crazed kook to seize the opportunity they’re being given to take a shot at the President. Our fellow countrymen have shown there are many who would like that opportunity. It appears President Obama has surrounded himself willingly and unknowingly with people who really don’t have his best interest at heart, and who may in fact mean him serious bodily or political harm. He should do himself a favor and start an entire house cleaning of his Secret Service detail.
Dick Cheney has gone off the deep end of things in ways that are really unfathomable. In an interview on “friendly” territory where hard questions don’t exist and he can get away with the most inflammatory language that only Dick Cheney can spew he said, ‘that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.’ That’s pretty strong language coming from a member of the Republican party that spent the last eight years challenging anyone and everyone’s patriotism who questioned the direction of the Bush Administration. You can go here to see a very long list of such accusations of treason against Bush policy, but here are some of the juicier remarks.
“while young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Democrats’ manic obsession to bring down our Commander in Chief.” Zell Miller, D. Ga.
“[T]he liberal leadership have put politics ahead of sound fiscal and national security policy. And what they have done is cooperated with our enemies and are emboldening our enemies.” – Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY)
“divisive comments have the effect of giving aid and comfort to our enemies by allowing them to exploit divisions in our country.”- Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA)
What Cheney has done is far more egregious than give aid to an enemy, he’s practically incite it to violence towards the US by implying it should happen because of Obama’s policies.
“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry…”
This is Cheney at his best, using the politics of fear from afar, he almost seems to challenge terrorists to strike an America that is preoccupied with ‘reading them their rights’ rather than with killing them. Those are the only two choices to Dick Cheney and his collection of backyard warriors who watched others fight wars they managed to miss, and who enlisted still more to fight wars built upon lies and misleading information. He lives in his testosterone induced haze where everything is do or die, you are either with us or against us, “us” being he and his circle of friends that languish in think tanks scattered around Washington who alone can determine who the real enemy is, and you’d better damn well fight them their death or else you are guilty of treason.
I think the very same language used against Bush/Cheney detractors the last eight years should be used against Cheney himself. He is inciting the enemy to acts of violence against America and thereby giving aid and comfort to those who seek to do us harm….in the over inflated language of W. Bush and everyone should take the opportunity to say that. Mr. Cheney, you are a traitor.